Augie De Blieck Jr.

Columnist
Wayne, NJ
North Haledon, NJ
Mar 3, 1976

I started reading comics at the ripe old age of 13, well after most of my peers got hooked by that "G.I. Joe" commercial. But I haven't stopped reading since. I gave up counting how many comics sit in longboxes throughout the house years ago. Someday soon, I hope to count my comics by the megabyte.

My entrée into the world of writing about comics was in the letters columns of the 1990s, most prominently in "Savage Dragon" and DC's "Star Trek" series. I entered the on-line world -- well, back in 1986 on Q-Link, but I wasn't reading or talking about comics yet at that point, so nevermind. I started up on USENET and CompuServe in the mid-1990s, and eventually tried writing my own review column (creatively titled "Augie's Reviews"), which eventually became Pipeline in 1998. Pipeline has run every week since, without a break, and even ran twice a week for a couple of years, and alongside the first comic book podcast for nearly six years. I was the original editor of CBR's "The Commentary Track" feature, and now edit the CBR Reviews section.

I'm a computer programmer by trade, and a photographic enthusiast in addition to my sequential narrative habit. My wife enjoys Tom Beland's "True Story, Swear to God," while my daughter enjoys the works of Sandra Boynton, Dr. Seuss, and a tattered copy of "Little Lulu."

FIRST COMIC: "Amazing Spider-Man" #318

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Savage Dragon, Ultimate Spider-Man, Oracle, Jubilee, Asterix, Largo Winch

Articles By Augie De Blieck Jr.

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Pipeline - 7/21

Fri, July 21st, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Wherein Augie lands, meets and greets in San Diego. Plus, a look at today's panels.

Pipeline - 7/17

Mon, July 17th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a quick look at the X-Men movie and a slightly longer look at its critics; Plus, reviews of 'Superman Adventures,' 'Avengers Infinity', 'Generation X', and more!

Pipeline - 7/14

Fri, July 14th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

With Comic-Con International: San Diego less than a week away, Augie takes a look at the schedule of programming for all four days.

Pipeline - 7/11

Tue, July 11th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

PCR starts off with a special announcement about Pipeline's San Diego Comic-Con Coverage next week. Don't miss it. There are also reviews of 'The Savage Dragon', 'The Authority', 'Superman', 'X-Men 2000', 'Hellcat', and more!

Pipeline - 7/07

Fri, July 7th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

It's a look at the first month of new publisher Cross Generation Comics. From stories to production values to the concepts behind the company, Pipeline picks it all apart.

Pipeline - 7/05

Wed, July 5th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie reviews a couple of science-fiction comics -- 'Gate Crasher', 'Section Zero' -- as well as a new DVD for 'Chasing Amy'.

Pipeline - 6/30

Fri, June 30th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Not everyone who reads Pipeline is necessarily a fan. Click for a sampling of some of the more interesting e-mail this column has received in the past week.

Pipeline - 6/29

Thu, June 29th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

PCR EXTRA - In a special edition of Pipeline, Augie finishes the reviews he wrote last week, including 'F5', 'The Adventures of Superman', 'Batgirl', 'Uncanny X-Men', and more!

Pipeline - 6/27

Tue, June 27th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie reports on a recent comic convention, plus throws in reviews of 'The Amazing Spider-Man', 'Gen13', and 'Batman Gotham Knights' for good measure.

Pipeline - 6/23

Fri, June 23rd, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

A week of reviews concludes with books that have a decidedly U.K.-slant to them. Also, a response to last week's 'Come In Alone' column, a 'Comicology' contest, and news on next week's bonus Pipeline!

Pipeline - 6/20

Tue, June 20th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline this week is devoted to reviewing the past couple of weeks' worth of comics. It begins here with 'Superman/Gen13', 'Sam and Twitch', 'Wildcats', 'Red Star', and five other titles.

Pipeline - 6/16

Fri, June 16th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

The Pipeline spotlight falls on Chuck Dixon, with lengthy looks at 'Birds of Prey' and 'Nightwing,' as well as a general primer on his writing style and output.

Pipeline - 6/13

Tue, June 13th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

In a week without new comics, what's a comic aficionado to do? In Augie's case, it's the chance to read some back issues, including the first half of 'Avengers Forever'. Plus: a rant on computer lettering and a look at the Pipeline mailbox.

Pipeline - 6/09

Fri, June 9th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

It's the second half of Pipeline's look at books shipping in August, with the emphasis on Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image. The theme? Lots of great collections are coming!

Pipeline - 6/06

Tue, June 6th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Rising Stars #1/2 and Deadpool #42 get the spotlight this week, plus some smaller looks at Crossgen Chronicles, Gatecrasher, and the surreal Adventures @ E-Bay comic.

Pipeline - 6/02

Fri, June 2nd, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a look at the industry's increasing reliance on Diamond's Previews, as well as what the latest issue has in store for comics fans this summer.

Pipeline - 5/30

Tue, May 30th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Memorial Day, Augie takes an advanced look at Will Eisner's upcoming book, Last Day In Vietnam. Also, a look at the most recent issues of Wildcats.

Pipeline - 5/26

Fri, May 26th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Augie answers more of your questions, including bootleg comics, on-line comics, comics reviews criteria, and comics shredding. And more!

Pipeline - 5/23

Tue, May 23rd, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Lettering in Sidekicks; Letters in Superman and Batman comics -- or the lack thereof; And reviews of Transmetropolitan, Superman: The Man of Steel, The Punisher, and Amazing Spider-Man; And Impulse's creative problems.

Pipeline - 5/19

Fri, May 19th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie answers questions you, the Pipeline-reading audience, posed. They range from Augie's favorite comics and creators to Marvels' new publishing line. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

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