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 - 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.

Pipeline - 5/16

Tue, May 16th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie covers a diverse field from The Comics Buyer's Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Batman Eighty Page Giant. Also, find out how you can appear in Friday's Pipeline2!

Pipeline - 5/12

Fri, May 12th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a long look at the superlative trade paperback, Clan Apis. What is it about this book about bees that makes it so fascinating? Read Pipeline2 to find out.

Pipeline - 5/09

Tue, May 9th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a critical look at some of his favorite books, and heaps praise upon one of his least favorites. What a crazy week!

Pipeline - 5/05

Fri, May 5th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline2 takes its first major look into the world of manga comics, with Super Manga Blast! #1.

Pipeline - 5/02

Tue, May 2nd, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Augie celebrates one full year of Pipeline at CBR with a heap of reviews,including the latest issues of Action Comics, Thunderbolts, Top Ten, X-Force, and more!

Pipeline - 4/28

Fri, April 28th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Pipeline looks at three comics and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of their art. It's sequential storytelling lessons with JUDGE, Batman: Gotham Knights, and X-Man as the textbooks.

Pipeline - 4/25

Tue, April 25th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a look at all the first issues that came out last week, including Powers, Orion, F5, Rumble Girls, and Wahoo Morris. Just in case that wasn't enough, there's also a preview of Sidekicks and a blind news item.

Pipeline - 4/21

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

This week, Augie clears up some misconceptions on Pipeline, as well as some specific points that have come up in reaction to last week's column. So put on your flame retardant suit and click here!

Pipeline - 4/18

Tue, April 18th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

It's the 150th issue of Pipeline! Lots of reviews this week, including the latest issues of The Punisher, Young Justice, Generation X, and Steampunk. Also, looks at Barry Ween, Aria/Angela, and Gen13/Superman.

Pipeline - 4/14

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

First, some words from a reader who can only be described as Pipeline's Biggest Fan. Following that, a look at some of the categories in this year's Eisner Awards.

Pipeline - 4/11

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

It's a whole smattering of reviews this week, as Pipeline looks at Chris Claremont's return to Uncanny X-Men, and a mix of good and bad Superman titles; Plus reviews of Blue Monday, Batgirl, Sam & Twitch, and more! As a special bonus, this week we have a very special "What the heck is Frank Miller thinking?" poll!

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