Augie De Blieck Jr.

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 - 2/18

Fri, February 18th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

A look at Stan Lee's new Internet venture: What does it mean for the future of the business of comics?

Pipeline - 2/15

Tue, February 15th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Is F5 worth looking forward to? Is the new Punisher up to the task? Does Nightwing need further explanation? And when do comics get distributed? All this and more in this week's Pipeline Commentary and Review.

Pipeline - 2/11

Fri, February 11th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a look at books solicited for the month of April, including a Strange Kiss script book, the independent Taxman, Image's Powers, DC's Superman/Gen13, and more!

Pipeline - 2/08

Tue, February 8th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Production quality in X-Men: The Hidden Years suffers! Storytelling 101 with Batgirl #1! And reviews of Superman #155 and Astronauts in Trouble: Space: 1959 #1!

Pipeline - 2/04

Fri, February 4th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

So if America's Best Comics live up to their name, who is second best? And what writers and artists teamed up to make magic in the 90s?

Pipeline - 2/01

Tue, February 1st, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline takes a look at longevity in comics, and detailed reviews of Gatecrasher, Batman, Savage Dragon, and JLA: Created Equal.

Pipeline - 1/28

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

This week's Pipeline2 takes an in-depth look at the works of Jinx creator and Eisner Award winner Brian Michael Bendis.

Pipeline - 1/25

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

One column. 22 Topics. Commentary without a net. Click here now!

Pipeline - 1/21

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

Alan Moore's America's Best Comics lineup: Are they really the best? And which among them is the most worth reading?

Pipeline - 1/18

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

With No Man's Land out of the way, Augie takes a look at the start of a new era of Batman titles and other pleasant surprises.

Pipeline - 1/14

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

In part two of his exclusive interview, Augie talks to inker Derek Fridolfs about the art of inking.

Pipeline - 1/11

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

Augie discusses the reasons for replacing spandex with leather in comic book-related movies, and then gives a bunch of negative reviews to current comics.

Pipeline - 1/07

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

Augie interviews Derek Fridolfs, guest inker for Wolverine #147 and asks him about breaking into the industry.

Pipeline - 1/04

Tue, January 4th, 2000 | Category: Comic Books

The new year starts off with more than a dozen comic reviews. Included is The Savage Dragon, I Die At Midnight, Superman Y2K, and Pulp Fantastic.

Pipeline - 12/31

Fri, December 31st, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

With the new year approaching, Augie takes a look at the 4 new comics companies looking to establish themselves in 2000.

Pipeline - 12/28

Tue, December 28th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller's mini-series is collected in a unique format, March 2000 comics are solicited, and the winners of last week's Desperate Times contest are announced.

Pipeline - 12/24

Fri, December 24th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie's long awaited Letterhacking column is here. Learn from a pro how to get your letter printed in comics.

Pipeline - 12/21

Tue, December 21st, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

The year's best books get nods, plus reviews of New Warriors #5, Mr. Majestic #6, and Alan Moore's Deathblow Byblows mini-series.

Pipeline - 12/17

Fri, December 17th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a long look at Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' and puts Fabian Nicieza's first issue under the microscope.

Pipeline - 12/14

Tue, December 14th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

As the year draws to a close, Augie takes a look at some of the biggest disappointments of 1999; Plus reviews of Strange Kiss #1, Deadpool #36, X-Men: The Hidden Years #3, and Rising Stars #3.