INTERVIEW: Gail Simone Guides 'Blockbuster Update' of Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris
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
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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!
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!
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 takes a look at longevity in comics, and detailed reviews of Gatecrasher, Batman, Savage Dragon, and JLA: Created Equal.
This week's Pipeline2 takes an in-depth look at the works of Jinx creator and Eisner Award winner Brian Michael Bendis.
One column. 22 Topics. Commentary without a net. Click here now!
Alan Moore's America's Best Comics lineup: Are they really the best? And which among them is the most worth reading?
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.
In part two of his exclusive interview, Augie talks to inker Derek Fridolfs about the art of inking.
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.
Augie interviews Derek Fridolfs, guest inker for Wolverine #147 and asks him about breaking into the industry.
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.
With the new year approaching, Augie takes a look at the 4 new comics companies looking to establish themselves in 2000.
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.
Augie's long awaited Letterhacking column is here. Learn from a pro how to get your letter printed in comics.
The year's best books get nods, plus reviews of New Warriors #5, Mr. Majestic #6, and Alan Moore's Deathblow Byblows mini-series.
Augie takes a long look at Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' and puts Fabian Nicieza's first issue under the microscope.
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.
A close examination of the Claremont years on Marvel's 'X-Men.'
Augie reviews hardcovers Son of Superman and The Chalice; Plus reviews of books by the creative team of the late and lamented The Copybook Tales.