Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
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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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.
Augie takes a look at the most underappreciated segment of the comics industry, lettering.
What do The Iron Giant, Savage Dragon, The Authority, Hardcover comic collections and Art Adams have in common? Nothing other than they're all in this issue of Pipeline!
The Hard Cover comic book. Is it a better way of packaging a comic and are they usually worth it? Plus reviews of Wildcats #6 and Danger Girl #6.
A review of the National Convention held in New York City, plus reviews of books like Daredevil #9, Stupid Stupid Rat Tails #1, 100 Bullets #6 and more.
Augie presents his proposal for how best to handle the Gen13 kids. Regardless how you feel about the book, these ideas will strike a chord in every one of you.
Augie reviews some recent releases such as New Warriors #4, M.Rex #1, Witching Hour #1, a critique of the recent Superman covers, and gives a look at Art Adams and his recent work.
It's Reader Appreciation Week, Part 2, where Augie fields your letters on Superman,
Augie covers a bunch of subjects in this column, including looks at the new Superman books; Plus a comparison between the X-books shake-up of today and what happened 15 years ago.
It's reader appreciation week where Augie answers your questions on a wide variety of subjects.
Augie takes a long look at Gon Underground, plus a discussion of recent issues of Authority, Hellblazer, Proposition Player & an in-depth review of Giantkiller.
It's the ultimate showdown as Augie pits The Matrix vs. Grant Morrison's Invisibles, plus your responses to the Fight Scene column.
Extended reviews of X-Men: The Hidden Years #1, Aquaman #62, Spyboy #1 and Young Justice #15.