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 - 10/27

Tue, October 27th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

An interview with Dan Jurgens gets Augie to explain why the Superman books suck so much these days...

Pipeline - 10/25

Sun, October 25th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

It's the return of One-Liners, with thoughts on The Savage Dragon, Boris the Bear, comic book shops, and more.

Pipeline - 10/18

Sun, October 18th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

It's a tale for the fish and the bees as Augie looks at 'Aquaman' #50 and 'Clan Apis #1.'

Pipeline - 10/12

Mon, October 12th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

In a world where comics are considered "collectible," what lessons can we learn from the author's previous experiences as a baseball card collector?

Pipeline - 10/05

Mon, October 5th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Augie reviews the first issues for 'Black Panther,' 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' and 'Re: Gex.'

Pipeline - 9/27

Sun, September 27th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Full length review of Chris Eliopoulos' new book, 'Desperate Times.'

Pipeline - 9/20

Sun, September 20th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Reviews of 'Gon Color Spectacular, 'Superman Adventures #25', 'Gen13', 'Captain America,'and 'Superman for all Seasons.'

Pipeline - 9/14

Mon, September 14th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Thoughts on age and comics fandom, as well as comics storage.

Pipeline - 9/06

Sun, September 6th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Crossoveritis and more thoughts on how to store your comics.

Pipeline - 8/23

Sun, August 23rd, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Wherein Augie organizes his comics collection and asks for your solutions.

Pipeline - 8/18

Tue, August 18th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Augie spends the day reading comics and comes back with reviews of 'The Kents,' 'Nevada,' 'Fantastic Four #10,' and more.

Pipeline - 8/18

Tue, August 18th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Lots of reviews, including 'Live Kree or Die,' 'Youngblood,' 'The Avengers,' and more.

Pipeline - 8/02

Sun, August 2nd, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Augie reviews 'Whiteout #1', 'Savage She-Dragon', and a pair of Tangent books.

Pipeline - 7/20

Mon, July 20th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline takes a look at some recent Duck books from Gladstone Comics.

Pipeline - 7/12

Sun, July 12th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

A look at industry hype and the role 'Wizard Magazine' plays in it.

Pipeline - 7/05

Sun, July 5th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Pipeline looks at the Archie Comics lineup.

Pipeline - 6/28

Sun, June 28th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

More reviews, including 'Babylon 5: In Valen's Name', 'Desperate Times' #1, and 'Savage Dragon' #50.

Pipeline - 6/21

Sun, June 21st, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

Back by popular demand: Pipeline one-liners!

Pipeline - 6/17

Wed, June 17th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

At the end of Peter David's run on 'The Incredible Hulk', Augie looks at the politics surrounding it.

Pipeline - 6/14

Sun, June 14th, 1998 | Category: Comic Books

The Fla$h, 'Desperadoes', 'Fantastic Four', and 'Firearm' all squeeze their way into this week's Pipeline.

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