Spencer Promises "Avengers Standoff" Fallout Leads to Major Marvel Stories
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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Why Alan Moore is a God, how not to start a series, Impulsive reservations and a Predator comparison to comics.
Augie discuses his first issue at CBR, the many Image first issues, what he wants out of a first issue, his first Madison Square Garden convention and the first Monster Fighters Inc.
Augie celebrates the 100th Pipeline with a look at the column's history and its move to CBR.
Comic Books as we know them
Comments on the shutdown of a Superboy fan site; Quick reviews including Tom Strong #1, Leave It To Chance #12, Vext #4, Transmet #22, Authority #2, Inhumans #7
Case of confusing credits, and a look at Previews
Pipeline takes a look at the state of comics these days: how they're credited, how they're sold, etc.
In a rare Pipeline 'scoop', Erik Larsen announces he's leaving Aquaman. Augie doesn't keep his trap shut about it.
Lots of reviews, including 'Rising Stars', 'Batman: No Man's Land', 'Wolverine', and 'Gen13'.
Pipeline Idiot of the Week: J. Scott Campbell
Pipeline Idiot of the Week: Rob Liefeld. Plus, a look at the Week of Death.
Augie looks at the 'Savage Dragon: Team-Ups' book. Plus, some corrections to a bunch of recent columns.
A couple of flashback reviews this week: An Erik Larsen issue of 'Adventures of Superman' and Keith Giffen's 'The Heckler' #3.
Whither Marvel and CBG? Plus, reviews aplenty, including 'Vext', 'Planetary', and 'Batman: Gotham Adventures'.
Pipeline Idiot of the Week: Martin Wagner. Plus, reviews of 'The March Hare', 'X-Men', and 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'.
'Divine Right' goes sideways! Reviews of 'Captain America', 'Superboy', and 'Gen13' round out the column.
'Batman: Mad Love' gets animated. 'Aria' debuts. And some storytelling lessons from recent comics.
A quick year-end recap, and a whole bunch of reviews too numerous to list here.
Reviews of The Kingdom 5th week event, the latest offerings from the increasingly-prolific Erik Larsen, and movie reviews.
Augie offers his eulogy for the departing Gladstone Comics.