Augie De Blieck Jr.
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Tue, July 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie goes back a decade to Marvel's experiment with "Eden's Trail," a sideways comic from Steve Uy and Chuck Austen presented in the Marvelscope format. Plus, Uy's stronger follow-up series, "Feather."
Tue, July 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks back at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego from his vantage point in New Jersey to see how Hall H is changing, how the con might expand and if there were any winners to be had.
Tue, July 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie begins a new series looking at the experiments Marvel took in the early 2000s. This week, he focuses on "Gus Beezer" and "Black Widow." One works much better than the other, but both are worthy experiments.
Tue, July 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie declares Image PIPELINE's winner of Comic-Con International two weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to their DRM-free comics. He also analyzes Jason Howard's art on "Scatterlands" and much more!
Tue, July 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
On the celebration of this year's Image Expo, Augie caught up on his Image Comics reading stack. Today, he goes over 15 books of recent note, including a few which won't be released until next week.
Tue, June 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
This week, Augies spends some time in France - well, with the French comic series "Orbital," at least - before heading back stateside to look at how letterers present translated dialogue.
Tue, June 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie pulls Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti's "Ash" out of his longbox archives and is transported back to a garish time in computer production, as well as a series that didn't quite live up to its hype.
Tue, June 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie is confused by Marvel's Ultimate Comics Universe and locates the problem with the publishing program. Also, can DC repeat Marvel's lessons from their late 90s comeback?
Tue, June 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie dissects a couple pages of Darwyn Cooke's "Catwoman" artwork to discover how cinematic storytelling can blend together with comic book idioms to make for great comics.
Tue, May 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie casts a fresh eye on an old favorite, "Herobear and the Kid," and while the art still charms, he finds a lot of shortcomings he didn't expect in the storytelling, lettering and a few more places.
Tue, May 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
This week, Augie likes a new graphic novel about a cowgirl in a bikini wandering the old west with her surfboard. Also, a look back at Chuck Dixon's "Marvel Knights" and Rob Liefeld's storytelling in "X-Force."
Tue, May 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
This week, it's a pair of blasts from the past as Augie dives into his growing digital comics collection and comes up with Robert Kirkman's "Irredeemable Ant-Man" and the opening chapter of Marvel's "AvX."
Tue, May 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie saw "Iron Man 3" and rather enjoyed himself; as a roller coaster movie, it's a fun ride. Also, some thoughts on 3D and movie trailers, the future of the franchise and more.
Tue, April 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
25 years ago, John Byrne rebooted Superman. Today, Augie reviews "Superman" #1 and looks at the generational differences in comics storytelling. Plus, how Apple is like CCI, why "Jupiter’s Legacy" is unreadable, and more.
Tue, April 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks back on the first issue of Chris Claremont's "X-Men Forever!" Plus, how can we make comics "special" again, where is Frank Miller's "300" sequel and more!
Tue, April 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks at the week in "Saga" news to see where the competition was, how digital comics work and who made sense of it all. And then, remember "Mayhem"? Or WizardWorld NJ?
Tue, April 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie appreciates the scale of Marcos Martin's art in "The Private Eye," asks if we have too many comics or not enough and wonders if digital comics will breed a new kind of fan.
Tue, April 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie hits the highlights of WonderCon 2013, checks in on Jimmie Robinson's "Five Weapons" #2, and looks back at some Image second printing predictions from December.
Tue, March 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
It was the opposite of a slow news week, so Augie covers the highlights, including DC's hiring and retention practices, Marvel's Marvelman (lack of) plans, Quantum and Woody's return and more.
Tue, March 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie wonders if last week's comic site outages portend a future of DRM-free comics. Also, Sean Wang's "Runners" makes a return via Kickstarter, and the end result is even better than the first book.
Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Review
Normally just a pretty action comic, Raffaele Ienco's "Epic Kill" turns things up a notch this month at Image Comics, leading to the most gloriously ludicrous action scene in recent memory.
Wed, January 30th, 2013 | Category: Review
"Glory" takes a breather for an issue, with the characters mentally preparing themselves for war with a slew of guest artists to show us the way. It's a quiet issue, but one loaded with great characterization and some nice fill-in art.
Wed, January 23rd, 2013 | Category: Review
Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner's "Witch Doctor: Mal Practice" reaches its halfway point with an issue that zips by, offering a nice mix of character elements and larger plot ramifications.
Wed, January 16th, 2013 | Category: Review
Ken Kristensen and M.K. Perker bring readers "Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth", a new four-issue humor series set in an ugly world with lots of belligerent characters who do and say bad things to one another. If you can stomach all that,
Wed, November 28th, 2012 | Category: Review
"Chew" hits its halfway point, with John Layman and Rob Guillory teaming up once again to put the readers through a funny sort of hell, as Toni Chu prepares for her wedding day.
Wed, November 7th, 2012 | Category: Review
Raffaele Ienco's tale of the ultimate fighting machine returns to Image, as "Epic Kill" attempts to do the impossible: Bring its lead character back to life. It doesn't happen here, but it's a lot of fun in the process.
Fri, October 26th, 2012 | Category: Review
Another mini-series at Image Comics concludes, as Kurtis J. Wiebe and Riley Rossmo's tale of a "punk junk" warrior maiden trying to save her people comes to a dramatic final battle and an unlikely end. It's a great end for a beautiful
Thu, September 6th, 2012 | Category: Review
"Guarding the Globe" has a lot of good elements in it, but the first issue doesn't give a strong hook. For fans of "Invincible," though, there's a strong potential worth reading here.
Wed, July 11th, 2012 | Category: Review
"The Walking Dead" celebrates its centennial with a bonus-sized issue that changes the book's direction again while keeping fans on their toes. It's a tough one.
Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Review
It's a fine issue for the series, overall, but on its own, "The Walking Dead" #99 reads like the set-up issue.
Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Review
The danger comes to Rick and the gang, as one ally falls and tensions rise in "The Walking Dead" #98.
Wed, March 28th, 2012 | Category: Review
Rick and his small band of survivors encounter a new zombie-free community where things aren't quite what they seem.
Wed, March 14th, 2012 | Category: Review
Despite a lot of talking heads and some decompressed storytelling, this second issue carries the story forward admirably with a great action sequence smack in the middle of things.
Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Review
It's a new heist series, with snappy dialogue, a clever opening heist, and just enough cliffhanger to make you wonder what will happen next. And Shawn Martinbrough's art make widescreen storytelling come alive again.
Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Review
Dragon's kids fight a Hulked-Out Osama Bin Laden, while the subplots keep rolling.
Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Review
A cloaked figure fights it out with Michonne and Abraham. And his revelation could set up the next new status quo for the series.
Wed, November 30th, 2011 | Category: Review
“Near Death” gets closer to fulfilling the promise of the series, but trips up on an ending that feels too simple.
Wed, November 30th, 2011 | Category: Review
A nice done-in-one issue that would be a good introduction to new readers.
Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Review
Things settle down again, as a shortage of canned food causes worries, Carl misses his eye, Andrea talks to her hat, and somebody is watching. . .
Wed, August 17th, 2011 | Category: Review
Carl is up and talking, but is Rick prepared to handle it? Things start to break apart in the shadows as Rick and crew rebuild their neighborhood.