Augie De Blieck Jr.
Articles By Augie De Blieck Jr.
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Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie finds a Don Rosa Scrooge McDuck story he missed, and loves its emotional connections. Plus, learning to love Instagram, and a new McSpidey Chronicle!
Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie fires up his Wayback Machine to revisit the '80s "Rocket Raccon" miniseries and the underappreciated "Batgirl" mini from 2003.
Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie revisits his appearance on CNBC last week to talk about the business of comics, and shares the behind the scenes story.
Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie revisits the ASL issue of "Supergirl," dives into the lawsuit over the term "Comic-Con" and looks at more of Todd McFarlane's Spidey.
Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
In the wake of SDCC, can we really declare winners and losers? And the McSpidey Chronicles catches up to The Lizard and shark-infested roadways.
Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
According to Augie, someone held at least two conventions last week other than Comic-Con International, and he's here to compare them.
Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie posits a theory about DC Comics' march towards television synergy. Plus, The McSpidey Chronicles hits the best McFarlane artwork yet!
Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Brian Bendis' comics writing book comes out next week, and Augie has an early review. Plus, what does this year's SDCC schedule hint at for the future?
Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie unearths some ancient Pipeline artifacts, and then shares pics from a recent visit at the CBR offices. Also, the McSpidey Chronicles return!
Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
The McSpidey Chronicles get sidetracked this week as Augie shows off his side project interpreting Todd McFarlane's art, but with Smurfs.
Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
On Mike Wieringo's 51st birthday, Augie takes a look at his and Mark Waid's "Flash" run and the strengths of each creator.
Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks at some recent Image titles this week, including "Alex + Ada," "Starlight," "Saga," and "Real Heroes." Plus, what makes for a failed art book?
Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks at Robert Kirkman's "Captain America" storyline, and the time Todd McFarlane drew a Batman-like villain fighting Spider-Man.
Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie has some random thoughts on the Fantastic Four rumors swirling about, and is disappointed by the reprint quality in the Spider-Man Omnibus.
Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie tries his hand at coloring, realizing his limitations and playing with a new tool, and the latest McSpidey Chronicles finds McFarlane hitting his stride.
Tue, May 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie takes a look at "the most Warren Ellis comic of 2004," and the McSpidey Chronicles continue with the web-slinger on an adventure in Chicago.
Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
While DC is looking five years into the future, Augie goes back a decade with "Formerly Known as the Justice League." Plus, new McSpidey Chronicles!
Tue, May 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Augie's daughter experiences Free Comic Book Day, while her father reminisces over the cape Todd McFarlane gave the Prowler.
Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
With comiXology stepping away from in-app purchases for iOS users, Augie puts the pieces together and attempts to make sense of its marketing.
Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
This week, Augie saw the new "Captain America" movie, finds a TV Superman appearance from the 1960s, and looks at "Amazing Spider-Man" #304...
Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Review
"The Manhattan Projects" finishes its storyline as the main character methodically tear into their opposition. Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Wernher Von Braun, and friends find creative ways to take care of the bad guys while setting themsel
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. . .