Augie De Blieck Jr.
Articles By Augie De Blieck Jr.
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Tue, November 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie shares some of his experiments with inking, explaining why he's doing it and how it relates to his reviews.
Tue, November 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie explains Cliff Rathburn's contributions to "The Walking Dead," an early look at the new Smurfs Anthology and fun with IDW's Artist's Editions.
Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
"All-Out War" continues in Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #116, featuring a smart script, great art and big action.
Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie goes searching for a "Smurfs" video and comes back with amazing French cartoon improv from the 70s.
Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
A photo parade from a very different type of crowd, how the French market books and the bittersweet story of a young girl and her best friend, the germ
Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks at a pair of books aimed at younger audiences: Chip Kidd's guide to graphic design, and Papercutz' "Dance Class" gag-a-page graphic novel.
Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie concludes his New York Comic Con adventures with a look at the translated books he picked up, people he spoke with and the second half of his photos.
Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie went to NYCC this weekend and brought back a photo parade. Find out why he decided to stop fighting and learn to love the cosplay.
Tue, October 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
New York Comic Con brings crazier-then-ever marketing! Photorealism versus abstraction! French comics sell millions of copies! Face front, True Believers - it's Pipeline time!
Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie weighs the chances for success of the new She-Hulk title and dives back into the behind the scenes contentiousness on the original "X-Force" all as he plans for New York Comic Con,
Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie travels back in time to the end of Rob Liefeld's "New Mutants" run and embraces the fantasy of superhero comics over modern realism. Plus, some recent interesting lettering samples.
Tue, September 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
As "Previews" hits #300, Augie looks back at an old copy of the catalog from 1994 and finds some fun stuff:, including Miracleman, Cerebus, fun Image ads and an Archie cover sketch.
Tue, September 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
A photography-obsessed Augie sees a camera in "Danger Girl" and take a deep dive into its level of authenticity. Plus: Harley Quinn, Godwin's Law, new fonts and more!
Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Struck by a page of Jim Steranko's art from "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Augie breaks down the legendary artist's storytelling to see what he can learn.
Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie looks at a pair of Humanoids offerings this week: The romantic dramedy "Bluesy Lucy" and the noir dark comedy, "Bad Breaks." Plus, updates on "The Smurfs" and Steve Uy's "Feather."
Tue, August 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Is bigger better? Augie takes a close look at "The Smurfs Anthology" from Papercutz, and evaluates digest-format experiments from Image's "Savage Dragon" and Marvel's "Spellbinders."
Tue, August 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Mike Wieringo passed away six years ago this week, and Augie remembers the artist's beloved stint on "Fantastic Four," specifically the widescreen scope of the three-issue "Fourtitude" arc.
Tue, August 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Augie takes a look at the classic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller 'Wolverine' mini-series and realizes something about Miller's art. Also, coloring, storytelling, and planning for NYCC (already?!?)
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.
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.