Pipeline

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Pipeline

Published Tuesdays, Augie discusses current news in the comics industry and reviews recently published comics. PIPELINE is also the longest currently running online comics column in existence.

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Pipeline: Superman vs Batman vs Zombie Vampires, Plus "Ant-Man!"

Pipeline: Superman vs Batman vs Zombie Vampires, Plus "Ant-Man!"

Superman vs Batman. Versus Zombie Vampires? John Byrne and Art Adams did that in 1987! Plus, Augie's review of "Ant-Man"!

Pipeline: Podcasts, Concert Cartooning & French Comics

Pipeline: Podcasts, Concert Cartooning & French Comics

This week, a novel use of cartooning at music concerts, more French comics thoughts, another purge and some podcast recommendations

Pipeline: Augie's Annual SDCC Recap

Pipeline: Augie's Annual SDCC Recap

Augie has the annual SDCC Post-Mortem, then launches into a review of Manga Studio 5, the best tool you can have for drawing comics digitally.

Pipeline: The Digital French Invasion Has Begun

Pipeline: The Digital French Invasion Has Begun

Finally, French comics are being translated for digital distribution. This raises some questions for Augie.

Pipeline: Convention Panels of #SDCCs Past

Pipeline: Convention Panels of #SDCCs Past

With SDCC around the corner, Augie takes a trip down memory lane with pics from San Diego 15 years ago.

Pipeline: The Ever-Expanding Modern Comics Library

Pipeline: The Ever-Expanding Modern Comics Library

Ever feel like there are comics classics you haven't read yet? Like other fans judge you for not having read something? Augie understands.

Pipeline: "Alex + Ada" Concludes, Marvel's Mighty Coloring Books Arrive

Pipeline: "Alex + Ada" Concludes, Marvel's Mighty Coloring Books Arrive

Augie bids farewell to Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada," considers Marvel's new coloring books and revisits Alan Moore's "Mr. Majestic" story.

Pipeline: Wandering Through Marvel Comics History with "Nomad"

Pipeline: Wandering Through Marvel Comics History with "Nomad"

Augie revisits then up-and-coming artist S. Clarke Hawbaker's brief, bright run on "Nomad," Marvel's superhero answer to "Lone Wolf and Cub."

Pipeline: Revisiting Lobdell, Charest, Casey & Phillips' "Wildcats"

Pipeline: Revisiting Lobdell, Charest, Casey & Phillips' "Wildcats"

Remember that time Travis Charest drew "Wildcats?" Augie re-acquainted himself with those issues and reports back on how they hold up.

Pipeline: Continuing to Reminisce Over the Majesty of "Mr. Majestic"

Pipeline: Continuing to Reminisce Over the Majesty of "Mr. Majestic"

With a creative roster of Joe Casey, Brian Holguin and Ed McGuinness, the late-nineties Wildstorm series couldn't help but be good!

Pipeline: "Mister Majestic" Still Holds Up

Pipeline: "Mister Majestic" Still Holds Up

"Mister Majestic" came out 15 years ago and didn't make it past issue #9, but it's still a great read. Augie explains why in this first of two parts.

Pipeline: Fan Art, Heath Ledger as Spidey & More

Pipeline: Fan Art, Heath Ledger as Spidey & More

Augie unearths his 20 year old fan art, then shares a look in his current sketchbook. Plus, remember when Heath Ledger was in line to play Spider-Man?

Pipeline: "Age of Ulton," "Agents of SHIELD" & Todd McFarlane Art

Pipeline: "Age of Ulton," "Agents of SHIELD" & Todd McFarlane Art

Augie liked "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," and continues to enjoy "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD." Plus, more of Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man pencil work!

Pipeline: Revisiting the "Epic" Conclusion of "All-Star Batman and Robin"

Pipeline: Revisiting the "Epic" Conclusion of "All-Star Batman and Robin"

Augie finishes up his epic re-read of "All Star Batman," and looks at what might have been.

Pipeline: Analyzing Rarely Seen McFarlane Spider-Man Pencils

Pipeline: Analyzing Rarely Seen McFarlane Spider-Man Pencils

Augie unearths copies of some of Todd McFarlane's original "Amazing Spider-Man" pencils, revisits the week in movie trailers and more!

Pipeline: "RunLoveKill," "Daredevil on Netflix" & More

Pipeline: "RunLoveKill," "Daredevil on Netflix" & More

"RunLoveKill" #1 features one of the best bits of music in comics Augie's seen. Plus, Netflix's" "Daredevil" and a comics format waiting for a break-out hit!

Pipeline: Read Comics, Learn a Second Language

Pipeline: Read Comics, Learn a Second Language

Augie finds out that they sell digital comics in France, too, and gets more than a little bit excited about expanding his linguistic parameters.

Pipeline: Green Lantern, Yellow Lemonade and The G-D Batman

Pipeline: Green Lantern, Yellow Lemonade and The G-D Batman

At last, we've come to the best issue of Frank Miller and Jim Lee's "All Star Batman and Robin," served with a tall glass of yellow lemonade!

Pipeline: Comic Art is Expensive, and Drawing Hands is Tricky

Pipeline: Comic Art is Expensive, and Drawing Hands is Tricky

Augie catches up with Christie's recent auction of Franco-Belgian comic art, then explains why he turned to French comics when learning to draw hands.

Pipeline: About That "Batgirl" Variant...

Pipeline: About That "Batgirl" Variant...

DC Comics may have pulled the controversial "Batgirl" cover, but Augie believes the way in which it happened leaves something to be desired.

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