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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: Exploring Image's Oversized Comics

Pipeline: Exploring Image's Oversized Comics

Pipeline looks Image's "Spawn" and "Walking Dead" coloring books, BKV and Skroce's "We Stand on Guard" in hardcover, and a Frank Cho art collection.

Pipeline: Revisiting Adam Hughes' "Gen13: Ordinary Heroes"

Pipeline: Revisiting Adam Hughes' "Gen13: Ordinary Heroes"

Adam Hughes wrote and drew "Ordinary Heroes," a two part Gen13 miniseries, 20 years ago. It's flawed, but beautifully presented.

Pipeline: Marvel Rocks the '90s (Again) This Fall

Pipeline: Marvel Rocks the '90s (Again) This Fall

Jim Lee and John Byrne are all over Marvel's Fall releases, and what do Fred Hembeck and Scottie Young have in common? The Avengers!

Pipeline: Unearthing the Secrets of the "Gen13 Zine"

Pipeline: Unearthing the Secrets of the "Gen13 Zine"

The Gen13 zine is one of the most interesting artifacts of fan communities in comics of the '90s. Cosplay, interviews, fan art, the works!

Pipeline: Sejic's "Blood Stain" Leaves its Mark

Pipeline: Sejic's "Blood Stain" Leaves its Mark

"Blood Stain" brings Linda Sejic's slice of life webcomic to print, with lots of bonuses, and "Mega Spirou" is a mega value.

Pipeline: Fake Supergirls, Real Teen Troubles

Pipeline: Fake Supergirls, Real Teen Troubles

Augie revisits Adam Hughes and Lee Bermejo's story, where Gen13 and Superman stop an amnesiac Fairchild from destroying the city as Supergirl.

Pipeline: It's Bamf-ing Time

Pipeline: It's Bamf-ing Time

Augie revisits Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck's year with Nightcrawler, giving him a love triangle and a set of Bamf sidekicks.

Pipeline: Four Rules for Happier Comic Book Reading

Pipeline: Four Rules for Happier Comic Book Reading

Pipeline brings you four rules for maximum comics reading enjoyment, and ponders the upcoming superhero team fight in "Captain America: Civil War."

Pipeline: 8 Comic-Based Adult Coloring Book Ideas

Pipeline: 8 Comic-Based Adult Coloring Book Ideas

The adult coloring book trend has come to comics! Pipeline has eight suggestions for comics that might prove to be the most challenging you'll ever find.

Pipeline: In Which Wildstorm's Classic Teen Team Title Goes Goth

Pipeline: In Which Wildstorm's Classic Teen Team Title Goes Goth

Humberto Ramos fills in for J. Scott Campbell as a gang of goth villains take on "Gen13." Plus, Jim Lee's TMNT, and the early, weird Internet.

Pipeline: Examining Skottie Young's Storytelling Evolution

Pipeline: Examining Skottie Young's Storytelling Evolution

Young tells two different kinds of stories with "I Hate Fairyland" and "Little Marvels," plus "Lucky Luke" gets a makeover after 70 years.

Pipeline: Deadpool Begins, and Jim Lee Storms "Gen13"

Pipeline: Deadpool Begins, and Jim Lee Storms "Gen13"

Take a look back at three different Deadpool first issues, then take a trip to Italy for Jim Lee's issues of "Gen13."

Pipeline: The Art of Modern Comic Book Coloring

Pipeline: The Art of Modern Comic Book Coloring

Augie takes a look at J. Scott Campbell, Nei Ruffino, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson and other artists' work in an effort to understand how a "color hold" works.

Pipeline: The Beauty & Violence of Vaughan & Skroce's "We Stand On Guard"

Pipeline: The Beauty & Violence of Vaughan & Skroce's "We Stand On Guard"

Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce go to war in Canada, while in the mid-90s, Gen13 heads to an island of warrior princesses.

Pipeline: What Will Be Comics' Next Big Storytelling Technique?

Pipeline: What Will Be Comics' Next Big Storytelling Technique?

Now that we're out of the age of extreme decompression, what form of visual storytelling will take over modern day comic books?

Pipeline: Right Artist, Wrong Genre, and "Gen13" Brings the Rain(maker)

Pipeline: Right Artist, Wrong Genre, and "Gen13" Brings the Rain(maker)

Augie looks at what happens when a favorite artists opts for a less than favorite genre, and we meet a new character in the epic "Gen13" re-read.

Pipeline: Coveting Todd McFarlane's "Lost" Spider-Man Art

Pipeline: Coveting Todd McFarlane's "Lost" Spider-Man Art

Plus, it's time to take a look at Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Injection," and then revisit "Gen13" #1.

Pipeline: McFarlane & Larsen Gel Creatively on "Spawn"

Pipeline: McFarlane & Larsen Gel Creatively on "Spawn"

Image Comics co-founders Todd McFarlane and Erik Larsen have found their collaborative groove. Plus, Jim Lee draws "Gen13!"

Pipeline: 2015's Year in Review

Pipeline: 2015's Year in Review

It's the annual Pipeline Year In Review, remembering all the re-reads, the TV shows and movies, the art, the Franco-Belgian comics, and more!

Pipeline: Celebrate the Holidays with Augie's "Gen13" Epic Re-read!

Pipeline: Celebrate the Holidays with Augie's "Gen13" Epic Re-read!

The epic "Gen13" re-read reaches the finale of Brandon Choi and J. Scott Campbell's original miniseries.

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