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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.


Teddy Ruxpin, Rob Liefeld, comiXology & "Frozen"

Tue, April 15th, 2014

Augie ponders comiXology's fate, mourns Teddy Ruxpin's creator, praises Liefeld's inks and continues to explore Todd McFarlane's "Amazing Spider-Man."

When Spidey Fought a Man with the Powers of a Radioactive Jackrabbit

Tue, April 8th, 2014

Augie looks briefly at this week's controversial issue of "Invincible," before exploring more McFarlane Spidey and the powers of a radioactive jackrabbit?!?

Rat Queens, Silver Sable and... "Ultimate Cerebus?"

Tue, April 1st, 2014

Augie falls in love with the Rat Queens, tracks Todd McFarlane's growth as an inker, and a whole lot more.

Christie's Paris Auction, More Spider-Man and the Art of Overlap

Tue, March 25th, 2014

Augie looks at a huge comic art auction in Paris, the use of overlap in art to create dimension, and "Amazing Spider-Man" #300.

Todd McFarlane, Spider-Man and Paul Schaeffer

Tue, March 18th, 2014

The McSpidey Chronicles continue in Northern New Jersey as survivalists seek shelter and Todd McFarlane draws Paul Schaeffer. Really!

Augie Chronicles McFarlane's "Amazing Spider-Man"

Tue, March 11th, 2014

Todd McFarlane's "Amazing Spider-Man" is the comic that brought Augie into comics. 25 years later, he's going back to review that run, issue by issue.

I Love It When Eric Stephenson Speaks

Tue, March 4th, 2014

When the Internet gets boring, count on Eric Stephenson! Augie reacts to the recent ComicsPRO speech and what a "real comic" is about.

Revisiting Miller & Romita Jr.'s "Man Without Fear"

Tue, February 25th, 2014

Augie looks at the classic "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear" from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr., and Francois Schuiten's work returns to English!

Slice-N-Dice Smurfs & Backpack Fairies

Tue, February 18th, 2014

Augie drew a page of sequential art and survived! Barely. He shares with you what he's learned in the process. Also: A backpack fairy!

The World Needs More "Black Science"

Tue, February 11th, 2014

Augie praises "Black Science" as being one of the rare comics he can't find fault with. Why settle for any less?

Revisiting Miller & McFarlane's "Spawn/Batman"

Tue, February 4th, 2014

Augie reviews Frank Miller/Todd McFarlane "Spawn/Batman" - it's a lot of fighting. France has a winner and "The Fuse" is a promising new series!

Gaulish Protaganists & "Bad Ass" Antiheroes

Tue, January 28th, 2014

Augie reviews the multi-million selling "Asterix and the Picts" and looks over Dynamite's Deadpool-influenced "Bad Ass."

Judge A Book By Its Colors, Not Its Cover

Tue, January 21st, 2014

Augie has a new theory he wants to test: Can he tell how visually appealing a book will be simply by looking at the colors of its thumbnails?

Smurfing Rob Liefeld

Tue, January 14th, 2014

While drawing Smurfs earlier this week, Augie learned some lessons about art from the works of Rob Liefeld.

Victorian Street Urchins & Dark Horse's Next Move

Tue, January 7th, 2014

Head to Victorian England for a beautifully drawn book following two street urchins having amazing adventures. Plus, what's Dark Horse's next move?

Augie Celebrates 2013 in Comics

Tue, December 31st, 2013

Augie reviews a pair of Carl Barks' Donald Duck Christmas classics, and then reviews the year in Pipeline!

Augie Wishes You An "Irredeemable Ant-Man" Christmas

Tue, December 24th, 2013

Is too weird good enough? Which comics publisher is wildly, though quietly, successful? Which Ant-Man for the movies? And a few bits more!

Miracleman, Malibu's Coloring Department & More!

Tue, December 17th, 2013

Miracleman gets recolored! BOOM! goes big! Conventional wisdom debunked! Four really good comics from 2013! And lots more!

Reviewing The "Image Revolution" Documentary

Tue, December 10th, 2013

Though well shot and impressive for the creators cooperation, "Image Revolution " ultimately tries to cover too much in too short a time.

Rearrange Your Bookshelf - NOW

Tue, December 3rd, 2013

As he rearranges his bookcase, Augie has thoughts on how it mirrors his tastes & affects his focus. When's the last time you switched things up?

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