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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.


The Return of Speculators and the Rise of Tumblr

Tue, December 16th, 2014

Is "Star Wars" #1 a return of the speculator boom? Tumblr is great for comics. And the best McSpidey issue to date!

McSpidey's Back, and "Global Frequency's" Misfire

Tue, December 9th, 2014

We don't know why comics go wrong, but one issue of Wildstorm's "Global Frequency" didn't quite work. Plus, the return of The McSpidey Chronicles!

Cibopaths, Marvel's Secret Agents & Miller's Wonder Woman

Tue, December 2nd, 2014

Augie looks at "Chew" as it hits #45, finally catches up on "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" season one and "All-Star Batman and Robin's" Wonder Woman debut.

"All-Star Batman," "Global Frequency," and Links

Tue, November 25th, 2014

Augie looks at Warren Ellis' "Global Frequency" as a new TV series is announced. Plus, the next episode in the epic "All Star Batman" re-read.

Penguins & Painting, "All Star Batman" Re-Read, and Follow-Ups

Tue, November 18th, 2014

Augie learns new coloring techniques in "Art of the Penguins of Madagascar," plus, the "All Star Batman and Robin" re-read gets to Black Canary's debut.

"Big Hero 6," Euro-style Image Comics, and McSpidey

Tue, November 11th, 2014

Augie has good things to say about the lighting in "Big Hero 6," a possible new trend at Image Comics, and more McFarlane Spider-Man!

"Evil" Fairies and Frank Miller's GD Batman

Tue, November 4th, 2014

Augie recaps "All-Star Batman and Robin" #2's issue-long car chase and chat, and reviews the "Maleficent" Blu-ray from a comic book reader's perspective.

"All-Star Batman and Robin" Re-Read, Episode One

Tue, October 28th, 2014

Augie begins to chronicle the ten issues of "All-Star Batman and Robin" this week. Plus, is it time to throw all those comics out?

We Are Groot! And Spider-Man, and Batman, and...

Tue, October 21st, 2014

Post-NYCC, Augie realizes comic characters belong to us all, Blue Sky Studios gets the best movie "Art of" book yet, and a return to the McSpidey Chronicles!

New York Comic Con Post-Game Recap

Tue, October 14th, 2014

Augie went to an overcrowded NYCC and lived to tell the tale of comics bought and missed, cosplayers galore and Artist's Alley namedropping

Catching Up with Image Comics

Tue, October 7th, 2014

Augie plays the catch up game in October, and offers his takes on three Image titles: "Shutter," "Wayward" and "Imperial."

GI Joe, Autobots Transform & Roll Out in WWII

Tue, September 30th, 2014

Augie reviews a World War II-era Transformers/G.I. Joe team-up drawn by Jae Lee, and figures out where it went wrong.

Farewell, Bendis Board

Tue, September 23rd, 2014

Augie bids adieu to the Bendis Board as the Internet evolves, and looks deep into the past for the latest McSpidey Chronicles.

Augie Stirs His First Comic Memories

Tue, September 16th, 2014

The McSpidey Chronicles hits "Amazing Spider-Man" #318, Augie's first comic. Plus, Carl Barks talked digital comics in 1999!

Pak & Van Lente Teach Augie How to Make Comics Like a Pro

Tue, September 9th, 2014

Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente give us the best book on how to produce comics, and a Duck comic turns out to be a disappointment. Plus, Spider-Man versus Venom!

Uncovering A "Lost" Don Rosa Comic

Tue, September 2nd, 2014

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!

Augie Liked "Rocket Raccoon" Before You Did

Tue, August 26th, 2014

Augie fires up his Wayback Machine to revisit the '80s "Rocket Raccon" miniseries and the underappreciated "Batgirl" mini from 2003.

Senior Comic Book Analyst, Augie De Blieck Jr.

Tue, August 19th, 2014

Augie revisits his appearance on CNBC last week to talk about the business of comics, and shares the behind the scenes story.

ASL Superheroing, Con Vs. Con & More McSpidey

Tue, August 12th, 2014

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.

The SDCC Post-Show

Tue, August 5th, 2014

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.

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