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.

RECENT COLUMNS

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.

Pipeline: Valiant's Movie Precedent, Miller & Lee's "All Star" Joker

Pipeline: Valiant's Movie Precedent, Miller & Lee's "All Star" Joker

Augie compares Valiant's movie deal to Marvel and CrossGen's, finds a "Lone Wolf and Cub" magic trick video, and goes deep into the Joker issue of "All Star Batman."

Pipeline: Augie's Life Is Like A Hurricane...

Pipeline: Augie's Life Is Like A Hurricane...

"Duck Tales" is returning, but instead of celebrating, Augie explains why he's sensing d-d-d-danger for the reboot.

Pipeline: "Art of Home" Is A Solid, if Uninspiring Art Book

Pipeline: "Art of Home" Is A Solid, if Uninspiring Art Book

Another upcoming animated film, "Home," gets an art book, and Augie gives it a read before he reviews the replacement for his beloved Wacom tablet.

Pipeline: "Big Hero 6" Blu-ray Review

Pipeline: "Big Hero 6" Blu-ray Review

The "Big Hero 6" Blu-ray presents the movie well, though the total package is lacking. Plus, "All Star Batman and Robin" brings Black Canary and Batman together!

Pipeline: DC's Reboot, Spidey's Marvel Studios Debut & More All-Star Batman

Pipeline: DC's Reboot, Spidey's Marvel Studios Debut & More All-Star Batman

Augie shares his thoughts on DC's upcoming relaunch as well as the big Spider-Man movie news. Also, the epic reread of "All Star Batman and Robin" returns!

Pipeline: "Secret Wars" Hopes, Marvel Rejection & More Scrooge McDuck

Pipeline: "Secret Wars" Hopes, Marvel Rejection & More Scrooge McDuck

Augie makes some suggestions for "Secret Wars," looks at the many formats he's read the same book in, and shares his own Marvel rejection letter.

Pipeline: Of Disney Books and #FourComics

Pipeline: Of Disney Books and #FourComics

Disney drives Augie crazy, as the Big Hero 6 art book and the Don Rosa Library are great books scarred with one nit-pick each, sparking an epic tirade.

Pipeline: Pascal Campion's New Book, Con Mergers & More

Pipeline: Pascal Campion's New Book, Con Mergers & More

Augie's new favorite art book comes from Pascal Campion. Also, his proposal for an All-New Avengers team, and thoughts on recent convention mergers.

Pipeline: The McSpidey Chronicles Reaches its Epic Conclusion

Pipeline: The McSpidey Chronicles Reaches its Epic Conclusion

This week, Augie reaches the last issue of Todd McFarlane's "Amazing Spdier-Man" run. Will things end with a bang... or a whimper?

Pipeline: To Purge Comics, or Not to Purge - the Collector's Conundrum

Pipeline: To Purge Comics, or Not to Purge - the Collector's Conundrum

Augie purges a thousand comics, realizing his massive disorganization, while listening to good comics podcasts. Plus, the McSpidey Chronicles' Penultimate Chapter!

Pipeline: The 2014 Year in Review Spectacular

Pipeline: The 2014 Year in Review Spectacular

Augie reviews the year that was in 2014, and how Pipeline changed over the course of it.

Pipeline: The Best Comics of 2014

Pipeline: The Best Comics of 2014

Augie lists the best nine comic series he read in 2014. Plus, the McSpidey Chronicles returns, featuring guest artist Erik Larsen!

Pipeline: The Return of Speculators and the Rise of Tumblr

Pipeline: The Return of Speculators and the Rise of Tumblr

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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