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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.


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.

A Guy Walks Into A Convention Other Than SDCC...

Tue, July 29th, 2014

According to Augie, someone held at least two conventions last week other than Comic-Con International, and he's here to compare them.

DC's Television Synergy & Classic McFarlane Art

Tue, July 22nd, 2014

Augie posits a theory about DC Comics' march towards television synergy. Plus, The McSpidey Chronicles hits the best McFarlane artwork yet!

Bendis' New Writing Book & SDCC's Scheduling

Tue, July 15th, 2014

Brian Bendis' comics writing book comes out next week, and Augie has an early review. Plus, what does this year's SDCC schedule hint at for the future?

Recalling The Origins of Pipeline

Tue, July 8th, 2014

Augie unearths some ancient Pipeline artifacts, and then shares pics from a recent visit at the CBR offices. Also, the McSpidey Chronicles return!

Todd McFarlane. Spider-Man. Smurfs.

Tue, July 1st, 2014

The McSpidey Chronicles get sidetracked this week as Augie shows off his side project interpreting Todd McFarlane's art, but with Smurfs.

Remembering Ringo & Waid's "Flash"

Tue, June 24th, 2014

On Mike Wieringo's 51st birthday, Augie takes a look at his and Mark Waid's "Flash" run and the strengths of each creator.

Reflecting on "Saga," "Alex + Ada" & More

Tue, June 17th, 2014

Augie looks at some recent Image titles this week, including "Alex + Ada," "Starlight," "Saga," and "Real Heroes." Plus, what makes for a failed art book?

Revisiting Kirkman's Cap & McFarlane's Spidey

Tue, June 10th, 2014

Augie looks at Robert Kirkman's "Captain America" storyline, and the time Todd McFarlane drew a Batman-like villain fighting Spider-Man.

Fantastic Four Musings

Tue, June 3rd, 2014

Augie has some random thoughts on the Fantastic Four rumors swirling about, and is disappointed by the reprint quality in the Spider-Man Omnibus.

Coloring Ain't Easy

Tue, May 27th, 2014

Augie tries his hand at coloring, realizing his limitations and playing with a new tool, and the latest McSpidey Chronicles finds McFarlane hitting his stride.

Revisiting Warren Ellis' "JLA Classified"

Tue, May 20th, 2014

Augie takes a look at "the most Warren Ellis comic of 2004," and the McSpidey Chronicles continue with the web-slinger on an adventure in Chicago.

Flashing Back to the Bwa-Ha-Ha Era

Tue, May 13th, 2014

While DC is looking five years into the future, Augie goes back a decade with "Formerly Known as the Justice League." Plus, new McSpidey Chronicles!

Free Comic Book Day Musings

Tue, May 6th, 2014

Augie's daughter experiences Free Comic Book Day, while her father reminisces over the cape Todd McFarlane gave the Prowler.

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