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.
This week, it's a pair of blasts from the past as Augie dives into his growing digital comics collection and comes up with Robert Kirkman's "Irredeemable Ant-Man" and the opening chapter of Marvel's "AvX."
Augie saw "Iron Man 3" and rather enjoyed himself; as a roller coaster movie, it's a fun ride. Also, some thoughts on 3D and movie trailers, the future of the franchise and more.
25 years ago, John Byrne rebooted Superman. Today, Augie reviews "Superman" #1 and looks at the generational differences in comics storytelling. Plus, how Apple is like CCI, why "Jupiter’s Legacy" is unreadable, and more.
Augie looks back on the first issue of Chris Claremont's "X-Men Forever!" Plus, how can we make comics "special" again, where is Frank Miller's "300" sequel and more!
Augie looks at the week in "Saga" news to see where the competition was, how digital comics work and who made sense of it all. And then, remember "Mayhem"? Or WizardWorld NJ?
Augie appreciates the scale of Marcos Martin's art in "The Private Eye," asks if we have too many comics or not enough and wonders if digital comics will breed a new kind of fan.
Augie hits the highlights of WonderCon 2013, checks in on Jimmie Robinson's "Five Weapons" #2, and looks back at some Image second printing predictions from December.
It was the opposite of a slow news week, so Augie covers the highlights, including DC's hiring and retention practices, Marvel's Marvelman (lack of) plans, Quantum and Woody's return and more.
Augie wonders if last week's comic site outages portend a future of DRM-free comics. Also, Sean Wang's "Runners" makes a return via Kickstarter, and the end result is even better than the first book.
Augie recaps the weekend's Marvel/ComiXology free comics meltdown with a trip down memory lane, catches up on James Stokoe's wonderful "Orc Stain" and takes a quick look at the week in comic news.
Augie dishes out career advice to comic creators, shares his plan for when he runs DC, discusses the topic of streaming conventions and purges nearly a thousand comics from his collection.
Augie looks at Warren Ellis' recently-collected "Secret Avengers" run and loves the mix of stories and artists. Plus, digital "Previews," lettering in "Saga," a Rob Liefeld TMNT/Deadpool mashup and lots more!
Terry Dodson's "Muse" finally reaches American shores from France, and Augie has an early review of this beautiful full-size book. Also, an early look at Moebius' fill-in work in the "XIII" series from Cinebook.
Augie notices an unfortunate pattern in the pages of Garth Ennis' new series, "Red Team" #1. Also, a deposition shows lawyers having a hard time dealing with comics, comics will break your heart, bounding asterisks, and more.
Pipeline goes to France, with a review of "Spirou and Fantasio In New York' and news out of the comics festival in Angoulême. How much longer do we have to wait for digital Franco-Belgian comics?
Augie looks at Alan Davis' 1991 return to "Excalibur," dubbing it the "most professional fan-fic of all time." Plus, more links about French comics, digital comics and revisiting 2012 predictions
Augie reviews "Orbital," a science-fiction series out of France, while pondering a new method of learning the French language. Plus, a tool in Manga Studio Debut 4 that changes everything.
Augie gives his eulogy to The Comics Buyer's Guide, his entry point into the world of comics journalist. And an old comic strip friend,"Baby Blues," releases a book celebrating 20 years!
Augie looks back at his reviews from 2012, and ahead with reviews for six of Image's releases this week. Plus, a trip around the web for news of French comics and unpublished works.
Was 2012 the year of the creator? Or are we still working towards that? Will Franco-Belgian comics go digital in North America? And what can Santa Claus teach us about storytelling and S-curves?