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Tis the season, so Augie's looking back at "The Last Christmas" and some Santa Claus trading cards. Also this week, one company stops short of innovating digital comics while one creator takes a stance against digital.
Augie takes an early look at "Cow Boy," a funny new book from Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos about a ten year old bounty hunter. Also, some thinking out loud over digital comics and this week's lack of new releases.
Augie recommends "Reed Gunther," a comic book about a bear-riding cowboy. Also, how to completely misread a press event, why Augie waits for the trade and more digital thoughts.
Augie offers up a couple of business ideas to Diamond Distributors to keep up with the times. Plus, Norm Breyfogle returns to Batman, and a word of consolation for Frank Miller fans.
Augie wants to see the 99 cent digital comic grain a greater foothold. This week, he offers three ideas to help push that along, including new websites, apps and subscriptions.
Alan Davis draws pretty Avengers, Erik Larsen hits issue #175 of 'Savage Dragon and Augie wonders if Marvel pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch with regard to Marc Silvestri's run on "Incredible Hulk."
The true star of "Batman Hush Unwrapped" is the artist whose work isn't included in the book: inker Scott Williams. Take a look at some sample panels with Augie and see how much an inker adds to the final comic product.
Augie's not so worried about sexy heroes in comics today, finding inspiration for this attitude from an unlikely place. Also, early reviews of "Heart," "The Walking Dead" and more!
Joe Kubert's career is analyzed in a beautiful coffee table art book. Then, Fantagraphics begins reprinting the life's work of Carl Barks, including a story that hasn't appeared unedited in North America in 60 years.
The last thing you want to read is a boring comic, and Augie finds "Holy Terror" anything to be anything but. Also, which books were worth reading from the final week of DC Comics' New 52 launch?
DC Comics has created the internet's new comic book water cooler. Augie explains what he means by that while looking at seven more of those first issues after a preview of next week's "Holy Terror" review..
Augie delves into the second week of DC Comics' New 52 line-up and catches a lot of torture and thin art. On the bright side, there are some good comics in there, too.
Augie runs down 10 of last week's New 52 and asks questions about the necessity of a relaunch, the fussiness of costumes while backgrounds are lacking and the importance of a good last page reveal.
Augie takes a turn looking at "Justice League" #1 and likes it for many of the reasons others didn't. Plus, "Green Lantern" sports a new copy protection format, a college football uniform controversy and more
With the DC's New 52 upon us, Augie looks at the list of new series starting in the next month to see which ones he's looking forward to, and how that list has changed since their first announcement.
Augie catches up on two overlooked Image trade paperbacks, with "Halcyon" and "Sam and Twitch: The Writer." If that's not your speed, he also has The Smurfs.
Augie looks at Image Comics' "Malinky Robot" collection and muses on art-driven comics. Plus, a look at "Tellos" #1 as a great example of what a first issue should be.
Augie has some unanswered questions about the new Ultimate Spider-Man, shares his thoughts on two new movie promo images, considers a comics purge (again), and looks at Marvel collections for October
Augie dives into a stack of recent Image Comics, including Kirkman/Liefeld's "The Infinite," "Avengelyne" and "The Marksman" along with new issues of old favorites like "Invincible" and "Savage Dragon."
Another CCI has come and gone and Augie finds new respect for Dan DiDio, doesn't expect much from Marc Silvestri's Hulk, takes a guess at "MacGyver's" bad guy and begs for a McFarlane Artist's Edition.
It's the annual Pipeline preview for Comic-Con International in San Diego. What plans you should make now, what panels are a waste of time, and all the latest madness. Also, an update on last year's CCI column!
Augie takes a look at DC Comics' October Bat-titles, wonders how much pro tweeting he's missing, ponders missing "Absolute" editions and looks at Comic-Con International's 2011 programming.
Augie focuses in on DC Comics' relaunch once more, reviews Image's "Shinku" and "Rodd Racer" and looks at iTunes' comics sales charts.
'Augie looks at two 'Flashpoint' books and thinks coloring can save phototracing. Also, some thoughts on Gene Colan, 99 cent digital downloads, and more.'
Augie is catching up on his superhero movies, and checks in with "Iron Man 2" this week, which attempts to do too much. Also, two Image Comics titles try to be "Lost," but is either successful?
Which of those 52 DC Comics books is Augie thinking of reading? Marvel Marketing never stood a chance. And yet another Lewis Trondheim autobiography!
Augie rounds up his thoughts on the big DC Comics news of the past week. Are their digital comics good enough? Is this just the DC Ultimate Universe or a potential "Watchmen" #1? Plus, more!
Sometimes, a comic book stirs a lifetime of memories. This week, join Augie for the ride as he reads Nomi Kane's "Sugar Baby" and flashes back on his diabetic history.
Augie found "Strange Adventures" disappointing, feeling it was a rehash of too many anthologies seen before. Then, jump in the time machine and see what's been happening in comics during the last 12 years!
Augie dips into unread bookshelf for two cool trade paperbacks, one a fun space opera and the other featuring the best Humberto Ramos art of the artist's career!
Augie has an early look at the new Fantagraphics "Mickey Mouse" comic strip collection, which he deems worth the cover price for the introduction alone. Plus, quick thoughts and random links.
Augie plays catch-up with "Invincible" and likes what he sees. Also, take a trip back twenty years to look at "Wizard" #1 all over again and a look at the past week's news items.
Augie wonders if "Owly & Friends" is a good childrens book or not, has some thoughts on original comic book art and looks at digital artwork from the artist's point of view.
TokyoPop is now living the future of comics non-publishing! Are trade sales down because on-line sales are up? Free comic! Phototracing! And Augie's 1978 Batman costume!
Who doesn't love a good dinosaur comic? Augie's going gaga over the "Age of Reptiles Omnibus," with over 350 pages of beautiful silent storytelling. Also, are bi-monthly comics late comics? Perhaps not.
Augie looks back at WonderCon and is most excited for IDW's "Artist's Edition" format, and starts the guessing game for which series could be next. Plus, a look at other news highlights and a trip back to 2007!
Augie enjoys another edition of the "Modern Master" series, this time dedicated to Jeff Smith. Then there are this week's disappointments, from "Mars Needs Moms" to "Wizard" to "The Mission."
Augie has thoughts on some of the C2E2 news from last weekend, a theory on why lighting should play a role in judging Wonder Woman's costume, some adventures in comics marketing and more digital comics mayhem.
It's a slow week in comics, but Augie pieces together some thoughts on DC's June solicits, the timing of the "Flashpoint" push, unfinished comics projects and the lack of a Nathan Fillion for "Powers" campaign.
"Wizard" has changed formats, but Augie notices that very little else is different from before, unfortunately. Plus, an Emerald City Comicon post-mortem and five art books he'd like to see immediately, please.