Examining "Rebirth's" Treatment of Legacy & Promise of a Less "Grimdark" DC Universe
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"RunLoveKill" shows how to tell a story with colors and controlled chaos, and Augie finds parallels between Douglas Adams' career and the world of comics.
Superman vs Batman. Versus Zombie Vampires? John Byrne and Art Adams did that in 1987! Plus, Augie's review of "Ant-Man"!
Augie has the annual SDCC Post-Mortem, then launches into a review of Manga Studio 5, the best tool you can have for drawing comics digitally.
Finally, French comics are being translated for digital distribution. This raises some questions for Augie.
With SDCC around the corner, Augie takes a trip down memory lane with pics from San Diego 15 years ago.
Ever feel like there are comics classics you haven't read yet? Like other fans judge you for not having read something? Augie understands.
Augie bids farewell to Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada," considers Marvel's new coloring books and revisits Alan Moore's "Mr. Majestic" story.
Augie revisits then up-and-coming artist S. Clarke Hawbaker's brief, bright run on "Nomad," Marvel's superhero answer to "Lone Wolf and Cub."
Remember that time Travis Charest drew "Wildcats?" Augie re-acquainted himself with those issues and reports back on how they hold up.
With a creative roster of Joe Casey, Brian Holguin and Ed McGuinness, the late-nineties Wildstorm series couldn't help but be good!
"Mister Majestic" came out 15 years ago and didn't make it past issue #9, but it's still a great read. Augie explains why in this first of two parts.
Augie unearths his 20 year old fan art, then shares a look in his current sketchbook. Plus, remember when Heath Ledger was in line to play Spider-Man?
Augie liked "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," and continues to enjoy "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD." Plus, more of Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man pencil work!
Augie finishes up his epic re-read of "All Star Batman," and looks at what might have been.
Augie unearths copies of some of Todd McFarlane's original "Amazing Spider-Man" pencils, revisits the week in movie trailers and more!
Augie finds out that they sell digital comics in France, too, and gets more than a little bit excited about expanding his linguistic parameters.
At last, we've come to the best issue of Frank Miller and Jim Lee's "All Star Batman and Robin," served with a tall glass of yellow lemonade!
DC Comics may have pulled the controversial "Batgirl" cover, but Augie believes the way in which it happened leaves something to be desired.
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."
"Duck Tales" is returning, but instead of celebrating, Augie explains why he's sensing d-d-d-danger for the reboot.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This week, Augie reaches the last issue of Todd McFarlane's "Amazing Spdier-Man" run. Will things end with a bang... or a whimper?
Augie purges a thousand comics, realizing his massive disorganization, while listening to good comics podcasts. Plus, the McSpidey Chronicles' Penultimate Chapter!
Augie reviews the year that was in 2014, and how Pipeline changed over the course of it.
Augie lists the best nine comic series he read in 2014. Plus, the McSpidey Chronicles returns, featuring guest artist Erik Larsen!
Is "Star Wars" #1 a return of the speculator boom? Tumblr is great for comics. And the best McSpidey issue to date!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
Augie went to an overcrowded NYCC and lived to tell the tale of comics bought and missed, cosplayers galore and Artist's Alley namedropping