The manga boom generation is set to take over the comics industry -- and that's not a bad thing.
Augie De Blieck Jr.
One of the longest-tenured online comic book critics, Augie De Blieck Jr. wrote 1,000 Pipeline columns for Comic Book Resources, from 1997 to 2016. In Pipeline, Augie provides commentary and criticism on a wide variety of comics past and present, with a strong focus on European works (specifically Franco-Belgian). Past columns covered a wide array of topics including "Four Rules for Happier Comic Book Reading," "The Return of Speculators and the Rise of Tumblr," "Comic Storytelling and Artistic Journeys" and "The Perils of Being a Non-Comic Book-Loving Lawyer," among many more. One of the site's most prolific contributors, Augie also served as reviews editor during his time at CBR. His latest comic book criticism can currently be found at PipelineComics.com.
Articles by Augie De Blieck Jr.
The highly anticipated "Paper Girls" #1 from Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang is out next week, and Augie has a spoiler-free review.
Augie looks at the artwork of Dustin Nguyen, analyzing the evolution from his "Wildcats 3.0" run to his current "Descender" work.
Augie looks at the old school funnybook yarn Larsen & Matsuda delivered to Marvel 16 years ago, in a story that's as fun today as it was then.
"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 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.