Pipeline, Issue #514
Augie wants to know what you think the "chromium cover" of digital comics will be. Plus, a look at Diamond's "Previews" catalog for June 2007.
Steven checks in, only to discover that, wow, there's not much to talk about in comics this week! On the flip side, the bit-torrenting debate wages on with some interesting perspectives from his readers. Updated
Pipeline, Issue #513
Augie ponders the sad state of comics sales, comics piracy, digital downloads and why the latter might be necessary to save the comics industry in the long run.
Response to Steven's column last week about downloading comics was huge and he shares your throughts on the subject. Plus, at least three areas right now where the web and bit-torrenting can help publishers.
Pipeline, Issue #512
Berkeley Breathed, the man who gave the world "Bloom County," has a new children's picture book coming out next week and Augie has an early review. Plus, a look at some recent comics like "New Avengers" #28, "Thunderbolts" #112 and "The Spirit" #4 and thoughts on Pipelines past.
Erik never suffers from writer's block. In fact he suffers from entirely the opposite problem - too many ideas! Erik talks about the problems of sorting through all those ideas, trying to find the best one for his stories and how to keep readers on their toes.
What's the best way to deal with the downloading of comics illegally? Should we go the RIAA or MPAA route, or is there another solution? Steven examines the issue, plus, why does he say "Alan Moore was one of the worst things to happen to our business?"
Pipeline, Issue #511
The current creative team on "Robin" has brought about a return to glory and Augie reviews the new trade paperback. Plus, thoughts on "Amazing Spider-Man," "Texas Strangers" and more.
Do religion and God have a place in comics? Steven tackles the subject in this week's PERMANENT DAMAGE and his observations are probably a lot different than you would imagine.
Pipeline, Issue #510
This week, Augie focuses on the first story arc from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Criminal." It's that rarest of all comics: the one Augie can't find faults with.
Pipeline Podcast: Image Comics Special
Augie spoke with TwoMorrows author George Khoury on his upcoming book, 'Image Comics: The Road To Independence.' Click through for an hour-long chat about the company, its history, and its legacy.
Robert Kirkman gives an advance look at his Free Comic Book Day offering, "The Astounding Wolf-Man" in this week's BUY MY BOOKS!