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!
Pipeline, Issue #509
Augie jumps on the bandwagon and says his piece on the recent furor over Captain America. But before he gets to that, he has ten other comics to review, plus a look at a column from eight years ago.
Robert Kirkman is back with some previews of "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days," "Ultimate X-Men" & "The Irredeemable Ant Man." Plus, just who is that new girl in "Invincible?"
Steven Grant takes a look at the state of the publishing business, remarking on comments made by SLG Publishing's Dan Vado about onwership of comics properties. Is publishing creator-owned comics still a viable business model?
Pipeline, Issue #508
Augie brings us his New York City Comic-Con report complete with pictures, as well as the strangest comic book he paid money for at the show. Plus, an early review of Jay Faerber's "Dynamo 5," debuting this week from Image.
After last weeks discussion of politics in comics, what could Erik follow it up with? Why, religion, of course. Why do we see so little religious discussion in comics? Erik examines the issue and says why he'd like to see more.