Membership: Ebbtide, Jackie, Throwback, many others
Purpose: To protect their beach/territory
Affiliations: Bucky (infant), Nomad (Jack Monroe)
Enemies: The Undergrounders (Horizon, Legs, Pretty Boy, Rockport, Tenure, others)
Base of Operations: Santa Monica, California, USA
First Appearance: (mentioned): Nomad II#7
(November, 1992); (fully seen): Nomad II#9 (January, 1993)
(Nomad II#9 (fb) - BTS) - The street urchins known as the
Undergrounders cheated the Pipeline gang out of some money, causing the
Pipeline member Ebbtide to go after the Undergrounders.
(Nomad II#7 - BTS) - When Pipeline agent Ebbtide killed the Undergrounder known as Rockport, he exclaimed "Don't $#@! with the Pipeline!"
(Nomad II#8 - BTS) - Still working for the Pipeline, Ebbtide tracked down another Undergrounder and murdered him at point blank range.
(Nomad II#9) - After Ebbtide killed the Undergrounder
Tenure, the Undergrounders convinced Nomad to get involved. Visiting
Santa Monica beach for three weeks while trying to find a lead on the
Pipeline gang, Nomad befriended Pipeline member Jackie and used her to
get an invite to one of the Pipeline's meetings. As predicted, Jackie
eventually invited Nomad to one of the Pipeline's parties, where older
Pipeline member Throwback regaled the other members with tales of
protest from his younger days. Upon seeing Ebbtide walking around,
Nomad followed him and learned that Ebbtide's job was to keep the
Pipeline clean while they did what they had to in order to protect
"their" beach. Returning to the Undergrounders, Nomad admitted that he
sympathized with the Pipeline's goals but ultimately chose to confront
Ebbtide. Later, Nomad appeared in costume at a Pipeline get-together,
prompting Ebbtide to excuse him from the other Pipeline members to
fight Nomad. Their fierce fighting soon drew the attention of the
entire Pipeline gang, who Nomad warned to leave the Undergrounders
alone lest he kill Ebbtide. Throwback explained that if the Pipeline
backed down even once, then they might as well back out forever. When
Nomad continued to threaten Ebbtide's life, however, Throwback relented
and announced that the Pipeline would back out if the Undergrounders
also did. Refusing to accept that deal, as it would leave the Pipeline
looking dirty, Ebbtide tried to grab his gun and was shot dead by
Nomad, who then left.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Pat Oliffe and Mark McKenna.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Pipeline has no known connections to
JackieJackie was a friendly member of the Pipeline who befriended Jack Monroe (Nomad) over the course of three weeks of him secretly investigating the Pipeline at Santa Monica Beach. Eventually inviting Jack to a Pipeline meeting/party, Jackie enjoyed listening to Pipeline member Throwback tale stories of protest from his younger days and later relaxed beachside with the other Pipeline members when Nomad arrived in costume. Confused at Jack's costuming, Jackie was asked by Ebbtide to be excused while he talked to Nomad. Shortly after drawn to the fight between Nomad and Ebbtide, Jackie watched as Nomad was forced to kill Ebbtide.
ThrowbackThrowback was an older member of the Pipeline and enjoyed telling stories of his younger days protesting. When Pipeline member Ebbtide was drawn into a fight with Nomad after committing a series of murders, Throwback confronted Nomad and explained that if the Pipeline backed down from the cheating Undergrounders, the gang might as well back down forever. When Nomad threatened Ebbtide's life, Throwback agreed to back down if the Undergrounders did the same. Agreeing to the deal, Nomad prepared to spare Ebbtide, who grabbed his gun, forcing Nomad to shoot him dead.
images: (without ads)
Nomad II#9, p7, pan4 (The Pipeline, main image)
Nomad II#9, p15, pan1 (The Pipeline, supplemental image)
Nomad II#9, p6, pan2 (Jackie)
Nomad II#9, p21, pan1 (Throwback)
Nomad II#7 (November, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), S. Clarke Hawbaker, Mike Harris (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Nomad II#8 (December, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Oliffe (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Nomad II#9 (January, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Oliffe (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Last updated: 04/24/16.
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