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Best Art Ever (This Week) – Superman 75th Anniversary Edition


We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by future stars, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly silly. All of it's awesome. In honor of this year's 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman and this weekend's release of Man of Steel, we present for the second time a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's brilliant creation that we've highlighted in this feature over the last few years. We know it's cheating but we didn't count on going away for a month and then coming back in the middle of a big media event. All-new next week evermore.

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Parting Shot: Killer Croc Exchanges Christmas Cookies with Supergirl and Batgirl


One of my favorite cartoonists of the last couple of years, Mike Maihack once said he was done writing and drawing what are manifestly the cutest Supergirl and Batgirl team-up comic strips of all time, citing some kind of strange desire to work on "his own projects" that have, like, "true personal significance" and provide him with a sense of "creative and professional accomplishment" or whatever...

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Parting Shot: ‘The Hunger Games’ Pinup by Mike Maihack


One of the most devoted fans of The Hunger Games, cartoonist Mike Maihack signals the start of what's likely to be a big box office weekend for the new film based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. This handsome tribute to The Hunger Games is typical of the great cartoonist's work, which can be seen regularly in his webcomic Cleopatra in Space and in the recent Archaia release, Jim Henson's The Storyteller, not to mention numerous ComicsAlliance posts...

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Merry Christmas from Supergirl and Batgirl (and Mike Maihack) [Webcomic]


Cartoonist Mike Maihack concludes his trilogy of one-page Supergirl/Batgirl strips with this eminently cute Christmas-themed one-off in which the Girl of Steel once again defeats her old chum on the battlefield of fashion...

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Archaia’s ‘The Storyteller’ Honors Jim Henson with Top Talents [Preview]


On sale this week from Archaia is Jim Henson's The Storyteller Volume 1, a new hardcover anthology based on the Jim Henson television series of the 1980s and early 1990s. Created in full cooperation with the Jim Henson Company, the book features all-new comics by a veritable who's who of fan-favorite creaotrs like Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Tom Fowler, Mike Maihack and Evan Shaner, among others...

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Parting Shot: Supergirl & Batgirl Confirm Everyone’s Crushing on Batman [Webcomic]


The cartoonist behind the Cleopatra in Space webcomic and a fixture in ComicsAlliance's Best Art Ever (This Week) series, Mike Maihack is back with a new one-page strip in which DC Comics heroines Supergirl and Batgirl discuss an inescapable attraction to Batman...

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Happy Halloween from Mike Maihack [Art]


Mike Maihack is the cartoonist behind the webcomic Cleopatra in Space, and is a fixture of ComicsAlliance's Best Art Ever (This Week) series. His work can also be seen in Tori Amos' Comic Book Tattoo and Jim Henson's The Storyteller...

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Supergirl And Batgirl Debate Fashion In One-Page Mike Maihack Comic


Mike Maihack's Supergirl/Batgirl #1 was among the standouts of DC Fifty-Too, a project led by cartoonist Jon Morris that saw independent artists from across comics and the Web create their own version of the DC Comics relaunch...

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The Latest From ‘DC Fifty-Too’, the Indie Take on the DC Relaunch [Art]


We told you last week about DC Fifty-Too, a website dedicated to showcasing the DC Comics superheroes as interpreted by talents from the world of indie comics and the Web. Specifically, creators were asked to imagine their version of the #1 issue of any DC title...

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Wolverine Sips Some Tea and More In the Art of Mike Maihack


Remember that one time when MRVLCATS stormed the Internet and demanded to be loved for their bottomless pit of cuteness? Well, Mike Maihack contributed to that movement, and his felines got us looking around at a few other super-powered scenes that he's made, like Wolverine pouring a spot of tea or enjoying a brief flight over a Sentinel...

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