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11 Of The Best Stories From DC Digital’s ‘Adventures of Superman’ Anthology

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With the wrap-up of writer Joe Keatinge's multi-artist "Strange Visitor" epic in Adventures of Superman last week, the series is nearing a full year of weekly, digital Superman stories. It's easily been the best, most daring Superman title DC Comics has been publishing in 2013 and 2014 (and not just because Superman gets to wear his real costume in it). Edited by Alex Antone,  Adventures of Superman invites creators from all strata of comics to put their own stamps on Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's original American superhero, free from the aesthetic constraints of the publisher's main line of New 52 comics and continuity. We like it so much, Adventures of Superman ended up on our list of the best comic books published in 2013.

We thought it would be a good idea to look back at the series so far, so I've compiled the following list of stories that readers unfamiliar with the series should go back and catch up with if they want the high points of the past year. At a dollar a pop, they're all well worth it.

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Godzilla, Zatanna, Usagi Yojimbo, Star-Lord, Kill Bill, Daenerys & More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

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Clark Kent Babysits Sugar And Spike In ‘Adventures Of Superman’ Chapter 42 [Preview]

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DC's digital-first line has provided an outlet for a lot of episodic, unconstrained storytelling starring characters from Teen Titans Go!, Batman '66, the Batman Beyond universe and more, but this Monday's Adventures of Superman Chapter 42 will take things a step further as Clark Kent spends a day babysitting Sheldon Mayer's Sugar and Spike in a new story by writer Fabian Nicieza and artists Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur.

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Monkeybrain Celebrates Its Second Year With Five New Digital-First Comics [Preview]

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Following a successful first year as a digital publisher on ComiXology and a print partner to Image, IDW and Dark Horse on collected editions, Chris Roberson and Allison Baker's Monkeybrain Comics is celebrating with the rollout of five all-new creator-owned titles.

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The Creators Of ECCC 2013 [Photo Gallery]

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Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance

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‘V For Vendetta’ Co-Creator David Lloyd Launches Digital Imprint ‘Aces Weekly’

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The recent trend of creator-owned digital anthology projects is well documented, and now another name can officially be added to the rapidly growing list. David Lloyd, co-creator and artist of V for Vendetta, is launching his own digital imprint, Aces Weekly.While i

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Phil Hester and Todd Nauck Begin ‘Guarding The Globe’ Monthly This Fall

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Starting next month, Robert Kirkman's Invincible universe will become a little bit safer as Guarding The Globe returns for Free Comic Book Day, previewing an all-new monthly series launching in September by writer Phil Hester and artist Todd Nauck.Like the original Guarding The Globe mini-series from 2010 -- perhaps best remembered for a teaser ad

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Favorite Super-Heroes (By Their Writers)

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In case you missed the ball getting dropped in Times Square last Friday, it's a New Year, and that means it's time for people all over to set their goals for the next twelve months. But we normal folks aren't the only ones making New Year's Resolutions, and while comic book characters tend to go less for things like "hit the gym more often" and "quit smoking" and more for stuff like "eradicate all crime" and "utterly destroy the accursed Mr. Fantastic," they're not above the desire for self-improvement.

So to find out just what our favorite heroes wanted to accomplish in 2011, we went straight to the source and reached out to the creators who write their comics. So today, we're getting in the spirit of new beginnings by bringing you Ten Comic Book Character New Year's Resolutions, from as close as you can get to the characters themselves!

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Chris Roberson & Phil Hester on Taking Over ‘Superman’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ From JMS

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Last month, DC announced that in the face of fill-in issues and mounting delays, writer J. Michael Stracynski would be stepping down as the writer of Superman and Wonder Woman without finishing his much-publi

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Here Be Dragons in New Animated ‘Firebreather’ Images

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It's been a long time coming for fans, but the CG animated adaptation of Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn's Firebreather will finally arrive on Cartoon Network on November 24. Just in time for the Thanksgiving Eve showing, CN has finally revealed images from the movie that show

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