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If it works for Batman, then why not for Superman?

Following on the success of Batman’s Legends of the Dark Knight comes Adventures of Superman, a digital-first series of stories in anthology format that are accessible to anyone because the stories don’t follow the continuity of the comics.

Like Legends, Adventures will bring in A-list creators to try their hand at weaving tales about the Man of Steel, according to IGN.

Look for the first chapter on Monday, April 29 and the second one, which will be created by noted novelist Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston with art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story on inks, a week later. The third chapter will be presented by Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee and will show Superman’s first encounter with Lex Luthor.

In the future, fans can look forward to stories from:

  • Dan Abnett
  • Ed Benes
  • Mitch Breitweiser
  • Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Nathan Edmondson
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Christos N. Gage
  • Marc Guggenheim
  • Justin Jordan
  • Matt Kindt
  • JT Krul
  • Max Landis
  • Andy Lanning
  • David Lapham
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Michael Avon Oeming
  • Riley Rossmo
  • Stephen Segovia
  • Bruce Timm
  • Marcus To
  • Marv Wolfman

Also, like Legends, expect to see these stories appear in print format in your local comics shops a few months later.

This way of doing things is, in my mind, the ultimate “double-dipper” way of utilizing stories. I know a couple of people who not only download the digital versions as they become available, but also buy the paper copies to collect once they come out.

Interestingly enough, this series hasn’t even launched and it has garnered controversy. Probably best known for Ender’s Game, Mr. Card has, at times, made some controversial comments regarding gay rights and same-sex marriage. When word came out that he was penning the first two chapters, a petition on allout.org was established calling for DC to “drop Orson Scott Card now” due to his “anti-gay efforts.”  The petition has garnered 9,030 supporters, with a goal of 10,000.

According to Newsarama, DC issued the following response: “As content creators, we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views of individuals associated with DC Comics are just that — personal views — and not those of the company itself.”

Will this hurt or help Adventures of Superman? Only time will tell, so stay tuned!

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