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...In Comic Book Form!
Smallville Fans Rejoice! New Comic Book Series, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, to Pick Up Where Show Left Off
Fans of the smash-hit TV series Smallville haven’t had much to cheer about since the show ended its critically acclaimed 10-year run on The CW last May. That’s all going to change with the upcoming new comic book series from DC Entertainment: SMALLVILLE SEASON 11. Written by former Smallville show scribe Bryan Q. Miller, the new digital first series will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters released weekly thereafter. Additionally, the online chapters will be offered in a print periodical, along with an episode guide to the hit television series, with the first print issue released on May 16.
The new comic book series picks-up where the show left off (with Clark officially now as Superman!) and features other fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and General Lane. The book features an all-star creative team – in addition to Miller, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 creators include print cover artist Gary Frank (SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN), digital cover artist Cat Staggs and interiors by Pere Perez (BATGIRL).
“Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!” enthuses Miller. ”New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they’re least expected! Pere and colorist Chris Beckett have done a fantastic job of capturing the look of the show and the players, and Gary and Cat are knocking it out of the park on covers. I couldn’t be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark’s first year in the cape.”
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One good thing about the proposed comic series is with the easy availability and cheapness of bringing in guest super heros - let me explain....
One thing that irked me about the tv-series is how little some of the other superheroes - Flash is a good example - played in the final season. Yes he did appear, but iiuc it wasn't the real guy since they showed him from behind or in shadow - probably to save money. So HAD the show HAD more money then they could have afforded the actor ep-rate (that's how it's done right ?!). Also with more money they could have made the end-of-season fight with Doomsday more than a couple of punches.
Sooooo.... when the comic comes out it'll be interesteing to see where they take the story when lack of money isn't holding them back.
Just hope they don't do the NewDC52 thing of wasting 6+pages each month giving us a darn preview of another comic.
^this "waiting for the paper version" is most frustrating.
(fingers crossed DC doesn't do their "commonly done thing" of padding out the issue with (A) a 4 page sampler of something you're NEVER going to buy and (B) an 8 page secondary story full of dog-boring characters you'd be hard pressed to remember ever existed in that particular Universe)