Smallville Soars Into New Season In Comic Form
By Alex Cranz
A few days ago I was rewatching the finale of Smallville. Taken as a whole (all ten seasons) there is a lot to take issue with. Like Kristen Kreuk, but man, that last episode was borderline perfection, and at least for me, the best live action rendition of Superman EVER.
Which is impressive because we saw him for all of 30 seconds.
It was also the hands down best rendition of Lois Lane ever. Less impressive because she was on the show for six seasons and perfect throughout.
But back to me, so I’m watching the finale and getting that vibratory like feeling where I can’t sit still because what I’m seeing onscreen is just so perfect.* Then I realize that the show is over. There’s nothing more to see. We got ten seasons of hit and miss Superman stories and when the real stuff finally begins–when he dons the cape and gets his arch nemesis and saves the world–it all ends.
That was almost a sucker punch because that finale? It would be an amazing pilot for a show I would happily watch.
DC Comics realized the same thing (also that they should probably capitalize on a wildly successful tv show before everyone forgot about it) and now we’re getting season 11 of Smallville.
Like the hella successful 8th and 9th seasons of Buffy and the 6th season of Angel the show has been moved to comics where stories are briefer, contain less depth and have bigger badass fights. This also means we get an ongoing comic where Lois and Clark are back together and Green Arrow isn’t a serial philanderer but actually married and to someone besides Black Canary.
The whole thing is being written by a rotating group of writers and artists so you get a new story every week. Just like TV!
The new “season” kicks off May 16 with a “season premiere” by show writer Bryan Q. Miller and fantastic artist Cat Staggs.
*I’d like to note I also get this feeling watching Drive, The Lady Eve and the sixth season finale of Grey’s Anatomy…in case you were worried I have shit taste.
Source [DC Universe Blog]