To the dismay of fans, the popular series Smallville ended its ten season run on television last May. However, just like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Superman series will continue its story in comics. Season 11 will launch in April and will pick up right where the show left off. Clark’s wearing the suit now, and it’s bound to get interesting. From the press release:
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.”
As you can imagine, the fan reaction is mixed. Mostly, I’ve observed satisfaction about the continuation. Loyal fans always want more, and this isn’t the first or last series to find a life after the screen in comics. Though that’s mostly happened with Whedon series like Buffy, Firefly, and Dollhouse, it’s worked and I’m sure DC Comics has noticed that. I think the key is to keep at least some of the same people involved, and they are. Well, at least one of them. A writer from the CW series, Bryan Q. Miller, is penning the new series.
The series will start digitally, and you can download the first issue on April 13.
(via Superhero Hype)