Thursday, February 9, 2012
SMAVILLE SEASON 11 DEBUTS MAY 16 in COMIC 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.”
UPDATE: More details from TV Guide:
- It's Clark's first year as Superman, and "he's riding the high of everything working out so far. And he enjoys that he can stop and shake hands with folks after he saves them," Bryan Q. Miller says.
- It won't be smooth sailing for the new Superman. "Most people are thrilled that Superman saved the world by moving a planet out of the way, but Lex and a handful of others are concerned that there's a guy out there who can move planets," Miller told TV Guide.
- The series will be an ensemble book with Clark at the core, except now he is Superman. Characters in that ensemble are listed above.
- Chloe and Oliver are still married, and Chloe is going by the name Chloe Sullivan-Queen.
We had heard reports that the Smallville story would carry on with a series of novels, but now it seems an eleventh season of the show will take the form of first digital, then print comic books..
Last year Bleeding Cool reported that Bryan Q Miller would continue the tale of Smallville with "Season 11" novels, but now they have confirmation that it will actually be comic books. Apparently they will go out weekly in digital form and then collected monthly in print comic books. Art will be provided by Pere Perez, with digital covers by Cat Staggs. Here is his first one..