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'Smallville' to continue as a comic book
Good news for fans of both Superman and youthful TV melodrama: The CW's recently ended "Smallville" will live again at DC Comics.
The publisher has announced that young Clark Kent's early adventures will continue in print and online form, picking up where the long-running show left off.
"Smallville: Season 11," written by former 'Smallville' writer scribe Bryan Q. Miller, will premiere as a digital series on April 13, with new digital chapters following weekly. Don't have Internet? That's OK, DC will offer a print version -- along with a TV episode guide -- starting May 16.
The comics' interiors will be by Pere Perez ("Batgirl"). Gary Frank ("Superman: Secret Origin") will be responsible for the print covers, with Cat Staggs acting as his digital counterpart.
As on the show, Clark will be joined by such other famous DC characters as Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and General Lane.
"Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!" stated Miller in a press release. "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."
On the TV show, Clark was played by Tom Welling, while his nemesis Luthor was portrayed by Michael Rosenbaum.