Smallville managed to last for ten seasons on television. Even as the show's end was announced, there was still some rumblings about the show possibly continuing past the tenth season. Other rumors suggested the possibility that a new show, called Metropolis, could happen with the actors and pick up where Season 10 left off.
Where the show did leave off was with Clark finally, after ten seasons, putting on the costume and performing heroic deeds as Superman. From the show's beginnings, with Clark in high school, his powers were developing and he did use them to save lives. In the later seasons we saw members of the Justice League and Clark even became a hero known as the "Red and Blue Blur."
Late last night, DC announced that a Season 11 is coming...to comic books. The immediate thought is what will it be like? Often comics based on television shows or movies have a watered-down feel. Luckily that won't be happening here. The series will be written by former Smallville scribe Bryan Q. Miller.
SMALLVILLE will debut as a digital first series on April 13, 2012, with new chapters released weekly. They will later see print with the first issue on sale on May 16. Characters such as Oliver Queen, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and General Lane will show up. Gary Frank will be a printed cover artist and Cat Staggs will be the digital cover artist with Pere Perez providing the interiors.
Bryan Q. Miller issued the following statement:
Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11! 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.
The idea of adapting a series that ended has worked well with BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (currently in it's second "season" after the show's end). Will you get the digital chapters or wait until the printed form?