Smallville 5.2 Reasons to Start Reading Smallville: Season 11

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From DC Comics Blog The Source (http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/08/09/52-reasons-to-start-reading-smallville-season-11) :
For those who looked up toward the skies and screamed "Somebody, save me" when the CW television series "Smallville" went off the air in 2011, your cries have been answered. Your savior has arrived. Incidentally, that savior happens to be Superman, and you can find him once again on Fridays, but this time he’s doing the saving on the DC Comics Digital website.

Welcome to Smallville: Season 11, where every week brings you a new installment of the exclusive digital first comic book continuation of the popular ten-season TV series chronicling the journey of a young Clark Kent toward his destiny of becoming the world's greatest super hero.

The first "episode" of the new season recently wrapped, and on August 17 we start the next installment—which introduces a certain incredibly popular comic book character into the series. As such, we're giving you the 5.2 Reasons to Start Reading Smallville: Season 11!

1. The Show Goes On
When a television series you enjoy ends, it's devastating. Characters you grew to love and care about are gone forever once those final credits roll. But now fans can continue to look in on this world and its characters with Season 11. So we get to see what happens to Clark and Lois and Chloe and Bat— We mean, er... Well, carrying on...

2. The Adventures of Superman
In the series finale of "Smallville," Clark Kent finally donned the cape and tights and became the hero he was always meant to be. But with the end of the show, we never did get to see the Clark Kent we've known over the past ten years in the Superman role. Until now.

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3. No Budget, No Holding Back
"Smallville" never lacked for big budget action or special effects when necessary, but when it comes to television, things will always be limited by what can and cannot be accomplished technically. That problem doesn't exist in comics. From the biggest action scenes to the craziest creatures imaginable, comic book storytelling allows for it all to come alive.

4. Returning Favorites
In television, often an actor will depart from a show, which pretty much removes that character from continuity. Sometimes that actor might return for a guest appearance, but it all depends on scheduling and other factors. With the comic book world, those popular characters can return and you never know who may show up next. Speaking off...
5. That Certain Incredibly Popular Character
A certain nocturnal hero with an affinity for expensive gadgets. A certain billionaire playboy that likes to hang out in caves. A certain dark knight detective that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals… It's Batman, guys. Batman finally joins the cast of "Smallville!" How awesome is that?!

5.1 BATMAN!

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5.2 AND NIGHTWING!

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So what would you like to see in the brand new season of Smallville? Sound off (or sing off, if you still have that theme song stuck in your head) in the comments below!
 
I hope Season 11 does well enough to get to a Season 12! :D Love the article. :) I only hope fans of the show who don't read comics consider picking it up.
 
From what it looks like and I don't have figures to go by its been doing well as print and digital. So I could see it go for a season 12 counting on how many episodes/print issues per episode there is.
 
I hope Season 11 does well enough to get to a Season 12! :D Love the article. :) I only hope fans of the show who don't read comics consider picking it up.

40% of the people who bought #1 on Comixology were new to buying comics (well, digitally at least). So that might tell you something
 
I'm not new to comics, or much else in this world for that matter lol but issue #1 was the first one I ever bought digitally as I had just gotten an iPad.
 
40% of the people who bought #1 on Comixology were new to buying comics (well, digitally at least). So that might tell you something

Nice! I did not know that! I'm rather new to digital myself, but I hope with the likes of Buffy/Angel comic continuations, Farscape, and now Smallville. Fans of TV shows who don't read comics I hope are deciding to pick these up. I love it when people decide to pick up comics for the first time.
 
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Man am I glad a Season 11 never made it to air, if the intent was to introduce Batman.

I loved Smallville.
I love Superman.
I love Batman.

But introducing the Bat into Supe's world so soon after Clark truly becomes Superman, just feels downright cheap, and nothing but an exploit to sell copy.
 
Oh come on was it cheap shot for all the other heroes we saw on the show. It was something fans wanted and we couldn't get due to legal reasons.
 
I just think it should have come much, much earlier. Seriously, the only thing stopping WB from putting BW on SV was WB. Does that make sense? Good, then I know I'm among friends.
 
Man am I glad a Season 11 never made it to air, if the intent was to introduce Batman.

I loved Smallville.
I love Superman.
I love Batman.

But introducing the Bat into Supe's world so soon after Clark truly becomes Superman, just feels downright cheap, and nothing but an exploit to sell copy.

I felt that way at first, that is until I actually read the story, "Detective." It is my favorite of all the stories so far. The current story, "Argo," is pretty incredible.
 
Another reason is issue no.16 "Olympus" Twenty years ago a young boy washed up on a mysterious island and met a princess. Now,that princess has come to look for the mother who disappeared when she took the boy back. A hint the princess wears bracelets on each wrists and very strong.
 
Season 11 is great, never something that the Series could have pulled off with it's budget or base.
 

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