Thursday, June 7, 2012

Comic Book Review - Smallville, Season 11, Issue 2

By RonOfTheEmpire
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Welcome Back, Smallville
Smallville fans rejoiced to learn that the series would continue as a comic book. Transitioning from television to comic books is nothing new; it's been done with Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, among others (and to name all of Joss Whedon's properties).
Synopsis
After issue one introduced us to all our favorite characters, issue two moves faster than a speeding bullet into Lex Luthor creating conflict with Superman (Yes, in this series, Clark is finally in Superman costume)! In this issue, Lex sets up a confrontation with Superman. You won't see that confrontation here. You'll have to wait for issue three, however, you'll enjoy the tension.
Smallville Issue 2 Review
The Smallville comic book is for everybody! But not really. If you didn't like the television series, there's no special reason you'll love the comic book.
Fans of the television series will be glad to be among their favorite characters and back in the Smallville universe again.
In the show, instead of lots of phone calls, if there was a chance for someone to drive somewhere to confront someone else in person, then that's what happened. It always made me laugh. A phone call would have sufficed, however for the sake of dramatic effect, the conversations always took place in person -- as if everyone had lots of time to drive around to have conversations.
So, I laughed when Ollie showed up in person to confront Lex about his latest shady endeavor.
The art works. The resemblance is decent but not dead on, and I like it that way. After all, this is the comic book, not the show.
If you pick it up, let me know what you think.