TV NotesSmallville Season 11' to continue hit Superman show in digital comic-book format
By Ethan Sacks, New York Daily News
- Feb. 9, 2012
Look up on your iPad it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman.
While CW's Smallville ended its 10-year run on television last May, DC Comics announced that it is
bringing back the version of the Man of Steel best known to television audiences for an 11th season.
The first issue of Smallville Season 11, written by a former writer on the TV series, Brian Q. Miller, will be released digitally on April 13 and issued in print a month later. New digital chapters will be released every week.
The story picks up right from the last scene of the Smallville finale, where Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling, took to the skies.
Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips enter Season 11! Miller said in a statement. New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they're least expected!
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, he said.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon showed that continuing a beloved genre television series in print could be done successfully, having spawned seasons eight and nine of the story for Dark Horse Comics. Buffy finished its run on the small screen after seven seasons.
Whedon told the News in 2007 that it gives series creators unlimited freedom to tell their stories, since they weren't relying on fixed television special-effects budgets.
Whedon summed up the approach like this: You have a creative concept, and instead of going through an endless array of suits to realize it, instead of spending millions of dollars of someone else's money to realize it which is why the suits come along you give it to an artist.http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1019950