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Coming Soon: Smallville Season 11

Clark is Finally Superman

Yes, you did read that right.  I thought I was done writing about Smallville news, but I appear to have been wrong.  It looks like the loyal viewers of Smallville are about to be rewarded with an 11th season of the hit show.  But there has to be a catch right?  Indeed there is, but it’s not a terrible one.  According to Bleeding Cool, the continuation of the Smallville world will take place in the form of a written book, not a graphic novel.

One of the biggest flaws of Smallville is that the climactic battles were never really that good, in part due to the associated costs of special effects.  In a written word form, Clark/Superman can truly have epic battles against his opponents.  For lack of a better term, this book has been described as a Smallville Season 11 and would presumably take place after the finale.  But there is a lot of ground that could be covered in this novel.  There is a lot of time between Clark’s first appearance as Superman and the bedtime story Chloe was telling her son.  Regardless, it should be a fun ride to see how everything develops.

What is perhaps the most interesting part is that Bryan Q. Miller will be writing this new Smallville novel.  I was a big fan of Miller’s work on Batgirl prior to the new DCU relaunch.  The fact he doesn’t have a book in the DCU is almost criminal in my mind.  But it looks like he’s landed on his feet with the novel-form continuation of Smallville.  A note of caution though, there has been no official confirmation of the Smallville novel.  But, I remain cautiously optimistic that we will see it.  What will be fun about this is there are not TV budget restrictions on a book.

2 responses to “Coming Soon: Smallville Season 11

  1. Anthony December 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

    THIS IS COOL! But they has better show him in full costume! And i want to see cool epic battles with superman and they had better damn well keep everything and i mean EVERYTHING as accurate and as close and true to the DCU(minus that bullshit, trashy, worthless reboot) and it has GOT to have excellent stories and don’t overdo the romance between Lois and Clark. They could still have the romance just do not overdo it because people have got to remember, this is a superhero series, NOT A SOAP OPRAH LOL but seriously. Overall, it has to have all of that and stuff. That, and in short terms, make it great and……..MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!

    • Chris December 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      So long as its in novel form I see no reason why Clark won’t be in costume as Superman all the time. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with this novel. Fingers crossed it ends up happening.

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