DC Comics have given fans of the recently-departed Smallville reason to cheer with the news that the series will continue in digital form.
Smallville Season 11 will pick up right where the CW series left-off, with Clark Kent donning the iconic Superman garb.
Written by Bryan Q. Miller with interior art by Pere Perez and digital covers by Cat Staggs, the book will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters following weekly. Collected print versions will also be released from May 16. The print edition will also feature covers by Gary Frank.
Miller teases what we can expect in Season 11:
“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.”
In many (many) ways, it’s a shame we wont get to see some of the elements planned for the comics on the seriable screen itself, but as an alternative way to continue and expand the continuity of the series, the digital release is not a bad idea. Indeed, we may see more of this kind of thing from serials that lend themselves to comic continuation.