Smallville S11 #2

– Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
-Art: Pere Perez

If you’re reading this due to the last review, Thank you, and now to the review.

Issue two seems to be more of a part than an issue. Case and point, it starts off like 30 mins from where the last one finishes (Maybe more, maybe less, it doesn’t really give us time of events). It starts with Clark confirming that what ever attacked the Russian space station, was in fact there one second & gone the next, to Lois, hence why Clark left with out trying to find out what attacked the station. Then, some dialogue about showing the world not all aliens are bad, by telling the world that Superman is in fact an alien, which I’m assuming will be Clark’s motive for how ever many issues this season runs. Then, after getting ready for the day with his soon to be wife, he is outside talking to the coffee vendor man and in walks Lex, who in this issue is trying to get the military on his side to approve some kind of “Guardian” weapon program. Come issues end, Lex seems to be hallucinating  and sees Tess…. “To be continued.”

There’s little hints here that connect it to a different kind of DC Comics universe. There’s a scene where Lois is on a laptop and it says “Wanye Tech”. This could be a foreshadow that helps explain what Chloe meant by “I met a billionaire with high-tech toys and a wonderous woman who will throw you for a loop.”. And when Clark picks up a paper the headline reads “Red Son”, which is a Superman story if Clark had fallen in Russia (I believe during the cold war). The first issue may not have been a good season opener, but consider it if you will, that if a normal show is about 42-44 mins in run time length, these two could have been the first 20-30 mins easily.

The art is a bit improved, but that’s really for when Lex is in the frames. He seems to be the only one who is consistently drawn accurately. Idk if there’s a hidden message here, but the whole look to him is consistent with how he was in the show. I also love that the city of Metropolis, in these comics, seems like what the show did, but not so much like a set.

******** FOR SINGLE ISSUE COMIC BOOKS, RATINGS WILL BE OUT OF 5********

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art:  3 out of 5,
  • layout*: 2.5 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.3 out of 5,

    *layout for anyone wondering is just how each frame is set up, from singles to full/double page spreads to word placement bubbles to the art.

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

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Comic nerd. Movie lover Director Gaffer/Lighting Tech D.O.P. Photographer

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