Smallville S11 #4

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

Somebody Saaaaaaavvvvvvveee meeee.. Come on folks, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Book 4 brings with it, an old, new face.

The story is much improved. The first 3 issues were mostly about Clark in action, and a round up of where the season is headed. This issue is the season in full swing, or at least the beginning of Lex’s role in this season. It starts out with Lex at the infamous Metropolis General Hospital. He seems to be undergoing some kind of treatment or test to figure out what’s been happening with his mind/brain since he was inflicted with that nuro-toxin, and seeing his late sister, “Tess Mercer” (it’s a combination of the female in the Superman 1 movie, who is on Lex’s side and the body guard “Mercy” seen in the animated cartoon, in case you didn’t know). Then it cuts to space, where Clark is scanning for any possible trace for what saved the Russians. Blurs into “S.T.A.R. Labs” aka Swan Technology and Research” (Yes, that’s the same swan, virgil swan from season 2 & 3 of Smallville who you might recognize as Chris Reeves), where he finds out he’s late for Lex’s press conference with Lois. Next, Lois begins to question Lex about his whereabouts at the time his sister had “committed” suicide (according to Lex’s lies). Lex answers the politically correct way, and then discusses his space ship launch, and introduces a new Super man, Hank Henshaw. Which he will be forever remembered as the man who became the cyborg Superman, after Superman’s initial death.

The art was slightly improved, but not by a whole lot. I mean ye I’m getting used to it, but I feel as if there isn’t much in the range of this artist. However, the actors faces & expressions were better in this issue compared to the last few.

The writing was much better here. Miller is really reminding me of the show, even if at times its a little childish. Which when you think about it, is kinda expected. Clark is wearing a suit made of tights, with a bright red cape lol. But I digress, the words said by Lex are true to what we saw for 10 seasons, so I was very happy about that. The Luthors were behind EVERYTHING in smallville, so it’s nice to see that sort of continue.

Personally, I feel as if this was a nostalgic issue with the appearance of Star labs, and the boy scout reference (There’s more, but I won’t spoil everything).
There’s also a moment at the press conference where the mental altercation that Lex is having with Tess, that leads me to believe the person who is actually “haunting” Lex is, Lemme say his/her initials start with M.M. Or J.J.

So with that said, enjoy the reading and thank you. Here’s you’re rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art:  2.6 out of 5,
  • layout*: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3 out of 5,
  • Story: 3 out of 5,

    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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