So, this had the best opening to a Smallville comic, so far anyway. Its starts out with Clark flying Lois above the clouds, a brief conversation, and it ends in a poster worthy image of them kissing in the sky.
Cut to Chloe and Ollie, who are still on the hunt For the mysterious character who came out of the Queen Industries space craft. There’s a nice, but slightly confusing conversation here, and a glimpse of the mystery being that makes one wonder. Cut back to where issue 8 left off, S.T.A.R. Labs. Lex is again greeted by the Conscious of Lutessa, Luther (aka Tess Mercer), where his elaborate plan is a little bit more explained on how he plans to help Hank Henshaw, and rid himself of Tess as well. The conversation is interrupted in a funny way by Lex’s assistant, Otis. Emil Hamilton, then let’s Mrs. Henshaw know the procedure is finished, and in a thrilling way begins what Hank is soon to become. Enter Cyborg Superman.
I’ll start with the art. It like it always has mixed feelings from me. The first Page is STUNNING work, his best showing so far. Then when you get to the scene with Chloe and Ollie (add picture.), You just wonder wtf happened. Then, when you see Emil Hamilton (maybe I’ve said this before), you realize he’s the least familiar person of all. It’s like they didn’t draw that actor at all. I never really took that in, which is odd. But Perez kind of saves the day with that final image, well the last like 4 really. There’s a lot of inconsistencies, not just with faces but with objects as well. Someone tell DC they need to change this artist.
The writing was decent. As I said, the Chloe conversation with Ollie was weird. Maybe because I know where she ends up, which may I add, is out of character from her original starting point in season one, but so was her behaviour in the end of Season 8. They should have just kept her dead from season 3-4. There’s a screw up in either the lettering or the writing. Lois says day instead of dad. You think that what happened in issue 6 or 7, that wouldn’t happen again, but it’s DC, it’s kind of expected that they’d mess up. But minus those few screw ups, it’s a great issue, I loved how they ended it. Great comics have a great cliff hanger. The set up to this point has been great, so it just feels that much sweeter.
- Overall rating of the comic: 4.3 out of 5,
- Art: 4 out of 5,
- layout*: 4 out of 5,
- True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
- Story: 4.5 out of 5,
Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful. Enjoy your Week!
THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!
– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW