Smallville Season 11 #18

Continuing on the heels of last issue, Batman arrives to where the Bat-signal is and they agree to work together. Later at Lexcorp, Oliver Queen tells Lex to stop with the emails, which Lex notices is in the dead of night. He tells Otis to spend the night. Cut to Suicide Slums, where the Worlds finest confront Joe Chill. And just as Batman is getting some kind of head way with his parents murderer, Mr. Freeze shows up with the aid of Loomis aka the Prankster. Mean while, Lex is awake in the dead of night and Otis takes note… To be continued.

I haven’t really said much about the cover artist in these reviews, but I dare say she is phenomenal. Its like she’s a (at least with a name like Cat Staggs, you hope she’s a girl) female Alex Ross.
Anyway, this issue is great. The angles may not be the best to convey the message or better put, that would have been used in the show, but for what it is, there are great moments here that really give you a hint as to what’s to come from the Justice League, to them simply being the “Worlds Finest”(I’m never sure if it’s heroes or detectives).

I do have a beef though, that the offices of Lex have been redecorated for no real reason. I don’t know if that’s a new look here on out but I prefer the more blue/black/purple tone. This isn’t DC’s premier book, but with the artwork being what it is, and the writing of a Smallville show scribe, this is the best it’s been since the books launch.


  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.5 out of 5,
  • Art:  4.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3.8 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.5 out of 5.

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