Smallville Season 11 #19

smallville-19Winslow Schott gets a reporter visit from Lois who wants to understand the connection between him and Loomis (aka the Prankster). He informs Lois that he (Loomis) is the Salieri to his Mozart, while they were at Queen Industries. Meanwhile, at the suicide slums of metropolis, Batman and Superman engage Mr. Freeze and Prankster by causing the roof to separate the group. Batman tries to figure out why Mr. Freeze is working as a gun for hire. Loomis then explains that he was on the outs with Intergang so he had hoped to take down the Batman, Superman is just a bonus. With a new mag in his gun, Loomis shoots homing bullets. Superman tries to stop them but isn’t able to, and he yells for Batman who took leave with Joe Chill. Batman uses flares to get out of impending danger. Loomis keeps Superman engaged in conversation as he changes clips (Schott had always used meter rocks in his deadly gadgets, and Loomis, being a copy cat….) he shoots a few off. Clark…… smallville-019-20 meanwhile as the dust settles by Batman, he sees Mr. Freeze through the dust, Freeze shoots “goodbye Batman” says Freeze. .. To be continued.

smallville-019-02Why… Did they bring back Chris Cross… I was much more happy with the work of Igle. Anyway, this is a nice way to continue the story and show elements that make Batman cool (excuse the pun). I think it was a smart choice to use Mr. Freeze as one of the villains that would show up with Batman. He’s one of the more technologically advanced bad guys that he goes up against.

Now I’ve said this before, but I’m not entirely a huge fan of DC. I have tidbits of info, but I’m not as knowledgeable as I am with Marvel, but if I’m right then “Prankster” is a “Flash” villain. So maybe this heads to that in the coming issues.

I just hope Cross’ stay is short lived. Outside of the above kryptonite sick Superman up there, he’s a terrible artist. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d love to see Cat Staggs do some interior work for the book. She does such nice painting, it may rival the work of Alex Ross.


  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art: 2.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.2 out of 5.

Because this is late heres a free comic to use in the Marvel Comics App:



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

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

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