Smallville Season 11 cover by Cat Staggs
‘Smallville Season 11’ cover #1 by Cat Staggs

DC Entertainment gave ‘Smallville’ fans a big cause for celebration today when they announced that the CW series ‘Smallville’ will continue on to an 11th season via a weekly online digital comic called ‘Smallville Season 11.’

Last heard, Byan Q. Miller was thinking about continuing the ‘Smallville’ series in book form. The idea has had a slight change of format and is now a comic book series. The comic will be written by Miller himself, who was the executive story editor and writer for the television series. In the announcement, Miller exclaims:

“Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11! New allies abound!  New enemies afoot!  And old friends return where they’re least expected!”

Among the characters confirmed to join Clark in ‘Smallvile Season 11’ are Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luther and General Lane.

The comic book series offers an all-star team with interior artwork for the comic being drawn by Pere Perez who is known for his work on the ‘Batgirl’ comics. The digital covers will be drawn by Cat Staggs. Although the comic book will be digitally published with new online chapters appearing weekly, there will also be a print version with episode guides for the series. The print edition will also feature covers by fan favorite artist Gary Frank who provided the illustrations that were seen in the season finale of ‘Smallville.’

“Pere and colorist Chris Beckett have done a fantastic job of capturing the look of the show and the players,” says Miller, “and Gary and Cat are knocking it out of the park on covers. I couldn’t be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark’s first year in the cape.”

The announcement also proclaimed that Clark’s alter ego is now officially called Superman. “Oh yes, most definitely,” Miller reveals, “By everyone. Like… everyone!”

‘‘Smallville Season 11’ will be available online starting April 13th with the print version premiering in stores on May 16th.

Source: DC Comics