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"Smallville" Comic Series Talkback (Classic Spoilers)

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    DC's first comic book based on Smallville has hit stands today!

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    The comic includes stories by Smallville writer Mark Verheiden and what looks like fantastic artwork by Roy Allan Martinez and John Paul Leon. Included will also be features about the show's production and the new season. Also, only the comic book will offer the key to how to get into Chloe's "Wall of Weird," launching today at www.wallofweird.com so pick it up!

    According to www.kryptonsite.com , Supposedly one can visit the online Smallville Torch and find a secret way to access Chloe's files with a password found only in the comic book. Let the challenge begin!

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  2. adoptedBatpuppy

    adoptedBatpuppy Confidence is the Key

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    Re: 'Smallville: The Comic' Talkback (Spoilers)

    Is it a comic book series, or a one time thing?
     
  3. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    Re: Re: 'Smallville: The Comic' Talkback (Spoilers)

    This is the first of many Smallville one shots that DC has planned. If this one shot comic is successful, expect another one in 2003.
     
  4. Jor-El

    Jor-El Krypton is doomed.

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    If I had ONE complaint about the Smallville comic, (and as I think about it, one complaint is all I have,) then that complaint would be with the cover. All those damn words made this look like a magazine and not a comic book. Aside from that, it was a BEAUTIFUL cover, and if DC makes it a poster (they MUST make it a poster; I am not giving them any other options here :p,) I'll be the first in line to buy one. I love that cover.

    The art in the stories wouldn't have been good art in my other favorite titles, like JSA or Flash. For a Smallville story though it worked so well. It was real enough that I could almost see the scenes on television in my head, and was comic-y enough to keep you reminded that it is, in fact, a comic book. The Lex story art, I thought, was especially perfect to the story they were telling there.

    The interviews were pretty crappy, I thought. Tom and Kristin's answers were robotic. Only Michael Rosenbaum sounded like he was actually answering questions through the process of reflection. The other two characters just regurgitated a programmed response. It really hurt my deep admiration for both of them as actors. But hey, that feature article was really interesting. I had no idea that the cornfields were computer generated! Never would have occurred to me that they needed to be.

    The writing, over all, was extremely true to the characters in the series. I could hear them all so clearly, and there wasn't really a line in there that I could point to and say "Yeah. Smoooooooooth," and sneer at disapprovingly. I just really liked this comic, and everyone owes themselves a read of it. Some really stellar work is going on here. I can't wait for the next one.
     
  5. Barb Gordon

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    I've got it, but have yet to read it,lol. I skimmed through it and it looks interesting, and I trust my comic guy when we said I'd like it. Hope they work on the covers though. Guess I'll get to reading it...now!

    ~Barb
     
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    Hmmm...and all this time I thought this was going to be an ongoing series. Maybe I should go out and buy it after all. What are the initial reviews from the SMALLVILLE/comic folk here?

    -Tim
     
  7. Jor-El

    Jor-El Krypton is doomed.

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    My overall impression, if I decided to assign it a letter-grade, would be "A-"

    Worth every penny of the $3.95. That's for sure.
     
  8. Barb Gordon

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    Is it just a one shot or a series that will go on for a while? Lol, woh, didn't realize I paid that much for it till now!

    ~Barb
     
  9. Russkafin

    Russkafin Bringer of Darkness

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    I heard it's going to be a quarterly kind of deal. I thought it was okay, but not particularly great... I think the art kind of turned me off. But, it's Smallville, so, it's still cool. :D
     
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    Note: The cover art comes from www.amazon.com.
    Note 2: While this is mainly for the shortlived comic book series (The One Shot and #1-11 of the bimonthly series) discussion on the animated comics (Justice and Doom & Visions) are also welcomed.

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    Smallville The Comic
    1. Raptor- Writer: Michael Green Pencils: Roy Allen Martinez
    2. Exile and The Kingdom- Writer: Michael Green Pencils: John Paul Leon

    Smallville #1
    1. Paterfamilias- Writers: Mark Verheiden & Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Kilian Plunkett

    Smallville #2
    1. Beauty- Writers Mark Verheiden & Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Renato Guedes
    2. What I Did On My Summer Vacation*- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick

    Smallville #3
    1. Chimera, Part 1**- Writer: Mark Verheiden/Pencils: Renato Guedes
    2. Vows- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick

    Smallville #4
    1. Chimera, Part 2- Writers: Mark Verheiden & Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Renato Guedes
    2. Phelan***- Writer: Mark Verheiden/Pencils: Tom Derenick

    Smallville #5
    1. Sojourn****- Writers: Mark Verheiden & Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick
    2. The Few, The Proud*****- Writers: Clint Carpenter & Jake Black/Pencils: Pete Woods

    Smallville #6
    1. ID******- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick
    2. Magic- Writer: Clint Capenter/Pencils & Ink: Kano

    Smallville #7
    1. Chronicle*******- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick
    2. Parenthood- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Grummett

    Smallville #8
    1. Exploit********- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick
    2. Captive*********- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Artist: Renato Guedes

    Smallville #9
    1. Secrets- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Tom Derenick
    2. Lies- Writer: Clint Carpenter/Pencils: Jim Fern

    Smallville #10
    1. Rampage- Writers Clint Carpenter & Dan Thomsen/Pencils: Tom Derenick

    Smallville #11
    1. Nature- Writer: Dan Thomsen/Pencils Tom Derenick

    Story: It's not a bird, nor a plane, it's Clark Kent. Much like the early seasons, the Teen Of Steel continues to grow into the hero he is destined to become.

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    The stories followed by * have a specified placement in the show continuity sometime even focusing on the story they take place during. Their placement in question:

    * Takes place between Season 2 episodes "Vortex" and "Heat".
    ** This and Chimera, Part 2 takes place after the Season 2 episode "Suspect".
    *** Takes place within the Season 1 episode "Rogue".
    **** Takes place between "Exodus" and "Exile", bridging the gap between Season 2 and 3.
    ***** Takes place sometime after the Season 2 episode "Heat", but before Season 2 episode "Visage".
    ****** The table of content specifies this to take place after the Season 3 episode "Magnetic".
    ******* This story is set before the second set of The Chloe Chronicles
    ******** This story is set inbetween The Chloe Chronicles 2 episodes 6 & 7 and was included on the DVD for Season 3.
    ********* This story takes place between the Season 3 episodes "Shattered" and "Asylum".
     

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