This morning, the internet went wild with excitement when it was confirmed that Smallville Season 11 would be coming to life in comic book form just two months from now. After the initial reveal, some more information has been piling out on to the net thanks to the head writer on the project Bryan Q. Miller. With the Smallville scribe taking control of the continuation, he was able not only to reveal some more story details on the upcoming series, but also showcased another cover for the print version of the book, and also just when we’ll be getting the digital chapters on a regular basis.
TV Guide spoke with Miller, who revealed that we’re going to see a side of Clark that the character has very much wanted for some time in the television series. “It’s Clark’s first year as Superman. He’s riding the high of everything working out so far. And he enjoys that he can stop and shake hands with folks after he saves them.” However, the mind-wiped Lex Luthor isn’t as embracing of the new hero. “Most people are thrilled that Superman saved the world by moving a planet out of the way, but Lex and a handful of others are concerned that there’s a guy out there who can move planets.”
The series will also continue the lives of the television incarnations of Lois Lane, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, and General Lane.
The first three months are considered to be the “season premiere” of the title, with 12 chapters being released on a weekly digital basis beginning on April 13th, and continuing every Friday. Four chapters will be collected and brought to life in the form of the print version, which will be released monthly starting May 16th, along with an “episode guide”. This morning, we showcased the digital cover (see photo above), and now the print cover has been revealed as well from Gary Frank (click to enlarge):
The digital versions will be available on the DC Comics app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, as well asRead.DCComics.com. However, it’s currently uncertain if there will be a price tag attached to the books. Obviously, you’ll have to pay for the print one, but it’s unclear if a fee will come with the digital versions.
So, what do you think of the print cover? Will you be paying for the digital versions if it comes at a price? Or, will you be simply waiting for the print versions instead?