Smallville is back from the dead as a comic book, cue sad trombones

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It's been a fairly depressing morning, what with all that incurable gonorrhea and feline mind control. Here's some more toe-tapping news. This spring, Smallville will take a cue from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and resurrect itself as a comic by former story editor and Batgirl scribe Bryan Q. Miller.

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Yes, like a parasite leaping from host to host, this unkillable soap opera has survived by jumping mediums. From DC Comics' Source blog:

The new digital first series will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters released weekly thereafter. Additionally, the online chapters will be offered in a print periodical, along with an episode guide to the hit television series, with the first print issue released on May 16.

The new comic book series picks-up where the show left off (with Clark officially now as Superman!) and features other fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and General Lane [...] "Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!" enthuses Miller.

Oh well. At least this guy will be happy.

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John Hazard

I'm for it. I think becoming a comic book could save the only things that were wrong with the TV show- budget limitations for sets/effects/costumes, and licensing issues, which worst of all prevented Welling from putting on the Super suit.

It could also be another place to do something different than the drastic New 52. I hope Superman has his panties.