DC gave fans of the recently departed Smallville television show a surprise this morning when they announced the continuation of the series as a digital-first comic. SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 will pick up right where the show left off, with Clark Kent finally donning the iconic title and tights of Superman.
Written by Bryan Q. Miller with interior art by his frequent BATGIRL collaborator Pere Perez and digital covers by Cat Staggs, the book will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters following weekly. Collected print versions, coupled with episode guides for the series, will begin release on May 16. The print edition will also feature covers by fan-favorite artist Gary Frank.
Miller previously worked on the pre-relaunch BATGIRL title starring Stephanie Brown, a character whose New 52 absence has been met with fan outcry. This marks Miller’s first published work with DC since the relaunch.
“Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!” Miller teased for The Source. “New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they’re least expected!”
According to The Source, the series will feature key cast members from Smallville, including Chloe Sullivan-Queen and Green Arrow, whose own CW series is currently in the works.
To find out more about the series, as well as where to buy the television show on DVD, visit DC’s The Source blog.