Smallville told the story of a young Clark Kent moreso than a young Superman, portraying the hero’s fledgling years before the cape, before Metropolis, and before the flying. After ten years on our screens the TV show was cancelled but, to the delight of a legion of fans, this wasn’t the end of the story. In 2012 the Smallville story went full circle as the characters were brought to 2d splendor in the pages of the ‘season 11′ comic of the same name by Bryan Q. Miller. Sadly it was Bryan himself who broke the news of the series final demise.
Miller, the series writer,who joined the show in season five, wrote all 119 chapters of the comic, which continued the story beyond the final 2011 episode of the show.
“In Smallville Season 11, Clark came to terms with being representative of something larger than heroism – he’s proof that we are not alone in the universe,” Miller told CBR.
“And, for good or ill, when those from beyond, to whom human law does not apply, visit us, they need protection and representation. And Superman can – and should – do that.”
After enjoying a 10-season run on television, “Smallville” made the leap to digital comics in May 2012 with the launch of “Smallville Season 11.”
And if this is the end of the Smallville universe we will leave the last word to Miller himself: “Ten years of television and 40 issues of comics is nothing to shake a stick at. ”