Well, what worked for Buffy The Vampire Slayer can work for Smallville, can't it?
Following in the footsteps of Joss Whedon continuing his popular series in comic book form, DC has announced that, after Smallville ended after its tenth season on TV last year, the eleventh season will happen comic style as well.
Bryan Q. Miller, who wrote the show, will be handling this project, which will be a digital-first series starting April 13 and published weekly, with a print version coming out in May. Each version will have different covers, too. Gary Frank will do the print cover, while Cat Staggs will handle the digital covers – and the interiors will be illustrated by Pere Perez.
“Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips… enter Season 11!” says Miller. “New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they’re least expected! Pere and colorist Chris Beckett have done a fantastic job of capturing the look of the show and the players, and Gary and Cat are knocking it out of the park on covers. I couldn’t be more excited to help give seasoned viewers and new readers an all-access pass to Clark’s first year in the cape.”
Here's the Cat Staggs cover of Smallville: Season 11 #1.