Batman to appear in Smallville comic book

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Batman to appear in <i>Smallville</i> comic book

It was something the producers could never do on the television show for reasons that probably make a lot of sense to somebody, but the comics don’t have the same restrictions: As DC Comics’ September solicitations reveal, the Smallville Season 11 digital-first comic will feature Superman’s first meeting with … Batman.

“I feel like I’ve been sitting on a Christmas present for everyone since January,” Smallville Season 11 scribe Bryan Q. Miller, who was a staff writer and executive story editor for The CW series, said on his blog. According to the solicitation text for the story arc, appropriately titled “Detective,” “The hunt for his parents’ killer puts a vigilante known only as ‘the Batman’ on a collision course with the Man of Steel.”

Smallville ended more than a year ago after 10 seasons, returning for Season 11 in comic book form this past spring. Written by Miller and drawn ChrisCross (who replaces Pere Perez), the comic can be downloaded weekly from DC’s various mobile apps before it’s printed in comic form. Check out some artwork featuring the redesigned Batman and the solicitation text for September’s Smallville Season 11 #5 below.

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art and cover by CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online.
• SUPERMAN comes face-to-face with high-tech weapons on the streets of Metropolis.
• The hunt for his parents’ killer puts a vigilante known only as “the BATMAN” on a collision course with The Man of Steel…