Smallville: Season 11 is a comic book series published by DC Comics that maintains the continuity of the Smallville television series and details Clark Kent's adventures as the costumed hero Superman.
The series features a unique publishing model, split between traditional print publication and digital release online and through mobile apps. For the primary story arcs, referred to as "episodes," digital chapters are released each Friday for a three-week period. During the fourth week, the three chapters are collected in a print issue released on the industry standard Wednesday new comic day.
On January 4, 2013, the series moved to a weekly release schedule without breaks. The primary story arc cycle is maintained with additional digital chapters of supplemental "interlude" story arcs released every fourth Friday. Following the interlude story week, the primary cycle begins again.
Six months after Clark Kent donned the cape and took to the skies to save Earth from Apokolips ... enter Season 11! New allies abound! New enemies afoot! And old friends return where they’re least expected!
Released every fourth Friday, digital chapters of supplemental story arcs feature other heroes and supporting characters in an effort to expand the Smallville universe. While considered a separate "episode," these "interlude" stories are comprised of only four chapters and run chronologically parallel to the primary long-form story arc. (ex. the Effigy interlude story arc will be released during the Haunted primary story arc and its events will be occurring concurrently with the events of Haunted.)
The chapters will be released exclusively in digital format and will not be published in a print edition to preserve the regular printing schedule of the primary story arc. However, the chapters will be included in print trade collections.
On February 8, 2013, it was announced that Effigy would be released in a collected print edition called Smallville: Season 11 Special #1 on May 29, 2013.
Indented episodes are interlude stories.
- Episode 11.1: Guardian - Chapters 1-12
- Episode 11.2: Detective - Chapters 13-24
- Episode 11.3: Haunted - Chapters 25-27; 29-31; 33-35; 38-40
- Episode 11.5: Argo - Chapters 42-44; 47-49; 51-53
- Episode 11.7 - Olympus - Chapters TBA
- Smallville: Season 11 #1
- Smallville: Season 11 #2
- Smallville: Season 11 #3
- Smallville: Season 11 #4
- Smallville: Season 11 #5
- Smallville: Season 11 #6
- Smallville: Season 11 #7
- Smallville: Season 11 #8
- Smallville: Season 11 #9
- Smallville: Season 11 #10
- Smallville: Season 11 #11
- Smallville: Season 11 #12
- Smallville: Season 11 #13
- Smallville: Season 11 Special #1
- Smallville: Season 11 #14
- Smallville: Season 11 #15
- Smallville: Season 11 #16
The following Recurring Characters appear in more than one issue this season (number of appearances in parentheses):
- Bruce Wayne/Batman (8/??)
- Lana Lang (5/??)
- Barbara Gordon/Nightwing (5/??)
- Chloe Sullivan of Earth-2 (5/??) (Three in a flashback.)
- Kara Kent (4/??) (One in a flashback.)
- Otis Berg (4/??)
- Emil Hamilton (4/??)
- Bart Allen/Impulse (4/??)
- John Jones/Martian Manhunter (4/??)
- Megan Morse (4/??)
- Brainiac (4/??) (One in flashback)
- Diana of Themyscira (3/??)
- Garth Ranzz (3/??)
- Imra Ardeen (3/??) (One in flashback)
- General Sam Lane (3/??)
- Hank Henshaw (3/??)
- Jeff Hage (3/??)
- John Corben/Metallo (3/??)
- Mister Freeze (3/??)
- Prankster (3/??)
- Joe Chill (3/??)
- Terri Henshaw (3/??)
- Winslow Schott/Toyman (3/??)
- Lionel Luthor (flashback only; 3/??)
- Thomas Wayne (flashback only; 3/??)
- Jonathan Kent (flashback only; 3/??)
- Martha Kent (3/??) (two in flashback)
- Jay Garrick/Flash (3/??)
- Booster Gold (3/??)
- Rokk Krinn (2/??)
- Clark Luthor/Ultraman (flashback only; 2/??)
- Oliver Queen (Earth-2) (flashback only; 2/??)
- Granny Goodness (flashback only; 2/??)
- Perry White
The following Recurring Characters appear in only one issue this season but also appear in other seasons:
- Disciples of Zod (flashback only)
- Virgil Swann (flashback only)
- Doomsday (flashback only)
- Lionel Luthor of Earth-2 (flashback only)
- Gordon Godfrey (flashback only)
- Kyla Willowbrook (flashback only)
- Martha Wayne (flashback only)
- Mia Dearden (dream sequence)
- Bert Camp
- Clark and Lois's apartment
- Frank's newsstand
- Metropolis General Hospital
- Port of Metropolis
- S.T.A.R. Labs
- Daily Planet Building
- Ace of Clubs
- Stryker's Island Penitentiary
- Crime Alley
- Coast of Cameroon, Africa
- Mumbai, India
- Paris, France
- Smallville: Season 11 was released as both a digital and print comic book.
- The new digital first series was first released 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 series, the first print issue was released on May 2.
- The first 12 weeks are the "season premiere". It has a one-word title, Guardian. As always, they will all have one-word titles.
- Season 11 will feature the cast of characters moving into the next phases of their lives: "Work, love, heroics and villainy all play a part in how they're settling into a very 'Look! Up in the sky!' world."
- Miller describes each Season 11 "episode" (or arc) as "bigger" than the show. He likens each to a "mega-episode" or a TV movie that continues the Smallville saga.
- Clark will be more comfortable in his skin, still much like his television counterpart but with a dash of "Reeve-Supes Zen". He gets to shake hands with those he saves, enjoys flying, and sees his abilities more as a job now that he really likes.
- The changes to the Superman costume - from the traditional/Superman Returns-inspired look in Finale, Part 2 to a look similar to the "New 52" style featured in the current DC Comics Superman titles - will be explained during the second chapter of the first arc, Guardian.
- Bryan Q Miller publicly announced on twitter that the "regular" characters for Season 11 include, and quote: "Clark, Lois, Lex, Tess, Oliver, and Chloe."
- Bryan Q Miller will use bits and pieces of terminology from the New 52 universe, like A.R.G.U.S., as well as take from the wealth of original things and from DC stories past and make what would be a fun story to see through that “Smallville”-colored lens.
- Season 11 has , and will take bits and pieces of Infinite Crisis, Crisis on Infinite Earths among other crisis events in the comics.  Even though not every episode's about it, but we'll come back to it regularly as the season progresses and we'll see what the Monitors want and why they want to destroy the Multiverse and the "Crisis" might be to big for Superman to handle it alone.
- Wonder Woman will appear in print issue 16 in August. Bryan took elements that best embody the best from each interpretation of Wonder Woman. But when we first meet Diana, she isn't being called "Wonder Woman" just yet. She's got a very specific mission. There's a very big reason that she left the island, which we'll eventually cover.She will have elements of her classic costume she might get into a more traditional look around the end of the episode.
- Marionette Ventures will return in some form as time goes on.
- Bryan confirmed we will see many heroes, both old and new, will appear during the season. .
- ↑ SMALLVILLE SEASON 11’s First Print Issue Available Now DC Comics Blog
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Smallville Season 11 Comic Book Features Impulse and Expands its Universe TVGuide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Smallville Season 11: Release Schedule Blue Sky Bricca Braq - BQM's Blog
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Smallville Season 11: Building the Justice League IGN.com
- ↑ 2/8/13: Smallville Season 11: Release Schedule (Updated) BlueSkyBriccaBraq (Bryan Q. Miller's Blog)
- ↑ Episode #11-3: "Haunted" KryptonSite Spoilers
- ↑ Parallel Story #1: "Effigy" KryptonSite Spoilers
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 2/8/13: Smallville Season 11: Release Schedule (Updated) BlueSkyBriccaBraq (Bryan Q. Miller's Blog)
- ↑ Parallel Story #2: "Valkyrie" KryptonSite Spoilers
- ↑ Parallel Story #3: "Hollow" KryptonSite Spoilers
- ↑ http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2012/02/09/announcing-smallville-season-11/
- ↑ http://blueskybriccabraq.squarespace.com/blog/2012/2/9/smallville-season-11-or-where-ive-been-hiding.html
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Miller Takes "Smallville" to New Heights in "Season 11" CBR.com
- ↑ http://herocomplex.latimes.com/tv/smallville-season-11-graphic-novel-gets-into-crisis-mode/#/0
- ↑ http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=45317
- ↑ http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/05/10/exclusive-smallville-season-11-wonder-woman/7
- ↑ http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/05/10/exclusive-smallville-season-11-wonder-woman/7
- ↑ https://twitter.com/bryanQmiller/status/333027237886566400
- ↑ https://twitter.com/bryanQmiller/status/282938240133103616
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