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SMALLVILLE COMIC MINISERIES
Continuity
RGM BAAAQBAJ
Series  Miniseries
Miniseries No.  6
Continuity  Season 11
Continuity No.  9
Writer  Bryan Q. Miller
Pencils  IG Guara,
Marcelo Di Chiara
Cover  Cat Staggs
Inks  JP Mayer
Colors  Carrie Strachan
Lettering  Saida Temofonte
Assistant Editors  Jessica Chen
Editors  Kristy Quinn
Publication Date  TBA
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Smallville: Continuity is a comic book miniseries from DC Comics that follows the continuity of the Smallville: Season 11 comic book series,[1] which in turn follows the continuity of the television series.

Summary

The Monitors have come to Earth and begun their work; but instead of using Red Bleed to exterminate the world, a new Blue Bleed is erasing the world's capitals![2]

Issues

  • Smallville: Continuity #1 (To be released on December 10, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 1 (Digital Release August 29, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 2 (Digital Release September 5, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 3 (Digital Release September 12, 2014)
  • Smallville: Continuity #2 (To be released on January 14, 2015)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 4 (Digital Release September 19, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 5 (Digital Release September 26, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 6 (Digital Release October 3, 2014)
  • Smallville: Continuity #3 (February 17, 2015)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 7 (Digital Release October 10, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 8 (Digital Release October 17, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 9 (Digital Release October 24, 2014)
  • Smallville: Continuity #4 (March 11, 2015)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 10 (Digital Release October 31, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 11 (Digital Release November 07, 2014)
    • Smallville: Continuity - Chapter 12 (Digital Release November 14, 2014)

Recap

Chapter One

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The Dominators pray to the Gods to spare them.

In the 31st Century Dominators are on a spacecraft at the edge of the source wall praying to the gods of order and chaos to forgive their transgressions of going against the master plan and searching for something more than dominion, and are fully ready to be punished resigning to their faith.

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An entropy wave breaks through the Source Wall.

They are shocked when they are pulled up by a tractor beam, finding themselves to be rescued by the Legion members Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy and Lightning Lad who are about to send them back into Dominator Space. Lighting Lad questions the Legion's rescue if they wanted to die. Brainiac 5 points out that Kal-El would have done the exact same thing. An alarm alerts them to the fact that the Source Wall beginning to crack and expel a strange form of energy that is all over the charts which Chameleon Boy refers to as looking to the readings say that it all amounts to "nothing". To avoid destruction the Legion, first transporting Dominator back to their territory, escape into a hyperspace jump back to Earth.

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The Legion tries to escape the wave.

Horrifyingly the 'nothing' has followed them and is still gaining. It is an entropy wave that is now travelling in space and time erasing the past, present and future. The wave is reaching a focal point in the present day 21st century and so the Legion race to intercept, with Brainiac 5 creating the Legion Protocol Seven as a way to contact all Legionnaires.

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Steve and Diana try to calm down the President.

In the present at D.E.O headquarters Steve Trevor and Agent Diana Prince are trying to explain to the President exactly what the blue cloud is that was released by the Monitor ship and how Zatanna Zatara's magic is all that is keeping them safe. Diana however wonders why hasn't Steve told the president about how Zatanna has been growing trying to protect them and keep the barrier up and is convinced they need a plan to stop this threat soon.

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Oliver finds a way for them to escape.

Chloe Sullivan is nursing her baby bump after suffering pains from her womb trapped in the facility inside the bubble, which Oliver and the doctor assures her that it it just anxiety and false labor cramps. Oliver vows that he will find a way for Chloe and the baby, as well as everybody else to escape with something he took from a bad man during a previous mission in order to survive the 'trans-reality extinction event'.

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Lois and Clark worry about their loved ones.

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Clark and Lois do not give up.

On the other side of the globe Clark wakes up fully healed but with a shredded costume, while some helps nurse him back to health marveling on how the sun healed him so fast. As he thanks the man, he overhears Lois calling the Watchtower, Tess Mercer informs them of the crisis in motion with cities around the world are all being affected, and Washington D.C., where Martha Kent as well as General Sam Lane are stationed, was hit first just like on the other Earth. Lois is worried that they are too late to stop it. Clark is optimistic and holding Lois, saying their is still a chance to stop this soaring telling her it is time to go 'Up, up and away'.

Chapter Two

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Lex and Otis learn about the Blue Bleed.

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Lex is pleased about his big win.

Lex and Otis return to Metropolis, with Otis asking Lex if he appreciated the view of the city before he lost all his memories as much as he does now, and how hard he worked to position himself as a good man emerging from the darkness. Otis wonders if that also includes making deals with the Monitors because it looks like they easily agreed to his plan of rebooting the universe as they watch Washington D.C. as well as five other cities apparently destroyed. Lex says while the Bleed in Russia was mainly destructive, but the blue Bleed seems to have broken down for reconfiguration, with Otis wondering how they would be able to sort it out with Lex answering if they can reform everything to their specific design. Lex then assumes that no one would remember exactly what had happened and only knowing the reality created by the Monitors. Otis wonders if they hit Metropolis, they would bring them back together as a duo with Lex saying he doesn't imagine they would.

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Clark and Lois encounter the Blue Bleed.

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The Monitors unleash the Manhunters against Clark and Lois.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, Clark and Lois are almost home, watching the Monitors rebooting the universe which Lex convinced them to do as they break the water and air down to base elements and collecting it as they prepare to reassemble it, realizing Lex may have bought them some time to stop this. Clark wonders if Lois is ready to see this but Lois rationalize since they are possibly one of the last journalists, they have no choice. Lois wonders if her dad and his mom, along with everyone else in D.C. being vaporized is better than being terminated, Superman says he doesn't plan on finding out and would only take time to grieve if they can't save the day. However he tells tells her they need to focus because one of the ships releases a group of Manhunters on them.

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Green Arrow and the others along with the President escape to the Rocky Mountains.

In NORAD beneath the Rock Mountains, a group of soldiers are confused as they witness a bright yellow light appear out of nowhere. However before they are able to do anything, Oliver tased them with a few of his arrows, with the president telling them to stand down as they are bringing everyone they could from the D.E.O. Headquarters. Zatanna is exhausted from her part, while Chloe and Diana are by her side and brings a medic to help her. Oliver uses another Boom Tube saying this is where they must part ways Steve stays with the general and president to help coordinate the groups, while Diana goes to tell her people of what is coming, but they kiss and part ways with Diana telling Steve that despite what might happen, he'll always be her "secret boy" as they go their separate ways.

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The heroes unite to strive against the Crisis.

Superman and Lois finally arrive at Watchtower where Tess Mercer, Chloe and Oliver along with Batman, Nightwing Martian Manhunter, Supergirl, Jay Garrick and his team of teenagers. Clark tells Chloe, Tess and Bruce to find out everything from one of the Manhunters he destroyed about the Crisis, because more ships are on their way. As Batman starts to examine the crumpled Manhunter head he wonders where are they going, Clark grimly says everywhere.

Chapter Three

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Lois and Chloe talk about how they are going to get through the crisis.

At the Daily Planet, Lois and a heavily pregnant Chloe use the elevator to go upstairs, where the "big dogs" intend to continue reporting what is happening in the world with the crisis and the Monitors. The two women then share some emotional moments about some of the hardships they have endured over the past few years, like the second meteor shower, Dark Thursday and Apokolips and wonder if this crisis could be something even Clark and his friends cannot stop. Chloe says she won't let the Monitors take away whatever future life her baby is supposed to have and Lois says they'll get through it like they always do.

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Oliver and Tess talk about what information they have on the Monitors.

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Oliver finds out Tess' fear of dying.

Meanwhile at Watchtower, Tess and Oliver, who manufactures a new arsenal for himself with the 3D printer, talk about what information they got from the Manhunters. Tess points out Henshaw left and the D.E.O. and S.T.A.R. Labs haven't been able to gain any more information than they already knew. Without a body she feels at a loss but Oliver points of that Tess can be tangible again if she wanted to. She has access to a 3D printer and can fashion a body out of it much like he does for his Green Arrow armor and the base they now have on the moon. Tess then confesses that she is afraid of dying and if she does again after becoming physical she might not be able to ever come back.

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Clark and Bruce have a meeting.

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Bruce and Clark make their plan on how to defeat the Monitors.

Meanwhile Bruce and Clark sit in the Kents' apartment to figure out a game plan. Bruce is angered when he finds out about Lex Luthor's machinations but he distracts himself by revealing what he has extracted from the Manhunter head. Bruce points out that the Manhunters can be hurt but the Crisis is not something Superman can just punch away. Clark asks Bruce if they will be able to stop the crisis without either side having any casualties but Bruce remains uncomfortably silent. He then says to Clark to put on another pot of coffee.

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The team gathers together.

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The battle begins.

Soon Clark gathers all of the heroes onto his rooftop and gives them the lowdown. They can distract the Manhunters with physical attacks while Watchtower leads an evacuation to the heartland. If the distraction they provide fails everyone will die or be 'rebooted', but if they win everything will stay as it was and how they all remember the world. Clark tells them to say goodbye to their loved ones and suit up ready for war.

Chapter Four

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The blue Bleed expands all over the world.

The blue Bleed starts expanding all over the world, covering most of the planet.

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Lois and Clark discuss the team's plan.

Meanwhile in Watchtower, Lois Lane has enlisted for the team's mission and is having a heart to heart with Clark before gearing up and discussing the plan. Lois explains that while the superheroes will fight the Manhunters, she will sneak inside the Monitors' ship and upload a virus that would get the control of their networking systems. Clark then reveals he has to turn to the only human on Earth capable of helping their plan succeed and that is Lex Luthor.

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The two men agree to work together.

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Superman meets Lex Luthor.

Confronting Lex he makes a correct assumption that Luthor had quietly mapped the Monitor and Manhunter systems during his machinations with them. Lex is impressed with Superman's intelligence and points out he has done just that. Due to his dealings, instead of a Red bleed his organizing a reshuffling Blue bleed has bought them time and that Superman has to agree to a temporary truce in order for everyone on Earth to succeed. The two men then shake hands, with Lex revealing he knows that if Lois is harmed it will likely mean his undoing either from the reboot or at Superman's hands.

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The Justice League attacks.

In deep space the Monitors have converged for a meeting discussing the goings on planet side. They know from monitoring that Superman and the other superheros are converging to create an army. One leader requests that they launch deconstructors and end the planet however he is outvoted by another who suggests for their defiance towards the Monitors Superman and the others should experience oblivion as a punishment before the reboot.

Superman delivers a rousing speech to the heroes. The other Earths might have been erased or rebooted but they are determined for their Earth to survive and their continuity to continue. With that Superman, Luthor and all of Earth's heroes attack the incoming Manhunters.

Chapter Five

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The heroes fight the Manhunters.

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The Lanterns save Green Arrow and Speedy.

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The heroes help Lois and Lex get inside the ship.

The plan goes into overdrive and the attack is immediately full on. They may be on a zero fatality mission but the Manhunters are not and Superman makes it clear if they are hit, they die. All the heroes are fighting valiantly, Green Arrow, with his long range weapon races across rooftops trying to get a vantage point and is rescued from a deadly fall by Speedy. At the Watchtower, Chloe and Tess try to get them assistance but everyone is busy. The powerhouses are stuck with their specific missions, Superman and Supergirl are clearing a path for Lois and Lex while Wonder Woman is trying to clear a path to a manufacturing ship, none would be able to succeed and return to help Green Arrow and Speedy in time. Fortunately, out of nowhere, the cavalry arrives as Green Lanterns John Stewart and Aya shield the archer while Blue Lantern Saint Walker uses his ring to blast away their attackers. John reveals that all other space sectors are now erased and rebooting but with no time to relax they all race to help Wonder Woman.

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Lex and Lois download the virus.

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Lex throws Lois off the ship.

A bickering Lex and Lois manage to get on the ship with their "skeleton key" and a little luck in the form of Superman. They aren't the stealthiest and are quickly discovered. Lois preps her nightsticks but is horrified when Lex kills the crew. Lois is disgusted but the plan must go ahead and she uploads the virus. Chloe and Tess confirm access, with 15 minutes to complete the process they can stop the entire attack but of course this is when Lois realizes Lex is not on their side. He keeps his promise to Superman that he wouldn't harm Lois but picks her up and slings her out of the ship towards the ground. Otis asks Lex if he has killed Lois, but a smiling Lex points out the sky is filled with superheroes. Lex then points out that though the heroes want to stop the reboot altogether, he on the other had wants to use it to reshape the world to his particular tapestry.

Chapter Six

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Wonder Woman saves Lois.

As Lois falls to her death, with the aid of Pegasus, Wonder Woman grabs her and leads her to safety.

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The heroes are shocked when the Manhunters head to Smallville.

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The Legion and the Titans head to Smallville.

Meanwhile, Aya, John Stewart, Saint Walker, Supergirl and Superman continue to battle the Manhunters. The Monitors automatons suddenly change direction and race to reboot Smallville and if they succeed everything will be lost. Superboy has gathered all of the youngest of heroes and they prepare to stop the tide. Superman orders him to stand down but another team arrives to help, the Legion. With the Legions arrival as back up the Titans with Superman's blessing rush to stop the reboot in Smallville. Superman races over and picks up Lois from Pegasus to take her to Watchtower. Wonder Woman now free of her passenger vows to fight with no inhibitions.

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Superman helps Lex escape.

Pods land in Metropolis releasing Monitors as all the older heroes form an army to fight them, Superman arrives with Lois and asks Tess if their backup plan worked. Tess confirms that a second virus was planted in Lex Luthor's battlesuit. Lex hears a recording of Tess and is shocked as his armor falls apart. Lex Luthor is nothing if not resourceful and hunting around the dead Monitors on the ship he activates a self destruct on one of them. As the hull rips open Superman is there to aid his escape and Lex is relieved that at least they are honorable.

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The two Green Lanterns watch their friend die.

Aya asks John Stewart if this battle echoes the Parallax Wars as they battle powerful Monitor soldiers. John tells Aya this is far, far worse but the distraction is enough that Saint Walker is captured and killed, despite a delayed bombardment of emerald energy on the Monitor army. The two Green Lanterns are heartbroken as the blue ring leaves orbit for a new owner.

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The Monitors send the Omega Monitor.

The Monitors meanwhile realize their computer network has been compromised and that the Monitors on Earth are dying. The leader orders that the forces of Manhunters and Monitors pull out to be replaced instead by Deconstructor ships. The female Monitor vows that this Earth will no longer be part of the reboot and live in the brave new world, while the heroes think they have won the day. Instead of a fresh start the Omega Monitor will be launched on them to usher in oblivion.

Chapter Seven

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Superman, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter try to hold the pod.

Superman spots the pod approaching Earth, feelings of sheer horror aside, he, Kara and J'onn try to stop the pod from hitting its target. Even with their combined might the pod overcomes them and speeds beyond them breaking the sound barrier. Green Arrow and Batman are thrown backwards by the sonic boom's force but stare in horror as the pod speeds up and aims itself at Watchtower.

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The heroes try to save Chloe's life.

Ollie begs a pregnant Chloe to get out of the base before it is destroyed, but a tearful Chloe tells him there is no time left as she can't outrun the pod. Ollie refuses to give up, ejects his armor and with the help of Batman's bat-grapple he tries his hardest to get to Watchtower. Chloe then hears Ollie's 3D printer activate and Tess steps out in her new physical form.

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The Red Tornado saves Chloe.

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The heroes are ready to go against the Omega Monitor.

All the heroes race to the Watchtower but are too late to stop the destruction as the pod crashes into the side and it begins to crumble to dust. A tearful Clark pours on the speed as Ollie cries out. Superman is shocked to see a red tornado explode from the rubble landing Chloe safely on the ground. John and Aya protect everyone with an emerald bubble shield as Superman approaches with a devastated Ollie... but as the dust clears Chloe is unharmed and joined by Tess (In her new Red Tornado form). Lois and Ollie hug Chloe while Tess takes Superman aside to explain how she manufactured her new android body also telling Superman about how the Monitors had sent the pod to deliberately sever the virus they had and the link to their network. Superman asks Tess what was in the pod just as something smashes its way out of the rubble. Clark utters some rousing words as the heroes swear to fight together now and forever against this threat.

Chapter Eight

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Otis gets killed by saving Lex's life.

Lex is confronted by the Monitors and Manhunters, for the first time ever with no backup plan and no way out. Before Lex is killed a truck slams into his attackers crushing them, and out climbs Otis from the wreckage. Lex is for once pleased and grateful to have Otis as a friend only then to see the hapless friend incinerated by a laser of a barely functioning Manhunter. In a rage Lex crushes its skull dropping to his knees in sadness at his loss.

Meanwhile, Batman is proving a weak link in the fight with the Monitor warriors. Clark tells him to fall back, get Lois and Chloe to safety and try to re-establish the link to the Monitors' ship. Batman is reluctant and asks about Arrow, but Ollie points out he would be a better protector for Chloe and Lois as he has a better skill set for it. Batman then melts a hole in the sidewalk into a basement safely out of the way of the battle, and with Nightwing at his side they fire their Bat Grapples to get to the rooftops.

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The Justice League fights the Omega Monitor.

John and Aya try to hold back the Omega Monitor and Aya calls John by his real name making him realize that they are at world's end.

Wonder Woman leaps in sword swinging while J'onn gets close enough to telepathically attack. The feedback sends J'onn hurtling backwards but Diana signals Superman to join the fight.

With might of astounding levels Clark soars upwards then smashes the warrior to a wheezing wreck. Clark tells him to pass a message on to his masters than no more blood will be shed. The Omega Monitor launches a series of cables that capture Superman. The warrior points out that if Superman is broken then the will of his 'Justice League' will too. Instead of passing the message Superman instructed the Omega Monitor orders the orbiting ship to triangulate his position and fire with all their might. Clark cries out refusing to be rebooted but the Omega Monitor laughs wheezily that he no longer has a choice.

Chapter Nine

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Otis says his final words.

As it turns out Otis isn't quite dead, as Lex tends to his friend's wounds, blinded and fading fast, the well meaning sidekick tells Lex he doesn't have to be a bad man.

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Barbara becomes a Blue Lantern.

Watchtower calls through to Batman to tell him that Superman has been beaten. Aya and Nightwing tries to fight off the Manhunters. Batman voices his regret in involving Barbara in this war but she points out if she hadn't been fighting she would have been reset. Barbara tells Bruce that the difference between them is that she believes in hope. Suddenly a flash of blue energy envelops her and she is given Saint Walker's Blue Lantern ring which she uses to create blue hope constructs that destroys all nearby Manhunters.

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Superman fights the Blue Bleed.

At the same time Lois and Chloe have made it to the sewers with Lois having trouble breathing. Superman, meanwhile is in trouble as he becomes a phantom watching events of his life play backwards. As he is tormented by this Arrow, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl arrive to see him reflect the reboot energy back at the craft it came from. Superman's counter attack disrupts their network long enough for Tess to reconect. Superman orders Tess to control the ships to fire on everything except the collector and reconstruction ships.

The Monitors realize that everyone in the universe is opposed to their rebooting plan and waits to see what happens.

Chapter Ten

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The Justice League decides on the Monitor's fate.

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The Monitor is sent to the Phantom Zone.

The League stands in the Fortress standing judgment over the female Monitor. The universe is now back to normal though all that died is still dead. The female Monitor asks to die but J'onn points out that Clark would never kill anyone. The League then decides to send the Monitor to the Phantom Zone. Arrow asks Clark what they do now the threat is over, Clark smiles and tells him that we should, endure, survive and live our lives and with that though on their minds they all race off.

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Bruce and Barbara say goodbye.

Batman then says goodbye to Barbara who leaves to learn more about her abilities but not before leaving Batman a new sidekick to take on her mantle.

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The Justice League members are finally recognized as heroes.

Three weeks later LexCorp holds a major press confrence and Lex introduces the public to a new monument built on the former Watchtower site. In a massive turnout Lex publicly admits that if it weren't for the heroes of earth the universe would be lost. Then Superman makes a speech that is broadcast all over the world. Perry confronts a tearful Martha worried that something has upset her but has she listens to the speech and staring a photo of Jonathan and Clark she feels tremendous pride. Martha in the White House isn't the only one watching the Teen Titans are in a new base and even the Legion watch from the future as their existence is solidified. As the tarp falls away it reveals a stunning bronze statue of the Justice League.

Chapter Eleven

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Tess launches the new Watchtower.

A few weeks later, at a restaurant in Metropolis, Emil and Tess are eating dinner and he wonders if the new synthetic skin Tess has over her robotic body hurts. She answers it doesn't not hurt if that makes sense with Emil replying he'll have the team work on another sensation patch for her second skin's firmware. Then when they finally eat the food, they both agree the food is terrible thus leaving the restaurant. Emil tell Tess that Clark put him in touch with a man from Russia named Alexi who agreed to help Emil to get certified in space travel so that he would be able to visit her, but Tess tells him to take his time because he doesn't get as lonely as she used to be knowing that she isn't. She then kisses Emil before changing into her Red Tornado form and heading to S.T.A.R. Labs and proceeds to remotely upload and download herself as she transports to the Watchtower Outpost on the moon and tells the members of the "Justice League" that Watchtower is officially back online.

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Oliver trains his new group of "Outsiders".

Outside of Washington D.C., under the ocean in the D.E.O. Headquarters, Oliver, Chloe, Steve and Diana discusses the events of what has occurred recently, with Steve staying that D.E.O. will ring a bell "if anyone starts throwing shade this reality's way". Diana asks Oliver and Chloe if they considered their offer to become members, with Oliver saying they would have accepted sooner but the world 75% ended. Steve hands them their badges as he asks if he wants to meet their ragtag group of misfits, with Chloe replying hurry back if her water breaks. Diana shows Ollie his five new students, which are composed of dropouts from Quantico, West Point and a few convicts. Diana tells him they are all his, with Oliver tells his new group of "Outsiders" their first lesson would be with a bow and arrow.

Lex is looking outside the Limo with his new assistant attempting to gain his attention. Kitty tells Lex he has a conference call with research and development regarding the new ultra-thin smart phone testing, a meeting with Michael Holt and Ted Kord regarding settlement and damages, an exclusive interview with Jack Ryder, approvals on the cloud-seeding project in Bolivia, real estate inquiries regarding "Nanda Parbat" and he is finally at his 10:00 appointment with the President at the White House. Kitty inquires if everything is alright, which Lex replies on paper yes and she is practically perfect in every way. She thanks him for the opportunity to become his assistant and she would learn a lot from him. However when she calls him Lex, He coldly and swiftly tells her to refer to him as Mr. Luthor only and that she slumps her shoulders asking if that should better, Lex replies no and he isn't sure if it ever will be.

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Lex has his eyes on the White House.

The president was tending his garden, he calls Lex the "people's hero". The president says although Lex doesn't wear a costume, his actions allowed the other heroes enough time to turn the tide so the entire world owes him a debt of gratitude. Lex replies it's all in a day's work which the President note is a humble thing to say but doubts Lex has ever been a humble man. Then the president says he would want to keep Lex around to liaise with the Justice League in case they face another crisis and asks him if he considered a career in politics at some point, which Lex with a smile on his face, replying he always felt that he was meant for greatness.

Chapter Twelve

As Lois helps Clark move out of the Bullpen into his new office the two receive simultaneous text messages and race out arm in arm at super speed. And so we arrive at hospital just after the birth of Chloe and Ollie's baby. Ollie of course gifting the young boy with a baby sized bow.

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The Justice League welcomes a new family member.

Chloe worries about the dangers in the world and the rise in heroes. Oliver reminds her they all fight for justice and will ensure their new baby will have a safe and healthy upbringing. Chloe laments that family should be here for their big occasion and Ollie smiles as he wheels her into the waiting room to be greeted by their 'family' composed of the Heroes that they met over time. Lois and Clark are shocked to be named God Parents and coo over the new addition. Clark remembering the losses they have suffered over the years is truly touched to meet a new life brought into the fold and even more so when they reveal the baby's name to be Jonathan.

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Clark and Lois share a kiss.

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This is a job for Superman.

Later Lois and Clark sharing a bath look back at their recent achievements and look forward to a little downtime. Lois jumps out of the bath straight into a jumpsuit strapping on a parachute as Clark suits up in his costume. The two fly out into the night directly in front of a full moon embracing, soaring through the sky.

Tess radios in to 'Boy Scout' about a tsunami in India so Lois dashes landward with her parachute leaving Clark to do his thing. Tess tells Clark that he has only three minutes to stop the disaster but he has one request - no more 'Boy Scout' as a codename, saying that this looks like a job for Superman.

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  • In the opening sequence of the first chapter, we see the three Legionnaires visiting the Source Wall. In the comics, the Source Wall is a structure that lies on the edge of the known universe, in the Promethean Galaxy. Beyond the wall lies what is known as the Source, a cosmic essence or being that is the "source" of all that exists. The wall is theoretically passable. However, all those who have tried have been inevitably trapped in it. Over time it has been made up of the bodies of would-be conquerors and curiosity seekers from all across the universe.
  • The alien race the Legionnaires encounter at the Source Wall, the Dominators, collectively known as the Dominion, are a fictional alien race from the outer cosmos of the DC Universe. They were initially introduced as villains in the 30th century of the Legion of Super-Heroes but they also appeared in the 20th century in the company-wide crossover Invasion!
  • This is considered as Chameleon Boy's first actual appearance in Smallville, even though he previously made a cameo in Argo.
  • Before Superman flew with Lois back to Washington D.C., he used the phrase "Up, Up and Away". This quote was said by Superman in early appearances before he would fly. "Up, Up and Away!" eventually became an eight-issue Superman story arc.
  • The winged horse Wonder Woman rides is Pegasus, a fictional creature that originates from Greek mythology. In the DC comics, unlike Greek mythology, Pegasus is not a singular creature but belongs to a species of winged horses, mostly associated with the Amazons and the Shining Knight.
  • The robotic suit Lex wears is reminiscent of his famous green and purple warsuit from the comics. The original alien battlesuit was first featured in Action Comics #544, where Lex obtained it on his adopted home planet of Lexor. The most modern version is a specially made warsuit built on Apokolips, which made Lex even with Superman.
  • The Blue Lantern that appears in the fifth issue along with the two Green Lanterns, and is called Saint, is Bro'Dee Walker, also known as Saint Walker.
  • The Legionnaire who arrives along with Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl and Chameleon Boy from the future, is Dawnstar. She is a famous DC comics character and a member of the Legion, who previously made a cameo in Argo.
  • Tess' new robotic body and her super powers is a nod to the superhero Red Tornado. Even though the most famous version of the hero is an android, named John Smith, the Golden Age Red Tornado was Abigail Hunkel. The Smallville version of Red Tornado though, is probably based on the New 52 interpretation of the character, who is a gynoid and has a similar back story to that of Tess in Season 11 (the consciousness of the deceased Lois Lane of Earth-2 was transferred into the robotic body, bringing her back to life as an A.I.).
  • According to Bryan Q. Miller, who announced it in NYCC 2014, Continuity will be the comic series' finale.[3][4]
  • The quote "I am no man", that Nightwing says is from the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In the movie, the character Éowyn says this line before killing the Witch-king, after he said "No man can kill me".
  • Nightwing also mentions "Butch and Sundance", this is a reference to the 1969's Western film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. She is referring to the two protagonists and their unknown fate during the ending scene of the film.
  • The flashback sequences Clark envisions are from the episodes Shield, Savior, Arrival and Pilot.
  • In the tenth issue of Continuity, a Monitor asks Superman to kill her but Martian Manhunter and Superman state that the majority of the parallel versions of Superman, including this one, do not kill. In the comics, like in Smallville, Superman has a no kill code but the quote above is a nod to the controversial ending of 2013's live-action film Man of Steel, where Superman is forced to kill Zod.
  • Oliver mentions the destruction of the entrance to the Phantom Zone, from season 10's episode Dominion.
  • Batman mentions that when he first met Barbara was at a policeman's ball, where she showed up in a "ridiculous" costume. This is a reference to Barbara Gordon's debut appearance as Batgirl in Detective Comics #359 (1967), subtitled "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl".
  • The storyline, in which Barbara joins the Blue Lanterns is similar to the two-issue DC Elseworlds series JLA: Created Equal, where Barbara is featured as a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • The Justice League statue in Metropolis' new Liberty Park is similar to the Superman Memorial Statue in Metropolis' Centennial Park from the comics. This is also a nod to the Hall of Justice, which like Smallville, was constructed after the destruction of the previous Watchtower, although it is located in Washington, D.C. instead of Metropolis.
  • Like the most famous Red Tornado in the comics, John Smith, Tess is also capable of maintaining a human appearance.
  • This is the first actual appearance of the new Moon based Watchtower in Smallville.
  • This is the first time in Smallville, that the team is officially called "Justice League."
  • Barbara's boyfriend, Richard "Dick" Grayson, who becomes Batman's new ally, first made a cameo in Alien and was later mentioned in Lantern. In the comics, Dick Grayson known as Robin, was the first sidekick Batman ever got and he was later also the first to adopt the moniker of Nightwing.
  • The group of "misfits", Oliver is going to train at D.E.O., is a nod to the superhero team, the Outsiders (he even refers to them with that name). The characters that appear in that scene are Metamorpho, Katana, Black Lightning, Grace Choi and Arsenal (in the comics he was also Green Arrow's first sidekick, known as Speedy).
  • Lex's new assistant, who is named "Kitty", is a nod to Kitty Kowalski, Luthor's henchwoman from the 2006's live-action film Superman Returns. The character was based on Eve Teschmacher from the 1978 film Superman: The Movie, who also was an in part inspiration for Tess Mercer's name.
  • Kitty reminds Lex his exclusive interview with Jack Ryder. In the comics, Ryder was originally a talk show host but he became more famous as his superhero alter-ego, the Creeper.
  • Kitty also mentions Nanda Parbat, which in the comics is a hidden city and the home to the League of Assassins.
  • Luthor's new job offer from President Martinez foreshadows his future career as a President himself as it was revealed in season 9's episode Salvation and season 10's episode Finale, which showed Lex in the year 2018, already been elected as the new President of the United States. The concept of Lex being the President of the U.S. was first featured in the comics in Lex 2000 #1.

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References

  1. ComicList: Digital Comics New Releases for Wednesday, August 27, 2014 ComicList
  2. Smallville: Continuity #1Comixology
  3. https://twitter.com/bryanQmiller/status/521381561451945984
  4. https://twitter.com/bryanQmiller/status/521382511742820352




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