Different medium, won't really be the same. I might give it a try, will probably be somewhat frustrated with it. Smallville ended where it needed to, awesome as it was. The whole point was him becoming the man that would be Superman, not post-cape.
I didn't care much for the show either--I thought it was pretty corny/cheesy most of the time. However, the final episode was REALLY good. The end gave me chills.
I'll check out an issue or two of the comic line. I don't expect to enjoy it, though.
"This bold vision of the future requires a vast military dedicated to upholding the enactment of universal laws which are necessary to ensure galactic harmony.
In truth, these actions are taken merely to protect us from those who would invade, enslave, or foment political dissent, and to punish accordingly any who engage in such acts.
Look on our new military not as trespassers or interlopers, but as gatekeepers, here to shore up the Emperor's vision of a pacified and prosperous galaxy."
I started with Season 6 and watched through to the end. I can't speak for all of it. I thought it was a methodical, honest coming-of-age hero story that had some intriguing characters. It got high on the teen-drama elements for me a few times, but always reeled me back in.
I watched the show fairly regularly. Generally I got turned off when it became too formulaic (eg, yet another meteor freak of the week?), or introduced elements out of left field (eg, the whole cave thing). It also took me a while to warm-up to the things that did fit the mythos but were tweaked (eg, Lana not being a red-head). But for the most part, the show had good character development and good special FX, and after I accepted the tweaks, I started to look forward more to these surprise changes.
The ending though I thought was a bit of a let-down. While I think Welling looked the part (maybe even better than Cav-El), he was not an especially good actor. I never thought he "manned up" to the role, still looking boyish when he saved Lois in the plane.
A comic version? Didn't interest me. I don't remember ever even seeing an issue.
Shinier than a speeding bullet.
Last edited by Mindship on Jun 23rd, 2013 at 09:22 PM
This just boggles my mind. Every single season of Smallville was great although there are always gonna be a few disappointing episodes from each season. I was extremely disappointed with the very last episode but overall I loved all the seasons. So much, in fact, that I bought them all on Blu-ray.
__________________ Darwin's theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought. It is large, completely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.-Dr. David Berlinski, Philosophy
Most people believe Evolution not because they themselves are dumb, but cause they trust the "experts" who are feeding them evolutionary fast food, and so they don't bother questioning whether or not it's true.