Forget a major DC character (Alan Scott) being revealed as gay… this is bigger news than #0 issues across the line… the big comics story, at least for Smallville fans, is that after 10 years of not getting what we wanted in that department, the Man of Steel is finally meeting the Dark Knight in the Smallville universe… and it’s happening in DC’s Smallville Season 11 comic book.
The news came out today with DC Comics’ solicitation of the fifth printed issue, which contains the opening chapters of Season 11’s second arc, titled “Detective.”
Here’s the solicitation info. Looks like this issue is drawn by ChrisCross, which is quite cool!
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #5
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…
Below you can find the cover art, which features Batman and a Robin who looks female… though with that wings, it could be a Nightwing.
And if black and white line drawn art isn’t what you’re looking for, here’s what Cat Staggs is working on for “Detective,” from her website: