Let’s All Cheer Up With A Preview of Smallville Season 11 #17

If you’re a fan of good, beautifully illustrated comics, you can’t be having the best day.  Yesterday, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced that they’ll soon be leaving Batwoman due to some rather epic editorial interference, ending one of the few consistently enjoyable and interesting runs of the New 52 era.  I was going to do a post about that today, maybe start with a joke about how DC put absolutely no effort into garnering publicity for Kate and Maggie’s engagement but now damn near every major entertainment outlet is covering THIS story; you know, the usual snark that comes from being perpetually disappointed by the people who own your favourite characters.

But then I saw that Comicosity has a preview of Smallville Season 11 #17, and good lord do I love that book.  So instead, let’s accentuate the positive and take a peek at one of the most enjoyable comic stories of the year, brought to us by Bryan Q. Miller and Jorge Jimenez:






What’s more fun than young Diana kicking that annoying Artemis in the stomach and jumping off a cliff in her homemade glider?  That’s just comics gold.  I love everything Miller and Jimenez are doing with this new, Smallville version of Wonder Woman.  And now it looks like she’s running a home for wayward girls, which is just fantastic.  If you didn’t read the first issue or follow along digitally, you are seriously missing out on some great comics.  So far, this is the best Wonder Woman story I’ve read in years, by leaps and bounds.

Look for Smallville Season 11 #17 in comic shops this Wednesday, or all of the digital issues are available right now as Smallville Season 11 #60-62.

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8 Responses to “Let’s All Cheer Up With A Preview of Smallville Season 11 #17”

  1. Karl Says:

    Yes its really quite good indeed. I really liked the first part of this story and this second ish looks to be following on the same way.
    Ive seen the cover for a later issue and Diana is full on wearing her WW costume – but alas its silver in accents.
    Still, must not grumble – this Smallville book is the only book paying due diligence to Diana at the moment and for that it must be applauded.
    I would love it if the regular writer for this could be persuaded to write the ongoing WW book.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      I’m curious to see the costume inside the comic, and whether it’s changed in any way from that cover. And I completely agree: I’d love to see Bryan Q. Miller on the regular WW book too.

  2. IronBerserk Says:

    I wasn’t really planning on reading this since I hated the Smallville show. But your excitement for this Wonder Woman interpretation is intriguing me. Best WW story you’ve read in years…big words. I will check it out.

    • Anonymous Says:

      I didn’t really like Smallville either and I love this book. It’s a great Superman book. Smallville is just a back story you don’t really need to know to enjoy it.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      I second Anonymous in that the Smallville TV show isn’t all that important to the book. All of the Smallvilleness is over, Clark Kent is grown up and is Superman, and Jimenez doesn’t even make him look too much like Tom Welling. Plus, it’s just a blast!

  3. Karl Says:

    ‘The Marston Home For Wayward Girls’?!?

    Bit of a cheeky dig – but I do LIKE it!!!!

  4. Lori Says:

    Did they change her surname from “Prince” to “Princess”? That sounds weird.

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