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Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #2

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #2

Released Digitally: September 5, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 2

Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Ig Guara
Inker: JP Mayer
Colorist: Cat Staggs

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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Lex is on a flight back to Metropolis with Otis. Luthor watches the reports as the Monitors' plans come into effect, hoping that he will emerge as a good man when it is all over after suffering a bout of amnesia that has left him a stranger to his chosen city. Lois and Clark watch as Lex Luthor's deal comes into effect. As the two soar over the Atlantic ocean then see the very elements breaking down ready for rebuilding themselves in the ideals of the Monitors.

Lois asks Clark if the Monitors' 'reboot' of the Smallville Universe or whether it is just better for them to be erased. They have no time to grieve for the loss of life before their 'reboot' as an army of Manhunters are launched from the Monitors' crafts and attack them in mid air.

In Norad, Green Arrow and Diana Prince arrive along with Chloe to retrieve Zatanna. Before they leave Diana gives Steve Trevor a parting kiss. The heroes arrive at the Watchtower in Metropolis and are greeted by Lois and Superman arriving having defeated the Manhunters.

Clark presents Batman with a Manhunter head hoping the detective can discover the secrets of the crisis. Batman is not alone as others such as Conner, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle and Jay Garrick are all ready amongst others to fight in the resistance.

Batman asks how much time they have left and Clark tells the heroes more ships are on the way ready to attack the entire planet...

To Be Continued...

4Story - 4: Another set up chapter building the story up to a well deserved epic feel. This time we have the roster in the resistance burgeoning and Lex reintroduced after his deal that set everything in motion. I am really enjoying this storyline and just seeing the TV shows heroes banding together along with Season 11 introduced ones is a real treat for audiences new and old. I like that the chapters are weekly but they are so short! I wish we could have SEEN the fight with the Manhunters, for skimming over the Superman action I regretfully dock a point.

4Art - 4: The energetic and frenetic style is really suited to the pace I wish the characters looked more like their counterparts on TV but that's my issue and I imagine racing to release a weekly means the art can't be as detailed as one would like.

A 'Last Time on Smallville...' page would be advantageous for new readers...

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