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Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #5

Released Digitally: September 26, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 5

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

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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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, Arrow, with his long range weapon races across rooftops trying to get a vantage point and is rescued from a deadly fall by Speedy.

Chloe and Tess in the HQ 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 Arrow in time - but out of nowhere the cavalry arrives. 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.

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.

To Be Continued...

4Story - 4: It is always difficult to review a book when the action takes precedence, but there is a huge offering of character to keep everyone happy.

We add Aya, Saint Walker and John Stewart into the mix, some light humor from Arrow, some emotion from Chloe and Lois, the predictable twist of a Luthor double cross but we still have a long way to go and we aren't even halfway through the story yet!

One thing this Smallville series does writing wise is deliver on its promises.

4Art - 4: The art is in my opinion struggling to keep up with the action, especially here where the character definition becomes a little 'scratchy' to accommodate the colorful explosions and energy blasts.

This however is more a fault of the format and the high pace of the chapters, though I really would like a bit more detail on characters to show their likenesses and perhaps for the newer readers an Editorial box or two to show who is who.

Cover Art - N/A:

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