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Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #9

Smallville: Continuity - Chapter #9

Released Digitally: October 24, 2014

"Continuity" - Part 9

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

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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As it turns out Otis isn't quite dead, as Lex tends to his friend's wounds, blinded and fading fast, the well meaning sidekick tells Lex he doesn't have to be a bad man.

Watchtower calls through to Batman to tell him Clark has been beaten. Aya and Nightwing try their hardest to fight off Manhunters. Batman voices his regrets in involving Barbara in this war but she points out if she hadn't been fighting she would have been obliviously reset. Barbara tells Bruce that the fundamental difference between them is that she believes in hope. Suddenly a flash of blue energy envelops her and she is gifted with Saint Walker's Blue Lantern ring. With a burst of energy, 'hope constructs' destroy all nearby Manhunter robots.

At that same moment Chloe and Lois have escaped in to the sewers away from the danger above. Lois however is left gasping for breath as she has an inexplicable feeling that Clark is in danger. Superman is indeed in trouble as he becomes a pixelated phantom watching events of his life play backwards all the way back to his arrival on Earth. As he is tormented and tries to fight off the effects Arrow, Wonder Woman and Supergirl arrive to see him reflect the reboot energy back at the craft it came from. The force of Superman's counter disrupts their network enough for Tess to reconnect. Superman orders Tess to control the Deconstructor crafts to fire on everything except the collector and reconstitution ships.

The Monitors realize that everyone in the universe is opposed to their reboot plan and everyone waits to see what happens next...

To Be Continued...

5Story - 5: The impact on the cast is weighing heavily, and reliving Smallville's past seasons as they begin to wipe out, really upped the ante. I liked that the Blue Lantern ring found a new host and a worthy one at that. I am really disappointed that the story is nearing an end very soon. The energy in the story and the life breathed into characterizations is so refreshing that it will be a real loss to Superman fans!

4Art - 4: There seems to be a heavy reliance on the digital coloring so it's a little disappointing that the digital effects seem to overtake the artwork. I hope that we have a little more character to play with in the final weeks.

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