Saturday, September 13, 2014

Smallvile: Continuity #3 Review

Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Ig Guara
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 12, 2014

Fill Me In

What do you do when Crisis (capital "C" there) is upon you?  Take a walk down memory lane, that's what.  At least that's what we get this week in Smallville.  With the Monitor ships already wiping out countless cities, Bryan Q. Miller makes us remember what's at stake.  These characters have such a rich history together and if the Monitor's succeed it's all a clean slate.  What could be worse for Smallville fans?

I hate to say it, but this issue is pretty much filler.  Everything stands still while we wait for the monitor attack.  It may be filler, but some of it's still good.  Oliver and Tess have a great moment discussing life and what it means to die and Clark gives an "Independence Day" speech that could have been a bit more inspiring, but does set up next week's issue nicely.  Unfortunatley, there are a couple other scenes that fall flat.

Bryan Q, Miller is one of my favorite writers, but I have to calls it likes I sees it.  This is one of the weakest issues of Smallville I've read and is not necessary reading at all.  I know fans won't skip it, but if they did it would be no harm no foul to them.

Ig Guara's art is pretty good, but unfortunately, there isn't much for him to do.  He does a good job with characters standing around talking to each other.  It's a good thing, too, because that's about all that happens this week.

I really want to write some more about this issue, but I can't really think of anything else.  I could tell the story about my childhood friend's dad who I was convinced was a vampire.  He looked like Gene Simmons and always wore a long black cape.  The guy was off. Okay, we've hit my word quota so this story will have to continue later.

Bits and Pieces:

Smallville: Continuity #3 was a filler issue and a downer.  Bryan Q. Miller lets us know what's at stake, but after this issue I want to get on with the War.  Ig Guara's art is good, but he doesn't get much to do.  The issue does end with the promise of more action next week, and I'm sure Miller and Guara will deliver.  I just wish they did so this week.


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