The Comic Book Rack: The TV Edition – Smallville and Wonder Woman
After 10 years, Smallville has it’s series finale tonight. Lex Luthor returns, we might have an early Clark and Lois wedding and a Chloe sighting!!! But let’s get to the meat of the matter:
Does he fly or what?
Well if he don’t, die-hard Smallville fans will be happy. Comic fans? Not so much. And let’s be clear, he HAS to fly. HAS. TO.
Why, Slade, why?
Because he’s freakin’ Superman, you knumbnutz!!! There’s an old Justice League comic that had a minor backup story in which Superman had just regained all his ablilities and the rest of the League had to vote to reinstate him. All the leaguers put Supes thru his paces – Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Flash, and Green Lantern. Finally the league approaches Batman to see what test he has for the Man of Steel. Batman simply states, “Why are you bothering me with this? He’s in.”
What? Without a test? Especially from you? Why?
Batman’s answer sums up why he HAS TO fly for the Smallville finale:
“Because he’s Superman.”
I mean, seriously – put him in the damn costume and have him fly and be the hero. That’s what Superman is – the hero. Smallville was Clark Kent’s journey to become the hero. The HERO is SUPERMAN. I don’t give a crap what freakin Earth it is….
And if he don’t fly – then Smallville’s 10 years was a monumental waste of time…
As for Wonder Woman – NBC said no. They passed. Personally, I’d retool and get that Jamie Alexander aka Lady Sif from the Thor movie to play Diana. Put her in the classic booty hugger outfit and let her kick major league ass. This ain’t rocket science folks, it’s just television and comic books.