First Look: Smallville's Chloe Makes Her Comic Book Debut

Chloe Sullivan won't be seen much during the final season of Smallville - Allison Mack is signed on for just five episodes of the CW drama - but her passionate fans are getting a nice consolation prize. Clark Kent's pal finally makes her first comic-book appearance in DC Comics' Action Comics No. 893 (on sale September 29). "She's a very successful and dedicated reporter and a major player in Metropolis," says Nick Spencer, who is writing the story (with art by R.B. Silva).

To introduce Chloe - the only key Smallville character who did not originate in Superman's comic adventures - Spencer had to make a few tweaks to her history. "It's a pretty different continuity, which I think has always been the challenging part of bringing Chloe into the DC Comics Universe," Spencer says. "She's never existed in the comics before, so in order to make a part of Clark's life when he was a teenager in Smallville, you'd have to do it somewhat retroactively, and it would age Chloe as a character a lot, since Superman is well past that part of his life in the books."

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