Last Friday saw the premiere of Smallville: Absolute Justice on the CW.Â In it, Clark meets with the Justice Society of America (well, Hawkman, Sandman, the Star Spangled Kid, and Star Girl) and viewers got to see the notion of Clark’s team beginning to form their own family.
With all the build up, and the final reveal, the big question for you is, “Did you like it?”
Smallville: Absolute Justice hit a record high in the Friday night spot since its last high showing way back in September 2008.Â According to the CW, Smallville performed well in all key categories, including “adults 18-49 (1.2/4), men 18-49 (1.5/5), adults 18-34 (1.1/4), men 18-34 (1.3/5) and total viewers (2.8mil), according to preliminary live plus same day Nielsen ratings for Friday, Feb. 5, 2009.”
2.8 million may not seem like a lot when shows like The Ghost Whisperer brings in 8.8 million viewers, but it is big news for the CW.Â Now if only those 2.8 million people would actually go out and buy comic books, we might be able to give the industry the kick in the pants it needs.
Just saw the trailer for Smallville: Absolute Justice that is running on Canadian television, and it reveals a lot more detail in the JSA action we’ll see on screen come February 5.Â If you’re upset that the Canadians got a better look at the show than we did in the first episode, keep in mind we’ll see it first as it airs up north on February 7, 2010.
The Silver Banshee is one of those villans that can be really cheesy, really kick-ass, and/or really sexy, and the CW has given the live action role of the vengeful spirit to Odessa Rae.Â Rae will appear in the episode 16, currently titled “Escape”.
Also returning to Smallville this season for at least one episode will be Anette O’Toole, reprising her role as Martha Kent.
A bunch of sites found these images over the holiday weekend, but it looks like most are attributing the source to Entertainment Weekly, so we’ll go with that.Â If you were wondering what some of the other characters from the upcoming Smallville: Absolute Justice were going to look like, here you go:
Gotta say, I’m loving the Doctor Fate costume, and Stargirl doesn’t look half bad either.Â And for those who are desperately searching for more Hawkman images, here’s a bonus shot.
The CW is joining the two part Justice Society episode into one long two hour movie called Smallville: Absolute Justice. There’s no word if the episode will sell in a hardcover slipcase with a $75 price tag, but it will feature a feathered Hawkman winging around.
Penned by comic book hero Geoff Johns, â€œSocietyâ€ marks the arrival of Justice Society members Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and Stargirl.
To accommodate the movie, Smallville: Absolute Justice has been moved from January 29 to February 5, 2010.