US network CW has announced early renewals to some of its top-performing series for the upcoming 2008-09 season, which include an eighth season for Superman-inspired Smallville and a fourth season for Supernatural.
UK publisher Titan Magazines continues to publish a tie-in Smallville magazine.
Now beginning its seventh season in the US, with early episodes screening on ITV2 and more recent stories on E4 in the UK, Smallville new interpretation of the enduring Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an exciting action series.
Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) are now the sworn enemies that comic book aficionados have always known and loved and season seven features several guest stars from the Superman mythology, including Dean Cain (who played Superman in Lois & Clark) and Helen Slater (Supergirl), plus storylines about Superman’s home Krypton and the El family, in a season in which Clark will discover more about his home planet, who his parents were, what his future holds and why he was sent to Earth.
Guests stars in the new season include Alaina Huffman as Black Canary (pictured above, image courtesy CW) and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen (The Green Arrow), and Laura Vandervoort as Kara.
Also renewed are One Tree Hill and comedy Everybody Hates Chris, also screened in the UK.
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.