COMICS: Barbara Gordon To Replace Stephanie Brown as Nightwing In SMALLVILLE SEASON 11?

New information has came out that in the latest season of Smallville, which is being released in comic book form, Batman's side kick Nightwing will be replaced from what was originally Stephanie Brown to Barbara Gordon.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 7/12/2012

A lot of skepticism has been met with Batman being introduced in to the Samllville universe. Not because of the Dark Knight himself, but because of the side-kick he is bringing with him. It was earlier reported that Nightwing would be making the jump to the pages of Smallville Season 11 as well. The only kicker is that it wouldn't be Dick Grayson but rather Stephanie Brown. Now according to Bleeding Cool there is another change afoot with Nightwing in the comic. Their sources tell them that Stephanie Brown is out and Barbara Gordon is in. “If what my mysterious sources says is true, Stephanie Brown will not be appearing in upcoming issues of Smallville Season Eleven as Batman’s sidekick Nightwing. Which had been previously announced by writer Bryan Q. Miller," said the site. They also go on to say that a recoloring of the art and some changing of the dialogue has taken place as well. DC has not officially announced this yet so for now take it with a pinch of salt.

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Supes17 - 7/12/2012, 8:29 AM
THERE IS ONLY ONE NIGHTWING IN MY BOOK!
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 8:32 AM
No chance. It's still gonna be Stephanie because BQM wrote for the Stephanie-as-Batgirl book before the New 52. Of course he'll keep her. Also, if you don't like Smallville DON'T READ THE ARTICLE!!!!! Morons...
AC1 - 7/12/2012, 8:35 AM
They've even managed to make Batman into a joke. This is almost as bad as Joel Schumacker's version.
DrRockit13 - 7/12/2012, 8:38 AM
but worst comic ever!
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 7/12/2012, 8:42 AM
Loved the show!! The comics so far have been great.
Minato - 7/12/2012, 8:42 AM
Is there any good superman books? I mean this one is so bad its messing with bat mans reputation.
IgnurRant - 7/12/2012, 8:43 AM
Smallville was horrible show. For what ever brief moments of greatness it had, its quickly shadowed by the years of terrible seasons and anti-climatic plots. This comic shldnt eben exist.
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 8:53 AM
@IgnurRant Well obviously people enjoyed it and the show was good, otherwise, the comic wouldn't have happened. ;)
Stumblin - 7/12/2012, 8:54 AM
I think I know why they didn't continue this with the live action show...because it was a terrible show!
Ceejay - 7/12/2012, 8:56 AM
First three seasons of Smallville were great, after that it went downwards big time for seven painful years!
IgnurRant - 7/12/2012, 9:01 AM
MJPETTY7

If the sales dont go up in the next two issues they are cancelling the series. So maybe not afterwll lol
WaylonJones - 7/12/2012, 9:13 AM
I need some epic Tea Smallville pics......for old times sake!
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 9:17 AM
@IgnurRant Where did you read that information?
xXkryptoniteXx - 7/12/2012, 9:30 AM
Does anyone even follow this? I loved smallville but it should have stick to it's guns. Season 7 should have been the last.
WaylonJones - 7/12/2012, 9:35 AM
Here is the cover for the issue which if I do say so my self look pretty awesome.
jaysin420 - 7/12/2012, 9:44 AM
Here's a sad fact for Smallville haters-

This series is outselling every other comic that doesn't have Batman in its title, and it's probably not going to hurt when Batman shows up in the next issue.
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 9:49 AM
"Here's a sad fact for Smallville haters-

This series is outselling every other comic that doesn't have Batman in its title, and it's probably not going to hurt when Batman shows up in the next issue."

TRUTH!!!!
shiverman20 - 7/12/2012, 9:53 AM
How do people manage to care about this?
shiverman20 - 7/12/2012, 9:57 AM
@Jaysin420, quantity very rarely equals quality
USAgent - 7/12/2012, 10:07 AM
FAIL!!!!
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 10:07 AM
@shiverman20 Smallville is only 3 print issues in. The Bat books are 11 in... The Bat books are really good. Smallville is really good. Yet Smallville is still outselling it... Hmmm
shiverman20 - 7/12/2012, 10:15 AM
by quantity I was talking about the amount of sales... I've always been bewildered by Smallville, as the few people I know who like it are the goons who eat up The OC and all that trash, I don't get how comic book fans get anything from it... Just opinions and thoughts of course
BruceKent1 - 7/12/2012, 10:15 AM
WTF is the reason behind having either barbara or steph as Nightwing??? They are there own established character already... F%$$ man what the hell are these guys smoking when they come up with such stupid ideas???
Stumblin - 7/12/2012, 10:26 AM
JaySin420, smoke another one and keep telling yourself it's a good book/series.
johan02 - 7/12/2012, 10:37 AM
swear to god this was my fiest reaction "Jesus Christ, what next?" just saying.
I cant say hated the show, it had its moments namely the "Justice League" and "Justice Society" episodes, but its things like this. Turning Prof. Emil Hamilton into a black guy, making Doomsday into some kind of human whatever, Zod/Spike......Luthers dad/Joe-El/Darksied blah blah blah blah blah. I think you get my point. They get credit for effort in my book, they did try to bring alot of stuff from the comics onto televistion thats never been on screen. The Flash(with exception to the failed series), The Legion Of Superheros, Brainiac(in a way), Doomsday(dont get me started), Aquaman(and he was ACTUALLY pretty badass), again I think you get my point.
Thats what makes the CRAP like this burn so dam much. Ok so Smallville wants Batman and Nightwing(presumably cause Nightwing is....darker. HUGE Robin fan btw)I can dig that. Why change anything? Whats the point? I mean seriously if they like the duo enough to go with them in the first place, why replace half of your wining team? Whatever man......
AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 10:39 AM
Smallville fans have shitty taste anyway, this is why they buy a shitty comic book and keep liking smallville.

But thank you for supporting DC. Next time you buy smallville in you local comic book store, don't forget to grab real comic books like Action Comics, Batman, Green Lantern, Animal Man, Aquaman, etc.

AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 12:08 PM
Look at the picture WaylonJones posted.

The cover artist made Superman (from Smallville) look like Henry Cavill (look at the chin, etc.). TW is so lame that the artist did not bother to use him as a model even if the book is called Shitville.
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 1:54 PM
@AtomicChipmunk Out of all your choices (which are mostly great), liking the new Action Comics IS of shitty taste. :)
AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 2:26 PM
Can't be worst than smallville? :)

You know, when I was a passive reader, I wanted to register and defend smallville from users like (LEE something?). However, the series finale was such a huge letdown that I rage anytime I see smallville somewhere. Can't stop insulting loyal fans, smallville creative team, smallville actors.
AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 2:35 PM
@JokerEl

This is the real Superman.



About sales.

http://www.diamondcomics.com/Home/1/1/3/597?articleID=123306

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2012

(DC sales only)

01 BATMAN #10
02 JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
03 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (MR) [*]
04 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (MR) [*]
05 BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (MR) [*]
06 BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (MR) [*]
07 DETECTIVE COMICS #10
08 ACTION COMICS #10
09 GREEN LANTERN #10
10 BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
11 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10
12 EARTH 2 #2 [*]
13 BATMAN AND ROBIN #10
14 AQUAMAN #10
15 SUPERMAN #10
16 FLASH #10
17 SECRET AVENGERS #28
18 NIGHTWING #10
19 TEEN TITANS #10
20 WONDER WOMAN #10
21 BATGIRL #10
22 WORLDS FINEST #2 [*]
23 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10
24 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10
25 BATWOMAN #10
26 RED LANTERNS #10
27 SWAMP THING #10
28 CATWOMAN #10
29 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10
30 ANIMAL MAN #10
31 SUPERGIRL #10
32 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10
33 SUICIDE SQUAD #10
34 SUPERBOY #10
35 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10
36 BIRDS OF PREY #10
37 RAVAGERS #2 [*]
38 DIAL H #2 [*]
39 GREEN ARROW #10
40 ALL STAR WESTERN #10
41 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #5
42 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3
43 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2

Minato - 7/12/2012, 2:42 PM
Superman fans are disconnected from reality if they think this is any good.

"Here's a sad fact for Smallville haters-

This series is outselling every other comic that doesn't have Batman in its title, and it's probably not going to hurt when Batman shows up in the next issue."

TRUTH!!!!

That is sad...SMH
Minato - 7/12/2012, 2:46 PM
"WTF is the reason behind having either barbara or steph as Nightwing??? They are there own established character already... F%$$ man what the hell are these guys smoking when they come up with such stupid ideas???"

My point exactly

AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 2:48 PM
It was just shitville #1 that outsold other comics on Comixology (the digital platform).
Minato - 7/12/2012, 2:49 PM
Not only batman and nightwing but every character that goes thru smallville ends up some twisted distorted pale comparison to their comic counterpart. This includes superman himself and whats so bad about it is they are doing it in print so theres no reason for it now.
Minato - 7/12/2012, 2:50 PM
"It was just shitville #1 that outsold other comics on Comixology (the digital platform)."

Everybody know digital comics don't count
AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 2:52 PM
They do count, but it was exceptionnal. I can't find reliable stats on comixology.
Minato - 7/12/2012, 2:54 PM
Just joking but I don't like how smallville lobotomizes my favorite characters
AtomicChipmunk - 7/12/2012, 2:55 PM
Problem is, there are two possibilities.

Smallville's sales increase => more money for DC => more money for interesting projects (everybody wins)

or

Smallville's sales increase => more money for DC => "Hey it seems they like Smallville", let's give them some more, and let's target this audience with similar products (= more bad comics and bad tv shows).
DukeAcureds - 7/12/2012, 4:02 PM
Absolutely scandalous. I didn't bother reading the ullshit reasons. There is a real Stephnie Brown conspiracy afoot.
MJPETTY7 - 7/12/2012, 4:30 PM
@AtomicChipmunk 1. If you were a Smallville fan I am so sorry. 2. "Can't stop insulting loyal fans" may @$$. They did the best they could with what they had, so don't give me that crap. 3. On that list of sales you gave #1 It only accounted for June of 2012 & #2 Smallville Season 11 CONTINUALLY EVERY WEEK outsells every other DC Comic when it's released starting on that Friday, so even if the print doesn't do as well (and for a TV series based comic, that's pretty damn good), the digital are taking the world by storm.
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