Comic-Con 2010: 'Smallville's' farewell to the fans and 'Human Target's' trio expands
"Smallville," we hardly knew ye
Well, no, it's been nine, but as "Smallville" goes into its 10th and final season, the show has been a mainstay at Comic-Con. It's hard to imagine that this crowd heard much that it hasn't heard in the last 10 years that the show has been coming to San Diego with various members of the cast and crew.
The 10th-season promo gave us glimpses of Hawkman, Lois Lane in a desert, Allison Mack's Chloe with Dr. Fate's helmet, Cadmus labs and what looked to be Doomsday, and Clark Kent finally taking flight in a black and silver suit. Or what looked to be flight. We'll find out later.
Moderated by comics/TV writer and exec Geoff Johns, this year's panel included writer/producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson and actors Justin Hartley, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, John Schneider and, of course, Tom Welling.
-- Jevon Phillips
'Human Target' expands and lets girls in the club
You know a show has become a part of the pop-culture consciousness when someone attends Comic-Con dressed as a character from the series. By that test, Fox's "Human Target" has officially made it: A woman actually turned up as Jackie Earle Haley's shady Guerrero, now a fan favorite.
The cast and crowd in attendance at a panel on the series Saturday fully appreciated her effort -- Haley brought the woman on stage to show the whole room what she looked like standing next to him.
The moment was just one of many highlights from the panel, which also introduced two new female characters into the boys club of Haley, Chi McBride and Mark Valley. The trio entertained the audience along with showrunner and ex-"Chuck" exec Matthew Miller.
Miller spoke about the show's crew getting a new boss, a female billionaire to be played by Indira Varma, and a new member, who has yet to be cast. That member, though, has a past as shady as Chance's (Valley) and Guerrero's and she will be "a despicable thief," according to Miller.
-- Jevon Phillips
Photos: "Smallville" courtesy of The CW and "Human Target" courtesy of Fox.
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