Smallville TV show, DC Comics is finally letting the character of Chloe Sullivan appear somewhere outside the Smallville universe. Chloe will be appearing in the pages of the JIMMY OLSEN co-feature in ACTION COMICS by writer Nick Spencer and artist R.B. Silva, starting next week. But is she the same Chloe Sullivan Smallville viewers have grown to love (or hate)?
The transition to comics comes as Allison Mack's character makes her exit from the TV show (she'll only be on a handful of episodes this season). But Chloe Sullivan will also have to update her bio, as her character history will be re-written for the DC Comics Universe.
In the Smallville TV Show, Chloe Sullivan has morphed into a super tech and computer expert. The problem in the DC Universe is that Barbara Gordon's Oracle already fills that role. So instead, Chloe Sullivan will become a reporter, because the DC Universe apparently doesn't have enough reporters currently.
In an interview with TV Guide, Spencer said "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."
Chloe will mainly appear with Jimmy Olsen, who she married in the Smallville TV show. While they won't be married in the comic book, Spencer says that "she and Jimmy have a previous relationship and that causes him to embark
on a huge adventure that takes him across space and alternate realities
to prove something to himself and her."
Good lord that sounds horrible, but we are admitted Chloe Sullivan haters. For you Chloe lovers out there, is this what you were hoping for when you first heard she was headed to the comic book world?