Comic-Con: Video - Allison Mack, and is “Smallville” still super?

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‘Smallville’ is one of the shows that, along with ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Buffy,’ helped define the WB early on.

The pop culture fervor surrounding the show has mellowed, but turnout from ‘Smallville’ fans still caused the third biggest room at Comic-Con to overflow.


Justin Hartley, who portrays Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow, was introduced as a recurring main character this season. He and Allison Mack received the bulk of the attention, though new season actors Sam Witwer (Davis Bloome/Doomsday) and Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer) were also involved.

The crowd was fed a teaser sampler for the upcoming season, with guest stars galore and cheers for Green Arrow’s appearance. Speaking of guest stars, it was let out of the bag that incredibly popular comic book writer Geoff Johns would be writing an episode and would be introducing the Legion of Super Heroes in the show.

The practice of asking for a panelists’ name placard was in full swing as four of the panelists were asked to give them away (and sign them) during the Q&A session (moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb).

The talk was mostly of spinoffs, a pretty sure sign that not only were fans expecting the series to end soon, but were looking towards other storylines to explore. Green Arrow’s possible show was a definite topic of interest.

The Chloe Chronicles webisodes are still going on, so along with her art interests and the show, Allison Mack (Chloe) is pretty busy. It was revealed that she’d like to direct an episode of the show, and though she received a handshake onstage, the deal may still be in the works.

-- Jevon Phillips