Smallville, the hit TV series which follows the adventures
of a young Clark Kent and his friends - including Lana Lang,
Lex Luthor and new arrival Lois Lane - is one of the hottest
shows on TV. This volume of the authorised companion series
unlocks the secrets behind the making of Season Four,
and is crammed with cast and crew interviews, new images,
behind-the-scenes stories and a comprehensive episode guide.
Also included are excerpts from the Smallville Ledger
and the Smallville Torch, and a special in-depth
look at the making of the spectacular season premiere Crusade,
plus a 16-page colour photo gallery...
you've bought any of the previous volumes in this collection
then you'll pretty much know that the Smallville releases
from Titan are an almost guaranteed indication of quality.
Author of the previous three volumes, Paul Simpson, has bowed
out (for reasons unknown) and handed the baton to Craig Byrne.
are big shoes to fill, as Simpson put so much care and consideration
into the gathering of additional information, that I was a
little apprehensive about how Byrne would match up. Thankfully
he has sensibly followed the exact same format that Simpson
introduced - well, if it aint broke don't fix it, as my grandmother
always said. So we get all the same sections and bits and
pieces that made the previous three collections indispensable
guide books for fans.
are some slight complaints though. As usual, nothing to do
with the author's hard work in compiling the content. The
paper stock is not really the best for showcasing the numerous
black and white photos.
And, because of this, most of the images look way too dark
and some look out of focus. Then there's the 16-pages of colour
photographs, While these are a much welcome inclusion, yet
again it's just a dry collection of publicity shots with individual
actors - although, once again there is a page devoted to a
series of stills from a scene in Season Four.
slight grumbles aside, this is still one of the better Official
Companions on the market and will certainly take pride
of place in any Smallville fan's collection.