When Smallville came on the air seven years ago, fans were happy to see that Clark Kent was joined by his good friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang. They were slightly more perplexed by the addition of a newcomer - a crusading high-school paper journalist named Chloe Sullivan, played by Allison Mack. Chloe quickly became a fan-favorite character, and it was wondered how long it would be before she appeared in the pages of Superman comics. Now they have an answer.
According to Comics Continuum, Chloe will make her debut in Superman #675, which will hit the stands in April, 2008.
Chloe Sullivan is Lois Lane's cousin, and in the world of Smallville provides the impetus for Lois to pursue journalism. Allison Mack, who plays Chloe, is excited to see that her character will cross from television into comics and possibly even future films. "The idea that if anybody plays this character in the future or if she's in some other projects, they'll have to look like me or have a likeness of me is really cool," Mack said. "Really cool."
Chloe joins a small list of DC comic characters that originated on television, including the Joker's sidekick, Harley Quinn (from Batman: The Animated Series) and Lex Luthor's personal assistant, Mercy Graves (from Superman: The Animated Series).