The description of the latest episode of Smallville reveals that the Toyman, a classic Superman villain from the comics will be the latest character to get the Smallville treatment. The description of Requiem provided by The CW announces that LuthorCorp will come under attack from the old-school supervillain.
The description reads:
SMALLVILLE BRINGS IN ANOTHER DC VILLIAN - An explosion at LuthorCorp kills all the Board members and injures Oliver (Justin Hartley), who was there to announce the merger of his company with LutherCorp. Oliver believes that Lex is responsible for the blast, but Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) learn that the bomber is Winslow Schott (guest star Chris Gauthier), a toymaker and former Queen Industries employee with a grudge against Oliver. Michael Rohl directed the episode written by Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead.
Fans of the comics will recognize Winslow Schott, a disgruntled toymaker, as being the alter-ego of The Toyman. Although considered by many to be one of Superman's campier villains, the Toymaker has been battling the Man of Steel since 1943 in the pages of the DC Comic, and he has appeared in most of the television adaptations of Superman as well.
Smallville airs Thursday nights on the CW. The drama about the early days of Clark Kent stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Aaron Ashmore, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman and Sam Witwer. Requiem airs on February 5, 2009.