It's time to face up to it. Chloe Sullivan no longer can be excepted to survive the Smallville Run. She knows the secret; there is no Chloe in the adult Superman mythos. Stick a kryptonite fork in her, because she is SO done.
Scott McCloud Probably the best-known thinker about comic strips/books/graphic novels/sequential art working right now. Controversial among comic fans but unequivocally an influential and original thinker.