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Tom Welling at Comic-Con 2009

From the moment Tom Welling first stepped onstage for the Smallville panel at Comic-Con, I started hunting down and saving pics from this rare public appearance. What I found was a whole lot of pretty, and I thought I'd put together a little picspam to share my favorites here. After much deliberation, I've managed to limit myself to just 60 pics (down from 180+).

I've done my best to give proper credit for these. The file name of each pic includes the name of the source for it (to the best of my knowledge), but please let me know if you think I've credited anything incorrectly. There are a few pics whose source remains a mystery to me. Most of you have probably seen all of these, but maybe you'll find one or two that are new to you. Some have been cropped from the originals.

This first batch, featuring Tom in hi res, is courtesy of OSCK, with my thanks. Photos by Chelsea Lauren (except for the last one?). Click for even BIGGER.

These gorgeous pics are all courtesy of jr24tw. Thank you, Jana!

This very special batch of pics was taken by jeannev, who was lucky enough to attend and see Tom in person. Thanks so much for sharing, Val!

The rest of these come from a variety of sources, including caseyfrass, chuff.dogg, E!Online, Genevieve719, Joits, Just Jared, kayay5, LRG410, Natasha Baucas, Smallville Buzz, stephytoast, and thewb.com.

Half of the panel. Click for BIGGER.

The entire panel. Click for BIGGER.

Has anyone found a hi res version of this one without a watermark? Click for BIGGER.

And I still love this one, the first pic I snagged, which I capped from one of the first vids to hit YouTube. Too cute!

And there you have what I consider to be the best Tommy pics I've seen from Comic-Con 2009. I want to say thank you to everyone out there who attended and shared their photos and vids with us! You made me feel like I was right there with you. And the biggest thank you of all, of course, goes out to Tom himself, for making the trip to San Diego this year! ♥

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starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: August 4th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
PERFECT. I love how he's all smiley for most of these pictures. ♥
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll admit a smiley pic is more likely to make it onto my favorites list, but he looked happy pretty much the whole time. He really seemed to enjoy himself. Yay!
lee_ashburn From: lee_ashburn Date: August 4th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my word! He's such a gorgeous man! *drools*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't he, though? And what a treat to have him right there in front of us, happy and smiling and too charming for words!
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: August 4th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow stunning pics!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like them! He's a beautiful man.
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: August 4th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I capped that same exact one *the last one*

His smile was just too adorable!

Thanks for putting these all together! I posted them as they came out so mine are all over the place..
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
It cracks me up that we both picked that same frame to cap. Obsessed Tommy girls think alike! :D I loved the other caps you made, too. Isn't it amazing how he can look like a sweet little boy in one moment, and a smoldering man beast in the next?!

You should have seen my file before I organized it. I just kept hitting save, save, save, every picture I saw. I had like six copies of some pics, because they turned up on every site and forum I visited, and I saved each one, just in case it was a bigger version, or a slightly different angle. I was so out of control! :)
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: August 4th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you for these picspam hon! I even found caps I haven't seen! like the one he is biting his bottom lip and looking down mmmm!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you found some that were new to you! You've always been a wonderful source for pics of Tom, I'm so happy to return the favor for once! :)
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: August 4th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a gorgeous picspam! I saved several of those lovely pics for fear of not having them already. Tom at SDCC has made this summer a special one. Thanks a lot!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Carol, I'm so glad you enjoyed the pics! He gave us all a wonderful gift with his appearance, and I'm so thankful! I'm still hoping more hi res pics will emerge, perhaps even from WB.

I'm also eagerly anticipating promo pics from 9x01, maybe by the end of this month? I can't wait to see Tom in Clark's new outfit!
jeannev From: jeannev Date: August 4th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just a great big 'ol *SIGH*

I showed my pictures to a friend at work, and she's never seen the show and doesn't really know who he is, and she took all my pictures and laid them all out on an office table, and she kept repeating, over and over, "What a gorgeous guy" "Why isn't he in movies?" To which I say a big ditto to both!
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: August 4th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man I am still SOOO very jealous Valerie!

Your shots are some of my fav's! Thank you for sharing them again
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
His smile is unbelievably radiant, and so genuine!

You know putting this together was the very definition of a labor of love. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: August 4th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, many thanks for all the pretties. Thanks to everyone who photo'd and vidded and reported - it was as close to being there as not being there could possibly be.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 5th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so grateful for all the coverage of the panel. It's been like having the best seat in the house without all the waiting in line! :) Not the same as breathing Tom's air, of course, but altogether wonderful nonetheless.
bop_radar From: bop_radar Date: August 4th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG breathtaking! \o/ That smile is killer! I think I need to set a good few hours aside to just staring at it. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
This wealth of pics after such a long time with virtually no public appearances (what was it, one in the past three years?) makes me dizzy with delight! And to see him so happy to be there is just icing on the cake. What a glorious event Comic-Con turned out to be!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Mind if I join you? :)

Seriously, he's just too gorgeous for words.
raputathebuta From: raputathebuta Date: August 4th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn. You realize that I may have to add Tommy to the list, right?

That Batman thing was freakin' hilarious!

Also? Oh hai, Justin-baby!!!!!!!! LOVE that shirt!! *pets*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom just gets better as he gets older, IMO. He's such a MAN now! Yum.

He loved the Batman thing! Just look at that smile!

And then there's Justin's shirt. Oh. My. God. Between the see-through fabric, the prominent pecs, the nipplage, and those bulging biceps practically bursting through the skin tight sleeves, I just about passed out from the pics alone! Now if only someone had "accidentally" spilled one of those pitchers on water on him...
gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: August 4th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dear lord my toungue's gone numb from all the licking of my screen I've been doing. *cleans screen and starts again**adds to favourates*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I know what you mean! *pets the pretty*
mekastic From: mekastic Date: August 4th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey thanks! I'm really surprised he came. I've not been following the forums and such but what does that mean for Supes future on SV? There's some talk of the suit...

All in all, thanks so much for the pics. Loved the group photo too!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I think we were all stunned that he showed up. There were rumors several days beforehand, but I didn't believe them until Ausiello confirmed it. And even then I held my breath until the live feed said he had actually stepped foot on the stage!

In the S9 trailer they showed Clark wearing a long black coat, jeans, and a black shirt with a silver Supes shield. It's not a suit per se, but as Kelly and Brian describe it, it's another step on his path to THE suit. I've only seen blurry bootleg images, but it looks awesome to me.

I love that group photo, too. Everyone looks so pretty, and so happy! Well, Callum looks dead serious, but I'm assuming that's his Zod face. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


Owww!!!And suddenly my day just got better!It's Sara from Portugal.Thank you so much.What amazing work.I've also payed a visit to TomWellingUnlimited they have updated the gallery.Tom is definitely the MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN ON EARTH!And his smile is breathtaking.A portuguese tv critic once wrote that "TW is the most beautiful american actor since Paul Newman". I agree .Actually the article went a little bit further and said that "the couple TW/KKREUK is the most beautiful screen couple since Paul Newman/Elizabeth Taylor".That's one of the reasons we europeans were never really taken by Erica .I know this is a very touchy subject.But I think Erica/Lois appeals more to american audiences which is good because it is its primarily target.Another critic said she is more 'Barbarela material' and this was not a compliment.Like I said in my previous post(by the way thank you for reading and posting it:) we're not smitten by the Lois&Clark couple dinamic.Too cliché. But I'll continue to watch the darling Tom!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 6th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)


One thing all the different shippers can agree on is how gorgeous Tom is! :) And nothing proves that more than these pics of him at Comic-Con. He's so pretty it hurts! And that smile is just unbelievable. The only bad part is that now I'm so pumped for S9 I don't know how I'll survive the wait for new episodes! ;)
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