There were four different covers that week, all by Alex Ross. Together they made one panoramic picture. Clickable thumbnails of the other three:
My favorite quote from the article is what Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth says about Michael Rosenbaum: "You couldn't ask for a better, more dimensional Lex. He combines a wonderful arrogance with that terrifyingly unclear agenda." Another interesting tidbit is that even way back then, they were saying that Chloe was related to Lois Lane.
The issue even included a Smallville comic!