Superman:Clark Kent quits job as reporter on Daily Planet

| Published on October 25, 2012 at 1:42 am

In an upcoming issue of the Superman comic series, his mild-mannered alter ego Clark Kent

“Clark Kent is not happy with the state of the newspaper industry, so the alter-ego of Superman quits working at The Daily Planet “presumably to become a snarky blogger” in the next issue of DC Comics’ “Superman.” The superhero quits in a “Jerry Maguire”-like fashion after getting frustrated with how modern journalism has given way to entertainment under the Daily Planet’s new multimedia corporation, Galaxy Broadcasting. Though it’s not the first time the iconic character has left the newspaper, writer Scott Lobdell says “He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from.” It’s one of many other shakeups in comic books, including how Clark Kent and Lois Lane are no longer married and a romance has bloomed between Superman and Wonder Woman.”

quits his job as a reporter at The Daily Planet.

Kent, who has been with the newspaper since DC Comics debuted the character in 1940, quits in front of the entire newspaper staff after a heated discussion with Morgan Edge, the owner of the Daily Planet’s parent company, reported Los Angeles Times.

Before he leaves, Kent gives a speech about how the true sense of journalism has given way to entertainment.

“This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren’t really his own,” said writer Scott Lobdell.

“Superman is arguably the most powerful person on the planet, but how long can he sit at his desk with someone breathing down his neck and treating him like the least important person in the world?”

“This is not the first time in DC Comics history that Clark Kent has left the Planet, and this time the resignation reflects present-day issues — the balance of journalism vs entertainment, the role of new media, the rise of the citizen journalist, etc,” said a DC Entertainment representative.

2013 promises to be a big year for Superman, with a new comic book from Scott Snyder and Jim Lee on the way, as well as Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ movie.

PTI


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"Clark Kent is not happy with the state of the newspaper industry, so the alter-ego of Superman quits working at The Daily Planet "presumably to become a snarky blogger" in the next issue of DC Comics' "Superman." The superhero quits in a "Jerry Maguire"-like fashion after getting frustrated with how modern journalism has given way to entertainment under the Daily Planet's new multimedia corporation, Galaxy Broadcasting. Though it's not the first time the iconic character has left the newspaper, writer Scott Lobdell says "He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from." It's one of many other shakeups in comic books, including how Clark Kent and Lois Lane are no longer married and a romance has bloomed between Superman and Wonder Woman."

Superman:Clark Kent quits job as reporter on Daily Planet

In an upcoming issue of the Superman comic series, his mild-mannered alter ego Clark Kent “Clark Kent is not happy with the state of the newspaper ...