Skip to comments.Clark Kent Quits DAILY PLANET in SUPERMAN #13
Posted on 10/22/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT by Bratch
Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet.
That's the news out of USA Today, spoiling a plot point for Superman #13, this week's new issue, and the first regular issue by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Ken Rocafort. Superman's alter ego has been a reporter at the Daily Planet since the 1940s, and his central supporting cast has included employees Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen for as long.
"I wasn't going to test the waters. I was just going to do a cannonball in the Super-verse," said Lobdell to USA Today of the big move. The writer is having Kent focus more on his life as Superman, saying that the most powerful man on Earth would have a problem sitting "behind a desk and" taking "instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren't really his own."
This isn't just a kid having a tantrum though, as Clark will take a stand against the media's move towards being more entertainment and less news. He even makes a coment about "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" being the goal that media, and people in general, should strive towards.
Entertainment reporter and longtime Daily Planet mainstay Cat Grant will be quitting alongside Clark, completing his Jerry Maguire moment, and joining up with him to create "the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report," said Lobdell.
This big change for Clark leads into the big crossover for Superman, bringing him and his "family" of Supergirl and Superboy face-to-face with a new Kryptonian named "H'el." Whether that means the character is in fact related to Kal and Kara's "House of El" remains to be seen, but the character will make Superman question himself in new ways.
"He sees Superman as an embarrassment, a Kryptonian who's been completely watered down and sullied by having spent his entire life on Earth," said Lobdell. H'el will also be trying to recruit Supergirl, who he sees as more of a pure Kryptonian.
Clark will still appear during the storyline, though, and he'll have to juggle dealing with the ramifications of quitting the Planet while trying to save the Earth as Superman.
Clark should take a note from James O’keefe and do some real investigative journalism!
"Relevant" comics are garbage. Comics are supposed to be about escaping the mundane and the ordinary, not reveling in it.
Imagine James O’Keefe with X-Ray vision!
That’s Lois? She’s kinda’ cute.
Well, the artwork and composition is about 300% better than when I was a kid...
This could be good news for Jimmy Olsen:
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues - The Spin Doctors
Well, I don’t think I can handle this
A cloudy day in Metropolis
I think I’ll talk to my analyst
I got it so bad for this little journalist
It drives me up the wall and through the roof
Lois and Clark in a telephone booth
I think I’m going out of my brain
I got it so bad for little Miss Lois Lane
Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no Super Man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
He’s leaping buildings in a single bound
I’m reading Shakespeare at my place downtown
Come on downtown and make love to me
I’m Jimmy Olsen not a titan, you see
He’s faster than a bullet, stronger than a train
He’s the one who got lucky got his cape around Miss Lois Lane
I can’t believe my dilemma is real
I’m competing with the Man of Steel
Actually, it’s not the first time. He left the Planet to be a TV reporter back in the day...in the early Seventies, I think.
Hey Bruce...help a guy out? Kinda between jobs right now.
That's so. In graphic media, you actually can shine a turd. It still stinks, though.
So, will Clark Kent start his own blog?
Kent left the planet to become a TV reporter DECADES ago.
Obviously nobody at dc or usatoday knows anything about past events.
And this is news why??? :)
Maybe Superman is tired of all the BS media bias. Superman would definately be pro-Romney.
I just think it’s important when someone from the pop culture criticizes the MSM.
Did you notice the quote about reporting the White House press release verbatim, with no questions asked? That’s the kind of remark we see on Free Republic most every day.
Blogging for the Huffington Post doesn’t pay the rent. He may have to take a second job. With his physique, he could have a career in modeling. A few football teams could use him, too.
If he does, will he post on FR? This is hugh and series.
As long as he doesn’t excerpt or rip off material..
She looks like a young Courtney Cox.
IF the comics mirrored reality at all, the Daily Planet would have layed Clark off because ad revenue is plummeting across the dinosaur liberal media. Clark winds up a recluse in his apartment posting on chat sites trying to get people to read his blog.
Clark was not just a reporter. Galaxy Communications owner and CEO Morgan Edge made him the lead Anchorman and executive producer of the WGBS-TV evening newscast.
Actually, Kent had a stint as anchorman of the GBS evening news back in the 70s.
Isn’t the Daily Planet going broke, like every other newspaper?
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You’d think that a guy that can squeeze diamonds with his bare hands wouldn’t really need a job.
Odd lettering choice there, not to use the big open space but to shove it all up at the top. But there we go, inspiring, learning from the past, looking to the future, a lone voice, rllying the troops, a call to action,
Remind me, how well did that work out for Jerry Maguire?
I dont know, Clark Kent quits newspapers, Rob Liefeld quits comics
say, has anyone ever seen them in the same room?