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Clark Kent Quits DAILY PLANET in SUPERMAN #13
Newsarama.com ^ | October 22. 2012 | Lucas Siegel

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.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: internet; journalism; superman

1 posted on 10/22/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Clark should take a note from James O’keefe and do some real investigative journalism!


2 posted on 10/22/2012 12:31:26 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bratch
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.

This will not last long at all. DC Comics is owned by Warner Brothers, which is owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.
3 posted on 10/22/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Bratch
So, has he come out of the closet yet, or are they saving that for a future issue?

"Relevant" comics are garbage. Comics are supposed to be about escaping the mundane and the ordinary, not reveling in it.

4 posted on 10/22/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: GraceG

Imagine James O’Keefe with X-Ray vision!


5 posted on 10/22/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Bratch

That’s Lois? She’s kinda’ cute.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 12:40:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: jboot

Well, the artwork and composition is about 300% better than when I was a kid...


7 posted on 10/22/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: 1rudeboy

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


8 posted on 10/22/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: Bratch

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.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 12:47:20 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Hey Bruce...help a guy out? Kinda between jobs right now.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: pabianice
Well, the artwork and composition is about 300% better than when I was a kid.

That's so. In graphic media, you actually can shine a turd. It still stinks, though.

11 posted on 10/22/2012 12:50:16 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Bratch

So, will Clark Kent start his own blog?


12 posted on 10/22/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: af_vet_rr

Kent left the planet to become a TV reporter DECADES ago.

Obviously nobody at dc or usatoday knows anything about past events.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 12:57:52 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bratch
Clark Kent Quits DAILY PLANET in SUPERMAN #13

And this is news why??? :)

14 posted on 10/22/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Bratch

Maybe Superman is tired of all the BS media bias. Superman would definately be pro-Romney.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Uncle Chip

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.

It’s....interesting.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 1:10:36 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

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.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: LibertarianLiz; humblegunner
So, will Clark Kent start his own blog?

If he does, will he post on FR? This is hugh and series.

18 posted on 10/22/2012 1:30:55 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Re-electing Obama is not optimal.)
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To: Disambiguator

As long as he doesn’t excerpt or rip off material..


19 posted on 10/22/2012 1:40:27 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 1rudeboy

She looks like a young Courtney Cox.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Bratch

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.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: longtermmemmory

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.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Bratch

Actually, Kent had a stint as anchorman of the GBS evening news back in the 70s.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 4:21:33 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Bratch

Isn’t the Daily Planet going broke, like every other newspaper?


24 posted on 10/22/2012 8:09:33 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Bratch
It's made the Drudge Report.


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25 posted on 10/22/2012 11:02:08 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

You’d think that a guy that can squeeze diamonds with his bare hands wouldn’t really need a job.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 1:56:28 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Superman’s Big Jerry Maguire Moment

Written on by  

From Superman #13, published today, by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort.

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?

Exactly.

I don’t know, Clark Kent quits newspapers, Rob Liefeld quits comics… say, has anyone ever seen them in the same room?

27 posted on 10/24/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by Bratch
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