Man of Steel Quits Daily Planet To Become A Blogger
Unreasonable deadlines, the pressures of delivering front-page exclusives and the office politics of major metropolitan newspapers are familiar to many journalists, yet few reporters choose to turn their backs on steady gigs, especially in today’s economy. However, that’s exactly what formerly mild-mannered Clark Kent chooses to do in the latest issue of DC Comics’ Superman, writer Scott Lobdell told USA Today.
In a fit of rage, Kent announces he’s quitting The Daily Planet to the entire newsroom, claiming that true journalism has given way to entertainment, mirroring real-life trends in the mainstream media. Kent’s decision to quit print and move online is something that many comic fans have speculated about for years.
“I don't think he's going to be filling out an application anywhere,” Lobdell, who is relatively new to the franchise, told the news source. “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.”
This isn’t the first time Kent has left The Daily Planet. According to Comic Book Resources, Kent was removed from the Planet’s editorial staff in the 1970s after the paper was purchased by Galaxy Broadcasting, at which point he became a news anchor for WGBS-TV.
Will Kent’s decision to turn his back on the Planet and strike out on his own breathe new life into the aging franchise?
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