Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet

Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet in Superman #13 — and he doesn’t go quietly. He resigns in front of the whole staff, reports Brian Truitt, “and rails on how journalism has given way to entertainment.” (The Daily Planet is now part of the multimedia corporation Galaxy Broadcasting.)

New “Superman” writer Scott Lobdell explains that “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.” Kent will find a new platform to speak the “unvarnished truth,” says Lobdell.

I don’t think he’s going to be filling put an application anywhere. 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.

Oliver Willis tweets that this development shows DC Comics doesn’t know what to do with Superman. “Flailing, sad,” he writes.

“Lobdell has been watching too much of ‘The Newsroom” … and that show sucked,” writes a commenter at Comic Book Resources.

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