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Superman: Take this job and shove it!

This next issue of Superman will contain a major shift in the Superman story. Clark Kent quits his job at The Daily Planet in a dramatic fashion (“Why am I the one sounding like a grizzled ink-stained wretch who believes news should be about – I don’t know, news”) and DC Comics has hinted that his new gigs will be online.

“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,” Lobdell explains.

“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?”

It should be noted that despite his super ability to leap tall buildings, outrun locomotives and reverse time, he can’t save the newspaper industry.

Community Comments

#1 Donald Rex Jr.
@ 10:27 am

I think I remember Clark being an anchorman for awhile when cnn was the thing in the 1980s. I suppose he will be blogging to iphones for a spell now.

#2 Rich Diesslin
@ 6:54 pm

Perhaps becomes a lawyer and sues DC for his own rights?

#3 Mike Rhode
@ 7:57 pm

Actually, this shocking switch to a new media first occurred in 1973 when he became an anchorman

#4 Jim Lavery
@ 8:07 am

Wow, Superman is now on the web side of the Print vs. Web War.

#5 Brian Fies
@ 9:48 am

I look forward to many exciting panels depicting Clark Kent sitting alone at his dining room table in his boxers, typing on a laptop. Sometimes in a big two-page spread he Skypes.

#6 Don N. Hagist
@ 1:21 pm

He could switch to broadcast media – he’d be one heck of a traffic reporter.

#7 Rich Diesslin
@ 5:54 pm

Good point Don! lol

#8 Joe Vissichelli
@ 11:43 am

Why did he have to quit? Why couldn’t he just kick everyone’s asses and take over the company? I mean ? he’s Superman! If he’s fed up, he can make ’em pay.

#9 Stone Roberts
@ 2:50 pm

He could have moved over to the online/mobile department of the Daily Planet. This is such BS.

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