For years, he’s been a mild-mannered reporter, but no more. Clark Kent has left the newspaper business behind.
But he could be the next Drudge or Huffington? In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent leaves behind his career as the Daily Planet and may create his own new media empire.
Exactly how this could or would impact his alter ego’s duties to save civilization as we know it on a regular basis remains to be seen.
“I don’t think he’s going to be filling out an application anywhere,” said Superman writer Scott Lobdell to the newspaper. “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.”
In the issue, Clark Kent criticizes his Planet editor Perry White, with Kent at one point telling the editor, “I’ve been a journalist barely five years now. Why am I the one sounding like a grizzled ink-stained wretch who thinks that news should be about — I don’t know, news?”
“Go easy on us mere mortals, Clark. Times are changing, and print is a dying medium,” White responds.