Clark Kent Quits Reporting

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.


  1. Dan Vzare says

    That quote sounded more like “It’s more likely (but still incredibly unlikely) that he’ll own his own buisness than get another job as a reporter” rather than “He’s going to own his own business”

    I tried to write that in the most logical way I could, but if you can’t make sense of it, you’re not alone (seriously, wtf did I just write).

  2. Lejon from Chandler says

    So, it’s about time Clark gave up on the Planet.

    Of course, we must remember that this is the “new” Superman after the reboot, so he’s apparently less mild mannered than he used to be.

    At the same time, if Clark goes off into the blogosphere and becomes a Huffington of his own, as Summer says, it’s nothing for him to have more than one identity for his own news blog (the secret ID is no stranger to Clark) and I hear his typing speed is amazing. Couple that with a number of ways to post from anywhere in the world, including a Smart Phone, and Clark could easily be a one Superman band.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>