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Clark Kent to quit Daily Planet in another blow to newspaper industry

Oct 25, 2012

The latest “Superman” comic will be released Wednesday, and the big news is that mild mannered Clark Kent has a bit of a career crisis. The “Superman” alter-ego is quitting his job at the “Daily Planet” because of disillusionment with the state of the newspaper business. Clark Kent feels the pressures of working for a newspaper in today’s modern age of new media and instant reporting. The constant trade off between pure journalism versus entertainment and tabloid reporting are finally sending our "Superman" over the edge. Clark Kent is said to be more likely to end up starting his own blog rather than taking just another job in today’s corporate world, according to yesterday’s report in USA Today.

“Superman” will probably start a blog along the lines of “The Huffington Post” or the “Drudge Report”. And with the upcoming many surprises for Clark Kent as the “H’el on Earth” storyline unfolds, writer Scott Lobdell says, “we're going to really see Clark come into his own in the next few years as far as being a guy who takes to the Internet and to the airwaves and starts speaking an unvarnished truth”.

“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”, said Lobdell. “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”?, he added.

“DC comics” has had the superhero stepping out of his comfort zone a lot lately, such as his dalliance with “Wonder Woman” in the “Justice League” comic. Also it looks like fans will be getting an updated “origin story” by the looks of the movie trailer for “Man of Steel”, the “Superman” reboot, directed by Zack Snyder, that’s due out next summer

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