Thursday, October 25, 2012


The unkindest cut of all.

Just like Brutus turning his dagger on Julius Caesar, Superman has departed the Daily Planet. He won't be using his alias as a reporter any more, because, let's face it, there soon won't be a paper to report for.

This extract is straight from the amazing;

"Since the 1940s, Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, has held down a day job as a reporter for the Daily Planet, a venerable Metropolis broadsheet whose very existence (as the Onionpointed out in July) may now be the most unbelievable aspect of the Superman mythos. But not anymore: In this week's issue of Superman, Kent has delivers an impassioned, Sorkinesque newsroom-floor speech about the debasement of modern journalism and then resigns from the paper.
And according to Superman writer Scott Lobdell, quoted in USA Today (also still a newspaper that exists, oddly enough!), we won't see Clark's byline pop up in another fictional print media outlet anytime soon. Lobdell says Kent "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." You know newspapers are in trouble when evenSuperman's given up on them.
Some background: When DC overhauled its entire line last year, Superman was recast as a younger, angrier champion of the downtrodden type whose famous crusade for "truth, justice, and the American way" now involved battling slumlords and unscrupulous corporate malefactors. Clark Kent, accordingly, became a modern-day muckraker whose work frequently brought him into conflict with the unscrupulous corporate malefactors at Galaxy Communications, the Planet's new parent company. So something like this was bound to happen.
"I've been a journalist for barely five years now," a stubbly, hoodie-clad Clark says toPlanet editor Perry White in the new issue. "Why am I the one sounding like a grizzled ink-stained wretch who believes news should be about — I don't know, news?"
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  1. Superman can become a blogger and write an online blog. The he can write about recipes, fashion and social trends like most bloggers.

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    I fear your scathing comment is spot-on! This week's Media Watch [ ] describes the rise of the blogosphere. The trouble is, while there's plenty of fluff and opinion on the net there's not enough editing.