Clark Kent Quits DAILY PLANET in SUPERMAN #13
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Site Editor
Date: 22 October 2012 Time: 12:31 PM ET
Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet.USA Today, spoiling a plot point for Superman #13, this week's new issue, and the first regular issue by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Ken Rocafort. Superman's alter ego has been a reporter at the Daily Planet since the 1940s, and his central supporting cast has included employees Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen for as long.
"I wasn't going to test the waters. I was just going to do a cannonball in the Super-verse," said Lobdell to USA Today of the big move. The writer is having Kent focus more on his life as Superman, saying that the most powerful man on Earth would have a problem sitting "behind a desk and" taking "instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren't really his own." This isn't just a kid having a tantrum though, as Clark will take a stand against the media's move towards being more entertainment and less news. He even makes a coment about "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" being the goal that media, and people in general, should strive towards. Entertainment reporter and longtime Daily Planet mainstay Cat Grant will be quitting alongside Clark, completing his Jerry Maguire moment, and joining up with him to create "the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report," said Lobdell.