Clark Kent Embraces New Media, Quits Daily Planet

Clark Kent Embraces New Media, Quits Daily Planet

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a citizen journalist?

Superman’s alter ego, mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent no longer toils for The Daily Planet as of tomorrow.

In the next issue of DC comics’ “Superman,” due out on Wednesday, the superhero’s alter ego will eschew being a mild-mannered reporter, presumably to become a snarky blogger, when he quits his post at the Daily Planet.

“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,” Superman writer Scott Lobdell said to USA Today….

“This is not the first time in DC Comics history that Clark Kent has left the Planet, and this time the resignation reflects present-day issues – the balance of journalism vs. entertainment, the role of new media, the rise of the citizen journalist, etc.,” DC Comics said in a written statement to

The report says Clark is more likely to join the next Drudge Report or Huffington Post than find a gig at another newspaper.

Somewhere, Andrew Breitbart is smiling.