Superman: Clark Kent quits reporting at the Daily Planet

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Superman is giving up his once-promising career in journalism.

Alter ego Clark Kent is resigning from the post of star reporter at the Daily Planet, the Metropolis newspaper where he has worked since the first Superman comics were published in the 1940s.

DC Comics, which publishes the Superman stories, says Kent will walk out in protest that hard news has given way to too many "soft" entertainment stories.

The move has been prompted by the Daily Planet's takeover by a conglomerate.

The publisher has hinted that the Man of Steel might even go the way of many journalists and become a blogger, in an effort to get his views across to a wider audience.

"Why am I the one sounding like a grizzled ink-stained wretch who believes news should be about, I don't know, news?" says a disillusioned Kent, according to a leaked panel from Wednesday's edition of the comic that appeared on the website.

New Superman writer Scott Lobdell told USA Today newspaper: "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."


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    Comment number 162.

    37. John

    I find it ironic that the BBC should run this article.


    There is more to news than serious stories. Just because something is light hearted does not mean it is not of interest. I like some the these trivia stories as they remind me that the world is not so bad after all.

    Clark Kent and Superman have a place on BBC News and I don't find it at all ironic that they have run this story.

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    Comment number 108.

    Great Article, if only the news was filled with more material that can tear us away from the seriousness of the world... keep them coming!

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    Comment number 100.

    Oh no Superman out of a job.........join the millions of normal people who are unemployed.
    How on earth did this become a news article?

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    Comment number 91.

    I'm always intrigued by people who can't seem to manage both trivial and non-trivial things in their lives (eg #86).

    Yes, there are stories that have more direct impact on our lives - there are 100s of them on this very site.

    Surely, though, the odd story about a bit of pop culture that is of interest to many is ok?

    Should we replace all TV drama and comedy with news programmes as well?

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