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Clark Kent Quits Daily Planet: Superman Fed Up With State Of Journalism

10/22/2012 04:56 pm ET | Updated Oct 23, 2012

According to USA Today, Kent leaves his beloved newspaper job in "Superman" issue 13 after becoming disillusioned with the state of journalism in 2012. As "Superman" comic writer Scott Lobdell told the paper, don't expect to see Kent get a job at The Daily Star.

"Rather than Clark be this clownish suit that Superman puts on, 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," Lobdell said. Apparently, the idea is that Kent could start a website akin to Drudge Report or The Huffington Post. (Welcome aboard, Clark.)

This isn't the first time Kent/Superman has left The Daily Planet. As Comic Book Resources pointed out, the fictional newspaper was purchased by Galaxy Broadcasting System in 1971, and Kent became a news anchor. Meanwhile, in the upcoming film "Man Of Steel" -- which reboots the Superman myth for 2012 audiences -- Clark Kent is shown working in "Deadliest Catch"-like conditions on a boat. Despite that auspicious start, it should be noted that famed Daily Planet editor Perry White does appear in the film (he's played by Laurence Fishburne), as does intrepid reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams).

For more on the latest issue of "Superman," including what Tom Cruise movie Kent's departure at the Planet recalls, head over to USA Today.

[via USA Today]

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