Ever since the DC Comics reboot last year, Superman has become less and less recognizable: no more underwear on the outside, no more Lois Lane as a love interest, and now no more Daily Planet!
“I wasn’t going to test the waters. I was just going to do a cannonball in the Super-verse,” says writer Scott Lobdell, who takes over the book in Superman #13.
The issue shows Clark Kent being scolded by his boss for working on non-Superman related stories. Clark stands up to him and gives a long-winded speech about how hard-hitting journalism has been replaced with entertainment news.
“I am not the only one who believes in the power of the press — the fact that we need to stand up for the truth. For justice. And yeah — I’m not ashamed to say — the American way!” he declares.
“While it has its problems, there are a lot of good things to say about America and the American way, and I’m glad Clark is standing up for her,” Lobdell told USA Today. “I’m happy to be involved in that and his declarations.”
The riled up reporter resigns and asks “who’s with me?” Ironically, the only one who walks out with him is Cat Grant, the entertainment reporter. The Man of Tomorrow will find himself a new twenty-first century job: blogging.
“I don’t think he’s going to be filling out an application anywhere,” says Lobdell. “He 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.”