Superman quits The Daily Planet, might go into online journalism

Clark Kent has had enough.

He has sent in his resignation letter to the editor-in-chief at The Daily Planet, reported USA Today.

Krypton’s favourite son might be faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, but he can’t stomach the changes happening at The Daily Planet after a huge media conglomerate buys over the paper.

He is bound to have a massive farewell party, considering he has been working at the newspaper since the 1940s.

The straw that broke his broad back is apparently the declining standard of journalism – his new kryptonite.

Superman writer Scott Lobdell told USA Today: “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.”

And it looks like the Man of Steel may just take his journalistic skills online.

"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,” said Lobdell.

Kent might just be smart enough to realise the newspaper industry is dying. Even with all his superpowers, he won’t be able to help the scores of people in the industry who have been retrenched over the last few years.

And so, in a single bound, Superman's resignation mirrors the daily reality of journalists struggling to keep their jobs and hold on to their ethics in a fast changing field.

The plot twists and turns are part of the new edition of the Superman comic hitting stores on Wednesday.

Oh, his old flame Lois Lane is still around – but Kent seems to have moved on after their breakup.



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