The Daily Planet Says Goodbye to Clark Kent
In an attempt to do something Grant Morrison did months ago, Scott Lobdell, writer of Superman, is taking Clark Kent out of the reporter gig. (A gimmick that was also done back in the 1970s, but who’s keeping score?)
In the upcoming issue 13 of Superman, writer Lobdell says due to the stress of seeing Lois with another man, pressure from Perry White and his boss Morgan Edge, Clark will do a Jerry Maguire and quit in front of the office and leave with Cat Grant. The talk is that the two will look for work together.
USA Today asked Lobdell about this change in Superman-mythos. He explained, “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.” Lobdell continued, “Superman is arguably the most powerful person on the planet, but how long can he sit at his desk with someone breathing down his neck and treating him like the least important person in the world?”
Scott Lobdell also says that this issue will bring in a nod to the rule of threes motto of Superman of Truth, Justice and the American way. “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,” says Lobdell.
Superman #13 hits the shelves October 24.