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Superman's alter ego Kent quits reporter job

world Updated: Oct 23, 2012 23:57 IST

Superman's alter ego Clark Kent will give up being a mild-mannered reporter, to become a snarky blogger, when he quits his post at the Daily Planet in the new issue, it has been revealed.

"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," Fox News quoted Superman writer Scott Lobdell as telling USA Today.

"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?" he said.

In the comic's current story line, the Daily Planet's editor-in-chief is upset with Kent, as he is not getting enough front-page scoops on his beat of covering all things about Superman.

To make matters worse, head honcho Morgan Edge has been giving Kent a hard time, causing him to go from mild-to-wild-mannered, quitting on the spot in the middle of the newsroom before launching into a tirade about the state of journalism.

"This is not the first time in DC Comics history that Clark Kent has left the Planet, and this time the resignation reflects present-day issues - the balance of journalism vs entertainment, the role of new media, the rise of the citizen journalist, etc," the publisher said.

"Over the next several issues, readers will enjoy the many surprises in store for Clark, as the 'H'el on Earth' storyline unfolds," the statement said.

Lobdell hinted that Kent would "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."