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Superman to quit job as newspaper reporter to take up… blogging?

Published time: October 23, 2012 15:21
Edited time: October 23, 2012 19:21
AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary

AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary

Superman alter-ego Clark Kent worked as a reporter at the Daily Planet newspaper for over seven decades before deciding it was time to become a blogger. In Superman issue 13, the fictional character finally quits the fictional Metropolis paper.

­"I wasn't going to test the waters. I was just going to do a cannonball in the Super-verse," new 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," Lobdell explained. "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?"

One question is now on the minds of an army of fans of the epic comic series: Where will Superman kill time when he’s not busy saving the world?

"I don't think he's going to be filling out an application anywhere," Lobdell said. "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."

Superman issue 13 is due to hit newsstands on October 24.