Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hey, Geeks, Superman Is a Blogger Now

Posted By on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Big news from the future: In tomorrow's issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits his reporting job at The Daily Planet. He's been working there since the 1940s, so the poor guy is due for a change, but according to spoilers, his impulse to walk out stems from his dissatisfaction with Daily Planet's parent company, multimedia conglomerate Galaxy Broadcasting, and consistent pressure from his editor-in-chief to cover non-news events. Like this. This blog post is the perfect example of a non-news event that Clark would be forced to write and has enough of. He is nothing without journalistic integrity, and also super strength, speed and the inexplicable ability to fly.

It's expected that his next movie is to become a blogger admirably pursing citizen journalism. (And presumably ad sales, also!) "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 series writer Scott Lobdell says. Really, then, good luck with the ad sales, Clark...

And just wait until you try to figure out why that one photo keeps coming up on the left side of the page when you clearly have it marked to appear on the right side, then we'll see how super you are. Maybe instead of saving the world, you could just focus on saving print?

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