Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet
As far as bad portents for your industry go, having an iconic fictional character give up his job in it after 70-some years of gainful employment has to be up there. But, yes, here we are: As Jim Romenesko reports, Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent, has decided he’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take working at the Daily Planet anymore.
In the 13th issue of the recently rebooted series, the Man of Steel and High-Minded Journalistic Ethics quits his long-time paper job with a speech that would make Will McAvoy proud, deriding an industry that has turned a valuable service into entertainment. (Which is just laughable, the guy writing about a comic book character’s job situation assures you.)