LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Clark Kent quits The Daily Planet in new issues of Superman, Scott Lobdell tells news. Clark Kent decides to quit the newspaper and become a Matt Drudge like character. Cat Grant also quits with Kent, joining him for a new internet venture, the business name not yet revealed.
Lobdell tells USA Today that the Grant-Kent alliance won’t be forged in Metropolis. Rather they will be bring a “a whole other set of skills” to a internet play outside of town. “I don’t think he’s going to be filling out an application anywhere,” he tells news. “He is more likely to start the next… Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from.”
Lobdell details to news today that Kent quits for a series of reasons. First, he thinks the newspaper is not consistent with his outlook on society and technology. “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.”
Second, Kent purportedly believes his voice has been stifled in his position because of his Superman secrecy. He “has been in this awkward position of everything he’s writing is certainly a shading to keep his identity secret.”
Finally, Kent contends that the internet, not print media, is the forum for expression of his generation. “Rather than Clark be this clownish suit that Superman puts on, we’re going to really see Clark 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.”