COMICS: See Clark Kent Pull A "Jerry Maguire" In SUPERMAN #13

As we reported yesterday, Kent will indeed be leaving The Daily Planet and the world on newspaper journalism to become...an online blogger! Bleeding Cool have scanned the relevant panels from the issue, out today..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 10/24/2012
"Truth, justice, and yeah I'm not ashamed to say - the American way". When it was announced that in issue #13 of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort's Superman that the Man Of Steel's alter ego Clark Kent would be quitting his job at the Daily Planet, some fans were a little miffed. If there's one way to make a fanboy angry it's to change the status quo after all! Of course he will most likely be back at some point, but for now it seems Kent will be joining the esteemed ranks of the online blogging community. Anyway, here he is quitting, in a moment very reminiscent of the movie Jerry Maguire..











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Spideyguy94 - 10/24/2012, 6:40 AM
Thank god Scott Snyders doing a superman title because this has been a disaster since issue 1
JM4Superman - 10/24/2012, 6:41 AM
Shit just got real but did he just take his glasses off? I'm Surprise no one caught on to that.
Mrcool210 - 10/24/2012, 6:43 AM
superman? on a blog?

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woodsy100 - 10/24/2012, 6:45 AM
Yeah, what's with taking off the glasses? Does he do that now? Looks good though.
ellispart3 - 10/24/2012, 6:46 AM
hmm...this could work. characters change all the time, hell clark was a tv reporter for awhile to fit the times. why wouldn't he adapt to the times a become a blogger of some kind?
superman7 - 10/24/2012, 6:49 AM
I literally haven't been excited about anything (besides supes in Justice League) dc has done with Superman since the new 52.

They are changing EVERYTHING surrounding the character
BackwardGalaxy - 10/24/2012, 6:59 AM
Well... I guess they're trying... I sure wish they could find a way to make him relevant again.
Jollem - 10/24/2012, 7:01 AM
so...now superman can vomit on a screen and get paid for it :)
ellispart3 - 10/24/2012, 7:04 AM
from what i've kind of picked up from the new 52 is that superman is a bit more brash, cocky, and a little arrogant. these are all traits that harken back to golden age and early silver age. i saw the new 52 as an update to a lot of characters and changing of certain storylines, but i don't know if the core of any character has been drastically changed that much. then again, i haven't read every single book in the new 52.
Jollem - 10/24/2012, 7:12 AM
@weneedrevelation - i disagree. i believe paper will never go away

when the television first came out, people were of the opinion that radio would soon be dead. as it turns out, radio is still here and very prevalent. i talked with my comic shop owner about this and we both agree that there will always be people who will want to turn pages. i am one of those. i love the paper and ink

make mine tangible :)
codydriscollsrightarm - 10/24/2012, 7:15 AM
OMIGAWD!

DC dared messing with status quo?

Fellow fanboys, let's get our torches and pitchforks ready!
codydriscollsrightarm - 10/24/2012, 7:17 AM
And yet "Newsweek" ends its print publication after 8 decades.
mrHJK - 10/24/2012, 7:20 AM
I would have went with him. That's a damn good speech, and as a reporter, I couldn't agree more.
breakUbatman - 10/24/2012, 7:22 AM
Yes.... No one would suspect that mild mannered Clark Kent is actually Superman.

Baggy clothes please - was nothing learnt from Birthright among other stories
Jollem - 10/24/2012, 7:22 AM
newsweek has been more of a tabloid rag than a news source for the past many years. serves 'em right :)
codydriscollsrightarm - 10/24/2012, 7:23 AM
That's not the point, tho, is it?
Jollem - 10/24/2012, 7:32 AM
@codydriscollrightarm - is your point that newsweek being converted into a digital thing is a sign that everything will become digital and we will all have star trek-type devices?

when i can't buy my usa today in a vending machine or pick up my discover magazine off a rack in a store or buy my comics from my local shop, then i might buy into this whole "the sky is falling and print is dead" hoopla
SecretApprentice71 - 10/24/2012, 7:54 AM
This should be interesting, can't wait to see what happens
jimoakley666 - 10/24/2012, 7:57 AM
"The American way"? Superman wants to start shit with brown people and steal their oil?
luffycapri - 10/24/2012, 7:58 AM
So this superman is starting to sound a little anti amrican
DiLusso - 10/24/2012, 8:02 AM
Superman has been just terrible since issue 1. Almost embarrassing
supermanonemillion - 10/24/2012, 8:03 AM
Finally, a writer who isn't afraid to portray Superman as the American-loving hero he is and not some watered down, neutered, politically correct, cop out he has been since Morrison got his hands on him. TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY!!! Scott Lobdell is the man!
bestintheworld - 10/24/2012, 8:16 AM
I feel you, Supes. As someone who has a degree in journalism and experience working in the industry, he hit the nail on the head.
DrRockso - 10/24/2012, 8:22 AM
Sure this isn't Superboy? Why is he dressed like a (homosexual) teenager?
Looks hot though
xstryker - 10/24/2012, 8:23 AM
Well done, Lobdell, well done. He's a hit or miss writer, but I'd put this one in the hits section. Speaking as a fellow blogger of course.
AC1 - 10/24/2012, 8:24 AM
I thought Superman was a journalist because it meant he was closer to the action, i.e. the media hears about trouble a lot of the time before police, etc, do, so Clark would be one of the first to hear about any problems that he might need to fix as Superman.
GUNSMITH - 10/24/2012, 8:28 AM
WHY ARE THEY DRAWING HIM TO LOOK SO YOUNG NOWADAYS?
OdinsBeard - 10/24/2012, 8:48 AM
someone had to say ti.. glad it was superman.
storyteller - 10/24/2012, 9:06 AM
What does relevant even mean? How are rich white people with a tragedy in life relevant to me? Yeah Peter Parker is hs was relevant back in the 70's. But the characters has long since been removed and his romances are bs.

Supermans issue I think is that they go out their way recently to make him very alien and go out of their way to isolate him. Even other aliens aren't depicted as so alien.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 10/24/2012, 9:07 AM
As someone else posted "Superman changes with the times", this has been true as long as they don't change the core character. As long as DC remembers what makes Superman so popular and iconic is that his beliefs remain as they were originally. It actually is nice to hear him say Truth, Justice and the American way! Don't change Superman's principles, don't make him into a tool.
kevberg - 10/24/2012, 9:16 AM
HELL.....YEAH.

Great stuff there from LOBDELL.
Nilphoenix - 10/24/2012, 9:20 AM
Until I read those panels, I hated this news. However, now that I know why Clark is quitting the Planet, I'm excited. I was having a bi-partisan discussion about the recent presidential debates with friends and the only thing that we agree on was that news coverage sucks on all levels these days.
This fits Superman perfectly. After all, isn't his greatest ability the power to inspire others and to always stand up for what is right despite how unpopular that thing is? This feels more like something Superman would do than anything that he has done since New 52, so far.
jimpinto24 - 10/24/2012, 9:33 AM
At first I was not sure about this storyline? But after reading more about the storyline, this is very intresting. I'm pretty sure that CK will come back to the Daily Planet. I hope we get to see a WW cameo.
Tony93 - 10/24/2012, 9:38 AM
I agree MrEcko
MutantEquality - 10/24/2012, 9:57 AM
@ManofSuperguy

I think more and more americans are starting to feel like we're Batman...and not sure if we like it. That's why "and the american way" thing feels alot different than when I was a kid. It's not a good thing either.

Where is our revolution?
jingorot - 10/24/2012, 10:19 AM
wow a lot of racist/american supremacist people around here. for me, superman's never really been as much specifically about patriotism as he has about the core american *ideals* sure he has waved his fair share of flags but it isn't really what he's all about. and just because grant morrison is a terrible writer doesn't mean superman can't be written in an interesting manner while he stands for the ideals, as opposed to a specific country.

like here. his speech about journalism/truth was pretty great, and more importantly superman-like. you don't need to throw in lines about "the red, white and blue" to be honest to the superman character.

and, I think this looks good. i like that he's motivated by 'truth' as opposed to pride, like i initially thought he'd be.
JatevinM - 10/24/2012, 10:20 AM
Are people really getting butt hurt over the fact that Dc is trying to reshape Superman into something more modern and relevant to the times?
TheMarvelWay - 10/24/2012, 10:25 AM
This is a case were an iconic character such as Superman is reduced to an Avatar that speaks the mind of the writer.

And even though there may be truth to the opinion that News Organizations such as Fox news are more about promoting on air personalities, the fact is Newspapers and TV News have been used to promote ideology and personalities for decades.
And now that FOX NEWS blatantly pushes the republican agenda as it masquerades as non biased news, those on the other side see how wrong such tactics are.

The problem with Superman being used to voice the opinion of the writer is they've just done the same thing. They've pushed their opinion in the guise of entertainment as FOX and others do so in the guise as news. And to draw actual attention to this stance they have Clark Kent quit the Daily Planet while voicing their words.

If Superman sees the Newsmedia as the doctrine pushing machine it is and he doesnt like it, a Superman should stay and fight to change it and to be a force of legitimacy inside it not run from it.
But the goal here was to voice a belief and bring attention to it. And if Mr. Writer has an opinion he should start a blog, submit an article to a newspaper or Tweet it but not use a beloved icon to hide behind as he attempts to voice it.
This is another example of DC and MARVEL completely forgetting what they're jobs are: produce entertainment.
marvel72 - 10/24/2012, 10:57 AM
gonna start reading superman when snyder gets started on man of steel,until then f*ck superman.
MasterApoc81 - 10/24/2012, 10:59 AM
look supes is a global hero ......he said that when he was more usa bound .saying he fights for truth justice and there american way ..isnt a slap to all other countries or to say we are right they are wrong ....its to say he believes in the ideals that made up our country ...the rights we have that others dont ...to be free and worship and believe in whatever you want without presicussion ..to persue happiness ...them things ..not our government agenda lol
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