He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more? Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet in Superman #13 while giving an Aaron Sorkin-style lecture on the media. It’s part of DC Comics’ New 52 reboot.
“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,” Sott Lobdell, the writer of “Superman” issue# 13 told USA Today.
“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 like the least imprtant person in the world?”
I thought that Kent’s insignificance was the hallmark of Superman’s success at maintaining a secret identity. Not that I can explain why he wants one. Unlike mere mortals such as Batman, Superman could, after all, go around as himself all the time.
[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster for the story.]