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[T]o be honest, there aren’t a lot of jobs that are cooler than being a reporter. I mean, that’s what Superman was.

— John Horton, former columnist for The Plain Dealer, to Poynter, before adding, “I miss the daily challenge that you had, the feeling that you were doing something larger that made a big difference, fighting that fight every day. I think journalism is one of the few jobs that really has that aspect to it.” How mass layoffs in 2013 changed the lives of former Plain Dealer staffers.

Superman Invents 3D Printing in 1964
FJP: Superman found time to create a 3D printer to make 3D busts, while all the while he was bustin’ faces with his super fists! So impressive.
But seriously… Talk about being slow on the uptake, world. - Krissy
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Image: Superman comic courtesy of Weird Universe

Superman Invents 3D Printing in 1964

FJP: Superman found time to create a 3D printer to make 3D busts, while all the while he was bustin’ faces with his super fists! So impressive.

But seriously… Talk about being slow on the uptake, world. - Krissy

Related: Enjoy more FJP Superman posts here.

Image: Superman comic courtesy of Weird Universe

In which Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman find his way home.

Superman Quits Daily Planet, Will Get Entrepreneurial
Via the Christian Science Monitor:

Superman’s human alter ego Clark Kent will quit his job at the Daily Planet in this week’s latest edition of “Superman.” Kent quits after becoming angry over what he sees as the industry’s declining standards.
In Wednesday’s edition, which will be “Superman” issue No. 13, writer Scott Lobdell said personal issues will cause Kent to vent his frustrations by quitting his job in front of the Planet staff…
…”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,” Lobdell 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 and treating him like the least important person in the world?”
Kent objects to recent coverage by the Daily Planet, including a story Lane did on a sex scandal which he sees as lowering the standards of the paper.
Lobdell said Kent won’t be applying at other newspapers in town.
“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,” the writer said.

Image: Detail, Superman No. 13. Select to embiggen.

Superman Quits Daily Planet, Will Get Entrepreneurial

Via the Christian Science Monitor:

Superman’s human alter ego Clark Kent will quit his job at the Daily Planet in this week’s latest edition of “Superman.” Kent quits after becoming angry over what he sees as the industry’s declining standards.

In Wednesday’s edition, which will be “Superman” issue No. 13, writer Scott Lobdell said personal issues will cause Kent to vent his frustrations by quitting his job in front of the Planet staff…

…”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,” Lobdell 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 and treating him like the least important person in the world?”

Kent objects to recent coverage by the Daily Planet, including a story Lane did on a sex scandal which he sees as lowering the standards of the paper.

Lobdell said Kent won’t be applying at other newspapers in town.

“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,” the writer said.

Image: Detail, Superman No. 13. Select to embiggen.

Clark Kent Laid Off, Starts Blog →

Clark Kent, BloggerThe Daily Planet laid me off today. My editor Perry sauntered over to my cube, dropped his bristly knuckles on my desk and said, “Clark, can I have a word?” Normally, this would be followed by a refresher on our sexual harassment policy and a certain “Little Lady” at the city desk. See how I did that? That’s my code for Lois Lane. I gotta million of them. Like “Jerk Off” for Jimmy Olsen, who tried to say something witty about me being canned that came out totally creepy instead….