Monday, October 29, 2012

"Clark Quit."

From Topless Robot, CNN, Comics Alliance and elsewhere, several sources pointed out Clark Kent's quitting the Daily Planet. In this economy?

Still, I really don't see this as a permanent change, even though it's almost a realistic one, since newspapers are still not doing great. I kinda think Clark quit more because Lois is still seeing someone else, than because of outrage over "what passes for journalism today." I had been trying to think of what job Clark could do where he doesn't have to punch a clock and would be free to come and go to be Superman; but it looks like he's just going to be an online reporter now. Fine. Maybe the next Clark Kent figure will be him in his glasses and bathrobe...

Jolly J. Jonah Jameson, played to perfection by J.K. Simmons in the first three Spider-Man movies, has a line about freelancing to young Peter Parker. "No jobs! Freelance! Best thing in the world for a kid your age. You bring me some more pictures of that newspaper-selling clown, maybe I'll take 'em off your hands. But I never said you have a job. Meat. I'll send you a nice box of Christmas meat. It's the best I can do - get out of here." It seems like JJJ is being a dick and screwing Peter over by not giving him a regular job, with benefits and everything; but it's probably pretty accurate.

1 comment:

SallyP said...

J Jonah is only speaking the truth.