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Superman Has a Day Job. And That’s Why I Love Him

Superman has a day job and a bogus byline to boot. In his current iteration, he’s a stringer for the Daily Planet and thus a shoe-in to be the patron saint of journalists. Well, perhaps not all journalists – maybe just the ones in comics and those, like me, whose columns are quarantined to the […]

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The Big Business of Being Superman (Infographic)

Whodathunk that a space alien with a Christ-complex and leotard cooked up by a couple of Jewish kids in Cleveland would become a billion dollar business? They apparently didn’t – hence the $130 fee from Detective Comics (now Warner Bros.-owned behemoth DC Comics). 75 years later, Superman has become so emblematic of “Truth, Justice and the […]

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Clark Kent Laid Off, Starts Blog

The 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 […]