ElijahSnowFan wrote:Believe it or not, I'm totally OK with this. I think Scott Lobdell's reasoning is sound enough, and it makes sense at this point of the publication history of Superman.
I mean, my God. He's been at newspapers for 70 years. Times change. Moving the character forward that little bit gives him the opportunity to meet new supporting characters, provide different perspectives on what it is to be Superman.
And he can't meet new people while working for the Daily Planet? Employees come and go at companies like that all the time. Not just reporters, either.
Superman can only change so much. But to me, I'd never have him date Lois Lane again and I would have a little less emphasis on the Daily Planet, because you know what? Those stories have been told. They have. That doesn't mean you can't EVER tell them again, but you can certainly tell other stories for a period of time, too.
DC has pretty much forgotten how to use the Daily Planet like it was supposed to be used - as a plot point to get Superman involved in a story. I dropped Superman, but still read Action, and I really haven't seen Clark Sent out be Perry White to do some actual reporting.
It's not hard. A)Clark Kent goes out on story, which B)Turns out to be a job for Superman.
Superman needs to be both "energetic" and and "Everyman." He needs to define our better virtues and values - Honor, courage, and of course, "Truth, Justice, and the American Way." But he needs to be able to be relatable as well.
I'll agree with "bumbling" Clark though. Clark needs to get back to being more like the Clark of the Man of Steel era in a lot of ways. Though really I see Clark needing to be more of an Atticus Finch-type, where is mild-manned, but someone who isn't going to be pushed around wearing the glasses.