It’s feels time you guys—let’s go.
So if you haven’t heard, Clark Kent has given up his job at the Daily Planet to write a blog. He supposedly stormed out in a fit of rage after going on a tangent about how the newspaper is more about entertainment than news. Now, in general I’m not against this. I’m more against the new author’s elaborations. According to the new Superman author, Scott Lobdell:
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… 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?
My feelings are:
What the hell?!
Now, I’m not the Superman expert, but you’d think that the new author wouldn’t think of his main character as nothing but a shallow douchebag. First off, one of the things I find most appealing about Superman is that he is a normal guy. He’s not high and mighty; he’s just like every one of us. He’s not the type to stand up in front of a meeting and make a grand exit from his job, which is why he’s so appealing.
Superman is a character with such depth, I am actually shocked that his new author thinks he’s so shallow. Honestly, it makes me sick. First, storming out is not normal twenty-seven-year-old behavior; it’s more like typical seven-year-old behavior. Also, Superman has never been vying for the spotlight. Never ever. And I find it horrifying that the author doesn’t even understand his own darn protagonist.
Sorry guys, that just really pissed me off.
For more information, see USA Today.