Sunday, October 28, 2012

Clark Kent Is Mad As Hell, And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore!!

Stage One in the evil "news has been replaced by entertainment" process, despite what Scott Lobdell might want you to think, actually began 40 years ago:

Ohs nos!! Personality? In the news?!?!?! That Morgan Edge really has destroyed journalism!!!

Then, of course, there is the Stanismov acting school:

Oh, you may laugh...but the process certainly had results:

Spoiler alert: it wasn't the acting lessons!!

Nope, Lex Luthor concluded that the only reason Superman beat him every time was that Lex's overwhelming hatred of Kal-El overcame him, and the emotion caused him to be less than the perfect super-brain he is. So he found a way to transfer all of his hatred into Superman, and now the Kryptonian is a seething cauldron of anger, who makes mistakes (and livens up the newscasts).

Ah, but as per usual, Superman has a convenient out (that was set up earlier in the comic, in fairness):


Well, thank heavens for timely science projects that were never mentioned again!!

And thank heavens for timely critics of modern journalism, which have never EVER been made before, right, Scott Lobdell?

From Action Comics #423 (1973)

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