Those are going to be some big shoes for an unpaid intern to try to fill.
Clark Kent, the long-time Daily Planet reporter and alter-ego of the Man of Steel, will quit his day job in the next issue of the "Superman" comic.
According to USA Today, Kent quits in a "Jerry Maguire-type moment" in which he rails against the state of journalism before storming out of the paper's Metropolis office.
A preview of the comic shows Kent's editor-in-chief demanding more salacious stories about Superman while complaining that the newspaper industry is dying.
"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?" writer Scott Lobdell tells USA Today.
At least he didn't have a Twitter meltdown:
"STHU, @DailyPlanet! @NotSuperman is outta here. @JimmyOlsen sux." - Clark Kent @NotSuperman
Times have changed since Superman first appeared in Smallville some 70 years ago. Phone booths — his preferred location for a quick costume change — are less common, and even normal earthlings are plunging from space these days.
One wonders how long Kent could have held on in newspaper industry, as the ink literally dried up around him. By now he must have enough material to release a Superman e-book on Kindle and iPad.