If you read last week's DC Comics or saw the preview we posted here, you've already seen five pages for this week's SUPERMAN #13. It turns out there's more to a new confidant in Superman's life as he tries to determine how strong he actually is.
We've seen this sort of thing before. Checking out this first page makes it appear as if Clark is making up excuses to cover for his lack of reporting on Superman's activities. What is surprising is Lois Lane butting in while Perry White is questioning Clark's work. She even admits she has no say in the matter yet gladly voices her opinion.== TEASER ==
Perhaps it's the text message she gets that makes Clark's decision easier.
We don't see him necessarily quitting but that's what USA Today is saying.
There's also the fact that Lois is making a big decision concerning her boyfriend Jonathan Carroll. We don't know if there will be any mention of Superman and Wonder Woman's kiss and possible relationship in these pages.
Scott Lobdell did mention the direction Clark may go once he leaves the Daily Planet:
Rather than Clark be this clownish suit that Superman puts on, we're going to really see Clark come into his own in the next few years as far as being a guy who takes to the Internet and to the airwaves and starts speaking an unvarnished truth.
I don't think he's going to be filling put an application anywhere. He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from.
SUPERMAN #13 is on sale this week. It's also a prelude to the upcoming crossover, "H'El on Earth."