By A_O_N 6 Comments
Although Superman has had quite a few origin stories in recent times, not one of them dwells on why Clark Kent becomes a reporter. Clark Kent could have become just about anything from a professional athlete to a scientist to an actor, (if he could fool everyone that he's not Superman from just wearing glasses, then he could get far in acting!) and yet he settles on being a reporter. It's not even that his parents (they were alien scientists) nor his adopted parents showcase any profoundness for journalism. Then, we wonder indeed how it was that Clark came to work for the Daily Planet and develop his second passion?
In a cancelled project called Lois Lane, Girl Reporter, Dean Trippe focused on a young Lois as the main protagonist. However, the powers that be of DC Comics were not interested in this sort of thing. Although Trippe had planned out a few volumes, it seems that his boat couldn't get a sailing. However, for one of his pitches he mentions something that is almost a hidden jewel awaiting to be unearthed. In describing Lois, he writes:
" Here’s this girl fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way with no superpowers and no secret identity. Clark enrolls in his school’s journalism class the next day. That’s why Clark Kent is a reporter. Lois Lane is his hero."
Did you catch that? Lois Lane is Superman's hero. Clark reads about her accomplishments and immediately he is compelled to follow in her footsteps. I think this could be a fantastic reason why Clark decided to pursue journalism. I feel Lois never gets the amount of attention she deserves, well unless it's from Superman's villains.
So what do you gals and pals think about this one? Do you think Lois Lane is "worthy" to be Superman's inspiration, when she's even his wife?