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Perry has finally had enough of Clark's doofussery--in this case, he misses the scoop on new hero "Supernova"--and fires him (Week #10).

Gee, I hope this plan works out.

Once the stories fell into his lap. Now he falls into the lap of his stories... or something. >.>

Here's one of my favorite 52 moments. It's from Week #11 and it features Renee and Vic.

Vic, you're the weirdest, greatest therapist ever!

Thanks to whichever mod put the writers and artists in for me!

Date: 2010-02-18 04:57 am (UTC)
mullon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I thought Clark was supposed to be a good reporter regardless of his powers.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:04 am (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Being a good reporter regardless of your powers is different from being a good reporter regardless of your powers and then losing all of your powers.

This is in the middle of the third month, he's been trying to adjust without letting anyone but his wife knowing he has to adjust.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:07 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Clark's a good writer and can follow leads without powers, but he often picked up on what leads to follow during his Superman patrols and all that.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:09 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Alternatively we could also say he's just being having a hard time emotionally from the end of IC. Conner died, the Trinity had to disband and so on.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:40 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Though after 7 weeks, I think he'd be able to work fine.

Date: 2010-02-18 01:01 pm (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
I don't think so, but due tot he nature of 52 and One Year Later that scan was really the first time he was seen after Infinite Crisis, outside of a panel or two in 52 Week One.

Date: 2010-02-18 03:44 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Yes and he is also a best-selling novelist with a name cache in an age when newspapers are struggling, who is married to the paper's #1 reporter (aka Lois, who I'm sure has received other offers and could walk), who in the past has been demoted to citybeat news (the lowest rung) and promoted to non-reporting op-ed columns. Perry could have re-assigned him to do any of those things. Also, prior to 52 and post 52 Perry and Clark are usually on a first name basis, none of this "Kent" this or "Mr. White" that. It's highly unlikely that Perry would fire him after less than 2 months.

This whole scene reads like Waid (who by all accounts wrote most of the Clark Kent stuff) wanted to get to the punchline of Clark pulling a Lois and jumping out the window and needed a "You're Fired" contrivance to do it.

And I loved the Vic/Renee stuff. Some of my favorite parts of 52. I wasn't that interested in Renee before this, even when she was a regular in the Bat-books. I wish they had kept him alive and them as a team (apparently Rucka did too even though Vic's death was decided from the get-go).

Date: 2010-02-18 04:59 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
I still find it odd that Booster didn't know Clark was Superman. (As we saw in issue 1 of 52)

Date: 2010-02-18 05:08 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Only some JLAs have been informed, and it might not be public even in the future.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:14 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Yeah I guess but it just seems awkward considering Booster knows all about the Batcave because of future stuff (and thus Bruce's identity)

But somehow not Supermans which'll probably never be explained.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:41 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I get the idea that Booster looked up some very specific stuff.

But yea, it is kinda odd he never peaked at that. Maybe purposefully- preserve the mystique, Superman's still idolized well into the future.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:59 am (UTC)
iesika: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iesika
Booster's also from Future Gotham, and self-admittedly not a very good history student. So maybe he remembers about the local boy but slept through that other class...

Date: 2010-02-19 03:56 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Hah, maybe :)

Date: 2010-02-18 11:55 pm (UTC)
wonderseal: (I'm really worried about you.)
From: [personal profile] wonderseal
...Would you let Booster Gold know your secret identity? Really? The stuff we-as-readers know about Booster isn't at all what people know about him in-character. He's a doofy buffoon who'd do anything for a stunt. I'm with Clark on this one.

Date: 2010-02-19 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ajremix.livejournal.com
Booster may know who Clark really is, but Supernova isn't supposed to so having Supernova make any inference of Clark=Superman would've ruined his cover. And would've been doubly harder to explain as Booster Gold was still traipsing around at the same time.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nevermore999
Love these moments.

Though I guess the "Kate ended it" thing has been retconned now, along with Kate being closeted.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:23 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Been ages since I've read 52, so maybe my memory is off. But wasn't Clark in on the "Supernova" con from the start?

Date: 2010-02-18 05:35 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Babs Gordon)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Well, they took the tech from the Fortress of Solitude, but that doesn't mean they asked.

Date: 2010-02-18 05:40 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Mod Hat)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
"Vic, you're the weirdest, greatest therapist ever!"
Isn't he though? *huggles*

Also, it looks like you've got seven pages from Week 10 there. The feature stories in 52 are only 20 pages, so I'm afraid you'll have to cut at least 1/3 of a page there.

Date: 2010-02-18 06:29 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Default)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
*thumbs up*
also i just noticed how Vic says Cris' death had to be answered
mannnn that guy always pulls these things on me

Date: 2010-02-18 05:44 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Default)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
also it is totally my fan theory that Vic is driving (living out of?) a retooled newsvan there

Date: 2010-02-18 07:01 am (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (Default)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
I loved this, Clark pulling a Lois Lane was awesome and I just loved the whole Non-Superman Reporter Clark Kent thing! Especially how Busiek handled it during Up, Up and Away (I kind of wished it had lasted a little longer though).

I miss Vic :(

Date: 2010-02-18 08:02 am (UTC)
dizmo: From Tiny Titans: Lois and Clark at the Planet. (comics: tiny titans clark and lois)
From: [personal profile] dizmo
Thank you so much. That whole incident never fails to make me giggle a little.


Date: 2010-02-18 02:05 pm (UTC)
grazzt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grazzt
Oh, and the Rand reference on Vic's t-shirt was kind of cute, too.

Date: 2010-02-18 03:17 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
See this is why I like the Man of Steel Clark better, he was a writer (with more than one novel under this belt), an adventurer and a reporter.

He SHOULD be a good reporter whether he has powers or not, because Clark was never the klutz the Silver Age one was.

And as Man of Steel also pointed out, when Lois "lost control" of her car and drove into a river to attract his attention she had an aqualung and a lifejacket hidden under the seat of her car (and Superman knew it from the start). Does Clark have a parachute?

Date: 2010-02-19 12:18 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: jason todd (Default)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
VIIIIIIIIICCCC! I hope you come back in Brightest Day!

Date: 2010-02-21 03:55 am (UTC)
mad: Batsanta and Superman (Batsanta and Superman)
From: [personal profile] mad
I do so love that moment for Clark (and Lois). One of these days I've got to get 52 in trade.


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