Daily Planet


(The real-world newspaper was called the Evening Star prior to 1899; the Toronto Daily Star is now known as the Toronto Star.) While choosing a name for the fictitious newspaper, consideration was given to combining the names of The Globe and Mail (another Toronto newspaper) and the Daily Star to become The Daily Globe.


Over the years, however, Metropolis has come to serve as an analogue to New York City. ==Fictional history== ===Golden and Silver Age=== When Superman first appeared in comics (specifically 1938's Action Comics #1), his alter ego Clark Kent worked for a newspaper named the Daily Star, under editor George Taylor.


The newspaper was first mentioned in Action Comics #23 (April 1940).

In Superman (volume 1) #5 (Summer 1940), the publisher of the Daily Planet is shown to be Burt Mason, a man who is determined to print the truth even when corrupt politician Alex Evell threatens him.


After Clark was hired, Jimmy Olsen joined the paper's staff. In 1971, the Daily Planet was purchased by Morgan Edge, president of the Galaxy Broadcasting System.


Smallville also features the Daily Star as a separate newspaper, which was first seen in "Icarus". ===Films=== In 1978's Superman and its sequels, the Daily Planet exterior was the New York Daily News building.


Eventually, Clark's former schoolmate from Smallville Lana Lang joined Clark as a co-anchor. After the 1985–1986 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, many of these elements, including Morgan Edge buying the Daily Planet, were retroactively changed or eliminated from the Superman canon. ===Post-Crisis=== In the post-Crisis comics' canon, years before Clark or Lois began working for the paper, Lex Luthor owned the Daily Planet.


Its relaunch was funded by Metropolis businessman Franklin Stern. In the 2000s live-action television series Smallville, the Daily Planet building is located across the street from the LuthorCorp building.


In 2008, it was said that Clark (at least in this era/continuity) uses a typewriter at his desk due to his powers causing minor interference in regular desktop computers. During this era, the Planet's major competitors in Metropolis include the tabloid newspaper the Daily Star, WGBS-TV (which also employed Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant for a time), and Lex Luthor's various media operations.


The 2009 mini-series Secret Origin clarified the earlier history of the Planet in the new continuity.


In Final Crisis #7, it is shown functioning once again. ===The New 52=== With the reboot of DC's line of comics in 2011, the Daily Planet was shown in the Superman comics as being bought by Morgan Edge and merged with the Galaxy Broadcasting System, similar to the Silver/Bronze Age continuity.

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