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Superman works there in his civilian identity as Clark Kent, along with fellow reporter Lois Lane, photographer Jimmy Olsen, business editor Lana Lang and editor-in-chief Perry White.

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The Daily Planet is a daily newspaper of Metropolis.

History

Superman works there in his civilian identity as Clark Kent, along with fellow reporter Lois Lane, photographer Jimmy Olsen, business editor Lana Lang and editor-in-chief Perry White.

Daily Planet was founded by publisher Joshua Meriwheter in 1775; the Daily Planet began as the weekly periodical Our Planet. A marauding band of British loyalists burned down the original offices in 1783. The paper resumed publication 10 years later in new offices, and George Washington wrote the first editorial to the now renamed Daily Planet. In June, 1938, the offices moved to the current building.[1]

Residents

Pre-Crisis, Earth-Two

(Daily Star)


Pre-Crisis, Earth-One

Staff Members

Post-Crisis

Owners

Staff Members

  • Allie
  • Alice White - intern
  • Bob Harley - investigative reporter
  • Bostwick - reporter
  • Briscoe - staff member
  • Cat Grant - gossip columnist
  • Clark Kent - investigative reporter
  • Ed Byrnes - former managing editor; later night time editor
  • Franklin Stern - publisher
  • Harley Quinn - love columnist[9]
  • Jack - cameraman
  • James McCullough - former city editor
  • Jamie Gillis - photographer
  • Janice Denton - features editor
  • Jennifer Owens - receptionist
  • Jimmy Olsen - photo-journalist
  • Joyce - staff member
  • Justin Moore - cub reporter
  • Kara Zor-El - intern
  • Lana Lang - Business Editor
  • Lois Lane - investigative reporter
  • Marilyn - James McCullough's secretary
  • Mark Spencer - "gofer"
  • Perry White - managing editor
  • Ron Troupe - reporter
  • Sally Winfield - Perry White's secretary
  • Schuman
  • Steve Lombard - Sports section editor
  • Vern
  • Whit - staff member

Post-Flashpoint

Owners

Staff Members

Notes

  • The Daily Planet was also the name of a column appearing in DC Comics to advertise upcoming projects.
  • Discrepancies between Earth-Two and the actual Golden Age stories caused E. Nelson Bridwell to suggest the existence of an "Alternate Earth-Two" (Earth-Two-A) which was formally canonized in The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index (March 1986). Strictly speaking there wasn't an Earth-Two Daily Planet.


Trivia

  • One of the Daily Planet's major stockholders is Bridwell Communications. Bridwell is named after DC editor, E. Nelson Bridwell.
  • In the 31st century, there's a newsfeed called "Daily Planets".
  • In Prime Earth has been revealed its full address for correspondences: The Daily Planet, 2525 Broadway, Metropolis, NY 10025[10]
  • In Donnerverse, it was established in 1887.[11]
  • In Superman Returns, it was established in 1932.[12]
  • In DC Extended Universe, it was established in 1871.[13]

See Also

Links and References

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