Monday, March 1, 2010

Another imaginary journalist is laid off

It's been a rough time for imaginary people in medialand.

First it was Doonesbury's Rick Redfern, a longtime investigative reporter for The Washington Post, who was laid off last year and became what he calls "a blogger," whatever that means.

Then world-traveling reporter Brenda Starr got furloughed.

Now the Daily Bugle's J. Jonah Jameson is going to fire photographer Peter Parker on Wednesday. (Let's hope Parker's got some other skills).

"Peter Parker's been through some rough times lately, with all of his deadliest foes returning, and he couldn't lose his job at a worse time" said Amazing Spider-Man Senior Editor Steve Wacker. "He's going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he can barely afford to keep a roof over his head."

Too bad.

And yes, Clark Kent. I'm looking at you.