Our mission

The Daily Planet is where heroes are born and the story continues. We are proud to report on the planet daily.

The Planet is a nonprofit news organization inspired by DC Comics. Our organization prides itself on journalistic integrity. We hope to help inform the world in order to make it a better place. All of our writers and content contributors are volunteers from across the globe with a passion for comics, writing, news and entertainment.

Content shared is includes videos, podcasts, written works, graphics and art and so much more. Like the Daily Planet featured in Superman lore, we strive to uphold the respect and integrity of the free press.

The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for our publisher, Zack Benz. It is his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. We’re a voice for the people by the people.

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Our story

  • 1938: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s “Action Comics” is published featuring the first appearance of Clark Kent / Superman and Lois Lane.

  • 1940: The Daily Star featured as Superman and Lois Lane’s place of employment in “Action Comics” is renamed the Daily Planet.

  • 2014: Inspired by “Smallville” and “Man of Steel,” @DailyPlanetDC starts on Twitter.

  • 2015: The Daily Planet produces online editions featuring the first contributed works and interviews.

  • 2018: The website, dailyplanetdc.com, is created at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of a journalism toolbox class.

  • Present: The Daily Planet continues to deliver news, reviews and more in a multimedia format.

Read our complete story here.

The Daily Planet branding, art direction and overall design was drafted by Karli Kruse. Except as noted, all books, titles, characters, character names, slogans, logos and related indicia are trademarks and copyright of DC Comics and/or WildStorm Productions, an imprint of DC Comics. We are not paid for, sponsored by, or affiliated with DC Comics or Warner Brothers. The Daily Planet logo was originally designed by Jason Sweers. The DC logo is a trademark of DC Comics.