Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

Billie Eilish, Lizzo prevail at Grammy Awards

US singer-songwriter Billie Eilish accepts the award for best Best New Artist during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Billie Eilish took home five wins, including the top four categories at the Grammy Awards Sunday, Jan. 26 winning record, album and song of the year. The musician also won the best new artist award. Lizzo and Gary Clark Jr. also succeeded at the Grammy’s taking home three awards each.

You can now have the Martian Manhunter officiate your wedding

Have you ever wanted your wedding officially ordained by a superhero? Thanks to Supergirl star, David Harewood, now you can. The actor jokingly tweeted about being ordained Saturday while also implying that he officiated costars Melissa Benoist’s and Chris Wood’s wedding during the fall of last year.

China confirms 56 deaths as coronavirus spreads to 14 confirmed locations & countries

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

According to health authorities, the death toll from the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 56 Sunday, with more than 1,900 others affected by the virus.

Boeing’s first 777X takes flight, set to land in Seattle

Boeing’s first 777X took off in its maiden flight from Everett Washington today, marking a milestone for the company. Initially postponed by bad weather on Thursday, Jan. 23 and again Friday, Jan. 24., the plane is set to land after a few hours of test flying in Boeing’s Seattle field.

Release the Snyder cut


Fans unite to get Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” released. An online movement calling for director Zack Snyder’s version of “Justice League,” the DC Extended Universe film released in 2017, has recently been gaining major momentum on social media.

Henry Cavill is still Superman

Since news broke of Ben Affleck’s departure from playing the Dark Knight, rumors and speculation has swirled around Henry Cavil possibly hanging up his Superman cape.

Saving the multiverse a “dozen years later”

It goes without saying that anticipation is high for this years super heroic filled crossover event on the CW. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” has listed a number of iconic veteran actors from past shows and movies long thought forgotten by the entertainment continuity.

Crusading through Batman Day on the Dark Knight’s 80th year

Bat-signals shown bright across the globe this past weekend on Sept. 21 as bat-fans celebrated everything about their caped crusader of Gotham City. To celebrate ourselves, the Daily Planet decided to draft a survey asking which Batman actor, or actors, portrayed the Dark Knight best.

Exclusive: Wonder Woman voice actor, Susan Eisenberg, reflects on her Justice League journey


In the new Warner Bros. direct to DVD/Blue-ray feature film “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five,” earths greatest heroes face off against power hungry villains from the future. From legendary animator Bruce Timm comes this thrilling adventure slated to excite fans of the DC Animated Universe (DCAU). Before there was the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, there was Bruce Timm’s DCAU. Fan favorite shows like “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond” and “Justice League Unlimited” were just a few major building blocks for this universe and are responsible for introducing iconic DC characters to a new generation

The planet celebrates Batman’s 80th anniversary

Saturday, March 30th, 2019, marked the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight. People from around the world celebrated in various ways but here at the Planet, we decided to celebrate by translating the world’s greatest detectives first case into article format. Batman first appeared in 1939 within the pages of Detective Comics no. 27 and has been an inspiration to many ever since. As a publication that was once proudly owned by his billionaire playboy persona, Bruce Wayne, we gladly tell the story of “Bat-Man” and some of his loyal fans, including our own Bat-fan reporter, Addie Marzinske.

Smallville: The town where miracles happen

Smallville, Kansas. A town that never changes but somehow always manages to find itself getting destroyed. Nestled in the comfortable sunny midwest of the United States, Smallville is a city where everyone knows everybody else. A town where strangers are often welcomed with open arms. A town where legends are born.