World of Metropolis #1


“A Reporter’s Story” -- 23 pages

  • written by John Byrne
  • pencils by Win Mortimer
  • inks by Frank McLaughlin and Dick Giordano
  • flashback to Perry White’s days as a reporter, revealing how he became the Daily Planet editor and the origin of his rivalry with Lex Luthor, who originally owned the Daily Planet (Luthor and Perry were childhood friends, but Luthor beds Perry’s girl, Alice Spencer, while Perry is away gone as a foreign correspondent)
  • in the present, Lois refers to how Clark has “the inside track” on Superman, apparently a reference to how she believes they were raised together, and Perry replies that this is old news
  • reveals that Perry’s son, Jerry White, is really Luthor’s

See It in Context on the Continuity Pages:

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