Perry White

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Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics. White is the Editor-in-Chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet.

White maintains very high journalistic standards. He is an archetypal image of the tough, irascible but fairminded boss.

According to comic-book continuity, White was an award-winning journalist who served a term as Mayor of Metropolis. He worked as an assistant editor on the Metropolis Daily Star under George Taylor before becoming editor of the Planet.

Fictional character biography

Radio serial

The character of Perry White was created for the radio serial, The Adventures of Superman, and he appeared in the second episode, which aired on February 14, 1940. The character transitioned into the Superman comic book later that year.

Golden and Silver Age history

The earliest Superman comics present Clark Kent and Lois Lane as working for the Daily Star for an editor named George Taylor. However, this was soon changed, with Perry White first appearing as the editor of a newly-renamed Daily Planet.Superman #7 (Nov./Dec. 1940).

In the 1960s and 1970s DC Comics, after the multiverse method of continuity tracking was implemented, the above inconsistency was explained away by declaring that on Earth-One (the Silver Age universe), Perry White is Clark and Lois' employer at the Daily Planet, while on Earth-Two (the Golden Age universe), George Taylor is that world's editor-in-chief of the......
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