"Didn't you once describe my site as a creeping cancer of falsehoods?"
―Glen Woodburn[src]

Glen Woodburn is an unsavory Metropolitan mud racketeering Internet blogger, who was notably the first to ever leak Lois Lane's official story featuring Superman online. In the following years, Woodburn would remain somewhat skeptical of the alien superhero.


Man of Steel

Woodburn was contacted by Lois Lane after her editor Perry White refused to print her story about a mysterious alien who saved her life in the Daily Planet newspaper. She arranged a meeting with Woodburn in the Ace O'Clubs, a local bar, giving him her story so that her unknown savior would know she was looking for him. Despite questioning her intent Woodburn put her story on his blog website.

Later, in the aftermath of the message General Zod transmitted across the planet, Woodburn seized the opportunity of panic to earn himself a name by appearing on a television show talking about Lois' story and publicly naming her as his source. This resulted in the FBI arresting her.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

As Superman continues his heroic career in the 2 years following the Black Zero Event, the world continues responding to Superman and what his existence means to the world, with the media referring to it as "The Superman Question". The question sparks quite a bit of controversy worldwide, with many being quick to express their opinions.

Woodburn is seen in a current affairs news program being interviewed about "The Superman Question", and he happens to be among those with openly negative views, with Woodburn's concern being based on humanity having a horrible track record of following people with great power, down paths that led to huge human monstrosities (notably under the dictatorship of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong).

Clark himself sees this interview on television, and is visibly dismayed.



  • Superman - viewed as a skeptical figure of controversy


Behind the scenes

  • The character of Woodburn was originally intended to be Jack Ryder. However, for forgotten reasons Warner Bros. insisted that David S. Goyer change the character's name.
  • Woodburn is an oblique reference to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two reporters who received classified information from a government source revealing the Watergate Scandal.