- "Yeah, I understand, Mr. White. No, Mr. White. Yes, Mr. White. Yes, I will have my article on your desk lickety-split. Yes, sir, I know that no one says 'lickety-split' anymore. Although, you do still say 'Great Caesar's ghost,' which is a bit of a throwback. Yes, sir, I'm very aware that we're not talking about you. Yes, sir. Yes, I will have that to you. Hello?"
- —Clark Kent's phone call with Perry White[src]
Perry White is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet. An extremely irascible, but fair-minded man, he is the boss of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, as well as the former boss of Cat Grant and James Olsen.
Perry White had a great career as an investigative reporter prior to becoming editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet and is regarded as one of the world's greatest journalists. Cat Grant started out as Perry's assistant, and she mentioned that in one occasion, Perry was so furious at one of his reporters for failing to meet a delivery that he threw his chair against a window, causing it to fall outside onto the street.
When Siobhan Smythe caught Supergirl on tape letting a K'hund get away and Cat refused to run the scoop, she called Perry to send the tape to him and use it as a route to be hired at the Planet. However, once Cat learned about Siobhan's treachery, she fired her and persuaded Perry not to hire her either.
- Perry's caller name on Clark's phone is "Mr. White".
Behind the scenes
- Perry White first appeared in Superman #7 (November, 1940) and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He is the boss of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen, as well as a close friend and ally of Superman.
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