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.
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.
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