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#Clarkkenting: It's Not Just a Contest, It's a Trend

#Clarkkenting: It's Not Just a Contest, It's a...

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Yesterday, we revealed the three winners of our #Clarkkenting Photo Contest. However, shortly after we launched the contest, it became clear that #clarkkenting had transcended a simple Twitter contest and become an Internet trend. People were getting their kids to do it. Getting their dogs to do it. Getting their iguanas to do it!

Okay, maybe not iguanas (not yet, at least!). But it’s hard to deny that there’s something going on here. We may have given it a name and a fun hashtag, but #clarkkenting is something Superman fans have been doing for a while. They’ve done it in childhood photos. They’ve done it at their weddings. TV stars have done it on Comic-Con panels and news reporters have mentioned it on CNN. It’s only a matter of time until an astronaut takes a #clarkkenting pic in orbit. Why? Because it’s a fun way for fans to express their fandom that’s instantly recognizable to anyone who’s ever seen a Superman movie or comic.

We hope to see our fellow Superman fans striking this powerful pose throughout the summer. After all, you don’t need a contest to break out your best Clark Kent. You just need a camera.

Enjoy this look at some of the great Kent-inspired photos to hit the web over the past weeks!

#ClarkKenting

A move as classic as Superman himself. #clarkkenting

Storified by DC Comics· Thu, Jun 27 2013 17:13:02

When most people think of Clark Kent, they think of the glasses and how he always seems to be taking them off in the most dramatic way possible. DC Comics asked their fans to do the same and send in their best #ClarkKenting pose. 
Childhood #ClarkKenting!!!! pic.twitter.com/92wSx1MEtbJohn Berman
CNN's John Berman got in on the action and showed off his #ClarkKenting skills on the segment "What I learned on the Internets". 
'What I learned on the Internets' - CNN.com VideoCNN
People shaming their pets...also #ClarkKenting!!! My submission to follow. cnn.com/video/data/2.0… #cnnJohn Berman
Having a time looking at peoples pictures of #clarkkenting @DCComics such a great idea! Lots of cool pictures! #DCFansAreTheBestDion
I'm #ClarkKenting ! @DCComics #ManOfSteel pic.twitter.com/B35l3vyNhPBrendon Escalona
Here ya go, @DCComics ....I'm #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/x73qTBJpgAJosh Henry ©
@DCComics me, #ClarkKenting at my recent wedding.... (thanks to @justinvl photography!) pic.twitter.com/aClag0sqa2MJ from Mtl
@DCComics #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/u0gvFTBhZDChris J. Faria
I be #clarkkenting everyday:). Superman rocks! pic.twitter.com/6RHyu4YTZdMighty C
#clarkkenting because everyone is doing (dccomics - client) instagram.com/p/azfuJIOU1K/nikki.bazzani
#clarkkenting from Halloween #manofsteel @DCComics pic.twitter.com/hJvACxrRjxGiancarlo Arias
My attempt of #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/MxZPmS7k7oMJamesSp8g
@DCComics #clarkkenting although I prefer Conner Kenting. pic.twitter.com/5vom2fSXjpBarry Johnson
#clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/XBQKKbgp18Jacob Siciliano
#clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/0aeEakWfALJonathan Harrison
@DCComics need the music to complete my #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/PKVYojVV6kXavier Gonzales
@DCComics #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/QIuBcxUjANMegan Gackler
@DCComics #ClarkKenting #ManofSteel pic.twitter.com/uW16QqnrZMdarthscooby
#ClarkKenting at my wedding. pic.twitter.com/14PZwtEZJUTheforwardthinker
@DCComics super puppy! #ClarkKenting #murdock #manofsteel #superman pic.twitter.com/ioTYtMlcW6Aidan
#ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/MhJ1NiZFlCWolfe
@DCComics @ManofSteelMovie #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/Cd0Q5uzKh3Josh Ryan
@DCComics #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/qDX9sflOvTLaz
@DCComics #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/hqC0jdXVkADLB
#clarkkenting @DCComics #ManOfSteel pic.twitter.com/dqSamvHZ0EEdgar Lopez
#clarkkenting #ManOfSteel @DCComics twitpic.com/cyezzlDukelington
@DCComics after work and before #manofsteel premier #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/pNEfrK8DXKRob McGlamery
@DCComics #ClarkKenting minus #glasses pic.twitter.com/X98HM8fBtXTravis
@DCComics #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/R9XANDUD38Dave Leslie
@DCComics "unchaining" my inner Clark Kent! #clarkkenting #manofsteel pic.twitter.com/WmMUo73Hw7Seamus Bradford
@DCComics @ManofSteelMovie #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/0X7xVVD6kfZakariya Al-Sarraf
@DCComics #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/4PYRTHnTMaAlex Gilbert
@DCComics #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/dVYRGoJdZmRebecca Gackler
@Tim_Beedle check it out! I edited my #clarkkenting submission for Heat Vision!!!! pic.twitter.com/hoxeaKhFq5AWOwens
Me with my girlfriend #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/RW59zcLza7Diego Navarro
@DCComics I don't think anyone has done #clarkkenting as pro as this(; pic.twitter.com/niCP1mhnKPLaura Kojima
MT @DCComics: send us a pic of you #ClarkKenting to win a copy of the #ManofSteel soundtrack.(like at my wedding?) pic.twitter.com/nbtE4IRSvbMJ from Mtl
@DCComics #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/tb6yiE8d9tC.J. Bautista
#clarkkenting ?? Whaaaat? Sounds like the next planking ;-;Austin the cat
#clarkkenting #ManofsteelAlso this is probably one of the few times you ever see my face on the Internet at least pic.twitter.com/xvok2mYv0oRigtio a
@DCComics Here is my new husband #clarkkenting it at our recent wedding pic.twitter.com/5zP5ZfPPA0Gadget Girl
#ClarkKenting pbs.twimg.com/media/BNJElwjC…Ryan Nichols
@DCComics #ClarkKenting #ManofSteelSoundtrack pic.twitter.com/kynrgt2BeSDick Grayson
Hey, @DCComics! Who's been #ClarkKenting for 50 years? This Guy! #SilverAge pic.twitter.com/zQqrogDQQ9Guy McLimore
WOW! #ClarkKenting. Is a thing now, still better then planking.......Miles. R (umi)✌
Did this way before, but here's my #ClarkKenting contribution. ow.ly/i/2py0YPatrick Hall
@DCComics my profile pic for the past 3 months has been me #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/doCnagU8NjJon Robaina
@DCComics Me #ClarkKenting at opening night of #ManOfSteel instagram.com/p/akCjzappBp/Brian Lubluban
Senior picture. @ManofSteelMovie #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/OlvpwlUAgLEthan Galczynski
@DCComics #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/ZsEFGIzsBMMoemen ElNawawy
#clarkkenting is a thing! This makes my whole year. Gotta try it! #excitedjeanna zenz
@BWhitmarsh @207TV #clarkkenting is world wide #england #britishMJamesSp8g
@RGA Sounds like you guys need to do some group #clarkkentingJill Druschke
I'm 'Super' glad #ClarkKenting is a thing.Ronald Blackburn
@DCComics #clarkkenting is so much fun pic.twitter.com/FNxOsehUwNJordan Sampanes
#clarkkenting (old cosplay costume) @DCComics pic.twitter.com/WXwZkfiND2Nathan Sponenberg
@DCComics in preparation for MAN OF STEEL last week I was #clarkkenting at work. pic.twitter.com/nAgS1uOhl9JJ Smathers
#Clarkkenting and #LoisLane-ing last Halloween. @DCComics pic.twitter.com/4QthcxuzBXLarissa Newsome
That's one cute comic book nerd! :) RT @JohnBerman: Beyond #ClarkKenting. Circa 1987 pic.twitter.com/vSE7M5DF00Raymond
Yup, even chicks are into #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/log7JRfXwoMomMeFit
From #clarkkenting Instagram video, I take a look at the things that are trending this week for @207TVon.wcsh6.com/10BLhyKBrett Whitmarsh
@DCComics #ClarkKenting in a mathemagical manner. (Also it's a five year old photo; I've been at this for a while). pic.twitter.com/y0FzMGJkjKAllen Boone
After all the #clarkkenting I am now planning on doing a #greenlantern pic as soon as the power battery and ring are released.AWOwens
@dccomics Just another day in the office - until it isn't. #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/DN3AUEoR9LCraig Corlis
@DCComics got some funny looks from pedestrians whilst #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/2gkSJm2d8JFinn Daly
@DCComics Using random office supplies, I fashioned my own glasses to hide my secret identity! #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/7V9Cdz7ZRQPaula L. Harvey
My version of #ClarkKenting. #ManOfSteel pic.twitter.com/Y27rGxZNkrMichael Green
Here is my Clark Kent going Superman look. Looks like I'm really about to take off haha @DCComics #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/303TK7mXa7Sheraz Farooqi
Gotta love the new trend that's taking the world by storm, "Clark Kenting". #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/vy0WKuCBy6Josh Lewis
@DCComics I know it isn't open to the Irish, but couldn't resist. My costume from a few years back #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/IWoo1nR8O3Mark Anthony McCabe
@ManofSteelMovie @DCComics Best thing ever. #clarkkenting #ManOfSteel pic.twitter.com/tK76QaKkFdDayna Brisco
@DCComics #clarkkenting The Mantt of Steel! pic.twitter.com/CoAjdk6EntMatt Rapier
#ClarkKenting, even though dccomics never opens its contests to Canadians. instagram.com/p/awo5NFrErW/Rab Townsend
@DCComics Gotta love the new trend that's sweeping the nation. #clarkkentingJosh Lewis
I love that #ClarkKenting is a thing.Meredith Frost
Haha pure nerd gasm moment, bored watching batman... Decided to enter the #clarkkenting competition @DCComics pic.twitter.com/02c00tQuC7Ryan Reed
Im not always this nerdy! #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/QnBjFsLnkAallie parmentier
@DCComics @ManofSteelMovie #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/PDqJTt1QilD.J. Strong
Officially obsessed with "Kal-El", Clark Kent, Superman! <3 #manofsteel #clarkkentingLauren Gutierrez
I can't stop laughing at my new pic what a geek I am! @DCComics #clarkkentingRyan Sherman
#ClarkKentingKesar Ram
#clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/85Z3DeGhw3RazzlleDazzlle
OMG! This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. :') #ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/U6wk89gOJsNova's Glow
@DCComics I'm going to be New 52 Wonder Woman at #SDCC, but until then, here's a little #ClarkKenting... pic.twitter.com/lqPrs3YyuFShannon O'Toole
#clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/9KWsKGUMBuMikey Smith
#ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/Jk3wFiInYUmandi freeman
@Tim_Beedle @DCComics After #clarkkenting I decided to join the Green Lantern Corps!!!! #greenlantern pic.twitter.com/dONa5TpN4eAWOwens
Looks like its going to be a mild-mannered day... #ClarkKenting @DCComics pic.twitter.com/Ull2pvzhSxJonathan Smith
#clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/ZA5xJLHIQNA Masquerade
#ClarkKenting pic.twitter.com/8dB3sizdp3mandi freeman
Luis #clarkkenting at the #manofsteel premiere ^_^ instagram.com/p/a7FBGxgAhq/MariaGracia Beltran
@DCComics #clarkkenting #superman #manofsteel pic.twitter.com/ZsPGK0MayfBrooks Allen
I was told #ClarkKenting was now a "thing," but how about #LoisLaneing? @DCComics pic.twitter.com/OQjZkTT5rMK. LeCrone
#clarkkenting. Loved the movie and unchained rocks too. pic.twitter.com/obYJbQFtt2Tony Schmenk
Just another day out saving the world. Whixh means there's a lot of #clarkkenting @DCComics pic.twitter.com/7CTHn8doO3Tiger Hollywood
Me #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/bDqks6NDC0Jake Wheeler
I was #ClarkKenting before it was trending. Wedding Save the Date photo was from '09 @ManofSteelMovie @DCComics pic.twitter.com/W75yvEV5cmTim Kassouf
@DCComics my son Patrick #clarkkenting pic.twitter.com/NMQopllZSXMichael Pieza