First Look: Dreamer Joins the DC Universe

Television has a protracted historical past of introducing new heroes and villains that might stay on in the pages of DC comics going all the manner again to Adam West’s Batman. Over the years, these characters have ranged from the obscure (Condiment King) to the iconic (whats up, Harley Quinn!), however there’s simply no denying that often, a DCTV character is launched who simply appears to belong on the web page. Someone who simply feels destined to take their place inside the residing, respiration tapestry of the larger DC Universe.

Someone like Dreamer.

The CW’s Supergirl had no scarcity of groundbreaking characters launched over its six-season run, from the ass-kicking agent that was Chyler Leigh’s Sentinel to the reimagined Guardian mantle handed down from older brother James Olsen to youthful sister Kelly. But none was extra necessary than Nicole Maines’ Dreamer. A brand new hero spun off from a longtime Legion of Super-Heroes character, Maines’ Nia Nal is an extraterrestrial from the planet Naltor who has the capability to dream and interpret visions of the future and channel highly effective dream power. But extra important than any of that, she’s additionally TV’s first trans superhero.

Since Dreamer’s introduction, trans rights have been underneath assault all through the nation, with many states rolling out discriminatory and dangerous legal guidelines focusing on transgender people. There’s little query {that a} trans superhero just isn’t solely needed proper now, however deserves to face side-by-side with the best superheroes of the DCU—and also you don’t get a lot larger than Superman. In subsequent week’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #13, written by Maines together with common Son of Kal-El author Tom Taylor and that includes artwork by Clayton Henry, Dreamer has an ominous premonition about the way forward for Earth’s superheroes and seeks out none apart from the new Man of Steel. But will these two new allies—alongside just lately uncovered reporter Jay Nakamura—be capable of cease what lies forward? Especially when it includes none apart from the mixed energy and affect of Henry Bendix and Lex Luthor?

That’s a reasonably tall order, but when there’s one factor these three younger heroes aren’t going to let stand of their manner, it’s a pair of previous capitalists who’ve actually weaponized trampling on human rights. Enjoy an early glimpse of this highly effective new partnership on this first take a look at Dreamer’s DCU debut!


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Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 by Nicole Maines, Tom Taylor, Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo and Matt Herms is accessible Tuesday, July 12 in print and as a digital comedian ebook.


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