Dreamer makes her DC Comics debut

Nia Nal makes her DC Universe debut in "Superman: Son of Kal-El" no.13, co-written by Tom Taylor and Nicole Maines with artwork by Clayton Henry. The story will be available July 12, 2022.

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After making her debut on CW’s Supergirl, actress Nicole Maines is bringing the character of Nia Nal, and her superhero alter-ego Dreamer, to the pages of “Superman: Son of Kal-El.” Maines will be co-writing “Superman: Son of Kal-El no.13” with series writer Tom Taylor.

“I’m so excited to work with Nicole Maines to bring Dreamer from the screen to the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El and to the DC Comics Universe,” said Tom Taylor. “I want to thank all the people at DC who have championed Dreamer and who recognize the importance of this powerful trans superhero in this time.”

Jay Nakamura and Lois Lane aren’t the only journalists in Metropolis. Main cover by Travis Moore

“Jon Kent and Nia Nal are two characters that have a lot in common, both as superheroes with the weight of the world on their shoulders, and as young people with impossibly big shoes to fill,” said Nicole Maines. “Weaving their stories together for ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ with Tom was a complete pleasure, and there is only a little pun intended when I say that Superman and Dreamer make for a brilliant new Dream-Team.”

It’s the dramatic DC Universe debut of Dreamer! When every hero on Earth is threatened by Henry Bendix’s machinations, it’s a race against time for Dreamer to warn Superman before it happens! But will this mysterious new ally’s premonition become a nightmare for Jonathan Kent?

“Superman: Son of Kal-El no.13” will be available at local comic shops on July 12, 2022. The issue will feature a main cover by Travis Moore and a 1:25 variant cover by Clayton Henry. Making his DC debut is A.L. Kaplan, who created an open variant featuring Dreamer on the back of Jon Kent.

Superman: Son of Kal-El no.13

  • Written by Tom Taylor and Nicole Maines 
  • Art by Clayton Henry
  • Cover by Travis Moore
  • Variant cover by A.L. Kaplan
  • 1:25 variant cover by Clayton Henry
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
  • On sale 7/12/22

Maines recently drafted the introduction for the “DC Pride 2022” anthology, which you can read here.

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