Last month DC Comics, as a part of their Pride Month plans announcement, teased new work for the writer from Supergirl actress and transgender activist Nicole Maines. Today they revealed precisely what that can appear like, as Maines will co-write July’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #13, a difficulty that can formally introduce her Supergirl character, Nia Nal aka Dreamer, to the DC Universe correct. Maines will co-write with common sequence author Tom Taylor, with Clayton Henry offering the artwork. No colorist or letterer have been named within the announcement. The subject will function a fundamental cowl by Travis Moore, and variant covers by A.L. Kaplan (open-to-order) and Henry & Marcelo Maiolo (1:25).
Here’s how DC describes Superman: Son of Kal-El #13:
It’s the dramatic DC Universe debut of Dreamer! When each hero on Earth is threatened by Henry Bendix’s machinations, it’s a race in opposition to time for Dreamer to warn Superman earlier than it occurs! But will this mysterious new ally’s premonition grow to be a nightmare for Jonathan Kent?
The story marks Nicole Maines’s second time writing Dreamer within the pages of a DC comedian. Maines penned a narrative for final 12 months’s DC Pride 2021 one-shot that featured the character’s first comedian e book look, although that story was set fairly firmly within the universe of the CW Supergirl sequence. Maines additionally wrote an introduction for this 12 months’s DC Pride 2022 one-shot, which the writer posted an excerpt of yesterday.
In an announcement asserting the problem, Maines and Taylor expressed their enthusiasm at collaborating and bringing Dreamer to the DCU correct:
“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,” mentioned 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.”
“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,” mentioned 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.”
Check out the variant covers by Kaplan and Henry & Maiolo under. Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 is ready to reach in shops and digitally on Tuesday, July thirteenth.