Maines + Hickman team for ‘Dreamer’ graphic novel

The character from The CW’s Supergirl will be written by the actress who portrayed her in an upcoming graphic novel.

DC confirmed on Twitter plans for Dreamer, the character first introduced on The CW’s Supergirl and played by trans actress Nicole Maines, to appear in her own graphic novel. Rye Hickman will provide the art.

Maines revealed the project to the website Them. The character previously appeared in last year’s DC Pride special and will appear in an upcoming issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El, which Maines will co-write with Tom Taylor and featuring art by Clayton Henry.

“Portraying and then writing for Dreamer empowered me in a way that I did not know was possible,” Maines told Them. “Instead of revisiting my own trauma and trying to find new ways to explain to people why they should be moved to care about others, I was able to create something new.”

No word yet on when the graphic novel will hit shops, but you can find a teaser for it in this week’s DC Pride 2022, which arrives in shops Tuesday. Dreamer appears on a variant cover for DC pride by Joshua “Sway” Swaby:

as well as on the main cover for Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 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,” Maines said. “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.”

Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 comes out July 12.

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