DC Offers Arrowverse’s Dreamer a Lasting Place within the DC Universe

Former Supergirl star and burgeoning comedian guide author Nicole Maines discusses discovering Nia Nal/Dreamer a long-lasting place within the DC Universe.

The newly-released Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1 makes it clear that the groundbreaking character of Nia Nal/Dreamer is within the DC Universe to remain — and author Nicole Maines, who first introduced the character to life on The CW’s Supergirl, could not be extra excited.

Forward of the discharge of Assault on Krypton #1, Maines sat down for an unique interview with CBR alongside co-writer Leah Williams. When requested what it was prefer to get to jot down Dreamer into the bigger DCU and put her on such a giant stage, Maines replied, “It is so thrilling for me. It, initially, imbues me with lots of hope as a result of there was a time after I was very afraid for the success of this character.”

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She elaborated, “I used to be very afraid for the longevity of Dreamer. I do not suppose it is any secret that there are many of us who wouldn’t need this character to succeed or exist on precept alone. Having the help of DC and having the liberty to have her workforce up with Batman, Dr. Destiny, Superman and Supergirl, and have these relationships is admittedly affirming and actually thrilling for me as a trans author, a trans fan of comedian books, and a fan of Dreamer exterior of all of that, simply as a personality.”

Maines went on to explain Dreamer as being “highly effective and thrilling.” “One of many issues I’ve all the time beloved about her is her strategy to being a superhero,” she mentioned. “[She] is aware of that she’s a superhero and is happy about it. However one thing actually enjoyable to seek out as she’s progressed is seeing how her relationship with that modifications as her relationship along with her powers modifications and she or he will get to work together with these new heroes. It is such a high-stakes scenario. It is unbelievable as a result of it makes you understand how essential Dreamer might be to this lineup and this universe. As a fan, it makes me really feel good as a result of it tells me she’s right here to remain, you recognize? She’s been inside Batman’s head! Now she is aware of this secret.”

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Dreamer’s Journey From the Display to the Web page

Maines — an actor and transgender activist — originated the position of Dreamer on The CW’s Supergirl in 2018, with the character (who’s an ancestor of present Legion of Tremendous-Heroes member Nura Nal/Dream Lady) being created particularly for the Arrowverse sequence. Dreamer holds the excellence of being the very first transgender superhero on tv. She was a daily fixture of the latter half of Supergirl‘s run, with Maines serving as a most important forged member from Season 4 by way of the present’s conclusion with Season 6 in 2021.

It was additionally in 2021 that Maines introduced Dreamer to the world of comics, penning a narrative starring the character for that 12 months’s DC Delight anthology. Notably, nevertheless, mentioned story, titled “Date Evening,” was nonetheless set inside Arrowverse continuity. Dreamer made her correct DCU debut one 12 months later in Superman: Son of Kal-El #13, with Maines co-writing the problem alongside common sequence author Tom Taylor. Lazarus Planet marks Dreamer’s newest journey as a member of mainstream DC continuity. The character can be due for a return to the Arrowverse, with Maines confirmed to be reprising her position as Nia Nal within the upcoming ninth and remaining season of The Flash on The CW.

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Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1 is on sale now from DC.