Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story (Paperback)

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The years I spent on DCTV twitter have finally paid off! Nicole Maines' Nia Nal was one of my favorite parts of Supergirl, and DC made the right choice having her pen this graphic novel that follows Nia's coming of age. Her feelings of isolation that stem from her being an alien and a trans woman take her on a much needed journey that forces her to accept every facet of herself despite her desperation to keep certain things at bay.

— From Kathryn

Description


The never before told origin story of DREAMER: the first trans superhero ever to appear on TV!

Nia Nal’s spent her whole life taking a back seat to her older sister, Maeve, who’s expected to inherit their mother’s Naltorian powers––the ability to see the future through dreams. They’ll soon learn the dreaming powers had other plans…

When Nia’s hit in the face with a kickball, the powers that weren’t meant for her are suddenly triggered. Saddled with guilt, Nia resolves to suppress her powers in an attempt to protect her relationship with her sister. But Nia can’t keep the dreams out forever…

From Nicole Maines, the actress, activist, and writer who originated the role of Dreamer on the groundbreaking Supergirl TV show, and with stunning art by Rye Hickman that captures Nia’s fan-favorite personality, comes the origin story of a girl who must accept her own power to fulfill her destiny in a long lineage of female superheroes. Luckily, Nia won’t have to go through it alone.

About the Author


Nicole Maines is an actress, activist, and writer paving the way for LGBTQ+ youth on and off the screen. Maines’s breakout role came on The CW’s Supergirl, where she starred as Nia Nal, a.k.a. Dreamer, making her TV’s first transgender Super Hero. She wrote Dreamer’s comic book debut in DC’s 2021 Pride anthology and has since gone on to pen numerous other comics for DC, including Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 with Tom Taylor, Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1, Harley Quinn, and DC’s upcoming Dreamer YA graphic novel. Maines has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and was a Variety Power of Young Hollywood and Power of Pride honoree. She was also a 2020 Human Rights Campaign Upstander Award honoree for her activism and continues to be a tireless champion for trans rights. Her biography, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, was a Stonewall Honor Book in nonfiction, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for transgender nonfiction, and a New York Times bestseller.

Rye Hickman (previously published as Jen Hickman) is a visual storyteller! Past work includes Buzzing, Lonely Receiver, TEST, Moth & Whisper, and more. They get really excited about dystopian fiction, good coffee, and drawing hands.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781779510457
ISBN-10: 1779510454
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English