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May 8, 2024

Nicole Maines made history when she joined Season 4 of The CW's Supergirl in 2018 as the first transgender superhero in live-action; Nia Nal, known as Dreamer. Maines has continued her involvement with Dreamer's story since the show ended in 2021, first with stories in the DC Pride anthologies, including penning the introduction for 2022's entry, and further appearances in books such as Superman: Son of Kal-El and Lazarus Planet.

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Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 / Maines, Barrows, Ferreira, Lucas, Carey / DC Comics

Now, Nicole Maines is back to write more of Dreamer's adventures. Firstly in an ongoing series, Suicide Squad: Dream Team, which sees her joining Task Force X with artist Eddy Barrows. And secondly, in Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story, an original YA graphic novel which sees Maines teaming up with artist Rye Hickman to tell Dreamer's origin story.

Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story / Maines, Hickman / DC Comics

We were lucky enough to be joined on the podcast by Nicole Maines to chat all about these new books, and maybe m