When every hero on Earth is threatened by Henry Bendix’s machinations, it’s a race against time for Dreamer to warn Superman before it happens! But will this mysterious new ally’s premonition become a nightmare for Jonathan Kent?
Also, here are the snazzy variant covers for Superman: Son of Kal-El #13 (the main cover by Travis Moore can be seen above), which has a July 12th release date:
I’ll be honest – when I first saw her in some of the episodes leading up to Crisis, I wasn’t really into her, because she felt in a lot of ways the opposite of the Dream Girl/Dreamer I’ve read in the comics. But when I found out that the show Dreamer is a decendent, I came to like her a lot better.
So yeah, definitely looking forward to seeing her become part of the main continuity.
That would be cool. That does remind me – I had the thought recently that with all the new/more prominant LGBT characters in the DCU, I wonder now if they could make a JLQ book with some big names that could work. Like, I’m thinking a team consisting of:
Jon Kent / Superman
Kate Kane / Batwoman
Alan Scott / Green Lantern
Nia Nal / Dreamer
Jackson Hyde / Aquaman
Artemis / …Artemis
I dunno, I’d read the hell out of that.
The talk of her and Brainiac 5 does remind me of something I’ve been seeing a little of when this was announced, that I think there might be some pull by fans to start shipping Dreamer with Jon, which could be interesting.
Then again I also saw some shipping Jon with Jackson when he guest-starred in Son of Kal-El, so…I think what’s really going on is that a lot of people find Jon’s current boyfriend boring as dirt and are trying to give Jon literally anyone else who might be more interesting.
While I would of course read that JLQ lineup I think that if there was a JLQ book made it would be better to go with notable queer characters who aren’t just “A-lister… but gay!” That gives the team its own identity as a team which I think is important.
Just finished reading it. To start, it’s great that they chose to introduce Dreamer into the main DC Comic universe. In my opinion, she was the best original element to come out of the Supergirl TV series and she fits in well with this current crop of new DC heroes. In essence, just having her debut in this issue was exciting enough.
That being said, what she actually does in the issue itself isn’t exactly going to light the world on fire. Mainly, she delivers an apocalyptic vision to Jon and Jay which is a pretty standard duty for any hero with prophetic abilities. Dreamer gets some good character moments like when Jon informs her about her descendant, Dream Girl, and she gets to help Jay get on Jon’s case for “damseling” him (that was a nice touch). Outside of that, though, not a lot of action for our girl. I’d say that it was a good intro but certainly leaves you wanting more. That’s not a bad thing.
What I hope to see from Dreamer moving forward is for her to become part of the bridge between the present day DC Universe and the future world of the Legion of Superheroes. I think her connection to Dream Girl (a highly underrated past leader of the Legion) makes her uniquely qualified to be one of the heroes who helps the world transition to the bright future of the Legion. The United Planets are still out there, but will probably need something to do now that Bendis has moved on from The Justice League. Dreamer could fit in there somehow. Or there’s always the possibility of having Legion heroes come back to the present (like a Legion Lost or a Mon-El in the Phantom Zone situation) and interact with her. There’s the matter of a certain green-skinned love interest who could make that prospect even juicier. Or you could just have Dreamer become part of “Team Jon” like he’s building a sort of proto-Legion in the present (Jay has Phantom Girl vibes). Regardless, I hope she sticks around in some capacity because it’s great to have her in the sandbox!
Outside of Dreamer’s part in the issue, it was cool to see ole Weatherman One, Henry Bendix, live up to being the threat he probably should be. He’s becoming a great nemesis for Jon as you really just love to hate him. Now that he carries the threat of committing superhero genocide, you really want to see Jon defeat him so he can get what’s coming to him. This was definitely a key chapter to moving the action of the story along and solidifying Bendix as a legitimate threat and not just a villain of the month.
I just want to point out that, in Superman: Son of Kal-El #14, Jon handed Jay a Legion Flight Ring and a super suit from the 31st century. Also, Dreamer is still fighting alongside them. Maybe the proto-Legion WILL happen?