DC Icons and de la Peña
When you think of a superhero, who comes to mind? For me, it is 100% Wonder Woman. But for many, it is Superman. Since he first appeared in comics in 1938, Superman has been one of the most beloved heroes to don a cape. If you see the letter S in a shield, you instantly want to stand tall with your chest thrust forward as if YOU wore the emblem. Then you want to fly through Metropolis as onlookers shout "It's a bird. It's a plane. It's SUPERMAN!"
Matt de la Peña, one of the superheroes of teen lit, is giving this beloved icon a fresh face in the latest novel in the DC Icons series.
Superman: Dawnbreaker (March 5, 2019)
Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger–better–than everyone around him. But it’s not like he’s earned his powers . . . yet. Lately it’s difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and learns that people are disappearing from the Mexican-American and undocumented worker community in Smallville. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, Clark discovers that before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.
“In his brilliant take on Superman, de la Peña shows us that there’s a chance we’ll all need to step up like Clark Kent—with or without a cape.” —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Long Way Down