THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!
DC Icons continues with the coming-of-age story of the world's first super hero, SUPERMAN, from Newbery award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.
When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.
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.”
New York Times bestselling author of
Miles Morales: Spider-Man and
Long Way Down
"A wonderful, bold interpretation of a DC icon that aspires to embrace all readers, new and old."
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Matt de la Peña’s Superman is the quintessential American alien. Despite being caught between two worlds, he’s everything we love about the Man of Steel: courageous, compassionate, and full of hope."
Gene Luen Yang, author of
New Super-Man and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Clark Kent! Each first printing in the DC Icons series has a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image!
Don't miss the rest of the
DC Icons series! Read the books in any order you choose:
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by
Batman: Nightwalker by
Catwoman: Soulstealer by
Sarah J. Maas
MATT DE LA PEÑA is a #1 N
ew York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including
Mexican WhiteBoy and
The Living, which was a Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. Matt's picture book
Love was a #1
New York Times bestseller, and
Last Stop on Market Street was awarded a Newbery Medal. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at mattdelapena.com and follow him on Twitter at @mattdelapena. He is a DC Icons author, a series in which the DC Comics super hero icons are written by megastar young adult authors. The series also includes
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo,
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, and
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas.