Like Harley Quinn before her, it’s time for Supergirl’s Nia Nal, TV’s first transgender superhero, to make the leap from television to DC comics.
The CW Supergirl has been the inspiration for many of the recent additions to Supergirlcomics, and it’s about time Nal nal is presented. Supergirl has seen a multitude of changes over the years – she’s been murdered, her name has changed, her appearance has changed, and even her powers have changed. DC Comics has rebooted their world many times, usually through events like Crisis on Infinite Earths or is it recent Dark Nights: Death Metal. This expectation of continuous change gives writers the opportunity to modify the status quo, but more importantly, update and develop comics for modern audiences. As the DC omniverse adjusts to all the DC stories merging into a single canon, it’s the perfect time to make Nia Nal a part of Supergirl’s adventures.
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Steve Orlando and Emanuela Lupacchino, creators of Supergirl: DC Rebirth # 1, incorporated many aspects of The CW Supergirl in this recent version of Kara. Some changes that reflect the portrayal of Melissa Benoist on the CW show include the use of the Danvers surname, who is based in National City, has foster parents named Jeremiah and Eliza, and even Supergirl’s appearance. This choice to root Kara in her television portrayal gives hope that some of the Arrowverse’s most unique characters may appear at some point in comic book form. Nia Nal was introduced in season 4, possessing powers of astral projection and precognition. Known as Dreamer, she is the first transgender superhero on television; an innovative character created for the show and a relative of the DC Comics character Nura Nal, also known as Dream Girl.
With Ryan Wilder’s recent debut in Batgirl # 50, a character conceived for The CW’s Batwoman, DC may be able to do something similar for Nia Nal. Dreamer has garnered a lot of attention in recent years, becoming a fan favorite. Nevertheless, Supergirl He only has one season left and then the question arises: where will he go from there? After the success and relevance of her presentation, it seems correct that Nia Nal appears at some point in Supergirlcomics of the future.
For a long time, LGBTQ + characters were nowhere to be found in mainstream comics, but that’s changing. DC’s ongoing progress on behalf can be seen as recently as last month Future State: Justice League # 1, where the Flash’s mantle passed to Jess Chambers, a non-binary sprinter. LGBTQ + characters have always belonged to comic stories and have featured Nia Nal in Supergirl continuity offers the double benefit of accelerating inclusion while keeping a fan favorite character alive. It’s not like it’s a new idea, as the equally beloved Batman antihero Harley Quinn made the same journey, first appearing on Batman: The Animated Series before the fan clamor led her to the comics.
Ultimately, Nia Nal is not a comic book creation, but she deserves to be adapted and introduced into the comics. Not only is she a popular superhero in her own right, she is also depicted as an ancestor of the DC Comics Legionairre Nura Nal. Her family is already strongly tied to DC’s existing lore, putting her in a good position to fit into their place, as DC’s burgeoning omniverse is defined in a new era of comics specifically meant to acknowledge. everybody the stories of its many amazing heroes. A great fit for Supergirl comics and is already a fan favorite, Nal nal He deserves to continue his journey in the comics, part of the amazing give and take that has ensured that DC characters continue to evolve decade after decade.
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