Superman (DC Icons, #4) by Matt de la Pena

Superman (DC Icons, #4)

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.His power is beyond imagining.Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet.But power comes with a price.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 Gl...

Details Superman (DC Icons, #4)

TitleSuperman (DC Icons, #4)
Release DateMar 5th, 2019
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Comics, Superheroes, Retellings

Reviews Superman (DC Icons, #4)

  • Emily May
    I read this book after enjoying to varying degrees the other three DC Icons novels: Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Batman: Nightwalker and Catwoman: Soulstealer. I was really hoping that the author could make me love Clark Kent. A major problem for me with Superman is that he is so irredeemably boring. Growing up, I saw Spiderman as the lovable nerd, Batman as the brooding bad boy, Wonder Woman was the queer feminist, and Catwoman was a sexy rebel. Su...
  • Miranda Reads
    Psst. A new video is up - all about the bad books I've read this year! Now that you know that this one is on it, check out the Worst Books of 2019 video to see what other ones made the cut! The Actual Review The storm came with little warning. Clark Kent always knew he was different. But now that he's in high school (aka puberty is happening) his powers are growing at an alarming pace....and there seems to be new developments every time he open...
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionWonder Woman: Batman: Catwoman: Superman: Throw back to 2 or 3 years ago when this whole series was announced and we were all excited. 4 Superhero books by 4 famous authors! Looking back, we hyped it more than it deserved and over all I was disappointed by this series. TO be honest I didn’t know the author before this series and apparently he’s controversial and th...
  • Khurram
    I would have given this book 3.5 but I think it deserved a round up rather then a down.This is a Smallville style Superman novel. The writing is a bit slow, but the story is well written.For people who are fans of the Smallville series this would be a great book. I am not such a huge fan. I did like Clark getting used to his powers. Gaining life experience. I do think the community Vs racism angle was quite well done.The unlike the other books in...
  • Chad
    I thought this was the most well-written of the DC Icons series. It keeps the main gist of the Superman mythos intact. Nor is Clark written as a lovesick dummy, like Bruce Wayne in Batman: Nightwalker. I liked the parallels brought in by dealing with the immigration issue when technically Superman is also an illegal alien. Clark's supporting cast, Lana, Gloria, Bryan, Jonathan all serve a purpose. I was also happy to see Clark and Lana's relation...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    Okay, soo as I predicted.. I seriously loved this book! Even though it was more of a coming of age story for Clark than a badaztec superhero’s story where he has it all figured out, it was still an awesome and entertaining read. Reading about him transitioning and getting the hang of his powers was one of the great things about this book. His friendships, and the events that were all shaping him to become Man of Steel was what made this a prett...
  • Suzanne
    3.0-3.5*. I was torn between three stars to three and a half stars on this one. I enjoyed it for the most part but it was an underwhelming account for the man of steel. I really enjoyed all the DC Icon books (Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Batman) Buy really had high expectations for this one since it covered Superman. It was still good, don’t get me wrong, but like others I had high expectations. My quick and simple overall: probably my expectati...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Superman: Dawnbreaker was a bit underwhelming. It was a fast read and it was quite short. I expected the novel to be longer and have more action scenes like other DC Icons novels.
  • Drewthereader20
    This was such a nice ending to this series. I wish there was a sequel to this novel though. U can't leave me like that! Loved the ending, I was kind of expecting him to say what he said but u know I love a cheesy ending. Lol!(:
  • Rissa
    Superman 3.75Clark Kent is just trying to be a normal teenage boy at Smallville high school but his abilities are getting him into trouble. I enjoyed the writing and the characters it wasnt great but it was really good. Series ranking:1. Catwoman2. Superman3. Batman4. Wonder Woman Superman 3.75⭐️Clark Kent is just trying to be a normal teenage boy at Smallville high school but his abilities are getting him into trouble. I enjoyed the writi...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    It pains me to give this 2 - 2.5 stars but it was not what I was expecting or hoping for. Forgive me now for saying the cover seemed to be the most enjoyable thing about this book.Womp wompI'll type my review soon and post.---------Full review can be found here: consider myself a huge superhero nerd and while I prefer Marvel over DC, I give everyone a chance. I have enjoyed reading the DC Icons series and...
  • Kara
    Sorry, cousin, but even as a YA book this is really booorrring!Instead of Superman, we have Selfdoubtboy.I gave it an hour that I wish I could have back. DNF at 13%
  • kazually ♡
    dnf at i don't really care and i also forgot lolthis book was really boring so i stopped reading it and also the writing style is just not really my taste :/
  • Luc The Reader
    Superman Dawnbreaker is the fourth and final DC Icons book. Ever since the Icons series was announced I wanted to collect them. Being a fan of all the superhero movies that are coming out with a rapid speed I was curious if DC could pull me in. Mixing YA authors with teenage superheroes did seem a good idea. The story is about superman (duh). Clark Kent is a sixteen-year-old living in smallville, a small community somewhere in Kansas. Lately peop...
  • Brittany
    This is the first book I have ever read by Matt de le Pena, so I didn't have any expectations about him. Unfortunately I DID have expectations of Superman... and I felt let down. The biggest issue of this book was pacing for me. It wasn't even a very long book, and yet much of it after the beginning felt slow and boring and by the time we had any superman action it was too late. There was a weird amount of time spent on what Lana Lane was wearing...
  • Yursa Tahir
    I really enjoyed this book. I am a huge DC fan and its amazing to read something about our fav characters that is other than a comic book. I loved all 4 of these books and i want more like their is the flash, green arrow, martian manhunter and many more and i think they all deserve a book of their own. Who's with me??
  • andrea caro
    3.5/4 stars? Idk how to feel about this book. A large chunk of it was about racism/immigration, but I feel like the author didn’t really explore it well. Idk, RTC. I’m just glad I finished this series.