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Superman
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Superman
Dawnbreaker
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The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero—SUPERMAN—from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.
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 Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.
Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Listen to the books in any order you choose:
* Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
* Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
* Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero—SUPERMAN—from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author MATT DE LA PEÑA.
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 Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.
Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Listen to the books in any order you choose:
* Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
* Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
* Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
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  • From the cover The storm came with little warning. A flash of lightning lit up Clark's glasses as he huddled beneath the Java Depot awning with three former football teammates, all of them watching the sudden deluge pound the streets of downtown Smallville. The whipping rain had forced them elbow to elbow, and if Clark exercised a little amnesia, it almost felt like old times, back when he and the football squad were thick as thieves.
    He doubted they would ever be close like that again. Not after he had quit on them.
    Clark had always marveled at the power of thunderstorms, which put even his own mysterious strength into perspective. For others, the storm was nothing more than a nuisance. An older businessman, holding a briefcase over his head, sprinted toward a silver SUV, where he beeped open his door and dove inside. A drenched calico slunk beneath an industrial trash bin, looking for a dry place to wait out the downpour.
    "We can't just stand here all day," Paul shouted over the roar of the rain. "Come on, let's make a run for the library."
    Kyle crossed his arms and rocked back on his heels. "Dude, this shit is, like, biblical. I'm not going anywhere."
    "I guess we could just do this here." Tommy glanced back at the closed door of the coffee shop before turning to Clark. "Cool with you, big guy?"
    Clark shrugged, still wondering what "this" was. And why no one else could be within earshot.
    He had been more than a little surprised when Tommy Jones, a lumbering offensive lineman, approached him at school wanting to "hang out." He'd been equally surprised when Tommy then showed up at the coffee shop with star running back Paul Molina and fullback Kyle Turner. After all, they'd wanted nothing to do with Clark for the better part of two years—since the day he abruptly left the freshman team midseason.
    Now here they all were, kicking it on Main Street again. Like nothing had ever happened.
    But Clark knew there had to be a catch.
    Tommy raised the brim of his baseball cap and cleared his throat. "I'm guessing you know our record this past season," he began. "We sort of . . . underachieved."
    "That's one way of putting it," Kyle said, and Paul shook his head in disgust.
    Clark should have known. This meetup was about football. Because when it came to Tommy, Kyle, and Paul, everything was about football.
    "Anyway, us three have been talking." Tommy slapped a big, meaty hand onto Clark's shoulder. "We'll all be seniors next year. And we wanna go out with a bang."
    A massive clap of thunder echoed overhead, causing the three football players to flinch. Clark had never understood that reaction. How even the bravest people he knew could get so spooked by a little thunder. It was yet another example of how different he was from his peers. The guys tried to play off their jumpiness by checking their phones and studying their drinks.
    That's when Clark noticed something odd.
    About thirty yards to his right, a wire-thin man in his early twenties was standing in the middle of the road, holding out his arms and staring up into the pouring rain. He had a tight buzz cut, and he was dressed head to toe in brown. Brown long-sleeved shirt. Brown pants. Brown combat boots. Clark had an uneasy feeling about the guy.
    "Look at this freak," Paul said, noticing him, too. "Who?" Tommy asked.
    "Over there." Paul pointed, but a slow big rig rumbled by, blocking their view. When it had passed, the man was gone.
    Paul frowned, scratching the back of his shaved head and scanning the empty street. "He was standing out there a second ago. I swear."
    Clark searched for the man, too. Random strangers dressed in all brown didn't just...
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  • MATT DE LA PEÑA is a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including MEXICAN WHITEBOY and THE LIVING, for which he received the Pura Belpré Author Honor Award. Matt's picture book LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET was awarded a Newbery Medal. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, which he attended on a full basketball scholarship. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country. Visit him online at mattdelapena.com and follow him on Twitter at @mattdelapena.
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