DC has released a preview of Nubia: Real One, an upcoming OGN from writer L.L. McKinney and artists Robyn Smith, Brie Henderson, and Bex Glendining that brings Silver Age Wonder Woman spin-off character Nubia into the modern era.
Originally, Nubia was introduced as Diana’s replacement as Wonder Woman – her twin sister, separated at birth, who, because of the nature of the Amazons, looks exactly like Diana but is a black woman.
In the updated version, Nubia is a young woman trying to help people in her own community despite being told she doesn’t fit the mold of a hero – culminating in a visit from her own hero, Wonder Woman, glimpsed in the preview.
Nubia: Real One is due out February 2, 2021.
Nubia: Real One
Written by L. L. McKinney
Illustrated by Robyn Smith
Colored by Brie Henderson
Cover Colors by Bex Glendining
Lettered by Ariana Maher
On sale February 2, 2021
Can you be a hero…if society doesn’t see you as a person?
Nubia has always been a little bit…different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor’s cat. But, despite Nubia’s similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she’s no Wonder Woman. And even if she was, they wouldn’t want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she’s reminded of how people see her: as a threat. Her moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can’t deny the fire within her, even if she’s a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst.
When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all––her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class––to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.
From the witty and powerful voice behind A Blade So Black, L. L. McKinney, and with endearing and expressive art by Robyn Smith, comes a vital story for today about equality, identity, and kicking it with your squad.