AMANDLA STENBERG’S COMIC IS BACK FOR ITS FOURTH INSTALLMENT

Amandla Stenberg is well-known as an actress, advocate, and model. However, did you know that she was a comic book writer too? Well, she is! And her comic, Niobe: She is Life, is back for its fourth issue.

Niobe: She is Life, written by Stenberg and Sebastian A. Jones, chronicles the tale of Niobe Ayutami, an orphaned wild elf teenager and also savior of her world-Asunda. Niobe is running from her past, with the weight of prophecy on her shoulders, navigating through this coming of age story involving love, betrayal, and sacrifice.

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Last year, Stenberg spoke to Solange Knowles for Teen Vogue about her then new comic book, saying that “growing up, I was always super into fantasy and The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones and all of that, but I could never find black characters whom I really liked. [Niobe is] finding her faith and finding her identity. And she’s going to keep growing until she becomes this warrior destined to unite the human world and the elf world.”

Niobe: She is Life, is the first comic book to be written by, illustrated by, and starring a black girl as the main character.

Check out the newly released images below. The new and previous episodes of Niobe: She is Life are available for download here.

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Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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