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Nubia: Real One

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Wonder Woman's Black twin fights injustice in urgent tale.

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age 16+

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age 16+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Comic books often reflect the times in which they're produced, and this tale of an Amazonian teen feels ripped from the headlines of 2020 and 2021. Crime, police brutality, civil unrest, school gun violence, racial injustice -- they're all part of the coming-of-age saga concocted by writer L.L. McKinney and artist Robyn Smith. Nubia: Real One tackles these issues and many others with sensitivity, urgency, and wit. It presents a main character who, despite her superpowers, is confused, anxious, brave, and rebellious. The supporting cast is diverse and well-defined. If the book has a weakness, it may be that the villain of the piece is something of a cliché, his dialogue too on-the-nose and familiar. Nevertheless, Nubia: Real One offers action, suspense, family drama, and high school melodrama in a package likely to appeal to longtime Wonder Woman fans and new readers alike.

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