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Amandla Stenberg Co-Wrote A Comic Starring A Young Black Hero

Yes. Just yes.

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Amandla Stenberg has been kicking ass and taking names lately as the coolest, most woke teen of our time.

In what feels like a natural extension of her personal brand of badassery, Stenberg co-wrote a brand new comic starring a young black hero.

Called Niobe: She Is Life, the new comic centers on a young woman named Niobe who is "the would-be savior of the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda."

"I was drawn to give voice to Niobe and co-write her story because her journey is my journey," Stenberg told The Huffington Post. "I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is."

Niobe makes her official debut November 4th through Stranger Comics.

"There's never been a character quite like her," Stenberg said. "One who shatters the traditional ideal of what a hero is. We need more badass girls!" And hey, at least while we wait for Niobe we've still got Stenberg herself.

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