A celebrated young adult author as well as an advocate for inclusivity and equality in publishing (she originated the #PublishingPaidMe hashtag), L.L. McKinney is the author of Nubia: Real One, an endearing tale that updates the origin story of Nubia, the Black twin sister of Wonder Woman. In this new graphic novel Nubia is a high school student navigating all the usual issues of being a teenager—crushes and dating, school, friends, and dealing with strict parents—as well as a few unusual issues (such as having super strength and the ability to fly) that she’s been trying to keep on the down-low. But when a friend is threatened by an obnoxious dude from her school, Nubia discovers she has a heroic legacy that has been kept secret from her. In this eight-page excerpt Nubia confronts the boy threatening her friend and in the process reveals the powers she’s been trying to hide as well as her destiny as a superhero. Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney with art by Robyn Smith is out now and is published by DC.