“There have been items of Nubia that was already there…you had an thought of who she was and who she could possibly be,” Williams says. “It was leaning into who she could possibly be with these foundational items. She was somebody that was clearly extraordinarily assured as a result of how do you you simply roll up on Diana, Marvel Girl herself, and say, ‘Hey, you have got what’s mine, and I wish to problem you for it’ and truly, seemingly beats her however has to return.”
DC continuity being an ever-shifting multiversal river meant that Williams, co-writer Vita Ayala, and artist Alitha Martinez had the chance to reinvent Nubia’s story for contemporary readers.
“After we have been tasked with altering her origin, I used to be nervous about that,” Williams says. “How do you make this character stand on her personal, however with respect for the place she comes from? She’s nonetheless Diana’s sister, however not in the identical method. I wished people, by the point they received executed with the primary collection [Nubia & The Amazons] to say, ‘okay, that’s new.’”
At present’s Nubia might have a distinct origin story, however isn’t any much less badass. Her sisterhood with Diana is much less literal, however she’s nonetheless a worthy champion of the Amazons, one who should spend her time guarding a mysterious (and lethal) dimensional portal on Themyscira. In different phrases, her profession has been simply as lengthy and completed as Marvel Girl’s, readers simply haven’t skilled these adventures along with her but.
“I [realized] the perfect factor for this character might be going to be to deal with her as if she’s been right here the entire time, you simply haven’t seen her,” Williams says. “And along with her guarding Doom’s Doorway that form of is smart. She’s received a basement job, she’s evening shift on a regular basis…I’m simply form of pondering of what her life was that we didn’t get to see and the way that formed and molded her into somebody [worthy of being queen of the Amazons].”
Regardless of Nubia’s story (up to now) stretching throughout a number of DC titles (Nubia & The Amazons, which is then central to and crosses over with the Trial of the Amazons occasion, Nubia: Coronation Particular, and now Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), it’s all one steady story that reads like an ongoing collection. Whereas nearly all of these books happen within the current day of the DC Universe, additionally they characteristic flashbacks to Nubia’s early days, with an prolonged origin story being teased out via them. Williams feels that origin is sort of full.