One to Watch: Niobe She is Life #1


Niobe: She is Life #1 comes out in November and already has some buzz behind it. This is a book you should keep on your radar. Here is why.

Here is the description of the book:
Niobe Ayutami is an orphaned wild elf teenager and would-be savior of the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. She is running from a past where the Devil himself would see her damned… toward an epic future that patiently waits for her to bind nations against the hordes of Hell!

So why the heat?
First off, it is co-written by Hunger Games star and cultural activist Amandla Stenberg.
It has been covered on CNN, The Daily Telegraph, Atlanta Daily World, People Magazine, The Mary Sue, The Huffington Post, and more. Part of the reason it is getting such good press is that Amandla Stenberg is trying to bring a strong woman of color to the pages of comics.

Then, there is the media deal. The book has already been picked up for an animated movie. Imagine what “The Hunger Games” or “Harry Potter” would have done if it started in comic book form.
Stenberg will be playing the voice of Niobe. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) will be playing The Stranger (his characters tend to die a lot so we will see if he survives the ordeal.

So, a book to draw in female readers and a media deal already in place before the book even hits stands, sounds like a winner.

There is a comic convention variant that was being sold (and sold out quickly) at NYCC, none are on eBay yet. The character Niobe first appears in the book Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer #1, which had a regular cover and a 1:5 variant. One copy appears on eBay.

Niobe: She is Life #1 written by Sebastian A. Jones, CEO of Stranger Comics, comes out November 4, 2015 from Stranger Comics.

We had a great chance to talk to Sebastion and Amandla at NYCC and there is a good buzz behind it. Ther creative team is awesome and doing their best to get the word out. Don’t expect a really big print run on this.

13 thoughts on “One to Watch: Niobe She is Life #1”

  1. Here goes another one from big gems small press …the press coverage for this has been great .Untamed has a great looking graphic novel’s pricey but it’s a great book ..hard cover with extra art from the universe of Niobe.which Sabastian told me ,will be the Luke Skywalker of their label.also artist Ashley Woods art is amazing.she also just recently signed with Marvel,definitely an artist to watch in 2016

  2. Nice news. This book caught my attention back in previews. Didn’t know the artist back then but just the pilot of the story is what caught my attention. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. has issues to be picked up before Niobe #1 hits and hits hard!

    Their comic book catalog has the full run of Untamed including the 1:5 variant for only $4.99 each:

    And, it appears that physical copies are going to be available there at cover upon release:

    I just nabbed 3 copies of Untamed #1 1:5 for $20 shipped.

  4. As a side note: has anybody looked at Ebay prices for Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone October 1998 First Prints?

    They’re silly. Sometimes sells for $20. Other times $250, $750. Some are listed above $1,000. I didn’t know this book could potentially demand that sort of price. Maybe demand is the wrong word. Fetch that price?

  5. Glad I am waiting to see. Besides, the title is “one to watch”. Means I’ll get a copy to read it and not have any worries. Good luck to everyone else.

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