GEEKY GUY COMICS REVIEWS: NAOMI #1
Comic Name: Naomi #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis & David F. Walker
Artist & Cover by Jamal Campbell
Published by DC Conics
Release Date: 23/01/19
So having avoided initial the “HYPE” surrounding this comic I finally gave in and read it. on #NCBD last week I was lucky enough to be able to get the second printing of the first 3 issues so thought why not give it a go and I have to say I’m very much glad I did!
After a fight between Superman and Mongul breaks out in a small Northwestern town, a young girl called Naomi begins a mission to uncover the last time a super hero visited her home but she also starts to investigate other times anything like this has happened before. Everyone she speaks to seems to avoid the topic causing Naomi to start questioning how that might tie into her own origins and adoption.
GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:
Whilst I was sceptical at first to believe the hype surrounding this comic, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Its the first comic i’ve read in a while that actually had me questioning what could happen next, and even more so wanting to find out what Naomi is going to unfold. This issue started off with a bang and really set the tone for what writers @brianmbendis, David Walker and breakout artist @pryce14 (Jamal Campbell) have planned for WonderComics’ massively ambitious new series and star...NAOMI.
A favourite part, and I have to say it seem like it was taken straight out of the Heroes in Crisis run is the way that Jamal Campbell uses the character dialog boxes to showcase the different views from the “background” cast as well as the main characters from when Superman and Mongrel fought but we also get to see exactly what Naomi is dealing with when she asks questions about previous superhero encounters in her town. Although this issue does go slightly flat in the middle overall its a solid introduction to @DC’s new teen heroine. The next issue of Naomi issue #2 was released on February 20th so stay tuned for the review.
GEEKY GUY COMICS RATING OUT OF 5.
Writing/ Story: 3
Overall Comic: 4Apr 30 , 2019