Graphic Novel Review: Naomi: Season One by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, art by Jamal Campbell
Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:43 am by Gene Ambaum
Nothing much happens in the small town where Naomi lives, but Superman just had a fight there yesterday. And, unbelievably, she missed her chance to see him. Adopted herself, she is obsessed with Superman, and the fact that the news didn’t even report the incident. Talking to her friends, she hears about a superhero event around the time they were born, which has become something of an urban legend. This leads her to Dee, the local car mechanic who seems to know something about it. And of course this puts her on the path to finding out out who she really is and where she’s from — an entertaining start to what feels like it’s going to be quite a hero’s journey.
This YA graphic novel feels like it hit the sweet spot between longtime DC fans and folks who don’t read superhero comics. I can’t imagine anyone who loved any of the better Marvel universe movies, child or adult, wouldn’t enjoy it.