Naomi #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 31
8.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The most startling and intriguing mystery in the DC Universe continues as Naomi searches to uncover the secrets of her own origin. What do her small town's oversized mechanic and the last time a super-powered person appeared in her hometown have to do with the day she was adopted? Big emotions, new characters and a last page cliffhanger that can't be missed lead off this issue drawn by breakout sensation Jamal Campbell. Don't miss your chance to meet the most exciting new character in the DC Universe!

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 26, 2019

    It's hard to say at, this point, exactly where this story is going. But as more layers of onion continue to be peeled back, it's impossible to not be engaged. I wouldn't be surprised ifNaomi is on its way to some Eisner awards sometime in the near future. Bendis, Walker, and Campbell are crafting something special here - get onboard now and find out what all the fuss is about! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is fantastic. There are so many beautifully detailed panels and there is a lot to catch the eye of the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Feb 21, 2019

    As Naomi rises up out of nowhere, this is a rare chance to be there right from the start. This series is going to be special. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 20, 2019

    Two issues and this series is fantastic. It's building a mystery that I want to find out about. It's not a chore like some reads where you just want to find out the answer, this is one that you can easily become invested in as it blends superheroics and a simple question. I want to know about Naomi's past. The team is delivering a comic that's all about the mystery but is filled with emotion and one of the best new characters in some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 20, 2019

    Naomi #2 deepens the mystery surrounding the title character's origins, but its strength lies in the small, nuanced character interactions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 21, 2019

    Picking up moments after the first issue, the overarching narrative only progresses by millimeters. Yet the devil's in the details, and the subtle characterizations as Naomi confronts her parents are far more telling than any dramatic exposition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 22, 2019

    The art is very good too and is perfect for this title. Where is the whole thing going? I think we are about to find out! I'm intrigued enough to see just what is going on and what happens from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 21, 2019

    If I had just read the solicit for Naomi I probably would have skipped it. It sounds a little boring or clich. An adopted girl, small town, mystery, probably has powers. It doesn't sound anything really that interesting, but the creative team has woven a fantastic tale and really wrapped me up in this story as a reader. While the art style is not a favorite of mine, Campbell does some stunning work in this issue; those couple of two-page spreads are something to marvel at. If you skipped over Naomi I suggest you give it chance; the creative team on this series is doing some fantastic work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Feb 20, 2019

    Naomi's second issue continues to impress with lively art, intriguing story, and a unique and gripping premise that continues to unfold. This series shouldn't be missed, as you'll want to be there when the pieces finally come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 20, 2019

    Naomi #2 gave us everything they said it would and then some. There was emotion, there was plot progression, and then that cliffhanger at the end was one hell of a note to leave us on as we anxiously await for what might be the first big clue towards solving this mystery. I have to admit, this is the most exciting new character in the DC Universe because Naomi's existence doesn't rely on anything pre-existing. Her corner of the world has been carved out, and this is her time to find where that piece fits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 24, 2019

    I'm in and you should be too! It's early! Pick up #1 and #2 now. You have the luxury now of getting in on the ground floor of something special! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 20, 2019

    Bendis, Walker and Campbell slink forward into further mystery in a satisfying issue with curious pacing. Its the type of nuanced drama not often found in mainstream superhero stories...a distinction which should prove interesting in issue three which is being billed as The Secret History of the DC Universe. Interesting alternative ground is being covered in the DC Universe in this title. As Bendis, Walker and Campbell focus more on the small town life in the shadow of superpowers, the series will find its unique voice coming out much more substantially. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Feb 21, 2019

    If patience isn't your virtue of choice, the pace of #2 may put you off. Good news, Bendis has released cover art for issue #6 revealing a uniformed Naomi backed by members of Young Justice and the League. Oh, we're getting some answers in the next few issues. Just you wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 30, 2019

    So its kind of hard to gauge this right now. I am enjoying the book, but that could all turn sour, depending on what next issue has to tell us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Feb 20, 2019

    But what completely negates that negative in my mind is the wonderful work that Jamal Campbell has been doing on art. Every panel seems to have a purpose and this leads to some excellent visual storytelling throughout. You can feel Naomi’s pain and anguish at the confusion that is her life right now through the art alone. Couple that with some incredible splash pages that offer hints to her life makes this a pleasing to the eyes read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2020

    I have no idea what to expect in full from Naomi at this point but it's a light commitment that's easy to keep up with if just for the artwork itself. Campbell definitely has a great eye for design and layout as this book flows very smoothly throughout and has some really interesting characters. Dee alone makes me want to know more about him and what his life has been like as such a brick of a character. Bendis' script is pretty much pure Bendis even when just dealing with one or two characters in the room at a time but it covers a lot of dialogue that does feel natural with how it would play out. I'm still curious about this overall so I'll be keeping up with it easily but I'm wary of too many key reveals being made too early in its run when it needs more time to marinate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Feb 20, 2019

    Naomi continues to intrigue with its unique setting and crew of characters. The secrets it alludes to are potentially the most exciting in DC comics right now Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Feb 19, 2019

    Bendis and Walker continue to write an excellent introduction to a new character. In a time when most fans are debating about older characters and their stories veering too far into the unknown, this creative team jumped to the next best thing. Creating a brand new character from scratch, or so it may seem so far. As of right now, no other character is highly involved in Naomi's life or backstory. She may be obsessed with Superman, but he's only appeared twice, and both times were not in direct contact with Naomi. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 20, 2019

    Naomi is a well-written comic that seems to be centered around a very frustrating concept. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 20, 2019

    This book looks fantastic thanks to Jamal Campbell's art, but the snail's pace storytelling is a bit offputting already.  All I keep hearing is how important this book is and after two issues it feels like Bendis and Walker are teasing the reader with how little we find out.  This may indeed be THE place to be, but I need proof and I need it quick! Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 25, 2019

    The coloring and lettering end up being a distraction, and while there's a compelling mystery at the core of this story, it feels like literally nothing happens in this issue. Read Full Review

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