Naomi #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 32
8.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A brand-new character in the DC Universe comes into focus as Naomi confronts the one person in her small town she is convinced knows the secret of her mysterious adoption and her obsession with Superman. The truth is going to change both her and the DC Universe forever. The secret of Naomi opens the door to an enormous reveal you will not want to miss. This exciting new mystery from the powerhouse creative team of writers Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones, Spider-Man) and David F. Walker (Shaft, Cyborg) and new, amazing art talent Jamal Campbell.

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Mar 20, 2019

    Naomi feels like a special comic, although it's sadly still too soon to say for certain. The book is excellently written and illustrated, and even the pacing is very consistent, albeit frustratingly slow at times. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 20, 2019

    Naomi won't be for everyone, but for those willing to get caught up in the characters and mystery it's a highly rewarding read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 20, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is absolutely beautiful. All of the detail and emotion that is conveyed in the characters and the action are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 25, 2019

    Naomi #3 quietly moves its mystery forward with a healthy dose of deep emotional beats, pulling the reader in and leaving them immediately wanting more. This book won't be for everyone - it's quiet yet strong in a way few comics are. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 26, 2019

    Continuing to tease us about Naomi's past by offering just as many nuggets as false assumptions (such as Dee and his lost love possibly being her parents), writer Brian Michael Bendis delivers just enough truth and foreshadowing of larger events to keep the reader, like Naomi, focused on learning the truth (and guessing what may come next). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Mar 20, 2019

    Naomi is a different kind of superhero comic " one where the answers aren't readily accessible or predictable. In some ways it fits within the detective genre more neatly than is does the superhero category. But something tells me the balance between detective fiction and superhero tale will come into equilibrium as the story progresses. Either way " readers will have the best "seat" in the house as we follow the twists and turns of Naomi's extra-ordinary story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 22, 2019

    A pivotal moment in Naomi's life takes a couple unexpected twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 20, 2019

    The third issue of Naomi is a fascinating story, but its not exactly the type of thing people have come to expect from mainstream superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Mar 20, 2019

    Naomi is one of the most visually exciting and engaging titles out right now. Earnest and intriguing, it's a character and world you can't help but love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 20, 2019

    Jamal Campbell is a the star here, and the art is worth more than the price of admission. He's going to have a hell of a future in comics. It's amazing. Hopefully they can get the story on track. It just feels like they may have gone off the rails a bit here, more than was necessary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 20, 2019

    By the end of this issue I was left blown away by how different things turned out from what I expected from this series. The way they built up the hype towards this book, you initially would have expected that there was going to be a lot more focus put into detective work and further snooping around the town. It was hard to argue with the drastic change in direction considering what we were treated to through the events of Naomi #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 20, 2019

    So far, this series has been a fascinating look at a very intimate mystery, but I'm not sure it's entirely coming together so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 22, 2019

    Naomi #3 continues whats been an excellent introduction to a unique new character in the DCU, with heartfelt storytelling, beautiful art and colors and excellent lettering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 28, 2019

    I'm in and you should be too! It's early! Pick up #1, #2 and #3 now. Issue #3 is going to be underestimated as that is the turning point as you get light shed on her adoptive parents. You thought Bendis was going to swerve around the curves, but he literally takes us down a new road! Pick up #3! You will not be sorry! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 21, 2019

    Naomi's little town gets more interesting as the mystery deepens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 20, 2019

    This series is gradually making me a fan and while I am waiting for the huge reveal, this issue gives us a couple big ones that have me very excited.  The art is fantastic and while I am still a bit frustrated with the overall pacing of this story, I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 20, 2019

    Naomi continues to be an interesting series. I like this mystery surrounding this new character and some of the teases and questions that are brought up in Naomi #3. I guess the big thing is do I care? My interest in or caring for the character started to wane a little bit on this issue. I am still on board, but if issue #4 doesn't pick up the story a little bit I might be jumping off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Mar 18, 2019

    I'm always willing to give these creators the benefit of the doubt and be proven wrong, and since Bendis has been on the DC payroll, he has had my emotions on a roller coaster. This may just be the low point of the first arc, and it may be mind blowing next issue. But I believe my feelings will stay the same until we find out for sure the truth behind Naomi's adoption and why that specific date was so important to Port Oswego. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2019

    Answers are finally given in this third issue of Naomi, but those answers are as boring as the series has been as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    BigWill71 Mar 28, 2019

    I like the pace of this series right now. The art is outstanding and will be very interested in following this artist to future projects.

  • 9.0
    Andrea D’Alò Mar 31, 2019

    Bendis continues to write this kinda of “mistery” so well, I have nothing more to say.
    The final cliffhanger is mind blowing and there’ll be a lot of repercussions not only for this story, but for the entire DC universe.
    The art is great, elegant and the storytelling is perfect.

  • 8.5

    Dad-am Strange.

  • 8.0
    I Review Comics Jul 7, 2019

    Brian Michael Bendis may be one of the most polarizing men in comics right now. He constantly gets so much hate directed at him it's hard to believe that at one point he was comic book royalty. He's still one of the most notable creators out there but the general consensus is that he's past his prime. In some circles, the consensus is he should be put out to pasture. 

    Apparently, he's destroying the Superman titles. I can't judge the situation because I'm not reading Superman. 

    I am reading Naomi and issue's #1 and #2 have been an absolute joy. This comic has its issues that we'll get into but it also has the strongest 5-7 opening pages I've read in years. 

    The comic works primarily because Bendis and _ k more

  • 8.0
    Samuel Almeida Mar 20, 2019

    I like where this is going. I like the story. I like the art. But i was about to jump a LOT of pages while reading this issue. No one would say anything! Naomi kept asking questions and everyone would just say random stuff (maybe not random stuff, but come on, people! Just tell her what she needs to know!)! Thats what it felt like.

  • 7.5
    egonnn244 Mar 25, 2019

    "That's just the beginning"

    This was good.

    The conversation between Naomi and Dee was great. You could feel the emotions she had and the bald giant was just wonderfully awkward. And I like the little tie-in to Young Justice. I sense that Naomi will join that team in the future.


    What came after was a surprise. I like how it flipped the Superman concept and that it's not Naomi who is some special, alien being. I think her dad is from Rann. His armor looks similar to that of Adam Strange and Bendis seems to really like Strange, if his appearances in Superman and AC are any indication.


    A good issue wi more

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Mar 20, 2019

    While we do learn about her background information, we are halfway done with this and the pace is incredibly slow. The art is a solid 7/10 the dialogue is more of a 8/10. Remember reading Ultimate Spider-Man and I could feel the emotion but with this, not feeling anything especially when Dee is talking to Naomi. Naomi should really be questioning her mother more especially after the attack.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Mar 22, 2019

    Bendis are still in Talking boring mode.
    I don't care about all this at all.

    Cover - Related in some way. Not bad 1.5/2
    Story - Damn that was a lot of talking. And damn I was chocked when the adoptive mother hit the motor guy. 1/3
    Arts - The art do the job. Even if there is some panel without Background. 2.5/3
    Feeling - It's my last one. Yeah ... 0/2

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    The bigger mystery is: why should I care?

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Mar 20, 2019

    I found this issue really annoying. This whole issue is people not just telling Naomi what she wants to know. And her frustrations are mine, because goddamn did I just want to know already. And I still don't really know and it's so incredibly annoying. Maybe that means the writing is effective, but even if it is, I'm too annoyed to commend it.

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