Naomi #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 27
8.2Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

The newest sensation in the DC Universe discovers the secret behind her birth, her adoption and her connection to the great Multiverse. Hop on board a look at the DC Multiverse you never knew existed and the new mysteries and threats it brings to our world. From the creators behind Jessica Jones and Bitter Root comes a brand-new look at the world of superheroes through the eyes of a most unlikely hero!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 17, 2019

    Mark Millar is crafting a series of new comics with Netflix with a goal being to create original new content for the streaming service. Naomi might not be an obvious candidate for a blockbuster film, but I could easily see this becoming an addictive TV series on the DC streaming service, DC Universe. It's got all the ingredients of a potential hit beyond the comic book pages. Until then, I'll happy appreciate getting more breadcrumbs revealed each month as more of the mystery unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 23, 2019

    This comic excels on every level, crafting a character-driven origin story that's wrapped in a mystery that manages to touch on the history of the DCU in an organic, believable, and well-woven way. If you don't like this comic, what are you even reading them for? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 17, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is fantastic. Both the style of the art and the details used in each panel make the issue visually stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 20, 2019

    It requires patience - this story is taking its sweet time rolling out - but it's fun and rewarding, fresh and different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 17, 2019

    In this fourth issue, Bendis, Walker, and Campbell deliver the backstory of Naomi--a new hero who likely gets the big delivery on her mysterious origin next issue. The background on the character has been pretty fun in the course of this mini-series, but once the mystery is fully revealed, it will remain to be seen if she can remain as enjoyable as she is here. Given that the character is driven by the mystery of her own past, its possible that theyll continue to string that out as far as possible as she forges ahead in the DC universe beyond her initial mini-series. The perpetual mystery is only as engaging as the character that mystery is shadowed by. Naomi continues to feel engaging in this fourth issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 23, 2019

    I'm thoroughly sold on the comic's premise at this point and can't wait to see just what that box holds and how it may change, or reveal, Naomi's fate and place within the DCU. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Apr 18, 2019

    Finally, after four issues, we have at least an inkling of what Naomi is and where she may have come from. Only an inkling though, and really, it's barely even that. But it seems like we will start getting some concrete answers soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Apr 17, 2019

    Naomi is a touching journey of identity and truth, written, drawn and lettered to convey incredibly veracity. Campbell steals the show, as Walker and Bendis continue to reach higher Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 11, 2019

    Big revelations are clearly still to come, but the picture is getting clearer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Apr 17, 2019

    Overall, Naomi #4 proved to us that this creative team is not messing around with this mystery. They aren't dragging us along with twists and turns, and they aren't trying to milk out a feeling of suspense. This experience has been worthwhile when each passing issue so far has revealed something major, leading up to the big discovery next month. I would be shocked if all sorts of theorizes weren't flying around immediately after this release. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 17, 2019

    The story continues to move at a snail's pace, but at least we are given some answers this issue, even though they don't have much context. I'm enjoying this series, although I feel it needs to move a little quicker soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 19, 2019

    Naomi's slowly finding out her origin, and we are too! It is very hard to write something new and refreshing and to not follow the same formula. But Bendis has a new take that is both exciting and curious. But Campbell's artwork is what is winning everyone over! Jump in while you can in the early issues"Naomi is a keeper! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Apr 17, 2019

    This is a book that understands and subverts the superhero genre to keep the reader guessing, page after page. Naomi inches closer to the top of my read pile every month. It's a fun read and I've got no idea where it's going next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Apr 15, 2019

    There is no hiding where DC's fan base holds Bendis in regards to his writing on characters like Superman, or Batman. Naomi, for the first two issues were a breath of fresh air for it seemed Bendis finally found his spot in the DC Universe. Last issue left me with the rest of the fans. The issue was flat and didn't go the way I wanted it. With issue four, I feel the average reader could flip a coin on how they feel about this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Apr 17, 2019

    Naomi gives us a lot of answers and causes us to ask a few new questions. This book has heart, humor, and aliens. It's a winning combination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid May 12, 2019

    The enjoyment of this issue comes as more of a revelation about the character rather than a continuation about the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 17, 2019

    Bendis and Walker obviously have big plans for her in the DCU, but four issues in I couldn't tell you what they were if I tried. I like the series, but with only two issues left and Campbell committed to another series after this, I'm worried about getting a satisfying resolution. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 19, 2019

    The art by Campbell is the best part. He's got a future in the business and will most likely be a star in the years to come. He's the reason to really come out to read this book. The other stuff isn't bad, but he is the standout for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Apr 18, 2019

    While a beautiful comic, the story begins to falter due to pacing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 19, 2019

    While the last page twist certainly might raise some eyebrows, it's unclear if Naomi can muster up the momentum to really get going, or if its languid pacing might kill this mystery dead in its tracks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 17, 2019

    This is a really quick read that looks great but is getting more and more frustrating the longer Bendis and Walker bury the lead.  I like Naomi and want to know everything about her, but after four issues it feels like we are being strung along.  I like this series enough, but I really think I'd love it if it were paced better. Read Full Review

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