Naomi #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Jamal Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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This is it! In this issue, all secrets are revealed! Who is Naomi? Where did she come from? What can she do? And what does it mean for the rest of the DC Universe? It's the one you've been waiting for from Bendis, Walker and Campbell.

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 15, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is breathtaking. It's beautifully detailed in its style and the character designs and colors jump off the page at several points throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 15, 2019

    To say this issue is amazing and a thing of wonder is an understatement. The team has put together an origin issue far into their narrative. The issue delivers and does so in an amazing way. This series, and this comic in particular, recreates the magic of my childhood. Naomi #5 is a marriage of a wonderful narrative and beautiful artwork. It's also a series that's woefully overlooked and one of the best superhero comics on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 21, 2019

    Jamal Campbell produces some terrific art to go along with with this modern-take on a Superman-like origin story. Now that the prologue is done, it's time for Naomi to discover just what she can do (before the monster her parents hid her from destroys her world as well). Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman May 16, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's art is just gorgeous. I cannot sing the praises of his art enough. The characters are just so human and expressive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti May 15, 2019

    Naomi #5 delivers on all fronts, with a satisfying explanation of the main character's identity and an absolutely spectacular showing from Jamal Campbell's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 18, 2019

    Next issue promises a conclusion to Naomis introductory story. I didnt have very high expectations for the book when it began, but now I find myself eagerly awaiting the resolution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 15, 2019

    The fifth issue of Naomi feels a bit unbalanced. Had her past been framed with more of an active integration with present action, this issue could have been sheer joy. The lagging backstory weighing-down the middle of the story isnt given enough impact to make it feel particularly strong. Emotional excitement and impending danger are compelling. The generic space fantasy backstory tethered to the middle of the issue keeps it from its potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 15, 2019

    Naomi finally learned her origin, but the way the information was presented made it read like some of this would have been better served spread out over some of the earlier issues. Most of the issue is Naomi repeating a story to her best friend in the middle of the night. It's the fastest way to convey a lot of information, but doesn't always make for the smoothest read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth May 16, 2019

    As for the art, there really isn’t more you can say about Campbell and his beautiful, expression heavy style. When reading Naomi, you can feel the existent, the fear, the joy, and all the emotions emanating off of the characters. It’s a perfect complement to the script. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 16, 2019

    As "Naomi" releases the penultimate issue of their first season, it gives answers and sets up a powerful season finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 17, 2019

    Rare do you find the perfect pairing of artists and writers! This is that perfect balance. A rich back story accompanied by the best comic eye candy one has seen in quite some time! For those of you with daughters, pick up issues 1-5 now and keep collecting this. Your daughters will thank you one day for letting them in on the ground floor of Naomi! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 15, 2019

    This is the issue that answers almost all of our questions! Where we learn all about Naomi's past. Who are her birth parents? Where did she come from? Does she have special powers? All the secrets are revealed in Naomi #5. You can't miss this issue if you are a fan of the series. It really is a solid origin story and actually, a fun read. Some crazy things are revealed that are going to affect the DCU big time and sets up what seems to be an exciting next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 17, 2019

    Still, this is better than the previous issue. There are revelations that I wasn't terribly moved by, but at least they happened more gradually. But even when I wasn't moved, the art made my eyes light up. It's incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 15, 2019

    Naomi's origin is finally revealed, and it's an interesting one with unclear implications on the greater DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 15, 2019

    Little is bad here, but it doesn't feel like the scope of the story is really served well by the format. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Ritesh Babu May 15, 2019

    Jamal Campbell's evolution as an artist is a joy to witness and despite its stumbles, Naomi works because of the heart and soul he helps bring to the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 15, 2019

    While we do get some much-needed information in this issue, we are still left waiting for more.  The first half of the book is pretty much recap of the last issue, but by the end, I was excited for the next issue.  Jamal Campbell's art is great and if you have the patience to go through six issues for an origin story, you may like this a bit more than me.  I am a fan of Naomi, I just need to get more each issue to be able to recommend to everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 17, 2019

    After years of wishing she could be someone special, Naomi finds out that she is " and trouble is hot on her heels! Read Full Review

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