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Review: Naomi Season One

Naomi is an amazing debut with art that captures that magical beginning. One of the best debuts of a character and comics of the year.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell
Letterer: Josh Reed, Carlos M. Mangual

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Review: Naomi #6

Naomi #6

Naomi #6 wraps up the first season of the series more people should be reading. With her origins finally revealed, Naomi embraces the journey ahead and charts a course for the future and her role. 

Naomi has been a series that has flown under the radar. Each issue has been a combination of entertaining story and breathtaking art. Together, it’s one of the best debuts of a superhero in some time.

With her origin revealed, we finally get conflict and a villain who feels like an actual threat. Up to this point, Naomi has been a series about discovery and this last issue pivots a bit delivering what is the first real battle.

With a “season 2” coming, writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker give us that initial battle that has us excited to see more down the road. It’s a taste of what’s to come with a flair that evokes manga. While the series could have used one more issue, the finale has Naomi finding her “voice” in a sense. That’s been a theme for the series, one of discovery. And with that, Bendis and Walker have created a series that feels like constant wonder.

Naomi #6 really stands out for the art courtesy of Jamal Campbell. The sense of visual style evokes manga battles with over the top exaggeration and a look that has you feel Naomi powering up and delivering her punches. It’s a unique comic and stands out from the rest of DC’s releases. The art delivers the youthful energy of the story and combined with the story itself has that audience in mind. Campbell has stood out for this entire series firmly planting himself as one of the best artists out there currently. Every issue has rocked the visuals and this one is no exception.

Naomi #6 caps off a series too few people are reading. It delivers the magic that Bendis has done before with other characters and combined with Walker’s style, creates a first volume that has us excited to see what comes next. Along with art that pops from the page, this is a series that needs to be read and delivers on the excitement of an origin story that seems to be a lost art form. Along with a youthful voice and look, this is one of the best debut volumes of the year and we can’t wait for more.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell Letterer: Wes Abbott
Story: 8.0 Art: 10 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Naomi #6

Naomi #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
RATED T+
FINAL ISSUE
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

This is it, the end of the first season of NAOMI by the breakout collaboration of writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker and artist Jamal Campbell! With her origins finally revealed, Naomi embraces the journey ahead and charts a course for the future and her role.

Naomi #6

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bad Weekend (Image Comics) – If you missed this story arc from Criminal in individual issues, now’s your chance to get it… plus extras!

Criminal #6 (Image Comics) – One of the best comics out today. Each issue is amazing and a must for folks who enjoy crime/noir comics or just quality.

Black Hammer/Justice League #1 (Dark Horse/DC Comics) – Jeff Lemire’s brilliant deconstruction of superheroes meets some of the original heroes.

Care Bears #1 (IDW Publishing) – The classic property get a comic series and we’re always excited to see classic kids properties see new life. More comics geared towards young kids is a good thing.

Fallen World #3 (Valiant) – Valiant consistently knocks it out of the park and this is a series that’s well worth checking out as to see why the publisher is known for quality.

Giant-Size X-Statix #1 (Marvel) – The X-Statix are back and you don’t need to know the past to enjoy this giant-size comic. Filled with humor and well worth checking out.

Ghosted in L.A. #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s new series about a girl with undead roommates. The premise sounds fun.

Lola XOXO Vol. 3 #1 (Aspen Comics) – We’ve been fans of this series since the first volume. It’s a post-apocalyptic world that has a nice “western” feel to it.

The Magicians: Alice’s Story (BOOM! Studios) – The popular series comes to comics.

Naomi #6 (DC Comics) – The end of the “first season” of the series and if you’ve missed it, you’re missing one of the best superhero comics out there. It’s nailed the set-up and delivered on reveals. Naomi is a breakout star in the making. Don’t miss out on this entire series. Amazing writing and even better art.

Reaver #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs, that creative team alone has us excited. Six horrible individuals are assembled to help stop the end of the new world. It sounds like the Dirty Dozen (in half) but this creative combo has us excited to see the insanity is coming.

Second Coming #1 (AHOY Comics) – The delayed (and publisher switched) controversial series is finally out and we want to see what the buzz is all about and if it deserves the notoriaty and protests, it has.

Strangelands #1 (Humanoids/H1 Comics) – The latest entry in the Humanoids “H1” superhero comics line is an interesting concept of two individuals who cause mass destruction when they’re separated.

Unearth #1 (Image Comics) – Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas’ new series that seems to mix horror and science for a subterranean nightmare. Bunn is a master of horror and a new series from him in that genre is one to always check out.

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (Ten Speed Press) – The classic protest novel gets a graphic novel adaptation. The story brings to life harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago’s meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century.

Review: Naomi #5

Naomi #5

Naomi #5 delivers the goods at it takes the build up and actually pays off. Who is Naomi? Where did she come from? What can she do? And what does it mean for the rest of the DC Universe?

Even if you haven’t been reading this series, Naomi #5 is a surprisingly accessible issue. Writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker have put together an issue that feels like a classic origin. The promises and hype leading up pay off. Naomi #5 has been worth the wait.

In the previous issue we began to get a better idea of the wonderful world Bendis and Walker have put together and here we get the rest of the puzzle. The issue chronicles Naomi’s origin opening up so many possibilities of what’s to come. It’s the tone though that stands out. The issue is touching with heart and a sense of love throughout. It takes the best of classic origin stories and weaves it together with a modern narrative style. The end result is a magical experience and one of the best new comics of recent years.

The issue’s beauty is helped by the art of Jamal Campbell who along with letterer Wes Abbott create visual amazement. Traditional page, panels, and text layouts are gone at times. Instead, pages focus on Campbell’s art with a text overlay. The comic at times takes on the feel of a picture book creating a richer reading experience. Letter boxes would distract from Campbell’s art. Abbott’s lettering floating on the page instead adds to the magical nature of it all.

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.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker
Art: Jamal Campbell Letterer: Wes Abbott
Story: 9.0 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Naomi #4

Naomi #4

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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!

Naomi #4

Preview: Naomi #3

Naomi #3

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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.

Review: Naomi #2

Naomi #2

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?

Naomi #2 continues the excellence of the first issue building on the mystery but focusing on an emotional center that really drives the comic. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, Naomi isn’t a flashy series about tights and punching bad guys, instead it focuses on what appears to be an average person trying to figure out her role in a world filled with gods.

Bendis and Walker brilliantly play up Naomi’s adoption, with the use of Superman, creates a nice contrast. There’s clearly more to Naomi’s story, some seems to hinted at here. And, there’s an interesting story to be told in the differences between two adopted characters. If Naomi is the child of a hero or villain, how does her being raised differ than Superman? That seems to be the direction that Bendis and Walker are going.

The art by Jamal Campbell, with lettering by Carlos M. Mangual, is fantastic. There’s something that pops here and there’s pages that are amazing to look at. Campbell’s style just has a energy about it that fits Naomi’s story perfectly. The character designs are top notch. For a series that’s more Scooby-Doo than anything, the art is stellar with a fantastic flow and pacing.

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.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Art: Jamal Campbell
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Black Badge #7

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Black Badge #7 (BOOM! Studios) – The Badge of Champions reaches its blood conclusion! This series takes the concept of Scouts to a whole new level.

Go-Bots #4 (IDW Publishing) – Tom Scioli continues to rock this series which brings the classic property back with childlike fun.

High Level #1 (DC Comics/Vertigo) – The latest Vertigo release, written by Rob Sheridan with art by Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Fajardo takes a look at a future society built from scratch and hopefully delivers the social commentary we’d expect from Vertigo.

Hulkverines #1 (Marvel) – Every time we’ve expected little from this concept it not only surprised us but blew us away.

Incursion #1 (Valiant) – It’s the Geomancer and Eternal Warrior standing against an invasion.

Letter to Survivors (New York Review Comics) – A graphic novel that follows a postal worker on his bizarre mail route in a post-apocalyptic world.

Naomi #2 (DC Comics/Wonder Comics) – The first issue set up an interesting mystery in the DC universe and we want to see where it goes.

Sharkey Bounty Hunter #1 (Image Comics/Millarworld) – With Millar’s Netflix deal, we want to see what properties are being created.

Stronghold #1 (AfterShock Comics) – From writer Phil Hester and artist Ryan Kelly, the concept is intriguing. Our planet is actually a prison designed to shelter and trap an amnesiac alien of incalculable power.

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 (Marvel) – Now we can finally find out what the hell is going on.

Around the Tubes

Heroes in Crisis #5

The weekend is almost here and we’re still warming up from the cold. Hope you all are staying safe out there! While you wait for the work day to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Outhousers – Flushed Away… – We tip our hat to you.

Newsarama – The CW Renews Six Comic Book Series – We’re surprised?

Reviews

Geek Dad – Batgirl #31
Bam Smack Pow –
Heroes in Crisis #5
CBR –
Justice League Annual #1
Black Girl Nerds –
Naomi #1
ICv2 –
Philip K. Dick: A Comics Biography
ICv2 –
The Prisoner: Shattered Visage
Comics Bulletin –
Shape of Elvira #1
Trek Movie –
Star Trek: IDW 20/20
Comic Attack –
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1

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