Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Naomi #4 Review

Not Yet

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker
Artist: Jamal Campbell
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

This book has grown on me.  I like Naomi as a character and now that Bendis and Walker have narrowed the book's focus to her, her family and Dee, it has gotten better.  Sure, we are still moving at a snail's pace which makes the constant "this will change the DCU forever" proclamations seem silly at times, but I am starting to look forward to reading it each time it comes out.  Will that still be the case after this issue?  Let's find out...

After last issue's big cliffhanger, Naomi acts like I did...what the hell?  Her father is from Rann and that's pretty awesome.  Of course, Bendis and Walker throw out some name drops to make it feel right, but the big thing at this point is knowing that what Naomi is seeing is huge, but a bit heartbreaking for our character...and us a bit.  At this point, she (and we) hoped she was something bigger than what we are seeing, but that will have to wait.

If you didn't know already, Jamal Campbell's is a fantastic artist.  This book looks awesome from cover to cover and it's one of the main reasons to pick it up.  I read it digitally and it just pops off the screen, though I wish the word bubbles were a bit bigger sometimes.

We continue on with her mom and dad talking to Naomi and we do get a bit of the sing-song Bendis dialogue at places where I just wanted more information, but overall, it wasn't bad.  When we get to it, it's not a huge surprise who Naomi's dad was sent to Earth to get, but from there, things pick up.

We get a tiny peek into Naomi's origin story, but keeping true to this whole series, we don't get too much.  Again, it's cool, but I want more and because of that, I was pretty frustrated by the end of this issue.  The cliffhanger has me pretty fired up for next month though.

Bits and Pieces:

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.


1 comment:

  1. Great Review. Bendis and Walker are killing me with the drawn out reveal.That being said I like what they are potentially setting up here.There are all these moving parts that could make for a fascinating second volume. Problem is until they actually reveal what Naomi's actual origin is we don't know what that 2nd volume will look like. At first I thought she would be living in this small town and fighting crime,but for all I know volume two could be Naomi,her parents,and Dee traveling the multiverse looking for her birth place.Jamal Campbell's is amazing.I hope he comes back for the sequel series.