Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Action Comics #1015 Review

Naomi Tells Her Tale

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Szymon Kudranski, Brad Anderson, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 25, 2019

It's time to head on back to Metropolis to check in on Superman with his trouble with Leviathan, Red Cloud, Lex Luthor, the Invisible Mafia and now after last issue...... Naomi.  That's right, straight out of her debut mini in the Wonder Comics imprint, we see the young hero to be show up in the Man of Steel's city.  Let's see if we learn anything more about her since for the most part, even with six issues introducing the character, we still pretty much know nothing about Naomi.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Alright right off the bat, you learn nothing new about Naomi at all in this issue.  Pretty much, you spend a good deal of this issue just reiterating what little we learned about her in her own series and every question that our hero and Batman ask about this girl from another world that wasn't already spelled out previously....... is simply met with, "I don't know".  So yeah, there's another introduction to Naomi for people who may not have read her series and the idea that she's now getting help with her powers and what they mean from the Justice League in the Hall of Justice.

Back in Metropolis, Red Cloud continues to show off her boost in powers that she got from Lex Luthor's offer, but even with this, we still don't know much about her powers previous to the offer so her saying now that she got a boost doesn't mean all that much.  Pretty much, I just get that she got a new look and is going5 to take Superman on again, but like most things in this issue, you don't get a lot that either.  So really, if you don't know much about Naomi you should totally pick this issue up if you're interested in her, but if you read her previous series than I think you're pretty good because for the most part, you don't get anything new in this issue about anything.

All in all, the art in this issue is strong, but there's nothing to really grab anyone here if you've been reading Action Comics and Naomi and because of that I found this issue really boring and unsatisfying...... Thank goodness we have that art though because that's the only thing that really does anything here because on top of the lack of progression, the dialog is still something that I'm struggling with from Bendis because it always just feels off to me with his sing-song, back and forth manner that he portrays our heroes talking.  

Bits and Pieces:

If you read last issue and Naomi's own mini-series than you're all caught up here because besides for the idea that Naomi's come to Metropolis for Superman's help in understanding her powers and the looming threat of the ruler of her birth world one day coming back to this one, there's nothing to this issue at all.  Thankfully though, the art in this issue is very nice, but that's about all I was happy with here.


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