Naomi #6 Review

by Olivier Roth on July 10, 2019

Writers: Brian Michael Bendis & David F. Walker

Artist: Jamal Campbell

Letterer: Wes Abbott

Published by: Wonder Comics (DC Comics)


Naomi #6 provides a conclusion to the first story-arc of DC’s newest superhero and Bendis and Walker provide a pretty satisfying end as well as promise of a lot more to come. As it was learned a few months ago, this issue would be the last of the current run, but promises that Naomi will be back at a later date. If the cover of this issue is any indication, I wouldn’t be surprised if she shows up in Young Justice sometime soon. 


As for the issue itself? It provided a pretty fitting end to the story arc. After discovering her true origin last issue, we get to see a little more of where Naomi comes from, a little more of the character that will probably become her main villain, and a lot more of Naomi’s family dynamic. As with previous issues, the story is fast-paced, has some quippy dialogue, and you can see the potential of this character down the line. And to top it off, this culminated in Naomi choosing to use her powers to become a hero. No (step)parent had to die. No friend had to die. No one actually had to die which was a nice change of pace. 


What’s next for Naomi? Not sure, but Bendis and Walker left it open ended enough that you can’t help but want to see more from this character and her cast. Speaking of, I think that is something I’ve failed to mention in previous reviews. What usually makes a stellar comic book isn’t just the hero themselves, it’s the characters that surround them. In Naomi, Bendis and Walker have created a stellar supporting cast and I can’t wait to see more from them. 


The art, is once again, fantastic from Jamal Campbell. I’ve sung his praise multiple times in my previous reviews of Naomi, and he continues to be one of the best parts of this book. His sense of action, drama, character design, layouts, everything, is just so on point in this series it is almost unfair. Really great stuff. 


I’ll finish this review with one final tid-bit I noticed: we learn in this issue Naomi’s last name and the moment I read it, I couldn’t help but know that this must be a tribute to a certain creator that passed away a few years ago. And it is a touching tribute at that.

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