Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F Walker
Art by Jamal Campbell
Letters by Josh Reed
One of the biggest events in the history of Naomi’s small Oregon town happened and she barely got to see it. Superman is facing off against Mongol and their fight has a brief pit stop in her small town.
Small enough to rip up main street before the fight moves on.
Everyone in the town is talking about the event and Naomi realizes that something that special never happens in the area. Her therapist has a long talk with her about her obsession with the event and Superman more specifically. She brings a truth into perspective for the young woman, but that truth is challenged when the mystery of her birth and adoption sends her on a mission after getting a mystery clue.
Naomi’s journey is both interesting and a little sad. Her desire to learn more about her past is a noble and interesting one, but her therapist has a point about her obsession with Superman and the belief that her being abandoned and adopted somehow makes her special. The dialogue is well done and the story moves at a good pace with characters that seem engaging. Naomi seems like an interesting character and there is enough mystery in her current circumstances that her story is interesting to follow.
Her desire to want to be special seems to be the backbone of this story so far and it will be interesting to see how Bendis and Walker spin this tale as well as how and if Naomi’s story will intersect with the DC universe at all.
Jamal Campbell’s art is great. There are some really great panels in this issue and all of the characters look beautifully detailed.