How Complex is Naomi's Future? (Spoilers)

Today's Naomi #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and Jamal Campbell looks at a small town in the DC Universe, suffering an upheaval in the wake of brief incursion by Superman battling Mongul.

Which includes the therapy session for teenage adoptee Naomi, who always manages to miss Superman turning up.

How Complex is Naomi's Future? (Spoilers)


The Superman complex in our world was named as such by Dr Frederick Wertham, author of the discredited Seduction Of The Innocent, and describes an unhealthy sense of responsibility, or the belief that everyone else lacks the capacity to successfully perform one or more tasks and that such a person may feel a constant need to "save" others.'

But in the DC Universe, which had no Wertham in it, it means something else.

How Complex is Naomi's Future? (Spoilers)

Bendis and Walker redefine this in the DC Universe as the fantasy of a child that they were adopted and their true identity is something special…

Naomi was adopted. And the first issue indicates that she is very special indeed. Even if everyone wants to erase her background – or have had it erased.

And, though it isn't alluded to in this issue, with Bleeding Cool reporting that Bendis is to write a new Legion Of The Super-Heroes series. Could Naomi have been sent back in time from the 31st century and have been hiding out here ever since? Just a suggestion… and may lead to quite a complex Complex.

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A) Jamal Campbell
DC's biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi's journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics' massively ambitious new series and star… NAOMI.
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019 SRP: $3.99

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
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? Big emotions, new characters and a last page cliffhanger that can't be missed lead off this issue drawn by breakout sensation Jamal Campbell. Don't miss your chance to meet the most exciting new character in the DC Universe!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jan 28, 2019 SRP: $3.99

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

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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