I’ve actively avoided the current run of massive universe-shaking style of DC comics. I wasn’t pleased with New 52 or Rebirth. I know I’d hate Heroes in Crisis. Metal was quite possibly the worst thing I’ve read in my 30 years of reading comics. Convergence was meh. Rebirth was a waste of time. Etc.
So when I hear the almighty Bendis has come to DC to shake things up, I actively avoid his take on established titles. I know his MO, and I’m just not interested. I’d prefer to see something that he’s creating without tearing down at the same time. I figured, I’d give Naomi a chance.
Here’s the summary:
Naomi is a high schooler. Everybody in town is friendly. One day, Superman fought a villian and crashed through their town. The fight lasted about 20 seconds, and Naomi didn’t see it.
Then, Naomi remembers an old town rumor that something like that happened a long time ago. But, nobody will tell her anything about it.
Then, Naomi asks a mechanic (who she’s never talked to in her entire life), and he remembers, but he wasn’t there. Whatever it was that happened, he remembers, it happened the same day that Naomi was adopted.
Call me old fashioned, but I like some story when I buy a book. Back in my day, comics had a plot… every single issue!
So that’s my review of the first Bendis comic I ever read.