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Naomi is a 2019 comic series written by Brian Michael Bendis & David Walker and drawn by Jamal Campbell, set to be the flagship title of Bendis' own Wonder Comics.

Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here. That's what pretty much everyone says about the place where Naomi lives. Including the people who live there.

So one day, when Superman crashes through the center of the town fighting Mongul for roughly seventeen seconds, it gets everyone talking for some time. Especially when he returns the next day to help clean up.


Tropes in Naomi include:

  • Alternate Universe: Naomi comes from one of these.
  • Badass Gay: Naomi has a girlfriend named Annabelle, who she spends a lot of time talking to.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Naomi finds a picture of Dee the mechanic with a woman that looks like her, after she suspects that he might be her biological father. As it turns out, her parents are both from an Alternate Universe.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The fight between Superman and Mongul that changed Naomi's life? It was just a random fight as Superman dealt with the strange actions Leviathan was pulling in the Superman: Leviathan Rising special.
  • Cardboard Prison: Lampshaded in Issue #2.
    Naomi: It's [Iron Heights] a super villain prison where they put the super villains. It's one of those places weirdos are constantly escaping from.
  • Everytown, America: It's noted that the city the story takes place in is... really not that interesting.
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  • Happily Adopted: Naomi has known for probably her whole life that she's adopted, and neither she or her parents really care.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: When she learns that she does have superpowers, Naomi has almost no idea how to use them.
  • Human Aliens: Naomi's father and Dee, the town mechanic, are both aliens. You wouldn't know it looking at them.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: As everyone notes, this is the case with the town. And when the Arch-Enemy of Naomi's birth parents arrives at the end of Issue #5, after she awakens her powers, the second part of that might happen very soon...
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In Issue #5, this is lampshaded and actually made a plot point - Naomi realizes at the end of the issue that she has no idea how she got across town so quickly, and she's fairly sure she didn't fly.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. Naomi, who doesn't even have any PTSD or issues from a superhero's life (at least, yet...) is shown talking to a therapist in Issue #1.
  • Token Minority: Naomi's the only non-white person in town. And her father and Dee the mechanic both technically count as minorities, since they're the only nonhumans in town.


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