Seventeen seconds. That’s how long Superman’s fight with Mongol was in the small town Naomi was living. Seventeen seconds is what it took for all that was within Naomi to be sparked on another level. No, not any superpowers, her search for herself. Naomi, like Superman, was adopted and knew little to nothing about her real parents or where she was from. She identified with Superman, according to her therapist, because she wanted to feel special knowing that she was adopted.
Naomi’s life starts to change after Superman’s second visit to town. She hears a rumor from her friends that something similar happened in town years ago but there’s nothing in the news nor does anyone in town talk about it. Naomi soon discovers that this alleged event would have occurred around the same time she was born. Could her mysterious origin somehow be connected to this?
It took me a while to actually start Naomi due to the sheer number of comics I already had and I kept putting it off. However, when I started it I couldn’t put it down. I read all 6 issues in a flash. This series was thrilling. Naomi’s journey to discover her true origin as well as the stories of those around her was really engrossing. There were moments of revelation and moments of triumph that varied just enough so the series didn’t feel like an origin story by the numbers. This series definitely left me wanting more Naomi. And for that, this story deserves a nod this month.