Greetings, CHU family. RIGGERONE here. What if I was to tell you that we have all overlooked something in the speculation surrounding Bendis’ newest DC hero, Naomi.
We have all heard about how Bendis had released a photo of Naomi from the yet to be released issue #6 of Naomi. That pic had her, Naomi, in what appeared to be some new super hero garb. (She appears on the cover of Issue #5 in super hero garb as well.) Now, this caused us all who didn’t bet on Naomi #1 on release day to rush out and get our Naomi #1‘s. But this speculation is for Naomi #2.
It is suspected by many that Naomi is going to have a larger role in the DC Universe, as Bendis attempts to leave his imprint on DC, in the same fashion that he did with Marvel and Jessica Jones.
In the Naomi series, Naomi feels a connection to Superman when Supes comes to Naomis home town in issue #1. This is where the rabbit hole begins…
This is the splash page from the guts of Naomi #2.
Look Closely. See anything??Look in the panel at the top right of the page.
At first I was like, “Cool! Thats Naomi in the future”…or is it?
It does not really look like the Naomi in her armour, that Bendis had previously shown us.
No moon insignia on her chest. In fact, there are not many similarities at all between the Bendis armoured Naomi, and the Woman we see in this splash page in issue #2. Here is the mystery woman again, from the bottom right of the splash page.
Now wait one second. The dude in the middle of the splash page sure looks like our mechanic friend ‘D’, from the garage shop in Naomis town, but he is also in full armour.
Who is he? What does he have to do with Naomis future, that he is shown in this splash page? To me, it seems like maybe he is Naomis dad. If you look closer, what is that golden pod that he is holding in his left arm?
It certainly looks like a…baby? Is that Naomi as a baby? Wait…that spread isn’t Naomi’s future, it is her past!!! So, if this is Naomis past, then who is the mystery woman in red armour in the top right panel?
Say, hello to Naomi’s mom, Chuniverse. If this is Naomi’s super powered mother, then this would be her 1st appearance, in flashback form. Personally, I believe that this mystery woman, who I think is Naomi’s mother, holds the key to the origins of Naomi’s meta powers. It appears as if Naomi’s mom has the gift of flight, as seen in that second panel with her fighting a dragon in the sky. If this is Naomi’s mom, and she can fly, then there could be a Superman connection there. I think Naomi’s mom will play a pivotal role in the telling of Naomi’s origins. She will fill in the blanks of the whole story.
I mentioned a possible Superman connection to Naomi’s origin story. If you look again at the panel with Naomi’s mom, there appears to be what look like Kryptonian ice crystals, just like the ones that the fortress of solitude is made from.
Naomi’s mother can fly. There are similar looking Kryptonian ice crystals behind her. Hmmm. This all seems to be tying back to Supes, somehow. I think. Hang on, I’m not done yet.
What is this, that we see in the credits of the book, as seen on the last page of Naomi #2.
Besides a photo of ‘D’ with his girlfriend (Naomi’s mom?), look closely at the end credits.
Why does is it say ‘By special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family’. The Siegels are the last heirs to the Siegel/Schuster original Superman story. I work in the film industry, and I am used to seeing legal jargon like this in my line of work. Including this line in the credits is very odd. DC owns the rights to Superman, and certainly does not need to consult and/or pay the Siegel family for the rights to use Superman. The only reason that DC would have to consult the Siegel Family, would be if they were altering the Superman origin story!!! And there you have it. My theory on were Naomi might be headed, and some major significance to her origin, as it relates to the core of the DC/Superman mythos.
This is all just speculating, but thats what we do here at CHU. I may be way off base, but I’ve been reading comics for decades and I feel like Naomi #2will be a key book in the Naomi saga in DCs universe. What do you think? Am I crazy? If so, let me know why in the comments below. And vice versa. I want to hear what you think of my spec. Either way, I wouldn’t ignore Naomi #2. This story is amazing and this may well be a key book in the not so distant future. It has one cover and a really low print run for a big two title. Probably less than 22K copies, imo. These may be worth picking up at your LCS if you see it on the rack.
*Edit; The line in the books credits that reads ‘By Special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family’ has been incorporated with all Superman related books since 2016, due to a legal battle settlement between the Siegel Family and DC Comics.