A brown-skinned girl has her world turned upside down when Superman bounces through town, a predominantly white place that seems a lot like real-life Lake O. His turbo-charged drop-in leads her to question the events surrounding her adoption, setting her on a quest that will ultimately transform the entire DC universe.
Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker. She makes her debut in the eponymous comic in January on Bendis’s new young adult–oriented DC imprint, Wonder Comics. If her story seems personal to Bendis, who is white with two adopted daughters of color, and Walker, who is biracial, that’s because it is.
“DC gave us this incredible opportunity to basically go nuts,” says Bendis. “So we sat down and thought about what we should do with that opportunity [to put] new stuff into the DC universe. And putting in stuff that’s so personal to myself and David and [artist Jamal Campbell] was the answer.”
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