“Naomi Nagata” by Georgia Lee (illustrated by Huang Danlan): This isn’t Naomi’s “origin story,” which is covered very well in the books themselves. Instead, it shows us the first introduction between Naomi and Amos prior to the events of the books/television show. I loved the growth shown by both characters even in such short, spare scenes.
Story I’d Like to See Expanded
“Josephus Miller” by Hallie Lambert (illustrated by Huang Danlan): Miller (and his hat) is one of my favorite character arcs in this series, so it was fun to get more of his background. Despite both being Belters, he and Naomi both had very different early lives. I wish we’d seen more of that in this story, rather than through the lens of adult Miller. Hopefully Corey gives us at least a novella about this at some point.