Black and White roll in Domino issue #1
Writer by Gail Simon
Artist by David Baldeon / Colorist by Vg’s Clayton Cowles
Lettering by Greg Land & Frank D’armata / Cover by Greg Land
Published by Marvel Entertainment
Review of Domino issue #1.
Domino chances matter
If you want to punch a soft spot at the world’s deadliest assassin, send her a puppy. In the premiere of Domino issue #1, Marvel’s female version of Deadpool sheds some insight to this vixen character, her uncanny metahuman ability, and her girly tender side. During a flashback, Domino, known as Neena Thurman, recounts how she ended up crashing through a window, falling to her death. Fifteen hours prior and deep in the Oregon/Washington border, Outlaw and Domino are hired to close down an illegal lumber company. Going into a gunfight is easy, coming out alive will be a hairy situation. So wear your rubbers and bring an extra change of clothes as the review of Marvel’s Domino issue #1 is celebrated Merc style.
At five feet and eight inches tall and weighing approximately one hundred twenty pounds, Neena T. was forced into becoming Domino. Having the ability to change an outcome of a situation has kept her alive but with painful consequences. Though mortal in every respects, she manages to stay one step ahead her opponents using her extensive combat training. I love a girl with a gun with a dark past. For Neena, the trauma of doctors altering the appearance and the solitude as a child has scarred her for life. The action sequences make it exciting to read and watch, though I did not care for extra fluff in the story. I much rather read more of her backstory than reading of her friends gathering together for a celebration. It’s a good start but keep the story close to the chest.
Artwork / Coloring / Dialogue
For the artwork and coloring, this is by no means short of appealing to the eyes. I love the artist not making Domino this big-bustee woman dressed in all black latex. Pornhub has plenty of those (What I’ve been told). There’s pain behind that white foundation / circular black-eye patch character we are lead to believe. The panels of her going through flashbacks as a child is chilling. During panels, David Baldeon draws Domino in various aspect of the character as a hard-core mercenary, a gothic girly-girl, and young woman relaxing in her evening attire. Love the different facets of Domino and look forward seeing more.
Overall my review of Domino issue #1, is a good way to bestow this lovable character to the masses. Her ability to telekinetically change the outcome of a situation may not be a worthy metahuman superpower, but have you ever missed the last train home during a thunderstorm? Gail Simone has a knack of bringing a character to life and Domino is no different. Love that the first issue ends on a cliffhanger to build anticipation. The extra scenes of Domino’s personal life I found it not necessary to write into the storyline. A simple party crashing would have been just fine and dandy. I much rather see the character displaying how she manipulates her good luck in her favor as well as her horrific flashbacks. It’s a comic book to pick up and read through and collect. I love to see how the character will transcend in the big screen in Deadpool hits theaters this May 17th. In closing, the next issue of Domino issue #2 comes out also May 9th.