Well well well. After getting her big break into writing comics at Marvel in the early aughts with a great run on Deadpool, Gail Simone has returned to the house after a loooong absence, with a new Domino book with covers by Greg Land and Frank ‘Armata.

Simone hasn’t been at Marvel for a long time. Could she be the first prodigal to return under the Cebulski/Quesada ’18 regime?

Developing!

PS: This news JUST dropped and Simone is a Twitter master so expect many quotables coming.

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Get ready for risqué, hardcore action — the femme fatale of the Marvel Universe is BACK, and she’s ready to kick butt and take names! After bringing everyone’s favorite Merc With A Mouth to life with her legendary Deadpool run, acclaimed writer Gail Simone returns to Marvel ready to unleash her trademark storytelling in DOMINO, an all-new series debuting this spring!

 

Marvel’s soldier of fortune has found herself on the wrong side of the Marvel Universe merc community. Hunted by enemies, a danger to her friends, and chased by the one man who hates her more than anything in the world, Domino must fight for her life against her biggest threat – herself. 

 

“My favorite characters are always the unpredictable ones, and with Domino, you literally never know which way the dice are going to roll,” says series writer Gail Simone. “I love her, and I can’t wait to show her best bad side!”

 

“Domino will continue to be one of the breakout stars of WEAPON X, but fans have been clamoring to see her get the spotlight for some time now…well, your wish has been granted!” says series editor Chris Robinson.

 

With gunplay and glitz galore, DOMINO brings you action, adventure, and antics like you’ve never seen before. It all starts this spring at your local comic shop!

 

 

DOMINO #1

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Cover by GREG LAND & FRANK D’ARMATA

On-Sale 4/11/18

 

15 COMMENTS

  1. I just have never been a fan of anything I’ve read by Gail Simone (and by this I don’t mean she’s a terrible writer. It’s just her stories simply don’t interest me). But since this is Domino, I will give it a try for an issue (or three) and see how it goes.

  2. Will the interiors also be drawn by Land and D’armata? The solicitation only credits them with the cover, and leaves the rest of the creative team off.

  3. I’m interested in Simone’s writing but I have a lot of problems with Land’s art. I guess I’ll wait to see a bit more before I make up my mind.

  4. Art and story meshing can create classic stuff, Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman on Tomb of Dracula, the early Howard the Duck, or Lee and Kirby during the early to mid-years on the FF. On the other hand I really couldn’t get into the Kelly Sue Deconnick run on Ms. Marvel (or Captain Marvel I guess) both because of what the character had done during cw1 and the fact that the art style didn’t match the story.

  5. Sorry, meant to say Steve Gerber with Gene Colon on Howard. No one ever drew a more attractive Beverly or a Better Howard.

  6. The danger here is that with marvel she could spend a year or two building up the character and then the editors will give Domino to another writer to do a hatchet job on her like Bendis did with Scarlet Witch, Tigra and others or Slot did with She-Hulk.

  7. In a lot of ways, Gail reminds me of former Sony Movies exec Frank Price: “He’s great around the edges, but you don’t want him as a decision-maker on important films.”

    Gail is fine so long as she’s on a second-tier title like Domino or Birds of Prey. She did a good job at first on Wonder Woman, but her run was marred by delays on art from The Dodsons and she ended up torpedoing herself after spending months building up Diana-Nemesis as a couple and then killing off the couple with the reveal that Diana revealed Thomas as nothing more than breeding stock. WW was never able to recover after that during Gail’s run.

    The less said about “Agent X” or “The Movement” the better.

    Was Gail writing “Birds of Prey” when they did that shameful, sexist issue where Cheshire spends the entire issue in literally nothing more than a white negligee? Why didn’t Gail put her foot down and say “No, this is wrong and sexist. We’re not doing this!”?

  8. Gail is a writer who can match character to plot, not force one to overshadow the other. As long as I’ve been reading her she has let characters be sexy when the character and the plot demanded that, and not as they demanded that. Cheshire is a sexual/predatory character, like the White Queen. Her looks are just another weapon.
    I haven’t liked everything she’s written, but overall I’ve enjoyed her stories. I think she could do a good job on a first run title like Fantastic Four and maybe take some of the fascist stain off of Carol Danvers.

  9. Whoa! Whoa! Hold up.. “The less said about “Agent X”…the better.”? Dude, that was some funny stuff there, probably some of the best writing for Wade (and it wasn’t even him)! I dunno, maybe I am less critical than the average comic reader.

    Oh, and don’t get me started on “Ol’ Lightbox” himself, Greg Land! If Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret stopped putting out ads/catalogs, boy, would he be S.O.L.!

  10. As a fan of Empowered I don’t mind heroines drawn in a sexy way, but as with Empowered if there isn’t a likeable character to match the art it won’t catch on.

  11. “I’m curious but is marvel still going with the 4.99 an issue price?”

    The majority of Marvel comics have a $3.99 cover price, but they do like to up the price for first issues (but not all) and “anniversary” issues.

  12. I’d have no problem with Land doing the interior art but we’ll have to wait to see who gets picked. But it better be someone that can draw an attractive female (and no, I don’t mean like a stripper!). Way too many Marvel comics with female leads are drawn so plain and fugly (Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Squirrel Girl).

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