Editor’s note Because I’m an idiot I origianlly had David Baldeon’s name as Greg Baldeon. Becuase I like the name Greg I guess. Apologies to this fine gentleman.

A few days back Marvel announced the return of Gail Simone with a book starring Domino, the lady mercenary, but the artist’s name was, significantly, not announced. Well now the artist has been announced and it’s David Baldeon, known for his work on Spirits of Vengeance and Nova. 

Everyone was happy about the announcement.

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“I am so very thrilled to be a part of Team Domino! I am a fan of Gail’s work, and I’ve been wanting to work with her for a long time now. The fact that it is with a character like Domino is the icing on the cake!” said Baldeon. “She’s strong, she’s tough, she´s fun and she´s thrilling, and hopefully the art will bring through all of that. We’ve given her a new, sleek look that plays on all of her strengths, her history, and who she is as a character. Plus, this book is a completely different animal from my previous work style-wise, and therefore a chance to go into new grounds. This is going to be an exciting ride!”

 “Since Marvel first asked me to write Domino, I knew there was one element that attracted me SO MUCH to her, but for some reason, I couldn’t quite name the exact word,” added Simone. “Was it stubbornness? Snarkiness?  Other characters have those traits, too, but with Domino, there was this THING that represents her, but the word escaped me, and it was vexing. Wonderful editor Chris Robinson had someone in mind for the book, bless him! We immediately started getting the sketches and designs from David Baldeon Gonzalez, and I knew instantly the concept I had been trying to name, because he drew it right into her eyes. It’s MISCHIEF. Domino has a sense of mischief, of high-stakes play, even in the roughest times. She’s lethal and she KNOWS it.”

Domino #1 hits on April 11 with a cover by Greg Land and Frank Darmata and a variant by Baldeon and Jesus Aburtov.

5 COMMENTS

  1. WOW drawn by someone with no internet connection at all evidently. The barrels make no sense, the magazines make no sense, and why the hell is it as tall as she is? For a second I thought I was looking at a Rob Liefeld drawing…pass.

  2. Because it’s a superhero comic book and those are allowed to be fun and imaginative sometimes?

    And good for him for staying off the internet. Probably a happier person than the rest of us.

  3. Jon, I think all of that is on purpose given that Rob created Domino. They self parody Cable’s image all of the time and especially stupid big guns. Maybe Marvel has fun with guns sometimes and not everything needs to look like Punisher War Journal. Look at Scottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon covers. Also I’m not sure she is all that tall as we don’t see anyone next to her for reference and there’s still a big empty gap between her head and the title.

    Either way whether you pass on this or not, like most Marvel titles it won’t make it past a year because the system is broken. I assume this is just to give Gail Simone something fun to do while waiting before she is inevitably given Conan while also capitalizing on any popularity Dom might get from DP2.

  4. Don’t think all that much of the art style, but it’s not terrible (like most Marvel art these days). I’m still planning on giving this series a chance.

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