Thursday, April 12, 2018

Domino #1

The first issue sends Domino and her partners Outlaw and Diamondback into timber country on a job to stop the Russian mob from muscling in on a logging operation. When the attempted hostage rescue of missing loggers turns out to be a set-up by Topaz, shit hits the fan (but doesn't get crazy enough to miss Domino's birthday party later that night). Surviving the party with her dignity won't be the only challenge when our villain arrives to finish the job. Has our heroine's luck already run out? (As this is the first issue, I'm going to say no.)

Although I like the look of the character, I've never been much of a Domino fan. Her mutation of manipulating luck (but hardly ever in the most graceful way) and her role of a mercenary seem well suited to writer Gail Simone, who I wish was still writing the 2008 version of Secret Six and who has a knack for bringing out the best in damaged and sidelined characters. While I'm not wild about the supporting characters introduced here (other than the dog), they do offer someone for Domino to bounce dialogue off of. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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