Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Domino #3

While much of Domino #3 continues the comic's opening arc of our heroine being fucked with by a mutant who can alter the effects of her powers, for me the most interesting parts of the comic deal with the flashbacks to the character's childhood. Experimented on as a young mutant in a secret facility, we're given glimpses to just what kinds of methods were used to bring out Domino's unique power set. We also learn how she got that permanent black eye.

In terms of the larger themes, Domino continues to fret that one of her two best friends may be selling her out to her new enemies. As I'm not as sold on her compatriots, this part of the comic hasn't yet won me over. That said, I did enjoy Amadeus Cho's guest-appearance as he seems to fit into the mold of interesting characters who too often don't find themselves in interesting stories which Gail Simone is usually able to quickly rectify. And the tease about who Domino goes to in order to learn to better control her powers against Topaz's attacks does peak my interest. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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