Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Domino: Hotshots #1

The first issue of Domino: Hotshots introduces us to the team put together by Black Widow to recover some dangerous alien tech. Fans of Domino's current ongoing comic (also written by Gail Simone) will recognize her two BFFs Outlaw and Diamondback. Rounding out the team are the Widow, Korean spy White Fox, and Wakanda exile Atlas Bear. The mission is obviously related an alien artifact which crashes in the Antarctic, but what is it? Why does Black Widow want it? And why does she need all the luck she can get to retrieve it?

The first issue is largely set-up, but it does offer some nice moments, my favorite being Domino's reaction to being recruited by an Avenger for a covert mission. (I wonder how hard artist David BaldeĆ³n had to work to not actually include "sqee" in this panel).

Simone delivers an interesting set-up and a larger team of characters to play with (I am very curious to see her take on Black Widow over the course of the five-issue mini-series). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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