Domino #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 31
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino... but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!
Rated T+

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning May 15, 2018

    Gail and her team have crafted an amazing first issue, and it really is one that should not be missed. I fully recommend this book, because it's absolutely great! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 12, 2018

    Don't know much about Domino? Doesn't matter. Gail Simone provides the perfect introduction to the character with this fun-filled first-issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book Apr 13, 2018

    I'm impressed, and of course, Gail Simone did not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 12, 2018

    After months of Dark Nights and crazy continuity problems, it is a welcome relief to read such a fun book. In some ways, this book has been a palate cleanser. It is also a bit of a boost for Simone, whose early work on Birds could be seen as her best superhero work, and had failed to hit the high notes on subsequent Birds series and, despite her well known affection for, the Barbara Batgirl book. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Apr 15, 2018

    This creative team has really put together a fun and exciting start. Their enthusiasm for the subject matter and what they are doing emanates straight out of the pages as you read them and is infectious. I am looking forward to more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Apr 12, 2018

    It was an obvious choice to bring Simone on to write Domino and it works beautifully. This is sure to be a fun series that will make Domino an even bigger personality that she already was in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2018

    Great writing and characters. Art that is detailed and stylish make this a great debut of a new book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Apr 11, 2018

    Gail Simone's take on Neena "Domino" Thurman is entertaining as all get out if just a tiny bit generic. That problem should disappear as the story grows, and the very slight weaknesses in the script are more than compensated for by David Baldeón's incredibly expressive and polished art. This is a just great comic in general, and if you feel that Marvel could stand to learn a few things from DC, you should find it particularly satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 22, 2018

    Domino #1 is a wonderful comic with a lot of heart and fun at its core. Simone once more shows how she is one of the greatest writers in the business, and David Baldeon brings his distinct style to make the comic look great. This one is highly recommended. Pick it up when it drops on April 11th. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 11, 2018

    If you don't know what this character is about, then you are in luck, because Domino is the kind of book that will likely buck the odds. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Apr 16, 2018

    I really loved this issue, and am very happy with what was a fun, brisk, well paced, well drawn and well-colored issue (sooooo hit it!!! I mean....get it!!!). It has a really contemporary feel to it, and after all, there ain't no party like a party organized by Deadpool. Looking forward to issue 2 already. Hat tip and a special mention for the great Elsa Charretier variant cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Apr 22, 2018

    Domino's luck may have run dry, and the deep-seated worry she finds herself with is growing. Domino gets a dog as well, much to my surprise. The idea of it is wholesome and brings a smile to my face. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Apr 11, 2018

    DOMINO #1 is a dynamic opening to a narrative full of potentially thrilling possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 11, 2018

    I wasn't sure what I was expecting but this is a fantastic start to the series that shows that there's a lot more to Domino than her looks and powers. I'm all in for the series and can't wait to see what Simone and team have in store next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Rollin Bishop Apr 11, 2018

    There's a lot to like here, even if you hate Greg Land, and the mystery at its center is promising. - Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 14, 2018

    The new Domino comic kicks off in a pretty fun and entertaining way, with an issue stuffed with action, characters and enough humor to make it all worthwhile " for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Apr 12, 2018

    Simone crafts an excellent story and one that I'll easily follow as it looks like Domino will finally come out and be able to shine without the aid of her more famous Liefeld created siblings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Max Sisco Apr 11, 2018

    Domino #1, while not the perfect incarnation of her, does a great job of introducing the plot and characters, as well as boasting some well rendered art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Apr 11, 2018

    David Baldeon does a fantastic job with the events of the issue. Thankfully hes also given plenty to draw with transforming bat mutants, gun fights, superhero parties, and adorable dogs. Jesus Aburtovs colors also do a great deal to accentuate the action and make scenes really pop later in the issue. Overall, while this book was assured to at the very least to be interesting, its proven to be an exciting start to whats hopefully a long run. Its one thats definitely worth your $3.99 and time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2018

    If you've been waiting for Domino to branch out on her own, this new series won't disappoint. It delivers some wacky good fun and stylish visuals while also making it plain that being a super-lucky assassin isn't all it's cracked up to be. While there are some nagging storytelling flaws in this first issue, it's clear that Neena Thurman is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Apr 17, 2018

    Gail Simone has a natch of bringing a character to life and Domino is no different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 12, 2018

    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. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Apr 11, 2018

    Again, this had to be a little bit frustrating for a writer of Simones caliber, having to do the typical first issue/origin spiel instead of getting right into the meat of the narrative, but the end result isnt bad at all. In fact, coupled with Greg Lands playfully beautiful cover, you have a really cool intro to what looks to be a very fast paced and bat#*$% series. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis Apr 16, 2018

    While I'm now intrigued about Domino in a way I've never been before, the average story and bland art hinder the experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Apr 11, 2018

    Even with good intentions and great energy, Domino doesn't shine above the rest of Marvel's crowded roster of titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    RustonLF Apr 12, 2018

    There is a very Scott Campbell art vibe to the art in this that gives that reminder me of Danger Girl. It made me compare what I was reading throughout which highlighted how much of an influence it must have been. You have some of the same exaggerated looks and outfits to the characters. There is a bit of the same sisterhood among the main cast. That might not be a bad thing since the character of Domino could fit in well with that environment. Simone does a great job of making Domino both a strong soldier as well as playful and joking. That is something I think some writers forget when writing her. The idea that her powers work out in ways that both help and hinder her is also a cool approach that is not often explored. I picked this up ju more

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Apr 11, 2018

    This opening issue does everything needed to get you started. Domino looks to be a fun series with high action, humor, and interesting character story into the more morally grey mutants that are a lot of fun to follow. Simone does her best to catch any new readers up on who Domino without getting too bogged down in the backstory. All you really need to know is that someone really hates Domino and ends up having a birthday she won't forget. Baldeon gives us solid art that does play up and sell some sex, but it does not over-sexualize a historically sexy marvel character.

    The tone the book takes feels like a combination of Super Spy action story meets the Expendables. I plan to be onboard for the first story arc, but so far I am v more

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Apr 21, 2018

    The attempt to flush out and humanize Domino results in an annoying support cast and unusual goofiness considering Domino is a former member of X-Force. I mean, a birthday party, seriously?

  • 9.0
    Sav Apr 11, 2018

    Great ish. I was worried when the cheeseball circus started, but thankfully it kept the story going. Glad to see Outlaw, but where's Warpath? Also, what's her power again?

  • 8.5
    FT Metler Apr 12, 2018

    Killer art. Much better than I expected considering the Weapon X comic this volume is spun off of.

  • 8.0
    Sar3red Apr 15, 2018

    Nice cliffhanger...will see where this goes.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2018

    Domino introduces herself and her partners and tries to plead her life story as a hard-luck case. A loving, continuity-gag-heavy birthday party undercuts that theme, but a cliffhanger attack by a mystery villain gets it back on track. Art and writing are both talented, but loose and stylized. This feels like an acquired taste in words and visuals, and both feel like less than the creators' best efforts.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Apr 12, 2018

    I expected to like this more than I did since it's Gail Simone. But it was only slightly above average. This issue felt mostly like set up, so maybe it was necessary to have this okay issue for the rest to be better. We'll see.

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Apr 12, 2018

    I'm not a good Domino fan. In fact the Domino I encounter first and love was never her (That was Copycat). And I never licked the real Domino who showed after X-Cutionner Song. I even't didn't like the X-Force where she have some hard time encounter with logan (Who is showed in this book). So I take the shot not knowing if I will like it or not. And I first I have some trouble reading it. Then with a second reading of the start, that was better. I like Diamonback a lot and was happy to see her. I was even more happy to see the heroes at the birthday but find it too easy to make her closer to Diamonback. And Thanks to Gail I learn that Jubilee is no longer a mutant.
    But Gail is for me the writer of Birds of prey (With two then three wom more

  • 6.5
    Br'er Lapin Apr 18, 2018

    Well, this was a bit of a disappointment. Everything I have read by Gail Simone up till now has been fantastic (even the recent Wonder Woman\Conan) but this left me feeling very unsure. I found Domino a bit obnoxious and the plot a bit light, but I am hoping we see more of Deadpool and the cute doggo.

  • 10
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  • 8.5
    darkfire369 Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    Grifter Apr 13, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    KFuqua Apr 12, 2018

  • 8.0
    BBCConstantine Apr 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    TA13OO May 4, 2018

  • 8.0
    Titanium May 28, 2018

  • 7.5
    Billyndo Apr 11, 2018

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    Veido Jul 10, 2018

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 20, 2018

  • 7.0
    CesarCastanha Apr 12, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jeff Apr 13, 2018

  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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  • 6.5
    xabbott Aug 1, 2018

  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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