Domino: Hotshots #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.1Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it'll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out!
•  Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and David Balde n (Spirits of Vengeance)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Mar 11, 2019

    Gail Simone, David Baldeon, Jim Charalampidis and Clayton Cowles deliver an incredibly fun, visually spectacular first issue! Full of mystery, rich characterization and the wickedly witty dialogue, it's a comic that's impossible to put down until you've read it, and re-read it again! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 6, 2019

    David Baldeons art is exquisite. Both the style of the characters and the action are perfect matches to the tone and pace of the story. There are some beautiful Kirby-esque panels that almost jump off the page. His rendering of Domino is always great, but there are panels that shine where the emotion of Domino comes through My favorite is the brief moment when Domino blushes while taking a compliment from Black Widow. It is a near perfect look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 13, 2019

    One couldn't ask for a better start to this mini series. From writing to art this Domino: Hot Shots #1 is on point as we get an action-packed but funromp. Getting to see Natasha and Neena together in a comic is personally a massive thrill but even more thrilling is the premise of this comic. There is huge potential for an ongoing Marvel action comic featuring an all-female team here and this is how you do it! It's just pure fun comics nonsense of the best kind and I am all in! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 10, 2019

    This issue gets a lot of legwork done in very few pages and doesn't short-change any of the SIX main characters, all the while creating a compelling central mystery, doing it all with strong art. It's a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Mar 11, 2019

    Hopefully, as the series continues the creative team will keep the great work. Going forward, maybe more characters from the larger Marvel universe will make cameos as allies or villains, helping to cement Dominos place among the ongoing titles offered by Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Mar 7, 2019

    Despite this, after only a single issue I'm already wishing that Simone and Balden's work here could run longer than five issues. Simone is so great at creating strong, smart characters who overcome crazy, impossible odds and Balden is excellent at capturing their characterizations. While I felt there were some issues with the visual consistency, I still want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 19, 2019

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 7, 2019

    Domino: Hotshots #1 was an interesting and fast-paced issue. There was a strong balance between the serious and the humorous in this issue, which is to be expected. Neena has a way of calming down even the worst of moments. Which is good, because they're going to need that with what is sure to happen in the following issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Rollin Bishop Mar 6, 2019

    The initial setting of the stage is a little awkward, but the actual story here has meat on its bones, and I'm genuinely excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 5, 2019

    A strong internal narrative for Domino keeps the book focused and razor sharp while the plot gets set up. I can't get over how creative the villain is and also how royally screwed this misfit team is going to be going forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Craig Mar 8, 2019

    Domino: Hotshots might provide some fun for fans of Simones previous series, but offers little for new readers aside from some gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Mar 10, 2019

    I was looking forward to this book, but after reading the first issue I am a bit down on it. Gail Simone seems to focus on the wrong things to get her story going and by the end, I was left more confused than excited and I felt like I was already being left behind a bit. The art is great and the dialogue is snappy, but I need more setup for what's going on. Hopefully, that's what we'll get from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ooo Mar 12, 2019

    Best comic going around. Love Domino and her team. I want more than 5 though I want it to be ongoing

  • 8.5
    Sal Mar 7, 2019

    I cannot say that I am a particular fan of the character Domino. I don’t know all that much about her besides that she is a mutant, her basic powers of “chaos probability”, and at one time I believe she was an assassin. Thankfully in the hands of a veteran comic book writer like Gail Simone, little if any of that is necessary knowledge in order to enjoy this book.

    While a touch too cute at times for my taste, at the core this is a fun, action-adventure story, filled with international intrigue, cold-war spycraft, a kirby-esque sci-fi artifact, and a gaggle of spunky badass ladies that don’t take crap from anyone - least of all each other.

    Simone gives us a basic setup of a strange, alien device crashing in An more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 19, 2019

    Domino's new challenges are a Celestial MacGuffin and some new teammates with questionable loyalties. This globe-trotting superspy mission gets off to a stylish start, and the expanded roster has lots of promise.

  • 6.5
    RiggyBobby Mar 9, 2019

    I am partial to domino, and this team looks great and feels natural, but I couldn't give a damn about another world endangering plot. Lets go back to being mercenaries.

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Mar 7, 2019

    Meh. This wasn't bad, really. I was just incredibly uninterested in all that happened. I can recognize that the writing wasn't intrinsically bad. I just... I just don't care about this.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 13, 2019

    This was better than I expected (feared?), but that’s not really a compliment, because it’s still pretty boring.

  • 10
    EdNothIng Jun 10, 2019

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  • 7.5
    CesarCastanha Mar 7, 2019

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 24, 2019

  • 5.5
    SoosX Mar 9, 2019

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