Review: DOMINO #2

Written by Gail Simone
Art by David Baldeon, Jesus Aburtov, Clayton Cowles
Edited by Chris Robinson, Jordan D. White
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 9, 2018

Someone’s mucking with Domino’s luck…which could be a pretty big deal when you work where Domino works.

Gail Simone has, with two issues, made Domino one of the most endearing and fun characters in the Marvel U. This issue digs deeper into her mind, how her life is changing, and the unique nature of Domino’s foe…and it’s hilarious.

Simone’s humour shines through in a great many places in this issue, but at no point do the jokes feel cheap or at Domino’s expense. That’s what makes this comic work, and what gives it such heart. It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s dramatic and it’s great. It’s just damn great.

David Baldeon sells every great aspect of this comic with his expressive, energetic pencils. His style truly is perfect for this story and with just two issues in this series thus far, it is obvious that Simone and Baldeon have magnificent chemistry. Jesus Aburtov’s colour work is like lightning in a bottle, taking the dynamic pencils from David Baldeon and cranking them up to 11. The artwork leaps from the page because of Aburtov’s great work, giving Simone’s larger than life writing of Domino the explosive visuals it deserves.

Domino is a breath of fresh air in a world of Big Two events that can, at times, seem stale. This is the kind of issue that makes you excited to read comics, and it’s time to get on the Domino train.

The Verdict: 9.0/10


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