Marvel has announced that artist David Baldeon will join writer Gail Simone on the publisher's upcoming Domino title.
Baldeon, who worked on Marvel's Spirits of Vengeance miniseries, has been a fan of Simone's writing for a long time. “I am so very thrilled to be a part of Team Domino! I am a fan of Gail’s work, and I’ve been wanting to work with her for a long time now. The fact that it is with a character like Domino is the icing on the cake!” Baldeon said in a statement. “She’s strong, she’s tough, she's fun and she's thrilling, and hopefully the art will bring through all of that. We’ve given her a new, sleek look that plays on all of her strengths, her history, and who she is as a character. Plus, this book is a completely different animal from my previous work style-wise, and therefore a chance to go into new grounds. This is going to be an exciting ride!”
“Since Marvel first asked me to write Domino, I knew there was one element that attracted me SO MUCH to her, but for some reason, I couldn't quite name the exact word,” Simone added. “Was it stubbornness? Snarkiness? Other characters have those traits, too, but with Domino, there was this THING that represents her, but the word escaped me, and it was vexing. Wonderful editor Chris Robinson had someone in mind for the book, bless him! We immediately started getting the sketches and designs from David Baldeon Gonzalez, and I knew instantly the concept I had been trying to name, because he drew it right into her eyes. It's MISCHIEF. Domino has a sense of mischief, of high-stakes play, even in the roughest times. She's lethal and she KNOWS it.”
“That really sealed the deal for me,” she continued. “David was our guy and I could not be happier. He draws gorgeous people doing dirty deeds, and it's just exactly the roller-coaster ride I had hopedfor. He's adding so much heart and fire. I just love him.”
Domino's solo series will hit shelves just before the mutant makes her live-action debut in the upcoming Deadpool 2. In the film, which got its release date bumped up from June to May, Atlanta's Zazie Beetz will take bring the character to life.
Earlier in the month, Marvel announced that Simone would pen mutant mercenary Domino's new series. At the time, no artist was announced for the series.
Domino's debut issue goes on sale April 11.