Marvel has announced an all-new, five-issue limited series titled Domino: Hotshots, which is set to feature an all-female team of lead characters with the X-Men's resident "lady luck" as the leader. The new series also boasts an "all-new story filled with feisty femme fatales, intense action, mercenary adventures and espionage."
In addition to Domino herself, this team-up will consist of Black Widow, White Fox, Atlas Bear, Outlaw and Diamondback (Rachel Leighton). Marvel describes the bunch as a "dangerous crew of international women -- the newest group of hot shots to enter the Marvel Universe."
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The series, which is set to begin this March, comes from the team of writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and artist David Baldeon (Spirits of Vengeance), who have already worked together on Marvel's solo Domino series.
"Marvel came up and said they love the team aspect of Domino and want to expand it even further," Simone shared. "They said, you get to keep writing your favorite Marvel ladies, with your favorite Marvel artist, but on top of that, you get to add more amazing characters you love! It took about two seconds for me to say, 'I'm in, I am so in!'"
"Domino feels she has to grow up a little, and some of the new agents have virtually no sense of humor. And they find an object that is something very close to the heart of the entire Marvel Universe," Simone continued. "The only problem is everybody wants it. We're having a blast. It's Domino, but with a bunch of the coolest characters in comics, kicking international covert butt and taking names. Best of all, it's drawn by the incredible Dave Baldeon. This is the stuff I most love writing, and David is the guy to draw it all and make it brilliant. I couldn't be happier."
"Where do we go from here? The Hotshots ain't telling!"
"Is it just me or is it getting hot in here? Marvel's greatest femmes fatale assembled for a very specific mission (if they don't kill each other first, natch!)," series editor Chris Robinson added. "After launching Domino to huge acclaim earlier this year, I'm absolutely thrilled to have Gail and David bringing the Hotshots into the Marvel Universe (and our hearts!)."
Written by Gail Simone with art by David Baldeon, Domino: Hotshots sets its sights on comic shops in March 2019.