Domino’s Hand: Win or Lose (Domino #1 Comic Review)

Domino #1

Written by: Gail Simone

Art by: David Baldeon

Cover by: Greg Land & Frank D’Armata










Domino and Hype:

Neena Thurman’s luck just ran dry. The always powerful assassin with a knack for getting out of serious trouble safely has just hit a dead end. Domino has not had the best luck, despite what she may tell everyone else. She loved and she loved hard. However, having to go undercover more thoroughly made her leave that love behind after only a short time. Her mutant powers have always helped her survive. She considers it being dealt a “winning” hand even if the hand just means she will survive with a rather rude consequence in the end.

What Just Happened:

Domino adopted a dog! Despite everything she tried to tell herself, she fell in love with the puppy. Meanwhile, a mission goes wrong. Domino rushes in headfirst, allowing her powers to save her as always. She runs straight into a trap and now she worries that her luck may be dying out. The hostage that they had left to save gave her two dominoes. Peculiar, if nothing else. After the mission ends, Domino is berated for rushing in headfirst…Again. However, the berating never lasts long and she’s taken back to her apartment to relax. Today’s her birthday, but all she wants to do is be alone and sleep. Her friends have other plans!

Incoming surprise party for Domino! This felt remarkably light-hearted with many familiar faces popping up. Deadpool outdid himself in his attempt to make Domino happy on her special day, including managing to get The Dazzler to sing at her party! Not everything that could be right stays right, however. Someone has it out for Domino.. Will she make it out of this alive?












When I read that Gail Simone was writing for Domino, my already huge excitement for the series only grew. I have been wanting a Domino comic for AGES. I love a good old unluckily lucky story. The writing for this issue was wonderful. My attention didn’t waver during it, and it was easy to follow along even if you hadn’t read much about Domino before. The artwork is just so beautiful. I’m really excited to see where Simone and David Baldeon take Domino, and I’m going to follow along happily. I suggest you do the same!


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Christina Williams

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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.
  • Domino is back, baby!
  • The artwork is fantastic.
  • Gail Simone's writing captures your interest.
  • Slow first issue.
  • Not enough happened to give us the gravity of the situation.
Art - 9
Writing - 9
Plot - 8
Character Development - 7

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