Fresh off announcing that Gail Simone would return to Marvel to write a new Domino series, Marvel has now confirmed David Baldeon as the book’s artist.
Baldeon has previously worked on Spirits of Vengeance and Nova. The artist expressed his excitement to be working with Simone in a statement.
“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!” said Baldeon.
“She’s strong, she’s tough, she’s fun and she’s thrilling, and hopefully the art will bring through all of that,” he continued. “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!”
Simone knew Baldeon was the best choice when he immediately brought her favorite character trait to life.
“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,” said Simone. “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.”
“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,” she continued. “Domino has a sense of mischief, of high-stakes play, even in the roughest times. She’s lethal and she knows it.”
Simone also discussed how much she is looking forward to working alongside Baldeon.
“That really sealed the deal for me,” she said. “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 hoped for. He’s adding so much heart and fire. I just love him.”
Domino hits comic book stores April 11. She will then be seen on the big screen played by Zazie Beetz in Deadpool 2 May 18.