Domino #10 // Review
Domino’s current story comes to an end as she travels to the Mojoverse along with Outlaw, Diamondback, Shoon’Kwa to save Longshot and the future of humanity. The story is written by Gail Simone with art from four different artists; David Baldeón , Michael Shelfer, Alberto Alburquerque, and Anthony Piper. The inking is done by a three man team, Victor Olazaba,Ed Tadeo, and Michael Shelfer, colors are done by Carlos Lopez, and VC’s Clayton Cowles does the lettering.
Domino hopes to rescue Longshot from the sickness that’s wreaking havoc on his superpowers. By saving him, she hopes that it will change the future from the apocalyptic vision Shoon’Kwa had. To do that however, she’ll have to fight her way through the groups of mercenaries populating the Mojoverse.
This issue feels off. It doesn’t feel like the rest of the series, despite the fact that Gail Simone has written them all. There is too much happening in this issue that is not explained or wrapped up. anything else. There is little explanation about how things work in the Mojoverse and characters are introduced, like The Trashman, and not given any explanation or motivation.
It seems like the goal of this story was to wrap things up quickly- like more was planned for the series but it had to be cut short.
Having four artists did not work well. It makes the story feel disjointed because the art style will change for pages before changing again. The styles were too different to blend together. Each individual art style is fine on its own but putting them all into one story didn’t pan out well.
The most redeeming quality of this issue was the coloring. Despite the different art styles the coloring stays consistent.
This was a weak ending to an otherwise great series. It suffered from trying to wrap up too many plot threads in too little space as well as disconnected art styles.
This doesn’t feel like a true conclusion to the series. While Domino will be returning in Hotshots #1, it would have been nice to feel like this chapter was wrapped up more conclusively.