Earlier today, we reported on superstar writer Gail Simone's Twitter teaser for a new project called Hotshots. And it's a good thing we did it then, because if we had waited, we wouldn't have only been able to get one article out of it instead of two, because Marvel has just answered Simone's question and revealed who the Hotshots are.
They're the regular cast of Domino, the titular Domino, Outlaw, and Diamondback, plus new members Black Widow, White Fox, and Atlas Bear. And it looks like the Domino ongoing will be relaunched as a mini-series, called Domino: Hotshots, in March, as both Simone and Domino artist David Baldeon are working on this, though we suppose it's possible Baldeon has been cloned and can draw two monthly comics.
We're glad to see Domino get a bigger spotlight and some cool guest stars… but what happens after issue #5?
Check out the press release below:
Domino. Black Widow. White Fox. Atlas Bear. Outlaw. Diamondback. This March, Marvel invites you to meet a dangerous crew of international women – the newest group of hot shots to enter the Marvel Universe! Celebrated DOMINO creative team Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and David Baldeon (Spirits of Vengeance) are bringing you an all-new story filled with feisty femme fatales, intense action, mercenary adventures, and espionage.
"So, it's like this," teased series writer Gail Simone. "Marvel came and said they love the team aspect of DOMINO and want to expand it even further. 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.'"
"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!)," added series editor Chris Robinson. "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!)"
"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," said Simone. "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 David 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."
Who are the hotshots? Find out this March, when DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1 hits local comic stores!
DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1 (of 5)
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by R.B. SILVA