Artist Rob Liefeld Reveals the Very First Sketch of Domino for Marvel Comics

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 10:01AM
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 10:01AM
Artist Rob Liefeld Reveals the Very First Sketch of Domino for Marvel Comics
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It's been a good week for pictures of Marvel's Domino. First, we got an initial look at Zazi Beetz as the tough-talking, incredibly lucky superhuman mercenary, who looks pretty cool reclined on a Deadpool-skin rug. Now we also have the opportunity to compare it to the first-ever drawing of the character, as Rob Liefeld delves into his sketchbook to give fans a fresh look at a familiar face.

Taking to Instagram to share his old sketch, Liefeld explained that the initial sketch was sent to Marvel to accompany the bill of sale for the character, along with a description and list of her powers. The image is clearly a product of its time—Domino is a relatively recent addition to Marvel's roster of characters, having been created in the same era that also gave us Deadpool and Cable, a time when pouches were key, just in case superheroes needed somewhere to store their gum.




It's interesting to look at this original image compared with the recent photos of the movie version of Domino. Aside from the original sketch lacking an incredible afro, both designs are pretty similar. Sure, Zazie's costume has been embellished somewhat, incorporating elements of more recent redesigns that Domino has undergone in comics which have defined her image in popular culture—apparently no female superhero can exist at Marvel for very long before someone starts drawing her with horrendously impractical cleavage.

A big part of what's made Deadpool so successful is the movie's adherence to the comics, combined with a more modern spin on its characters. A lot of Wade Wilson's quips are steeped in Nineties references, and half the time feel like they could be pulled straight from the panels of his original run of comics. Meanwhile, though, the movie also constantly references newer comic book movies and very modern pop-culture trends. It's a mixed bag that both remembers the era that the main character first appeared, while also appearing hip to all the things the kids like.

It seems that, with Domino's design at least, Deadpool 2 is similarly going back to the roots of the characters, offering up fairly accurate costume designs that come with a very modern twist. It should work well, provided new director David Leitch is able to hit the perfect mix of wacky comic book fun and modern movie deconstructionism.

Deadpool 2 is slated to release in 2018.
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