Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld revealed the first sketch he ever made of the character Domino. Zazie Beetz will portray the skilled mercenary in 2018’s Deadpool 2, becoming the first actress to portray the character in a live-action feature. Domino has long been a fixture in Marvel comics based on Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force.
The first look at Beetz as Domino reveals one subtle yet somewhat significant change to her appearance, as the character’s signature black mark around her left eye is instead a white mark. This has led to speculation that the new Deadpool 2 version of Domino may have the skin pigment condition known as vitiligo. Despite the change, the new Domino still looks faithful to the original sketch of the character.
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Liefeld himself posted the first-ever sketch of Domino to his Instagram page on Monday. You can check out the drawing in the photo below, which includes both a full-body view of the sketch and a close-up of Domino’s head and upper body. “My first sketch of Domino, ever. 1991. Name, powers, purpose enclosed with the bill of sale, one of many characters that I provided in a long and successful partnership with mighty Marvel!” the caption reads.
On the whole, the sketch looks very similar to the same Domino that made her Marvel Comics debut in X-Force #8 in 1992. She has her same familiar black uniform and the distinctive black facial mark over her eye. Veteran X-Force writer Fabian Nicieza is also credited with helping the artist Liefeld co-create the character, which went on to appear in many X-Force comics as well as issues of X-Men and Cable & Deadpool.
It’s a little remarkable that nearly 30 years after her creation, Domino looks so similar to Liefeld’s original drawing. The character has endured through decades of comics and will finally be brought to life on the big screen when Beetz dons the costume (and the eye mark). Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is also promising to make good use of Domino’s unique probability-altering powers in the movie, which should only get fans of the character more excited.
Unfortunately, the drawing also brought some of Liefeld’s detractors out of the woodwork, as some Instagram followers commented on the drawing’s feet and relative lack of weapon pouches. The first-ever Domino sketch certainly won’t change the minds of any longtime critics of Liefeld, who has long been one of the most polarizing artists in the industry. Nonetheless, Liefeld’s original Domino sketch is a fascinating piece of Marvel Comics history.
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