Neena Thurman, a/k/a Domino, first full cover story appearance in X-Force #8 in 1992. As the brain child of writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Rob Liefeld, this character is best remembered as a key member of the mutant team X-Force. Domino is the result of a top secret government breeding program designed to develop the perfect weapon. She was the only test subject to survive the process. It left her with subconscious telekinetic probability manipulation, earning her the occasional title of Lady Luck, as wel as enhanced reflexes and agility. Through training, she later added master marksmanship and expert martial artist to her list of abilities.
Unfortunately, her powers were deemed a failure by the government program. After her biological mother broke her out of the project, she left her in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Chicago. Domino eventually left the church and became a high-level mercenary, later forming the mercenary band the Six Pack. It was at this time that Domino first met the mutant time traveler Cable, who would later become her partner, confidante, and love interest. When Cable became the leader of the New Mutants, Copycat impersonated and joined Cable as his field leader. Upon discovering the deception, Cable planned to rescue the real Domino and welcome her onto the team – now known as X-Force.
Domino stayed with X-Force for most of its existence, stepping in as the leader whenever Cable left. During X-Force’s existence, Domino also had several solo adventures where she searched for answers to her past. When she returned Domino began working alongside Cable and Deadpool. A theme that will be explored further in the upcoming movie Deadpool 2, with Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) in the role of Neena Thurman/Domino. But did you know this film won’t be the only reason Domino fans have for rejoicing?
Ahead of the films release on June 1, 2018, Domino will finally receive her own solo ongoing series. This new comic, written by Deadpool’s Gail Simone, will see Domino will hunted by mercenaries and forced to face herself. No artist has not been named for the series, but Greg Land and Frank D’Armata will serve as cover artists. Domino is scheduled to debut on April 11.