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Damage Control #1 (of 5)

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Based on 11 critic ratings.

FROM THE CREATOR OF TV’S THE GOLDBERGS! Marvel’s Unsung Heroes finally get sung! After the mega-powered battles and Hulk-level catastrophes, Damage Control is always there to clean up the mess and get things back to normal. But Damage Control is much more than just a glorified cleanup crew, and this new series will pull back the curtain and reveal the secret inner workings that were previously only available to people with Clearance Level Eight. And we’ll witness it all through the eyes of Gus: a fresh-faced, eager newcomer to the company who has no idea how chaotic his life is about to become. ADAM F. GOLDBERG (TV’s The Goldbergs) and HANS RODIONOFF team up with WILL ROBSON to take you into the secret labyrinth of Damage Control, where it’s totally common to run into familiar faces like Moon Knight! Nightcrawler! She-Hulk! And more! Plus: A second story by DAMAGE CONTROL creator Dwayne McDuffie’s McSpouse, Charlotte Fullerton, as the Damage Control crew must clean up after the Infinity Gauntlet!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 97

    Graphic Policy

    Overall, Damage Control #1 is a funny set of stories which offer some irreverence in an often unforgiving world surrounded by supes. The story by the different creators is hilarious. The art by the different creators is gorgeous. Altogether, readers will be happy to go back to the Flatiron to enter the zany world of Damage Control.
  • 92

    Comic Watch

    This was an explosive start to what promises to be a fun little mini assuming none of these idiots manages to blow up the world before issue two comes out.
  • 80


    Damage Control #1 has all the chaotic energy you'd want in a comedy about superheroes being way too casual about the damage they cause. The main character might be quite flat, but enough is going on around him to keep your interest.
  • 80

    I truly enjoyed getting to know these oddball characters and following them into whatever fantastical scenario they get lost in. Damage Control was a truly pleasant surprise and delivered a world of charm and mayhem that I cannot wait to return to next month.
  • 80


    The humorless need not consider Damage Control, but they are unworthy of its joy. The rest of us, who can enjoy the idea of Nightcrawler and Quicksilver being recruited to work the mailroom on a busy day without thinking too hard about it, will find this book hilarious.
  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    Even though this doesnt really have the big drawcard of a major character being involved or part of a plotline where you need to buy it to get the entire storyline for a series I would still recommend it if you would like to see something different in the superhero world but also still see some characters you recognise.
  • 62

    Multiversity Comics

    Without a stronger hook, the new Damage Control feels like a disposable sitcom.
  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Damage Control #1 has one half that works as a sort of sitcom trapped in a comic book. While the other just can't manage to stick the landing with its joke setup.
  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Damage Control #1 tries its darndest to create an amusing, whimsical adventure starring a hapless intern in Marvel's version of The Office. Unfortunately, the jokes fall flatter than a postage stamp under a 10-ton boulder, and the main character, Gus, gives you no reason to either like or hate him.
  • 50

    But Why Tho?

    Damage Control #1 is a bit too weird. It is easy to understand what Goldberg was trying to accomplish with this first issue, but it sticks the landing horribly. You cant get a foothold when the story moves too fast, but when it slows down, the explanations are repetitive yet ultimately empty.
  • 50

    You Don't Read Comics

    Though the first issue of the series might not make a huge impression, there are lots of little details that make for a reasonably fun first issue, like the fact that the apocalyptically missed memo was going to an underwriter named Stanley Forbush. Kind of fun to think that Forbush Mans dad was the difference that saved the planet. If the overall plot had paid a bit more attention to detail, it might have been a better issue. (I dont know...mention SOMETHING about the 13th floor needing physical mail because its a pocket dimension that doesnt get good internet. More of that sort of thing might have helped...)

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