After two disastrous days of office mayhem, Head Intern Bart Rozum decides that he has to find Gus a job outside of the Flatiron Building — so he assigns Gus to the Search and Rescue unit.
Bart thinks, if Gus is mostly responding to the scenes of superhuman battles after the fact, how much trouble could he really get in to? Unfortunately, on Gus’ first day with Search and Rescue, the unit is summoned to New Jersey to deal with a giant mutated catfish monster who calls himself Trentonn the Terrible.
Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff write pithy dialogue while Nathan Stockman adds his visual wizardry to bring you a tale of Catfish Kaiju, Insurance Fraud and Terrigenesis with special appearances from the Black Tarantula, Hammerhead and the God of Thunder himself…the Mighty Thor!
Comic WatchThis series is a chaotic, joyful romp through the madcap history of Marvel. It's a love letter to fans, written by other fans, and delivered with wry delight.
ComicBook.comDamage Control took a dip in issue #2, but things come back around in issue #3, and ole Gus is starting to become pretty likable too. Writers Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff play Gus' naivety and at times incompetence far more effectively for laughs here than in issue #2, and you really can't help but find yourself endeared to his complete ineptness at this job. The kernel of mystery regarding who the orders are coming from and why he hast to work there adds just enough intrigue as well, and the art team of Nathan Stockman, Ruth Redmond, and Clayton Cowles pay off the issue brilliantly, endearing him to the reader even further. The cameos are well placed as well, adding to the experience even if they don't necessarily further the story. Damage Control is simply marvelous fun, and the series seems to be hitting its stride at the right time.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsDamage Control #3 continues to succeed in one thing only failing to find the funny. The main character is an annoying man-child, his latest adventure makes little sense, and the only redeeming quality of this issue is a slight hint that Gus's employment may be part of a larger plan.