This is it… This is Gus’s absolute last, last chance to find a place to fit in at Damage Control. Unfortunately, the only remaining department that will have him is the Deep Storage Vault – where he is tasked with cataloging the contents of all the endless rows of crates and containers. Seems like it should be fairly low-risk. However, this is Gus we’re talking about, and before the day is over, there will be a massive morass of mechanical mayhem perpetrated by Machine Man, Jocasta, Sentry 459, Tess-One and Sentinels galore! Hans Rodionoff and Adam F. Goldberg continue to churn out hilarious word combinations, and Nathan Stockman serves up visual punchlines that will delight and entertain you as we conclude Gus’ epic journey through Damage Control!
Comic WatchThis was a satisfyingly hilarious conclusion to a consistently good series. I'm sorry to see it end.
ComicBook.comDamage Control saved some of its best chaos for the finale, and Gus is right in the center of all of it. That's what makes it all work though, as writers Adam F. Goldberg and Hans Rodionoff utilize him perfectly throughout in both comedic moments and moments of revelation. Plus, this issue is just bonkers fun as Gus unknowingly unleashes a robot army, an uprising that artist Nathan Stockman and colorist Ruth Redmond bring to delightful life, especially any scene involving Machine Man.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsDamage Control #5 ends the series with the shocking reveal of Gus’s history, and it winds up being as dumb as this series as a whole. While the art is quite good, and the general pacing and dialog execution are excellent, the story makes no sense, and the jokes fall flat. As a whole, this series is a waste of time.