Review: Damage Control #1
Civilians in a superhero world seems to always be a a good opportunity for comic relief. In just about every season of The Boys, they have been our eyes into that world and how damage done by super powered beings can be detrimental. They did it in such a way that it becomes tangible to the viewer. It was not all done in a serious way , there were some comic points throughout.
Then there was the short-lived Vanessa Hudgens sitcom, Powerless, which showed flashes of brilliance. It was about an insurance company set in DC’s world of superheroes. It is important for these type of stories to remind us that these heroes are there for a reason. In Damage Control #1, we get a peek behind the scenes of Marvel’s own “cleanup crew”, as they take care of incidents throughout the world in two exciting stories.
In “Into The Mailstrom”, We meet Gus, a fresh newcomer on his first day at work, where his boss gives him a rundown of what to expect, but as soon as they enter their headquarters, nothing could prepare him for what he sees. As he gets first big task, which is to deliver mail including an ice cream, while having hilarious encounters with Nick Fury and Ghost Rider, before being helped by Nightcrawler to deliver the mail to everyone before 5:00p.m. with the exception of one, this is where Quicksilver helps him out, and saves the day. In “Zapped and the Mother Dimension” , we meet Bart, an intern, whose mother just came by to visit him, embarrassing him at every turn including revealing his crush. By issue’s end, Bart’s Mom gets into an interdimensional fight with Thanos when she gets a hold of the reality stone, but defeats him and sends him back to his dimension.
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.
Story: Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Podionoff, Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie Art: Will Robson, Jay Fosgitt
Color: Ruth Redmond Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 10 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review