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Preview: Damage #8

Damage #8

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Diogenes Neves, Trevor Scott (CA) Trevor Hairsine
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Laid up in a hospital recuperating till he can become Damage again, Ethan Avery gets help from a surprising source: the Unknown Soldier, master of covert warfare! The Soldier helps Ethan evade Colonel Jonas and her military ops team until his powers recharge, but time’s running out-not just for Ethan, but for the other patients as well.

Preview: Damage #7

Damage #7

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Diogenes Neves, Trevor Scott (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Ethan Avery is Damage, the monstrous brute with unlimited strength for an hour. That’s the (semi) good news. The bad…? Ethan’s on the run from the army that transformed him. Mr. Leash’s metahuman tactical squad is hot on Avery’s trail-what could go wrong when a bunch of bloodthirsty super-soldiers take on a rampaging monstrosity called Damage? PLUS: What is Colonel Jonas’ gut-wrenching reason for running the top-secret superhuman chop shop? Secrets are revealed in part one of the new story “Scuttled.”

Preview: Damage #6

Damage #6

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Poison Ivy has been transforming the countryside and turning humans into plant food, but not to create a perfect ecological system for her beloved greenery. Rather, it’s a brand-new home for Gorilla Grodd and his army of apes! Damage faces his toughest opponent yet. Will his fists be any match for the meaty paws of the gorilla king? And what exactly is Swamp Thing’s role in all of this?

Preview: Damage #5

Damage #5

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“UNNATURAL DISASTER” part two! Ethan Avery’s journey to uncover the secrets of his power will have to wait – he’s got a brawl to survive first! If his alter ego, “Damage,” ever wants to make it out of Poison Ivy’s clutches alive, he’s going to have to fight an army of super-angry monkeys to do it. And Gorilla Grodd. That can’t be that hard, right? Remember, Damage – monkey see, monkey smash!

Preview: Damage #4

Damage #4

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Cary Nord (CA) Tony S. Daniel
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Poison Ivy attacks a group of fieldworkers, forcing Ethan to choose between transforming into Damage and saving them-or protecting his own sanity! And will Colonel Jonas and her squad capture him before he discovers the truth about what he really is?

Preview: Damage #3

Damage #3

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Even the unstoppable power of Wonder Woman herself is tested by the destructive might of the monster unleashed from Ethan Avery’s transformation into Damage! But when the Amazon Princess wraps the brutal beast in her Lasso of Truth, it reveals more than either expected to find!

Preview: Damage #2

Damage #2

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Damage can smash his way through a warzone, but can he smash his way through the Suicide Squad? Colonel Jonas takes on Amanda Waller in a race to see who can get to Damage first. And while Waller sends Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Parasite and Giganta to capture Damage by any means necessary, Colonel Jonas has her own wicked plan in play…

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Kids Graphic Novels Up 20% in Bookstores in 2017 – Hmmmmm.

Kotaku – Tokyo’s Giant Gundam Statue Looks Excellent In Snow – This is pretty cool looking.

 

Reviews

The Herts Advertiser – Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide: Secret Empire

The Beat – The Archies #4

Comic Attack – Damage #1

The Herts Advertiser – The Defenders: Diamonds Are Forever

The Herts Advertiser – Invincible Iron Man Ironheart: Choices

The Beat – Park Bench

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Detroit Metro Times – UM Dearborn comic book cover exhibition is no child’s play – This sounds cool.

CBR – Spoon! Amazon Renews Tick for Second Season – Glad the response was good enough for this.

The Comicrhon – Hawkman Found #1 top reordered book third consecutive week; February, March Comichron pages added – For those that like the horse race.

 

Reviews

IGN – Batman #39

IGN – Damage #1

CBR – Days of Hate #1

Talking Comics – Mech Cadet Yu #5

IGN – The Mighty Thor #703

IGN – Star Wars #42

IGN – Venom Inc.: Omega #1

Review: Damage #1

Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.

What if DC Comics did the Hulk? That’s pretty much Damage #1 which seems to out-Marvel Marvel Comics. Spinning out of Dark Nights: Metal (we don’t know how they’re related), the “New Age of Heroes” launches with this debut issue written by Robert Venditti and Tony S. Daniel with art by Daniel and inks by Danny Miki.

The story itself is pretty simple, and familiar, a man turns into a monster and rampages across the land destroying what’s in front of him. That man/monster is also a weapon for the United States government who is attempting to capture him. It’s the Hulk. And that’s not a bad thing at all.

The comic is set in a way that we’re thrown into the middle of the destruction as well as the aftermath and that familiarity is part of the ease of the comic and why it’s so easy to get in to. We’ve seen this in many ways, this is just a new presentation.

The creative team also delivers emotional depth with characters dying and a lot of reaction to that. It takes a simple monster destroying things and adds in the impact of it all. There’s also some hints as to an interesting exploration into military escalation and ramifications when it comes to weaponry.

The art by Daniel and Miki is fantastic with some awesome spreads. The art just hits you with the massive amount of destruction and the complete chaos of it all. There’s also some solid artistic and narrative choices with a countdown clock which adds a sense of immediacy and finality of things. The destruction will end but how much will happen until then?

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but this was not it and that’s a good thing. It feels like there’s a vision here and the “New Age of Heroes” as a whole. While we’ve seen this before, the way it’s presented feels fresh and exciting as it breaks DC’s mold in some ways. Solid stuff that has me looking forward to seeing what’s next.

Story: Robert Venditti, Tony S. Daniel Art: Tony S. Daniel Ink: Danny Miki
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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