Damage #6

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
5.5Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

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?

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 20, 2018

    Another action-packed issue of Damage this week. Whether it is trouble that they stumble upon, or throw themselves into, the momentum never lets up and that is what gets you from start to finish with anticipation for what comes next. You have to hand it to Damage as well for the fact that this series is making leaps for having a new character who is interacting with established heroes and villains left and right. It hasn't felt forced yet, and that is all you can ask for moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jun 20, 2018

    Ethan and Damage end this issue by beginning a new chapter. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier would be a great time to bring back the original Unknown Soldier and continue the trend of returning timeless heroes like Challengers of the Unknown, Vandal Savage, and Carter Hall. I like the potential that Damage has to become a hero throughout time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Jun 20, 2018

    Just because it's an average continuation issue doesn't mean you skip this book of you're a fan. I have a feeling things are about to get pretty interesting for Ethan Avery. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 20, 2018

    The interior art of DAMAGE #6, is okay. Some of the fight scenes are exciting. Visually, The sheer ferocity of Damage is on full display, especially during the transformation sequence. I was disappointed in the amount of actual Swamp Thing in here, and more Poison Ivy would have been better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 21, 2018

    There are certainly worse books in the DC stable than Damage at the moment, but there are few things more frustrating to read than a book where decent ideas are executed poorly. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 20, 2018

    I'm still hoping Damage can rebound with a better effort next month that makes me really enjoy reading this book again. After the first three issues, I was pretty sold on what I was being given, but the next three issues mirrored what we were given previously too closely, only with a lesser product on art (Grodd has never looked worse), all with a story that's beginning to become too predictable as a whole.  There were some brief moments of enjoyment in this issue but not enough to recommend it as a solid buy. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum Jun 25, 2018

    While you may be angry that you wasted your time reading "Damage" #6, you certainly won't be happy that you didn't pick up a different comic. Fans who are rooting for this series to pick up should expect more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 20, 2018

    The cameo from Swamp Thing also felt out of nowhere and seemed more like a gimmick to throw yet another character into the mix instead of focusing on Ethan. I'm losing confidence in DC's faith in the character as he's barely gone an issue without having an assortment of cameos. At some point, Damage is going to have to stand on his own without guest spots. Hopefully that's coming sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jun 20, 2018

    This book has gotten stale rather quickly, and running through even more tired tropes with random combinations of DC's all-star roster isn't going to help. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 20, 2018

    Skip this one! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Jun 20, 2018

    The series is decent, but as I stated few times already, it relies on already established, known characters to push the story forward, leaving little room for the main character to actually shine, or even be in the center of attention. This time, it's definitely Ivy that steals the show, and I definitely appreciate some backstory she's got (albeit the way it was all done could have been more subtle), revolving around The Green.
    The unfortunate thing about Damage is, I already wonder who's going to show up next month, instead of what the eponymous hero will do.

    That aside, it was an entertaining issue, and one containing some great looking art, especially on panels showing Ivy and Swamp Thing.

  • 6.5

    Well this was a bit of a mess, wasn't it? I have a feeling this was a fill-in arc and Vendetti didn't have much to do with it, his writing is usually miles above this. If you are trying to kick off a new character you should give more focus on the character himself rather than comparing him to Poison Ivy or Swamp Thing, we already know and like those characters. The point of this book is to sell us on Damage.

    You can tell they want to go for the old Hulk issues where Hulk would go toe to toe with someone in the Marvel universe, and that is a good idea, but we need to focus more on the title character instead of just making him a gimmick.

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 5, 2019

    That's a lotta damage.

  • 10
    Sarp onut Jan 22, 2019

  • 6.5
    egonnn244 Jun 21, 2018

  • 5.5
    nickogle Jun 23, 2018

  • 5.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 20, 2018

  • 5.0
    KFuqua Jun 22, 2018

  • 4.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Jun 21, 2018

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