Damage #12

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
6.8Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Will Damage earn his spot as the world's strongest hero-or will he be branded a villain forever? It's Damage versus the Justice League, and it'll take more than brute strength to win the day. Even with an unstoppable alter ego, Ethan's gotta use both brains and brawn to have a hope against the League, because they've got a knock-'em-dead trick up their sleeve as a nuclear option. The first year of Damage's story comes to an end-and a new chapter begins! And how does Deadman fit into the picture?

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 19, 2018

    The first year of Damage's story wraps up nicely, with an excellent transition into something new for this duo. Damage #12 gave us a satisfying brawl between these two powerhouses, pulled no punches, and brought it to a close in a way that was believable for the Justice League. Not every situation is going to be one where you can punch your way out of it, and that was true for both sides. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 21, 2018

    I'm in for the long haul. The JLA now has a member that is more powerful than Doomsday and arguably an equal to Superman. How Ethan/Damage chooses to use his powers is an open slate that I think DC readers should enjoy for issues to come! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Dec 24, 2018

    I enjoyed this book immensely. Damage contains elements of many recognizable figures from the comics but combines them into something new. The added element of the Justice League and many iconic DC figures makes this book an even better read. The story is fairly straightforward but the concept is inventive and I hope that they continue Damage's story going forward. I want to know more. The artwork is classic and executed well, the inking and color executed professionally. All in all this is a very attractive book with a good story. I don't know that any of the parts are ‘excellent' but as a whole they come together to form a very good book, one I would definitely read again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 19, 2018

    Damage gets close to being a complete book this month, exploring some interesting concepts, but in the end is still too action heavy, and reliant on guest stars, to really hone in on telling a compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 19, 2018

    It's a year in, and I still feel like we know about as much about Ethan and Damage as we did in the first issue. Oh, well, at least the fight scenes look pretty thanks to Aaron Lopresti's art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Dec 19, 2018

    This is boring action at its best, though the ending is a bit better than expected. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 20, 2018

    Ugh. I don't feel like going into why this issue was bad. It's pretty obvious, if you read it. There's just way too much reliance on action each and every issue. If this is DC's answer to the Hulk, they misunderstand why the Hulk has ever been popular.

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  • 7.0
    Nihilist Dec 19, 2018

    Can't say, Damage definitely grew on me, which back when #1 dropped out, I thought it was very, very unlikely. Glad I didn't abandon the ship, and kept reading new comics with the big guy. They may not be outstanding, but surely offer some tense action scenes involving already established, popular characters. It would be easy to keep criticizing him for piggybacking them to get some spotlight, but I think I don't mind it anymore.
    It's a decent issue, if you're a series fan. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing bad either. Just decent, and sometimes it's just enough to keep the momentum going.

  • 1.5
    ohhaimark Dec 19, 2018


    -Ethan has some pretty good character moments in this issue.

    THE BAD:

    -The art was just bad. Bad by cartoon standards, which is what I would mostly compare it to. For a comic consistently relying so heavily on visuals they are consistently very bad.

    -Apparently DC cares so little about this series, they don't even give it that fancy paper all the other series have. I seriously don't blame them.

    -So is Venditti even writing this one? I somewhat doubt that the same man who wrote both last week's Hawkman and this week's Freedom Fighters wrote this pile of garbage.

    -It might be moderately entertaining for a five year old….

    -The action scenes are just b more

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  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 23, 2019

    Now I can't prove it and DC Comics will never admit it but I totally believe DC editorial messed up the sequence of covers for Damage #11 and #12. 

    Damage #11 Features the character going up against the Justice League. This issue features the fight with Superman promised last month. One of my complaints on that issue was that the cover was misleading. If the covers got mixed up, it makes sense. 

    Damage #12 is simple yet completely satisfying. The book still featured a $2.99 cover price and dollar for dollar was possibly the best value at DC the month it was released. 

    One of the longest-running debates in comic fandom is who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman. We don't get a definitive answer more

  • 6.0
    Ultimate reviewer Dec 20, 2018

    Run of the mile comic, i've read all the damage comics and this one seems pretty average in the series. 70%fighting and 30% dialogue which is usually the case. I wish it was better but hey it's still my favorite out of the bunch.
    Cover-2/2 Pretty good
    Dialogue-1/2 not so much
    Characters-2/2 No introduction needed for most characters
    Story-0/2 Meh
    Art-1/2 Pretty standard

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    Sarp onut Jan 22, 2019

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  • 7.0
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  • 6.0

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