Damage #2

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Tony Daniel, Danny Miki Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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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...
RATED T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Feb 21, 2018

    In its second issue, Damage continues to be one of the bigger surprise stories out of DC this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Feb 21, 2018

    DAMAGE #2 raises the bar left by the previous issue. It gives us enough sense of the character but keeps us wanting more. The action is fun and brutal with the Suicide Squad's involvement. The art is amazing and worth seeing for yourself! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    DC isnt letting up on the characters push though with another top tier guest star set for next issue. That encounter should make for a fun third issue. The future looks bright for Damage. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 21, 2018

    If you are still on the fence about Damage, then I would say give it a shot. No matter what other readers may say about familiarity, that doesn't change the fact that this is a new kind of character for the DC Universe. It was only a matter of time before they had to deal with this consequence of creation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 21, 2018

    Another good installment, but it makes you want more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 20, 2018

    The art is extremely strong but the story is more or less paper thin here. Ethan and Jonas have potential as characters and as rivals but the driving force may be the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 21, 2018

    With Damage, the creators came out of the gate swinging hard and fast, and now, in Issue #2, as the story is beginning to progress, I am unsure if the concept works as well as I had initially thought. The majority of this book moves at a pace that is, perhaps, unfitting for the title character, but there is still the potential for Damage to be a great series Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Feb 21, 2018

    Damage #2 is a little bit of a mixed bag story wise this month, failing to deliver yet on a few of the questions raised in issue one about this new character, and meandering a bit in the middle of the book.  However, the art is certainly a huge draw and adds to the story being told in a way I'm on board with right now.  I just hope for some more character development next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    This book might be worth checking out for the artwork alone. But if Daniel decides to leave this title, there won't be a lot left to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 21, 2018

    Damage isn't a bad comic book by any means. It's safe though, it's playing to its strengths and hell, maybe more comics should do that. But with so many superhero comics and new comics out each week, playing it safe doesn't mean it's innovating or intriguing. I worry that with so many other amazing comics to pick from, that Damage might end up feeling too familiar and become something easily passed on. Which is a shame, the gimmick has legs, it just needs some more time to stretch them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 6, 2018

    Damage #2 is an underwhelming read. Elvis Avery receives little characterization compared to the likes of Silencer or Sideways in their respective opening issues. Daniels artwork is solid, and the Suicide Squad fight is enjoyable. I cant recommend this comic, but I cant tell you to avoid it either. If what I explained sounded cool to you, then feel free to try it. However, it is far from required reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Feb 21, 2018

    Sufficed to say, I did not like the first issue of Damage - it was unimaginative and was based around the "Hulk gimmick", which doesn't even work in Hulk comics anymore. I'm somewhat relieved to announce, the second issue was far better, and it's surely a step in the right direction. It's still not perfect, and there's no denying Suicide Squad is used as a selling point, but at least there's some story and character development #1 lacked so much.
    Out of all New Age of Heroes books I've read so far, this issue would be second only to Silencer #1, which featured some strong flaws as well.
    Overall, I don't say "no" to Damage - there's still hope for him, and his series could become a novelty worth picking up on regular basis, but there's nothing special about him either. So let's hope #3 will improve over issue #2 as much as #2 improved over the debut.

  • 5.0
    RaisingBlack Feb 14, 2018

    It isn't that good a book. Honestly I am likely to drop this series already because it is weak. When Dark Matter now New Age of DC heroes was first discussed it was supposed to be a master showing in art and story telling. That has not happened so far. We have a decent comic in Silencer. A ok at best start to Sideways and this series which is just bad.

    New Age of DC heroes is more of an attempt to get angry marvel fans then anything else. If you are mad that Hulk is different then skip weapon H and come to DC to read damage. It is a rehash of hulk stories pushed into a DC universe that wasn't really asking for it.

    Skip this book and wait for a trade or promising future reviews because damage isn't worth it.

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  • 10
    FlipGeek Feb 21, 2018

    This title is a Beat 'em Up roller coaster ride. And a beautifully drawn one at that.

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 21, 2018

    So we get more background of the main character. It appears he doesn't know all the ins and outs of his powers; how they work, and even the voices that he hears.

    What the readers get is:

    Military related, I think a private
    He is a beast!
    His power lasts for an hour
    Did I say he's a beast?!!
    Strong enough to take on the Suicide Squad!!

    And next up is Damage first Wonder Woman. What more can we ask to test out his strength?

    He can punch through gigantas hand, and stopped Grundy before a Wednesday!!! He seems pretty dang strong to me.

    I'm love this intro to a character. I even love the military connection to this. I can't wait to see where it goes!!!

    f you like what you heard, love talking comics, and are interested in joining a DC book club, hit me up at dispatchdcu@gmail.com. Catch you all later! Peace

  • 7.0
    HOSHWE Feb 22, 2018

    😐 its alright

  • 5.5
    MKW69 Feb 21, 2018

    Better than first issue, but still Hulk Rip Off. Nothing unique.

  • 1.0
    FrenchLover Feb 20, 2018

    Compared to Silencer ans sideways who weren't good, this one is sadenning

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  • 8.5
    NewComicguy Feb 23, 2018

    This series keeps being pretty interesting.We learn a bit more in this issue.Like how Strong Damage is,Ethan having parents,etc.The art is really.People still keep bashing the book,because he is a "Hulk rip-off.Even though:
    1)He seems to be different like I said in my previous review.
    2)Hulk himself is a rip-off.The most common example is Solomon Grundy.He is not that original of a concept.
    Overall pretty interesting.Maybe one day Damage will be as big as Hulk in popularity.

  • 10
    Navy Blue Robin Feb 21, 2018

  • 10
    Tizze Feb 22, 2018

  • 8.5
    KFuqua Feb 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    Comic Covers Feb 21, 2018

  • 7.5
    Dre Feb 22, 2018

  • 3.5
    ak94 Feb 22, 2018

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