Damage #4

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
6.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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?

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 18, 2018

    Ive been surprised by how enjoyable this book has been so far. Damage is a fresh perspective on a throwback style hero thats really working. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 18, 2018

    Damage #4 throws these two into their next big encounter. It's good to see that not everything they have to deal with is because of Colonel Jonas or a lack of control over Damage. This is a unique experience which this creative team is taking full advantage of through the challenges of being a monster in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Apr 19, 2018

    DAMAGE #4 is a solid issue. There are some concerns when compared to the previous installments; however, it's still a fun read all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 18, 2018

    Definitely an exciting ride that's worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Apr 18, 2018

    Damage #4 was a fun issue that really took Damage from a monster capable of contending with Wonder Woman and made him more personal. Ethan's world has become quite small and personal, narrowed down to a few friendly folks in the back of a truck. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 18, 2018

    A decent issue, but it zips by fast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2018

    Good art, decent writing, but that's not enough if the title gives us zero reasons to care about its lead character, who remains a blank slate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Keagan Morgan Apr 21, 2018

    Creators and storytellers Cary Nord and Robert Venditti, after displaying Damage's strengths in the last issue, are now perhaps giving us the opposite. Unfortunately, we will not see how this battle between Damage and Ivy willl play out until Damage #5. Although, I am glad to say this wild chase still has me running along trying to keep up. So, I am both curious and excited to see where this arc continues for us fans who have been waiting for a true DC "Hulk." Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis Apr 23, 2018

    It's not high art or written exceptionally well, but if you want to see DC's version of the Hulk get a sentient vine shoved down his throat, then you could do a lot worse. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Apr 18, 2018

    Damage #4 is a step backward in a series I was enjoying up until this point a whole lot.  Losing Tony Daniels on art duties is a huge blow to this title and the replacements just don't bring Damage to life or make him very menacing at all. This issue is also light on the story too and tries to compensate by giving you more to read about Ivy's current state in the DC Universe. I'd rather see storytelling efforts be more focused on Damage confronting Jonas for her misdeeds, or even the cliffhanger from the last issue, instead of this flavor of the month villain road trip, this is turning into. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 18, 2018

    This issue was boring and disappointing. The art simply isn't up to snuff, and that itself reveals the staleness of the story. The art itself isn't bad but plotting is just so generic and awful that I simply can't condone anyone reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Apr 26, 2018

    This fourth issue in the seriesfeels like it should be part of issue #1. The development of the backstory and the characters hunting Damage feel like they were developed in fits. Some parts feel very detailed, and others just rushed. This series will grow stronger when the balance is applied to both. Gorgeous art provides beautiful scenery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 20, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Damage SMASH! Nope. How about Damage Destroy?! My point: this book feels more and more like the Hulk. So the real question is, are you as the reader ok with that? Let’s find out.

    We open with Poison Ivy destroying workers in a field with her vines because she appears to again be upset that people kill, eat, and wear plants. Who knows which version of Ivy this is... it could be King’s Ivy or Birds of Prey Ivy, or maybe the Ivy from the first Trinity arc like two years ago? Can we just pull an Uncle Jesse and “Have Mercy” already? Before eve more

    + LikeComments (4)
  • 8.0
    Jon Comics May 13, 2018

    Talk about fan service. Have you wondered what it would be like to have the Hulk in the DC Universe? This is your answer and it is exactly what the book is trying to do. Homage, parody, rip off, trolling, all of the above?
    On the other hand, Marvel hasn’t done a real Hulk book since Amadeus Cho came along, so maybe DC is looking for a piece of the Hulk consumer market.
    This book is almost identical to Marvel’s current Weapon H in its government conspiracy super Weapon plot with a female villain.
    It’s a fun read but not much more so far. The aforementioned government villain is like a more boring version of Maria Hill (just imagine) with an eyepatch and it’s issue four and we don’t know much about the main character. more

  • 7.0
    egon244 Apr 19, 2018

    With issue #4 Damage proves that this book is a fun and enjoyable read.

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Apr 18, 2018

    Damage suffers from identity crisis - on one hand he wants to be his own hero, on the other he constantly relies on already established characters, outshining him in his own series. It happened with Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad, it happened with Wonder Woman, and now there's Poison Ivy, who by the way, has become pretty popular recently. So much, that maybe Tom King's "Everyone Loves Ivy" story arc from Batman series was a huge mistake, with long lasting consequences.

    What makes Damage decent, are normal, daily life parts of its story. I honestly had more fun reading about the truck driver, and then Mexican workers (taking comedic shots at current xenophobic paranoia in the US), than Damage himself, and his encountered with Pam more

  • 1.0
    TP Apr 18, 2018

    DC writers should do some basic research before writing the story. Poison Ivy is so inconsistently written in this that it feels like the writer is attacking any other interpretation of the character the past ten years in order to brig an edgy early 90's feel to the book. I'm disappointed because I know that mr Venditti can do better than that. Perhaps there is a big twist coming later in the arc but since this is a review of an individual issue, this gets a 1. I'll be reviewing my review once the arc is complete but at this point this is not working.

  • 10
    Mark Apr 19, 2018

  • 10
    Charles Apr 19, 2018

  • 10
    Sarp onut Jan 22, 2019

  • 7.5
    FlipGeek Apr 18, 2018

  • 7.0

  • 7.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog May 22, 2018

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 20, 2018

Reviews for the Week of...