Damage #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
6.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

"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!

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco May 16, 2018

    DAMAGE #5 is an overall great comic. The artwork is exciting. The power of Damage and Poison Ivy is captured by the thrilling visuals. The story of Ethan fighting for control over Damage is interesting. Can the monster inside of him be used as a force for good? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 16, 2018

    I'm liking where this comic is going so far and once Damage gets a regular artist it's going to settle into becoming one of DC's strongest new titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 16, 2018

    Damage #5 is a good issue for anyone who wanted to see more of Ethan this time around. It is good to consistently remind readers that there can be a balance to the storytelling and action. Not expecting too much of one over the other is what creates more satisfaction and investment in what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry May 13, 2018

    Solid writing with great character development plus some darn good art makes this issue a must grab next time you are in your local comic store. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray May 16, 2018

    Damage is holding my interest for now as the story continues to trickle out in between the slugfest of the month.  The Ethan/Damage dynamic is something I'll probably see through to its conclusion, but I'm not sure its unique enough for mass appeal, despite the obvious care put into its development thus far.  Art also recovers a bit but its still not up to the standards Tony Daniels set in the characters debut issues.   Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 17, 2018

    It's never a good sign when your lead character is the least interesting thing about your series, but that's exactly what's going on with Damage #5. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton May 18, 2018

    Great development of Ethans character. He needed this moment to begin forging ahead with the conditions he is facing instead of avoiding them. It is a strong turning point that will prepare him for the next challenge. Unfortunately, the other aspects of the story suffered without the same level of attention and detail. This series can still find balance, and creating a consistent voice or tone will help. If they continue to bring in new writers, then that responsibility will fall on the editors. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 16, 2018

    An okay chapter though it has some problems. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum May 21, 2018

    This was a step down from the first three issues of the series. While "Damage" has potential to be a thrilling series, issues like this make me less hopeful about where he'll end up by the end of it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 16, 2018

    To put it plainly, Damage is going off the rails fast. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 16, 2018

    The creators here don't seem to have much passion for this beyond it being an assignment. That's a shame. I feel like this book could be interesting if somebody just cared. Sadly, that does not seem to be the case at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nihilist May 16, 2018

    Damage sure is a curious specimen, relying on side characters, some of whom we already know perfectly from other comics, to create an interesting narrative, where the main hero is rarely in the spotlight. And in this issue, it works.
    Add two little story elements that casual readers may overlook, that being Hour Man plot twist and Poison Ivy's split personality, explaining why every version of her we've seen in Rebirth is so different from others, and you get something that really expands the universe of DC Comics - something that New Age of Heroes, I believe was exactly meant to do.

  • 7.0
    egon244 May 26, 2018

    Damage is a good book. I enjoy it.
    The only problem is that Ethan/Damage seems to play second fiddle in his own book. Either to be overshadowed by Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman or Poison Ivy, but for the most part by colonel Jonas who hunts him.
    I like this book and I'm interested to see where the story goes, but I fear that if the focus isn't on the main star, the book itself won't last that long.

    But maybe the character of Ethan/Damage isn't that interesting to begin with? Maybe that's why they are pulling focus off of him?

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim May 17, 2018

    Hey, someone realized Ivy wasn't consistent. That's good, honestly. But the rest of this issue is just boring and it just feels like the writers are throwing as many characters at Damage as they can to make you excited for the comic without actually making Damage interesting.

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