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Damage Annual #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
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Damage's earliest origins are revealed with an issue that delves into what made soldier Ethan Avery volunteer to become the monstrous, living weapon of mass destruction. Also discover what happened to the other recruits to the top-secret program that birthed Damage and tasked him with destroying any enemy trying to create their own monster on a leash.

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 22, 2018

    Damage Annual #1 overall gave us a story worth telling as we now have the full details on what led to the mission where everything changed for Ethan, and what happened during the mission where Ethan/Damage finally broke free of what was keeping them from grasping what they were being used for. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 27, 2018

    DAMAGE ANNUAL #1 connects the dots on some unknown aspects of the career of Damage, and adds to the overall mythology of the story. It is a must-have for fans of the title, and a great jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 22, 2018

    This is how Damage should look, feel, and read, each and every month. It's a bit sad that that doesn't happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 22, 2018

    Robert Venditti does a great job introducing the many elements of Damages origin. The development of Ethans conscience, his manipulation by Colonel Jonas, and the resulting split in his psyche are all introduced nicely. And thankfully, not so neatly that we cant have more intrigue down the road. This story will provide ample material on Damage's journey to change his fate and one day find peace with what he has become. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2018

    This is another issue that's quality overall, but lacking much for us to connect with. It's still an off-brand Hulk type character in the DCU, and it doesn't match up with Venditti's other DC work yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 22, 2018

    The Damage Annual takes place in entirely flashback scenes, making the books stakes very limited, while not revealing much followers of the series wouldn't already know.  The art does it's best to distract one from whats occurring but doesn't make the issue worth a look. This should have been the series introduction and feels more aimed for new people to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Aug 23, 2018

    Damage had a very rocky start - the first issue was bad, to say at least, but ever since, the eponymous hero was slowly establishing himself in the DC universe, creating his own niche and filling it. The main problem of #1 was lack of any proper backstory for the protagonist, who felt one dimensional and bland, and was named a rip off of Hulk, who is a rip off of Solomon Grundy. I wish some elements of this annual issue were a part of this debut - maybe then things would be different? Because as simple as the story we read is, it works. It's effective, and offers some basic insight into the Damage program we've heard of few times.
    Damage is becoming better and better every month. If you've given up on him after the underwhelming debut more

  • 7.0
    daddyT Aug 26, 2018

    some origin story... IMHO this would have been a better #1 issue than we had.

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Aug 23, 2018

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    Watchtower022 Aug 23, 2018

  • 5.5
    Herushalaim Aug 23, 2018

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 20, 2018

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