Damage Control #1

Writer: Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff Artist: Jay P. Fosgitt, Will Robson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 24, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Marvel's Unsung Heroes finally get sung! After the mega-powered battles and Hulk-level catastrophes, Damage Control is always there to clean up the mess and get things back to normal. But Damage Control is much more than just a glorified cleanup crew, and this new series will pull back the curtain and reveal the secret inner workings that were previously only available to people with Clearance Level Eight. And we'll witness it all through the eyes of Gus: a fresh-faced, eager newcomer to the company who has no idea how chaotic his life is about to become.
ADAM F. GOLDBERG (TV's The Goldbergs) an more

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 27, 2022

    Overall, Damage Control #1 is a funny set of stories which offer some irreverence in an often unforgiving world surrounded by supes. The story by the different creators is hilarious. The art by the different creators is gorgeous. Altogether, readers will be happy to go back to the Flatiron to enter the zany world of Damage Control. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 24, 2022

    This was an explosive start to what promises to be a fun little mini assuming none of these idiots manages to blow up the world before issue two comes out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - B Ferg May 17, 2023

    After witnessing the events of Order and Outrage #3, it is hard to escape the feeling that there is a hand at work; in Alexis' journey and maybe even your own.  And if something is unfolding, even if its origin or alliance is unknown, doesn't it denote some directive.  Of course this becomes difficult when you associate it with terms like right and wrong or good and evil; bound by moral ambiguity.  As Alexis powerfully displays, Order and Outrage #3 is what can happen when you move beyond folkways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 26, 2022

    The humorless need not consider Damage Control, but they are unworthy of its joy. The rest of us, who can enjoy the idea of Nightcrawler and Quicksilver being recruited to work the mailroom on a busy day without thinking too hard about it, will find this book hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Aug 29, 2022

    Even though this doesnt really have the big drawcard of a major character being involved or part of a plotline where you need to buy it to get the entire storyline for a series I would still recommend it if you would like to see something different in the superhero world but also still see some characters you recognise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 24, 2022

    Damage Control #1 has all the chaotic energy you'd want in a comedy about superheroes being way too casual about the damage they cause. The main character might be quite flat, but enough is going on around him to keep your interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 24, 2022

    I truly enjoyed getting to know these oddball characters and following them into whatever fantastical scenario they get lost in. Damage Control was a truly pleasant surprise and delivered a world of charm and mayhem that I cannot wait to return to next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Aug 26, 2022

    Without a stronger hook, the new "Damage Control feels like a disposable sitcom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 27, 2022

    Damage Control #1 has one half that works as a sort of sitcom trapped in a comic book. While the other just can't manage to stick the landing with its joke setup. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 24, 2022

    Damage Control #1 tries its darndest to create an amusing, whimsical adventure starring a hapless intern in Marvel's version of The Office. Unfortunately, the jokes fall flatter than a postage stamp under a 10-ton boulder, and the main character, Gus, gives you no reason to either like or hate him. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 24, 2022

    Though the first issue of the series might not make a huge impression, there are lots of little details that make for a reasonably fun first issue, like the fact that the apocalyptically missed memo was going to an underwriter named Stanley Forbush. Kind of fun to think that Forbush Mans dad was the difference that saved the planet. If the overall plot had paid a bit more attention to detail, it might have been a better issue. (I dont know...mention SOMETHING about the 13th floor needing physical mail because its a pocket dimension that doesnt get good internet. More of that sort of thing might have helped...)  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 24, 2022

    Damage Control #1 is a bit too weird. It is easy to understand what Goldberg was trying to accomplish with this first issue, but it sticks the landing horribly. You cant get a foothold when the story moves too fast, but when it slows down, the explanations are repetitive yet ultimately empty. Read Full Review

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