Marvel’s Damage Control relies on the help of the entire Marvel Universe

In 1988, Damage Control debuted in a five-page article titled “The Sales Pitch” by Marvel Age Annual #4 (by Chris Claremont, John Buscema, Klaus Janson and Gregory Wright) before getting his own spotlight the following year. It ran for three volumes of a four-issue limited run. The company focuses on dealing with property damage caused by superheroes and villains through reconstruction, cleanup and other important tasks. He’s been around in the comic book world for a long time, getting into conflicts like Civil war in 2006 and world war hulk in 2008. He’s also recently played an important role in the MCU’s ongoing narrative.


A new series of Limit the damage (by Adam Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff, Jay Fosgitt, Will Robson, Ruth Redmond and VC’s Clayton Cowles) debuted alongside many characters fans will recognize. Characters such as Bart Rozum, Albert Cleary, and Anne-Marie Hoag also appear in this series to once again bring some humor to Marvel Comics. There are two stories in the first issue that not only reiterate what Damage Control does as a company, but incorporate the characters into a mundane setting that’s a good laugh. While characters like Spider-Man and Wolverine made special appearances in older comics, few have made contributions to the business like they do in this new series.


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When a character named Gus begins his first day at Damage Control, he sees many familiar faces, like Nick Fury, as he walks through a metal detector. He is asked to remove his eye patch, but he refuses. Damage Control shares ties with S.H.I.E.L.D. Bart, the head trainee, likens Damage Control to entry-level work for the organization. SHIELD’s involvement actually goes deeper than that. After Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk sold their shares for personal reasons, owner Anne Marie Hoag convinced the organization to buy the business. This allowed them to uncover Fisk’s shady plot to not only buy out the company, but also to profit from the damages when the company was hired after the event arc, acts of revenge.


After clearing security, he is assigned to the mail room. His first task is to deliver an ice cream cake to Albert Cleary, a returning character from the original series and the controller of Damage Control. When he gets to the office floor, he notices a long line of cubicles that seem to go on forever. An office worker informs him how this is accomplished. Although not visible, the office space is a Reed Richards-designed pocket dimension that contains more than the building would have without the modifications. As Gus scrambles to find the desk before the cake melts, he runs into different desks. In the Human Resources department, She-Hulk can be seen standing near a cubicle. Given her background as a lawyer, it would be appropriate for her to dedicate her time to this department, helping others with any grievances or issues they may have within the company.


There is also a department called Information Technology where the X-Men Forge member can be seen conversing with another office worker. Forge’s genius intellect and mutation allow him to be exceptional with technology. His input in technology would help the business become more efficient through the use of technology whether in the field or in the office. Perhaps his contributions could help improve human and mutant relations, as Krakoa walks on thin ice after their resurrection protocols are revealed.

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Speaking of the X-Men, two of them actively help Gus on his first day. To keep him on track to deliver the mail, Nightcrawler helps Gus teleport around the office in order to deliver the mail in a timely manner. When Gus sends a memo to the grinder, Quicksilver helps Gus and Bart piece it together and offers to deliver it in order to avoid the planet’s annihilation.


Jerry the accountant, who happens to be a devil who tracks Mephisto’s transactions, ironically, works in accounting. Moon Knight is seen buying coffee on the way to work, and Ghost Rider is stuck in an elevator with Gus. All of that mundane stuff allows for a laugh here and there as readers continue the comic.

A second story called “Zapped and the Mother of Dimension” unfolds with cute illustrations of office life. He follows Bart and his mother to the damage control office. His mother has come for an unexpected visit, and he shows her around. After finding the Reality Stone in the form of a necklace, Bart’s mother puts it on and transforms into a monster. She starts destroying part of the street and even says, “Mom Smash!” It turns out that using the Hulk slogan will cost Damage Control more money than the damage itself. Thanos senses the Reality Stone and appears. He faces Bart’s mother in her monster form and loses. When his mother returns to normal, she scolds him as if he were her own child, and he receives a sort of ticket for the damage. Bart’s mother also receives one.


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In addition, heroes also need day jobs. While some make a living as scientists, lawyers or taxi drivers, others may not have jobs to pay their bills. Being a superhero sounds fun and all, but not everyone is necessarily issuing a pay stub to save the world. However, it’s fun to see villains like Thanos get their reward with a citation and a bill to pay for the damages.

It’s only fair that these heroes make some form of contribution to the business, as many of them are responsible for the damage in the first place. No matter the size of the contribution, in fact, many of the characters in the first issue seem to be doing mundane office tasks such as delivering mail or providing advice from experts in their area of ​​expertise. Any contribution a character can make would be enough to offset the damage they cause by saving the world.