Comics / Cult Favorite

Damage Control


By Philip Schweier
April 20, 2016 - 13:17

So, Mrs. Wife and I were watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD a few episodes back, in which one of the characters references Damage Control. For those who may not know, Damage Control was a four-issue limited series back in 1989. It wasn’t about super-heroes; it was about the people who clean up after super-heroes.

When the Fantastic Four takes down that giant robot, Reed Richards calls them to come disassemble it and clear the streets of Manhattan. When the X-Mansion gets attacked yet again, Professor X calls them to restore the Danger Room to like-new. They bill the likes of Tony Stark and Nick Fury for all their high-tech toys

After their first mini-series, Damage Control returned again over the next few years. Their last major appearance was in World War Hulk Aftersmash in 2008. I think it arguable to say they could be a key component of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the MCU strives to be grounded in the “real world,” it makes sense that it would need Damage Control to handle the clean up following the Ch’tauri invasion, the Ultron fiasco and whatever fallout occurs in Civil War.

According to the (ahem) ever-reliable Internet Movie Data Base, Damage Control is being developed for television. However, there are no additional details at this time, and it remains to be seen how long the property will be in development.

I hope to see it soon. I can even imagine the logo for the series.

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