Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Damage #10 Review

Anyone See the Justice League? 

Writer:Robert Venditti
Art Team: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Hi-Fi, Tom Napolitano
DC Comics
Release Date: October 17, 2018
Cover Price: $2.99

Damage trudges on, having seemingly 'solved' his dilemma with Col. Jonas, now pursuing new goals like trying to destroy the facility that made him what he is.  This latest twist to the story differs a little bit from the first arc in the fact Ethan now has slightly more control over Damage than he did previously, and the Justice League is hot on his tail. So with that all being said let's see what else we get here in the latest issue of Damage.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my tease about what else may come in the introduction paragraph because there isn't really much more forward progress in this story other than what I've already stated. On top of that, this is without a doubt one of the quickest comic books I ever read in my life. I think I've already typed more words in this brief review that appear in this month's issue.  That doesn't mean everything we are given is badly done, just quick and brisk, until we get to the inevitable cliffhanger that's been teased twice this series so far ... and seems like a tad of false advertising.

So I'll stop beating around the bush at this point and get right to the events of the issue for those interested.  Ethan turns into Damage after arriving at the Military facility that created him, he runs through the place without much resistance, an evil doctor gets away with what may be a possible successful Damage counterpart, all before some weird gaggle of heroes arrives claiming to be the Justice League (possibly from a continuity long long ago) that arrives to put Damage down once and for all ... and then the curtains drop folks.

Overall this issue is just some typical Damage action we've seen repeated in countless issues of this series so far until the next new guest star arrives, something else done in overabundance this series, rinse and repeat wait until next month.  If you've been enjoying Damage up until this point I'm sure this is more of the same that may please you, but I've had more than enough to get the point, and no longer find much motivation to continue this story further.

The art team put down a solid effort. They really capture Damage's threatening look well, something he's been lacking in a handful of issues throughout his own series from other's put on the title.  The only unfortunate thing about the art this issue is all they're asked to draw is Damage just smashing a generic looking building, I would have loved to see a bit more variety this issue from them.

Bits and Pieces:

There just never is much going on in the Damage title to tell others about other than explain who the character is punching this month because the reason why has yet to change ten issues into the series. If you've loved what the Damage has provided so far you'll have fun here, but I've grown tired of the same old formula ... oh look shiny cover!


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