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Damage Control

I love this concept: a satirical comic book series about a corporation that rebuilds New York City every time a superhero battle destroys it.

Superheroes are — or at least try hard to be — good for ordinary human beings. But they can be bad for infrastructure: their fights can level, undermine, or otherwise bust up buildings, roads and tunnels, and most heroes don’t have the wherewithal to make repairs.

I've never been a comic book guy (a certainly not a Comic Book Guy) but I think I would really enjoy this.

July 13, 2017 in Books | Permalink


It looks like I can buy the original comic books for about $45, or the book compilation for $22. Dilemma.

Posted by: Pete at Jul 13, 2017 5:50:46 PM

Are you a collector or an aficionado?

Posted by: Paul at Jul 14, 2017 4:17:45 AM

Neither. I don't even watch superhero movies. (Speaking of which, a few years ago I watched the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie for the first time since it debuted. I thought it would be a nice nostalgic viewing. But the movie was really, REALLY bad.)

Posted by: Pete at Jul 14, 2017 9:50:26 AM

But I like the idea of reading Damage Control in its original format, soft pages and all. Maybe I'll just buy Issue #1 (which I've seen online for $10) and see if I like it.

Posted by: Pete at Jul 14, 2017 9:54:31 AM