When readers first caught Damage Control Inc. in Marvel Age Annual back in 1988, no one though the idea could last twenty years… but from the company that couldn’t keep Bucky dead, you never know what is going to happen. In January fans will be treated to the World War Hulk Aftersmash limited series tie-in Damage Control #1. The series will be written by Fantastic Four uber-scribe Dwayne McDuffie. His present run on FF is one of the best things to happen to the flagship title in quite a while. Interestingly enough Dwayne was also one of the co-creators of the original segment nineteen years back. The series will be drawn by talented newcomer Salva Espin. For those fanboys who might not be old enough to know, Damage Control Inc. are the folks in the Marvel Universe who the government calls to do the clean up after major super-hero / villain throw-downs. Their not-so-well-known adventures have included cleaning up Manhattan after Galactus battled the FF / Avengers, replaced streets and infrastructure after Spidey downed the Rhino and they have legally gone after Doctor Doom for damages rendered. From Marvel – Luckily for Damage Control’s profit margin, WORLD WAR HULK created a situation in desperate need of their expertise. Jade Jaws flattened the island of Manhattan, but now with the monster subdued the clean up can begin. “It made sense to have a mini about people cleaning up the aftermath of WORLD WAR HULK, so we figured, why not call up Dwayne and ask him to write it” explains editor Nate Cosby. “He was good enough to say yes, I tried to help him with whatever insider Hulk info I could, he came up with the take on it, and voila, the Damage Control quiche you’ll be enjoying soon was baked.” This book should be a great fusion of action and comedy and with McDuffie at the helm, it should fly… put it on your pull list!
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