Publisher’s Summary: Damage can smash his way through a warzone, but can he smash his way through the Suicide Squad? Colonel Jonas takes on Amanda Waller in a race to see who can get to Damage first. And while Waller sends Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Parasite and Giganta to capture Damage by any means necessary, Colonel Jonas has her own wicked plan in play…
The action in Damage (2018-) #2 is, most certainly, worth taking note of, but there isn’t enough of it to keep the book afloat. Damage (2018-) #2 starts out strong, and ends on an even higher note than which it started, but the mid-section cannot support the story’s weight. Exactly why this is the case, I don’t know. Perhaps there isn’t enough of an emphasis being placed on Elvis; perhaps there is too much of an emphasis being placed on the monster and not enough on the man.
Venditti makes the attempt to expand the story and progress the plot forward, but I don’t think that he is given enough time to make that happens, and ultimately only succeeds to stall the action. Damage (2018-) #2 is entertaining, well-written, and extremely well-illustrated, but without the necessary depth, I feel as though Damage will burnout quicker than expected.
I’m hoping that things pick up, and I plan to keep reading until they do.
The Bottom Line:
With Damage, the creators came out of the gate swinging hard and fast, and now, in Issue #2, as the story is beginning to progress, I am unsure if the concept works as well as I had initially thought. The majority of this book moves at a pace that is, perhaps, unfitting for the title character, but there is still the potential for Damage to be a great series