Spider-Man’s Damage Control Explained

There have been rumblings about Damage Control making its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut for several years now, with ABC ordering a put pilot for a potential TV series back in October, 2015. Things have gone dormant since then, but there’s new hope for Damage Control’s MCU prospects thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming and it’s looking like the organization will be appearing in the upcoming Tom Holland-starring film.

With that in mind, now is the perfect time for a refresher on what Damage Control is and how it might fit into the increasingly complex tapestry that is the MCU.

Some Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers and speculation follow.

Damage Control was conceived in the late 1980s by writer Dwayne McDuffie and artist Ernie Colón as “a sitcom within the Marvel Universe.” Basically, the various Damage Control comics take a more comedic, ground-level approach to the Marvel Universe, focusing on the collateral damage caused by massive battles between heroes and villains. Damage Control are usually the ones tasked with cleaning up after each disaster and keeping New York City in tiptop shape. Needless to say, it’s a full-time job.

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