Back in August, the announcement of NBC’s Powerless TV series set in the DC universe had comic fans crying afoul of a similar premise to Marvel’s Damage Control comics, created by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón. Well, good news! Marvel has officially one-upped its rival with intent to develop Damage Control as a live-action comedy on ABC.

Per Deadline, Marvel’s single-camera Damage Control would focus on those tasked with cleaning up after the destruction caused by various superhero battles, as written and developed by former Daily Show and Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin. So reads the logline:


Specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from superhero conflicts, they’re the ones who are in charge of returning lost ray guns to their rightful owners, help to reschedule a wedding venue after it has been vaporized in a superhero battle, or even track down a missing prize African parrot that’s been turned to stone or goo.


Presumably intended to take place within the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe, Damage Control would join an expanding TV roster that includes Netflix Defenders series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, as well as ABC’s own Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the latter of which is already intended to spawn a Bobbi-Hunter Most Wanted spinoff.

It’s early yet, but would Marvel’s Damage Control make a worthy addition to the MCU, as well as its first half-hour comedy? Might it end up competing with (or eliminating) DC’s Powerless?


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