We’re celebrating the legacy of the late Dwayne McDuffie this week with a reading of one of his earliest Marvel comics, Damage Control.
Special thanks to this week’s guest Michel Fiffe, creator of Copra, for choosing this comic and indicating the importance of the date. McDuffie was born on February 20th, 1962, and ultimately passed away on February 21st, 2011.
Fiffe speaks about his work on Copra, his work for Marvel Comics, where he finds inspiration, and much more. For the second half, Fiffe turns to discuss one of the funniest comic books ever to see print.
Dwayne McDuffie created Damage Control with artist Ernie Colón, and the book also saw contributions from Kyle Baker, Bob Wiacek, Stan Drake, Marie Severin, John Wellington, George Rouses, Robbie Busch, Brad Vancata, Ed King, Rick Parker, and Brad Joyce.
Michel on Damage Control:
“It’s incredibly sharp and funny. And I don’t mean funny like What The-?! comics or Ambush Bug or something like that. ‘Comic book funny’ is not really funny. You don’t really laugh out loud at comic book funny. Damage Control… is deeply funny. Dwayne McDuffie has a good, sharp ear for humor and timing.”
Music: “5 Years” by David Bowie