10 Best Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter Eggs

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon July 12, 2017 12:34 PM

#10- The Department Of Damage Control

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In the early moments of the film, we’re introduced to Michael Keaton’s menacing Adrian Toomes, AKA The Vulture. Except he isn’t exactly “menacing” yet, but rather a hard-working city contractor who was hired to clean up the mess left behind by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes following their epic battle with Loki and the Chitauri in The Avengers. Unfortunately, Toomes and his men are quickly sent packing by the newly established United States Department of Damage Control – a government agency designed to clean up the collateral damage caused by costumed crimefighter clashes.

Created by Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colon, Damage Control first appeared in Marvel Comics back in June of 1988 in Marvel Age Annual #4. Much like the iteration that appears in the film, the comic book version of Damage Control specializes in repairing the property damage caused by conflicts between superheroes and supervillains. Four Damage Control limited series have been published to date, and it was even pitched to ABC to be developed as a comedy series, though the group’s establishment in the MCU proper most likely means such a series won’t come to fruition. 

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