On July 13th, 2016 the newest episode of “Superhero Speak” spotlighted Don Smith’s “Lost Vampire” comic book and the artist on the book, James Burton. Towards the end of podcast it was suddenly revealed by James that his own creator-owned title “Damge Inc.” is now being published by Scattered Comics. This is big news and even though it seems to have occurred suddenly, it was actually a long road to get to this point.
Scattered Comics President, Jason Dube, and Creator/Artist ,James Burton, have been in talks for several years about the idea of doing a crossover comic book throwing their supernatural comic book characters from “Shadow Hunters” (that focuses on supernatural characters) and “Damage Inc.” (who basically hunt and destroy them). Both creators at the time were pretty busy working on other projects but through the years they kept the idea in their minds on on the back burner.
Then last year at the November Scattered Expo, a formal talk about “Damage Inc” becoming a part of Scattered Comics took place. Nothing official came from these talks but the door was now open and “Damage Inc.” was posed become part of Scattered Comics. Flash forward 7 months, and a final phone call would make it all official.
Creator James Burton explains the premise of “DAMAGE INC.”…
“Damage Inc. are Metahunters, They are a group that collects bounties on the things that the cops are not financed to do. Frankly, it’s dangerous to catch someone who can spit fire or hunt down a Wendigo lumberjack who has not forgotten how to use a chainsaw. The unions frankly won’t let them in on it without massive hazard pay so enter the modern Bounty hunter. Enter Damage Inc.
Damage Inc itself is made of former military gun bunnies, a crazy chinese demon hunter, an out of control Empath, and a Electrokinetic fighting a really bad temper and a massive case of survivor’s guilt. Most of us were raised by an old outlaw Biker called Pitbull Jim and as a result we take our bond seriously and have issues with words like control and authority.
Short of it we have a family forged not solely by blood but on the backs of friendship, and surviving their past. As a group we hunt down the most dangerous and even more out of control things that our corner of the world has to offer. Our natures however lend to less precision and more punk rock approach to things resulting in gunfights, explosions, and smack talk. I mean how would your best friends handle it if the Man-Shark you tried to kill with C4 shrugged it off, and then you were thrown through a wall? Mine think it’s pretty damn funny… Gauge in particular laughed so hard he didn’t notice he was next.””
The brand new Scattered Comics release of the first 2 issues will be made available very soon as the 3rd one (The special Shadow Hunters cross-over issue) is already in production and slated for later this year.
Click here to hear the News breaking episode of Superhero Speak. (The announcement begins at 55:32 of the show)