ABC is looking to add another comic-book series to its roster to go with Agent Carter and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But this one doesn't revolve around superheroics — it's based on the people who have to clean up after superheroes. Damage Control is a comic book about the construction company that repairs New York City after heroes like Spider-Man, Hulk, and Captain America level the city during their epic battles. (Thankfully set in the Marvel universe, because nobody is trying to clean up the mess Superman made in Man of Steel.) The group first appeared in 1988, pitched to Marvel Comics by creator Dwayne McDuffie as "a sitcom within the Marvel Universe," and mostly includes non-superhero civilians, except for former Avenger Hercules, who has joined the crew as part of court-ordered community service and to make a few extra dollars. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the television adaptation is being developed by former Daily Show writer Ben Karlin, comedy producer David Miner (30 Rock, Parks and Recreation), and Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb. While superheroes do pop up from time to time in the comic series, this will be an ABC sitcom, so you can probably just expect Agent Coulson and a bunch of other random S.H.I.E.L.D. cast members to show up.
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