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The United States Department of Damage Control, occasionally known as the DODC, is a department of the United States of America. Initially a subsidiary of S.H.I.E.L.D., Damage Control was an organization specializing in post-battle clean-up. Following the Battle of New York, Damage Control was made into an executive branch of the United States government, and in a joint venture with Stark Industries, was tasked with acquiring alien and other dangerous artifacts along with cleaning up damages caused by enhanced individuals.
The Damage Control team was present both at the highway and Stark Industries Headquarters in Los Angeles to contain and repair all damage done by the battle between Iron Man and Iron Monger. Tony Stark and James Rhodes were later encountered S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson at a secret base. Coulson told them that Stark's fight against Stane was good but he needs to learn how to become a real fighter, before showing Damage Control at work.
The following day, before Stark's press conference, a news ticker-tape on KNKV News mentioned that Damage Control Officials were expected to issue a report on the Duel of Los Angeles within the following days.
Under New Management
In the immediate aftermath of the Chitauri Invasion, Damage Control was transferred from S.H.I.E.L.D. and made into an executive department of the United States government. Officially designed as the United States Department of Damage Control, the department, in a joint venture with Tony Stark and Stark Industries, began the collection and salvage of all alien materials that were now on Earth.
Under Executive Order 396-B, all post-Battle of New York clean up would fall under Damage Control's jurisdiction. This caused companies such as Bestman Salvage to lose their New York City contracts.
Watchdogs in Naperville
In 2016, due to the confrontation between the Criminal Avengers and Spider-Man, the Queens Community Bank and Delmar's Deli-Grocery were seriously damaged. Damage Control was assigned to clean up the aftermath of the incident, as Anne Marie Hoag and Foster arrived at the scene to supervise the cleanup.
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Behind the Scenes
- Drew Pearce had written at least three drafts for future or potential Marvel One-Shots, one of which featured Damage Control.
- A Damage Control series was in development at ABC, but the project was eventually cancelled.