For reasons I don't fully understand, Damage's new costume - that of a Mexican wrestler themed after a combination of Hourman and Atom Smasher, apparently - rocks the internationally recognized warning sign for biological hazards instead of his old go-to costume design element, the symbol for radiation. To be fair, the radiation symbol barely made sense - I'm pretty sure he wasn't radioactive so much as generally explody - but it still befuddles me.
See, I'm reasonably sure Damage is not, in fact, a biological hazard, so I have to assume that the logo is there because it looks neat instead of for any logical reason. Or because prior attempts to craft a new logo were summarily rejected by DC higher-ups.
I have in my possession documents that prove this. Because I just made them. I have the journalistic integrity of CBS News.Rejected in an effort to avoid confusion with the Justice Society's two other star-themed characters. Yahweh knows readers are easily confused. You'd think it'd be because the character isn't Jewish, but, Hell, he's not really a biohazard, either.Not threatening enough. "Caution" is nowhere near as scary as "OMG MEDICAL WASTE."See above.Dan DiDio's not a big Ghostbusters fan. Always liked Stripes better, as Bill Murray vehicles go. So this one was right out.Scrapped at the last minute when Geoff Johns decided to write out Damage's new superpower - the ability to turn into a bitchin' jambox.
(Sidenote: I would absolutely read a Damage series that featured the character's newfound ability to transform into a bitchin' jambox. Sidenote to my sidenote: my spellcheck recognizes "bitchin'" as a word, but not "jambox." It is not as down with the streets as I had hoped.)
Have fun creating your own nonsensical Damage logo! Here is a blank provided for your own perverse enjoyment!(By the way, this is the part where the next issue of JSA explains that Damage is, in fact, made entirely of medical waste. He'll end up being the living embodiment of a New Jersey beach, or something.)