Weekly Marvel Review: July 25, 2018 (Week 30)

A storm is brewing in Madripoor and Wakanda; unsurprisingly, Ororo Munroe is at the center of the action. The mutant mistress of weather manipulation is also at the top of the Fantasy Comic League rankings for the second time this year. Eight of her 11-point “Hero of the Week” performance comes from the X-Men’s team-up with the Dora Milaje in Wakanda Forever. The books Wakanda and Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor each total 18 points for drafted heroes, with Madripoor featuring four of the top five characters. Rogue remains catatonic in Madripoor, but she more than makes up for that in her honeymoon book Mr. and Mrs. X. The new Mrs. Lebeau earns 10 points for second place. Deadpool and Kitty Pryde both interrupt Gambit and Rogue’s romantic getaway in space and they also tie for third place with nine points.

Magneto breaks free from his captivity in Madripoor and seeks destructive revenge on his captors and on Emma Frost in X-Men: Blue. He sits in fifth place with seven points. The armored feud between Iron Man and Punisher comes to semi-predictable head with Frank Castle out of the suit and behind bars (temporarily). The characters score six points apiece and tie for with place along with Nightcrawler and Multiple Man. The Fantasy power rankings are not complete without an appearance by Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man. He and Domino each score five points and split the tenth spot in the standings.

Hero and power usages are a combination of all Fantasy Comic League divisions: Asgard, Danger Room, Do You Even Comic Book, Latveria, Midtown, Multiverse, Negative Zone and Wakanda. League participants should cross-reference the official points with their hero roster and drafted powers for their heroes’ scores. Please make sure to tweet any questions or comments to the official #FantasyComicLeague tag and @FantasyComicLG for discussion!

Storm (11)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor – Weather
Mr. and Mrs. X

X-Men: Wakanda Forever – Flight, Lightning, Melee, Weather, Will Power, Team-Up (Okoye), Save Civilian
Rogue (10)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor
Mr. and Mrs. X
– Absorb, Flight, Character Development (Reconciles with Mystique)
X-Men: Wakanda Forever – Melee, Strength, Team-Up (Okoye), Save Civilian
Deadpool (9)
Deadpool: Assassin – Durability, Fourth Wall, Heal, Melee, Weapon, Team-Up (Threnody), Save Civilian
Mr. and Mrs. X
Kitty Pryde (9)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor – Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, Melee, Team-Up (Domino), Lead Team
Mr. and Mrs. X – Lead Team
Multiple Man
Magneto (7)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor – Flight, Magnetics, Team-Up (Kitty Pryde)
X-Men: Blue – Flight, Magnetics
Iron Man (TS) (6)
Punisher – Flight, Suit, Team-Up (War Machine)
Sentry – Team-Up (Misty Knight)
Multiple Man (6)
Multiple Man – Melee, Team-Up (Forge), Lead Team, Save Civilian, Character Development (Learns he becomes a dictator in the future)
Nightcrawler (6)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Multiple Man
X-Men: Wakanda Forever
– Melee, Teleport, Team-Up (Okoye)
Punisher (6)
Punisher – Melee, Suit, Weapon, Team-Up (Black Widow), Character Development (Gives up War Machine Armor)
Domino (5)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor – Melee, Probability, Weapon, Team-Up (Kitty Pryde)
Spider-Man (PP) (5)
Amazing Spider-Man – Melee, Webs, Character Development (Enlists as a student under Dr. Curt Conners), Defeat Antagonist (The Ringer)
Beast (Young) (4)
X-Men: Blue – Intellect, Melee, Team-Up (Emma Frost)
Doctor Strange (4)
Infinity Wars Prime – Magic, Magic Defensive, Team-Up (Adam Warlock)
Logan (4)
Old Man Logan – Heal, Melee, Team-Up (Vendetta)
Thing (4)
Marvel 2-In-One – Melee, Team-Up (Amadeus Cho), Character Development (Loses his powers)
Gambit (3)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Energy, Weapon
Misty Knight (3)
Sentry – Bionics, Team-Up (Iron Man)
Spider-Man (MM) (3)
Venom – Melee, Team-Up (Venom)
Thor (3)
Venom – Lightning, Defeat Antagonist (Grendel)
Venom (3)
Venom – Team-Up (Spider-Man), Character Development (Learns the true origin of the symbiotes)
Wolverine (LK) (3)
Mr. and Mrs. X
– Sense
Black Widow (2)
Punisher – Team-Up (Winter Soldier)
Honey Badger (2)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Magik (2)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Multiple Man
Black Panther (1)
X-Men: Wakanda Forever
Loki (1)
Infinity Wars Prime
Ant-Man (0)
Cable (0)
Captain America (0)
Captain Marvel (0)
Colossus (0)
Daredevil (0)
Dazzler (0)
Gamora (0)
Ghost Rider (RR) (0)
Ironheart (0)
Jean Grey (0)
Ms. Marvel (0)
Nova (0)
Prestige (0)
Scarlet Spider (0)
She-Hulk (0)
Squirrel Girl (0)
Viv Vision (0)
Wasp (NvD) (0)

Categories: Reviews

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: