Weekly Marvel Review: December 12, 2018 (Week 50)

Ain’t no party like an X-Men party, cause an X-Men party lasts all month long! Five of the core mutants celebrate with four appearances each. Jean Grey continues to lead her teammates in Uncanny X-Men, the end of her X-Men: Red book, Typhoid Fever’s conclusion, and they help warm Mr. and Mrs. X‘s house. Jean’s second “Hero of the Week” title comes with a personal-best 19 points. She climbs to 19th place in the overall top 20 for the year. Not bad for a character who started the year off dead. Storm, one of Jean’s closest friends and allies, is the second mutant with four appearances, though she only manages a score of 14. X-23 swaps the Typhoid Fever appearance in favor of her own title, in which she scores three of her 13 total points.

If not a mutant, then being an insect or spider-based character carries a lot of weight in the current power rankings. Peter Parker ties Nightcrawler (another four appearance X-Man) for fourth place and 11 points. Nadia van Dyne, the unstoppable Wasp, takes sole possession of sixth place with 10 points. Miles Morales, the younger Spider-Man, shares seventh place with a pair of X-Men, Gambit and Iceman. Captain Marvel and Namor round out the top performances for the week after both appear in X-Men: Red to help Jean take down Cassandra Nova.

Hero and power usages are a combination of all Fantasy Comic League divisions: Asgard, Asteroid M, Do You Even Comic Book, Genosha, Latveria, Midtown, Multiverse, Negative Zone, Red Room 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!

Jean Grey (19)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist – Flight, Telepathy
Uncanny X-Men – Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Team-Up (Iceman), Save Civilian
X-Men: Red – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy, Team-Up (Captain America), Lead Team, Character Development (Forces Cassandra Nova to confront her prejudice), Defeat Antagonist (Cassandra Nova)
Storm (14)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist
– Flight, Melee
Uncanny X-Men – Flight, Lightning, Weather, Team-Up (Cannonball), Lead Team
X-Men: Red – Flight, Team-Up (Iron Man), Save Civilian
X-23 (13)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Claws
Uncanny X-Men – Team-Up (Iceman), Save Civilian
X-23 – Claws, Durability
X-Men: Red – Claws, Durability, Team-Up (Iron Man), Defeat Antagonist (Cassandra Nova)
Nightcrawler (11)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist
– Teleport
Uncanny X-Men – Melee, Teleport, Team-Up (Cannonball)
X-Men: Red – Teleport, Team-Up (Captain America), Defeat Antagonist (Cassandra Nova)
Spider-Man (PP) (11)
Amazing Spider-Man – Melee, Strength, Webs
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man – Agility, Melee, Webs, Defeat Antagonist (Morlun)
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist – Webs
Wasp (NvD) (10)
Champions – Size
Unstoppable Wasp – Flight, Shrink, Size, Tech, Team-Up (Mockingbird), Lead Team, Save Civilian
Gambit (9)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Agility, Energy, Weapon
X-Men: Red – Energy, Team-Up (Thor), Lead Team, Character Development (Pushes the limit of his powers to blow up a Helicarrier)
Iceman (9)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist
– Ice, Ice Defensive
Uncanny X-Men – Ice, Team-Up (Jean Grey), Save Civilian
X-Men: Red
Spider-Man (MM) (9)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man
– Agility, Crawl, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Webs, Save Civilian
Captain Marvel (7)
Avengers – Flight
X-Men: Red – Flight, Strength, Team-Up (Jean Grey), Save Civilian
Namor (7)
X-Men: Red – Flight, Melee, Strength, Team-Up (Iron Man), Lead Team, Save Civilian
Angel (6)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Uncanny X-Men
– Flight, Personality, Team-Up (Magneto), Character Development (Reverts to his Archangel persona)
Black Panther (6)
Avengers – Tech, Lead Team
Black Panther – Team-Up (Captain M’Baku), Lead Team
Doctor Strange (6)
Doctor Strange: The Best Defense – Cosmic, Magic, Team-Up (Hulk), Character Development (Alters Hulk’s DNA to absorb magic), Defeat Antagonist (Mephisto)
Honey Badger (6)
X-23 – Melee
X-Men: Red – Heal, Team-Up (Captain America), Defeat Antagonist (Cassandra Nova)
Iron Man (TS) (6)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
X-Men: Red
– Flight, Repulsor, Team-Up (Jean Grey), Save Civilian
Psylocke (6)
Uncanny X-Men – Melee, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Team-Up (Storm), Character Development (Forces the reemergence of Warren’s Archangel persona)
Thor (6)
Asgardians of the Galaxy
– Character Development (Begins relationship with She-Hulk)
X-Men: Red – Flight, Team-Up (Gambit)
Beast (5)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Tech
Uncanny X-Men – Computer
Jubilee (5)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Uncanny X-Men – Energy, Energy Offensive, Team-Up (Storm)
Cannonball (4)
Uncanny X-Men – Flight, Melee, Team-Up (Storm)
Captain America (4)
X-Men: Red – Shield, Shield Defensive, Team-Up (Jean Grey)
Hulk (4)
Doctor Strange: The Best Defense – Team-Up (Doctor Strange), Character Development (Absorbs magic instead of radiation), Defeat Antagonist (Mephisto)
Ironheart (4)
Champions – Flight, Suit, Lead Team
Armor (3)
Uncanny X-Men – Energy, Team-Up (Multiple Man)
Bishop (3)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist
– Energy
Kitty Pryde (3)
Mr. and Mrs. X
Uncanny X-Men
X-Men: Red
Mockingbird (3)
Unstoppable Wasp – Baton, Team-Up (Wasp)
Multiple Man (3)
Uncanny X-Men – Melee, Team-Up (Armor)
Pixie (3)
Uncanny X-Men – Flight, Team-Up (Multiple Man)
Rockslide (3)
Uncanny X-Men – Strength, Team-Up (Multiple Man)
Rogue (3)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Flight, Melee
Spider-Woman (3)
Spider-Force – Energy, Character Development (Returns as the sole survivor from her team’s suicide mission)
Thing (3)
Fantastic Four: Wedding Special – Vehicle, Character Development (Receives Puppet Masters’ blessing to marry Alicia Masters)
Deadpool (2)
Weapon X – Weapon
Domino (2)
Weapon X – Weapon
Human Torch (1)
Fantastic Four: Wedding Special
Ms. Marvel (1)
Daredevil (0)
Gwenpool (0)
Hawkeye (CB) (0)
Hawkeye (KB) (0)
Prestige (0)
Punisher (0)
Shuri (0)
Spider-Man (OO) (0)
Venom (0)
Wolverine (0)


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