Weekly Marvel Review: January 09, 2019 (Week 02)

It’s the X-Men’s world and the rest of the Marvel characters are just living in it. That extends to the Avengers, who expand their roster even further under Black Panther’s leadership. The Avengers’ new Chairman recruits an assortment of B-, C- and D-list level heroes to form his Agents of Wakanda team. This includes characters such as Broo, Fat Cobra and Man-Wolf all serving under his most loyal leader of the Dora Milaje, Okoye. The Avengers have brief appearances in their own title, but the 20 characters appearing in the book are all gearing up for the upcoming War of the Realms and score 46 points. As impressive as that may be, it falls way short of the 166 points tallied in the latest Uncanny X-Men. Jean Grey sends out a distress call to mutants around the world and some of the most obscure mutants to ever consider themselves X-Men heed the call. A total of 58 mutants including Dazzler, Eye-Boy, Goldballs and Trinary appear in the jam-packed issue to confront X-Man (inhabiting Legion’s body) and his Horsemen of Salvation.

The Warriors of the Great Web gather once more in the pages of Spider-Gwen to mourn those they lost in the events of Spider-Geddon. Gwen takes the loss of their former leader the hardest, but manages to pull herself together long enough to let Lady Spider and the White Widow know about the death of Spider-Man UK and Spider-Man Noir, respectively. The 36-point book bests Iceman’s final issue of his latest solo series by one point. Bobby displays an impressive control of his ice powers in the book in order to defeat Mr. Sinister. He heals, grows in size, creates wings for flying and saves the morlocks Sinister had used as ice soldiers by thawing their frozen bodies. Captain Marvel’s new number debuts with a strong 29 points. Carol teams up with Spider-Woman, her best friend, to save civilians and reconnects with her resurrected boyfriend James Rhodes before taking on Nuclear Man, the embodiment of toxic masculinity.

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Key: TU – Team-Up; LT – Lead Team; SC – Save Civilian; CD – Character Development; DA – Defeat Antagonist.

Avengers #12 (46)
American Eagle – CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Agent Solomon 
Black Panther – Business, TU (Odin), LT, CD (Forms the Agents of Wakanda)
Blade – CD (Joins the Avengers)
Broo – Computer, CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Dr. Nemesis – CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Fat Cobra – CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Ghost Rider (RR)
Gorilla-Man – CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Iron Man
Ka-Zar – CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Man-Wolf – Melee, Morph, CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Morbius – TU (Wasp)
Odin – Creature, TU (Black Panther)
Okoye – Vehicle, LT, CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Wasp (JvD) – Energy, Flight, Vehicle, Team-Up (Morbius), Character Development (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Black Order #3 (23)
Nova – Energy, Flight, Melee, Speed, Suit, CD (Gets possessed by the Onducium)

Black Dwarf
– Durability, Melee, Strength
Black Swan – Vehicle
Corvus Glaive – Assassin, Blade, Weapon, LT
Ebony Maw – Tech, Telepathy, Teleport
Proxima Midnight
Captain Marvel #1 (29)
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Spider-Woman), LT, SC
Hazmat – Radiation, CD (Loses control of her powers again)
Iron Man – Flight, Suit, TU (Captain Marvel)
Spider-Woman – Energy, TU (Captain Marvel)
Thor – Flight
War Machine
Nuclear Man
– Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Teleport
Domino #10 (25)
Diamondback – Explosive, Gun, Projectile, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Longshot)
Domino – Gun, Melee, Probability, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Longshot), LT, SC
Longshot – Tech, TU (Domino)
Outlaw – Melee, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Longshot)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 (9)
Spider-Man – Agility, Crawl, Sense, Webs, SC
Kingpin –
Iceman #5 (35)
Bishop – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, TU (Iceman)
Forge – Tech, TU (Iceman)
Iceman – Creature, Heal, Ice, Ice Defensive, Ice Offensive, Melee, Morph, Size, TU (Bishop), SC, DA (Mr. Sinister)
Kitty Pryde 
Nightcrawler – Teleport, TU (Iceman)
Emma Frost – Melee, Morph, Telepathy, TU (Iceman)
Mr. Sinister
– Durability, Energy, Melee, Tech, Weapon
Man Without Fear #2 (3)
Daredevil –
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2 (20)
Captain America 
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Durability, Invisibility, Melee, Strength, Webs, TU (Rhino), LT
Rhino – Melee, Speed, Strength, Suit, TU (Spider-Man)
Tombstone – Durability, Melee, Weapon
Punisher #6 (15)
Punisher – Melee, Weapon, Will Power
Baron Zemo – Blade, Business, Melee, Weapon, TU (Jigsaw)
Jigsaw – Assassin, Deception, Weapon, TU (Baron Zemo)
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #4 (36)
Lady-Spider – CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Octavia Otto
Silk – CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Girl – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Gwen – Suit, Webs, CD (Says goodbye to her mentor)
Spider-Ham – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Man (India) – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Punk – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Woman (JD) – CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
Spider-Woman (MP) – Webs, CD (Says goodbye to the former leader of Web Warriors)
White Widow – CD (Learns of Spider-Man Noir’s death)
Thor #9 (22)
Agent Solomon – Espionage, Gun, Melee, Suit, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Jane Foster), CD (Joins the Agents of Wakanda)
Jane Foster – TU (Agent Solomon)
Okoye – LT
Thor – Flight
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40 (10)
Brain Drain – TU (Iron Man)
Iron Man – Business, Flight, Strength, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Squirrel Girl – TU (Iron Man), CD (Talks Tony into having a change of heart)
Uncanny X-Men #9 (166)
Anole – CD (Reveals he gave away the mutant vaccine)
Armor – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Jean Grey), LT
Beak – TU (Jean Grey)
Beast – TU (Jean Grey)
Bishop – Energy, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Bling! – TU (Jean Grey)
Cannonball – Flight, Melee, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Cecilia Reyes
Colossus – TU (Jean Grey)
Cypher – TU (Jean Grey)
Dazzler – Energy, TU (Jean Grey)
Dr. Nemesis – TU (Jean Grey)
Firestar – Flame, Flight, TU (Jean Grey)
Forge – Tech, TU (Jean Grey)
Gentle – TU (Beast)
Genesis – TU (Jean Grey)
Glob – TU (Kitty Pryde)
Gloriana – Flight, TU (Jean Grey)
Hellion – TU (Jean Grey)
Honey Badger – Creature, TU (Beast)
Iceman – Ice, Ice Offensive, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Jean Grey – Telekinesis, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Kitty Pryde), LT
Jubilee – TU (Jean Grey)
Kitty Pryde –
Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, TU (Multiple Man), LT, SC
Kylun – TU (Jean Grey)
M –
Maggot – TU (Jean Grey)
Magma – TU (Jean Grey)
Multiple Man – Creature, CD (reveals he sent a dupe in his place)
Nature Girl – TU (Jean Grey)
Nightcrawler – Agility, Melee, Teleport, TU (Multiple Man)
Northstar – Flight, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Oya – TU (Jean Grey)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Pixie – Flight, Teleport, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Psylocke – Melee, Telekinesis, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Rockslide – TU (Kitty Pryde)
Sprite – Flight, TU (Jean Grey)
Stepford Cuckoos –
TU (Jean Grey)
Storm – Flight, Lightning, Weather, TU (Multiple Man), CD (Falls under X-Man’s control)
Sunfire – Flight, TU (Jean Grey)
Surge – Energy, TU (Jean Grey)
Transonic – Flight, TU (Jean Grey)

Trinary – TU (Beast)
X-23 – Claws, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Apocalypse – Melee
Blob – Melee
Magneto – Magnetics, Magnetics Offensive
Omega Red – Bionics, Bionics Offensive
X-Man – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy, LT
Web of Venom: Unleashed #1 (8)
Venom (EB) – Heal, Melee, Rage, Sense, Symbiote
 – Symbiote
X-23 #8 (17)
Beast – Computer, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (X-23)
Honey Badger
– Agility, Claws, Melee, Sense, Weapon, TU (Beast)
– Heal, Melee, TU (Beast)


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