Weekly Marvel Review: February 20, 2019 (Week 08)

The Wastelands is no country for old men, but lately there have been a lot of comics for them. The Universe known as Earth-807128, popularized in the Old Man Logan story line, continues to grow with the introduction of Old Man Quill and his reformed Guardians of the Galaxy. Old Man Quill takes the top honors for a solo character’s Book of the Week with 39 points. The Guardians return to Earth and learn of the unfortunate fate that has befallen the world’s heroes. Boosting the points for this issue are the introduction of the Old Man Wrecking Crew and their quick demise at the hands of the Guardians. Two teams of Avengers top the team and event books for the week as well. The main Avengers title continues the vampire civil war as it hits close to home when one of their own is recruited against them. The team recruited for the No Road Home event confronts Nyx and her children for the first time. Unready for her, Voyager decides to scatter the heroes across the cosmos to prevent the Goddess of Night from obtaining her Night Shards. Avengers scores 48 points, most for a team book, and No Road Home tops the event books with 47 points.

When it comes to character breakdowns, Wolverine returns to dominance with his first big week of the year. He appears in four comics, including the finale to Return of Wolverine and the start of the three-part Hulkverines event, for a total of 21 points. So far in 2019, he has a total of 36 points in eight comics, a ways off of Peter Parker’s 68 points across 12 appearances, but if anyone can challenge Spider-Man for top character of the year, it could be Wolverine. Miles Morales, the younger Spider-Man, also has an impressive week. He scores 14 points in his solo title where he hits for the Fantasy Comic League cycle (a point in every category). Top antagonists for the week belong to Nyx and the Shadow Colonel, who both lead teams against the Avengers and score seven points apiece.

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

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1 (16)
Gloriana – Melee, Size, CD (Engages in a forbidden affair with Nightcrawler)
Jean Grey
Nightcrawler – Agility, Melee, Tail, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive, CD (Engages in a forbidden affair with Gloriana)
Stepford Cuckoos
Avengers #15 (48)
Black Panther – Melee, Tech, LT
Captain America – Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, LT
Captain Marvel – Agility, Durability, Energy, Flight
Crimson Dynamo – Energy, Melee, TU (Iron Man)
Darkstar – TU (Iron Man)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Flames, Vehicle, Will Power, TU (Shadow Colonel), CD (Loses control and turns on the Avengers)
Iron Man – Flight, Melee, Repulsor, Suit, Tech, TU (Crimson Dynamo)
Thor – Flight
Vanguard – TU (Iron Man)
Dracula – Telepathy
Shadow Colonel – Melee, Morph, Optics, Weapon, TU (Ghost Rider), LT
Avengers: No Road Home #2 (47)
Apollo – CD (Dies)
Hawkeye (CB) – Arrow, Trick Arrow, TU (Voyager)
Hercules – Melee, Strength, TU (Voyager)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Voyager)
Rocket Raccoon – Weapon, TU (Voyager)
Scarlet Witch – TU (Voyager)
Spectrum – Energy, TU (Voyager)
Vision – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Voyager)
Voyager – Melee, Sense, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, TU (Hawkeye)
Zeus – Lightning, LT
Nyx – Claws, Durability, Intangibility, Melee, Teleport, LT
Black Order #4 (22)
Black Dwarf – Durability
Black Swan – Assassin, Durability, Flight, Melee
Corvus Glaive – Durability, Weapon, LT
Ebony Maw – Tech, CD (Betrays the Black Order)
Proxima Midnight – Vehicle, Weapon
Nova – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee
Black Widow #2 (18)
Black Widow – Assassin, Blade, Espionage, Melee, Projectile, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Tyger Tiger), SC, DA (Pirate King)
Tyger Tiger – TU (Black Widow)
Baron Zemo
Madame Masque – Weapon
Doctor Strange #11 (20)
Ancient One – Heal, Magic, Teleport, TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport, TU (The Ancient One), LT
Wong – Magic, Melee, Size
Dormammu – Durability, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3 (10)
Human Torch (JS)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Webs, Will Power, TU (The Rumor), SC
Guardians of the Galaxy #2 (41)
Beta Rey Bill
Gladiator – CD (Joins the Dark Guardians)
Groot – Creature, Melee, Size, Stretch
Kitty Pryde
Moondragon – Energy
Nebula – Bionics, CD (Joins the Dark Guardians)
Nova – Flight
Star-Lord – Melee, LT
Starfox – LT, CD (Forms the Dark Guardians)
The Rider – Durability, Weapon, CD (Joins the Dark Guardians)
Black Dwarf – TU (Hela)
Black Swan – TU (Hela)
Corvus Glaive – TU (Hela)
Ebony Maw – TU (Hela)
Hela – TU (Black Order)
Proxima Midnight – Melee, TU (Hela)
Hulkverines #1 (28)
Hulk – Durability, Energy, Heal, Melee, Morph, Rage, Strength
Weapon H – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Melee, Morph, Rage, Sense, Strength
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive
The Leader – Creative KO, Explosive, Intellect, Weapon, CD (Breaks out of jail)
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter #2 (26)
Emma Frost – Durability, Melee, Morph, Telepathy, Telepathy Defensive, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Jessica Jones)
Iron Fist
Jessica Jones – Durability, Melee, Sleuth, Strength, Tech, Weapon, TU (Emma Frost)
Luke Cage – Melee, Strength, CD (Succumbs to mind control)
Purple Woman – Melee
Purple Man – CD (Supplies his blood and abilities to his son while unconscious)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3 (27)
Captain America – Agility, Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Will Power, TU (Spider-Man), SC
Rhino – Durability, Strength, Suit, TU (Spider-Man), SC
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Energy, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, TU (Captain America), LT, SC, CD (Receives Captain America’s trust to lead), DA (Snatcher)
Old Man Quill #2 (39)
Drax (OM) – Durability, Melee, Weapon, SC, DA (Wrecking Crew)
Gamora (OM) – Agility, Blade, Weapon, SC, DA (Wrecking Crew)
Mantis (OM) – SC
Rocket Raccoon (OM) – Gun, Weapon, SC, DA (Wrecking Crew)
Star-Lord (OM) – Weapon, SC, DA (Wrecking Crew)
Bulldozer (OM) – Assassin, Melee, Suit, CD (Dies)
Doctor Doom (OM) – Creature
Gladiator (OM)
Madame Masque (OM)
Thunderball (OM) – Weapon, CD (Dies)
Warstar (OM)
Wrecker (OM) – Weapon, CD (Dies)
Return of Wolverine #5 (10)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Sense, DA (Persephone)
Persephone – Magic, Tech
Shuri #5 (25)
Iron Man – Flight, Intellect, Repulsor, Tech, TU (Shuri), DA (Moses Magnum)
Shuri – Flight, Intellect, Sense, Tech, TU (Iron Man), LT, CD (Creates a new Black Panther suit), DA (Moses Magnum)
Storm – Flight, Sense, Weather
Moses Magnum – Flight, Vibration, Vibration Offensive
Uncanny X-Men #12 (31)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Defensive, Optics Offensive, LT, SC, CD (Reforms a new team of X-Men)
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Karma – CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Magik – Teleport, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Moonstar – CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Strong Guy – CD (Dies)
Wolfsbane – Morph, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Wolverine – Claws, Durability, Heal, Sense, LT, SC, CD (Reforms a new team of X-Men)
Unstoppable Wasp #5 (9)
Wasp (JvD)
Wasp (NvD) – Flight, Melee, Shrink, Size, SC, CD (Accepts help in recognizing and confronting her bipolar disorder)
Venom #11 (7)
Venom – Symbiote, CD (Learns he has a son)
The Maker – Intellect, Stretch, Tech
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 (10)
Loki – Deception, Durability
Phoenix (JH) – Teleport
Wolverine – Claws
Warbringer – Assassin, Melee


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