Weekly Marvel Review: March 6, 2019 (Week 10)

The start of March proved that superheroing is a team sport. Marvel released six team books to kick off the new month, including the new spin-off series Domino: Hotshots, which continued the adventures of Neena Thurman’s band of mercenaries. In this outing, Black Widow and White Fox joined the team. However, the top team book belonged to Uncanny X-MenHotshots scored a modest 19 points in its debut beating only Meet the Skrulls which only earned 2 points since its main characters did not meet the scoring criteria yet. They finished behind other team books such as Black Order (21), Champions (29), Avengers (36) and Uncanny‘s leading 40 points. Despite the majority of the mutants being part of the “Age of X-Man,” Cyclops managed to bring together a team of seven other characters to face a technologically upgraded Dark Beast.

The “Age of X-Man” released its next spin-off title, Prisoner X, but the Bishop-led title only earned 13 points and placed third out of four event titles from the week. Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History scored three points for the lowest performance for an event while Avengers: No Road Home continued to be the top event book with 27. Amazing Spider-Man‘s latest entry was classified as an event book since it was sandwiched between the 16th and 17th issue of the series with a special “Hunted” tag. The Black Cat-centric story scored 22 points. The Immortal Hulk took the top honors for solo titles, beating out Conan the Barbarian (7), Deadpool (10) and the finale to the Killmonger mini (10). Hulk put up a score of 15 with the biggest point coming from Betty Banner’s Red She-Hulk persona resurfacing.

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

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1 (13)
Beast – Claws, Melee
Bishop – Melee, CD (Remembers the real world)
Honey Badger
Mirage – CD (Remembers the real world)
Shadow King
Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU (22)
Black Cat – Agility, Claws, Explosive, Melee, Tech, Thief, Weapon
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl
Black Ant – Melee, Shrink, Size, TU (Taskmaster), DA (Black Cat)
Taskmaster – Shield, Weapon, TU (Black Ant), DA (Black Cat)
Avengers: No Road Home #4 (27)
Hawkeye – TU (Nightmare)
Hercules – Melee, TU (Spectrum)
Hulk – TU (Nightmare)
Nightmare – TU (Hulk)
Rocket Raccoon – TU (Nightmare)
Scarlet Witch – Magic, Sense, TU (Spectrum)
Spectrum – Energy, Flight, Speed, TU (Scarlet Witch)
Vision – TU (Spectrum)
Nyx – Ensnare, Intangibility, CD (Reveals her origin)
Avengers #16 (36)
Black Panther – Suit
Blade – Agility, Melee, Vampirism, Weapon, CD (Frees Robbie from his possession)
Captain America – Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Will Power
Crimson Dynamo
Ghost Rider (JB)
Ghost Rider (RR)
She-Hulk – Melee
Thor – Durability, Flight, Melee, Strength, Weapon
Ursa Major
Shadow Colonel – LT
Black Order #5 (21)
Black Dwarf – DA (Emperor Attican)
Black Swan – Intellect, DA (Emperor Attican)
Corvus Glaive – Weapon, LT, DA (Emperor Attican)
Ebony Maw – Assassin, Deception, Weapon, LT, DA (Emperor Attican)
Nova – Flight
Proxima Midnight – Vehicle, DA (Emperor Attican)
Champions #3 (29)
Bombshell – Energy
Dust – Morph, Sand
Falcon (JT) – Flight, Speed
Ms. Marvel – Size, Stretch, LT
Nova – Vehicle
Patriot – Shield
Power Man – Energy
Snowguard – Flight, Morph, Speed
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl
Viv – Flight, Intangibility
Conan the Barbarian #4 (7)
Conan – Blade, Business, Creature, Melee, Weapon, CD (Bonds with a caged lion over their captivity and sets it free)
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1 (3)
The Rider – Morph
Deadpool #10 (9)
Deadpool – Assassin, Blade, Durability, Fourth Wall, Heal, Melee, Weapon
Domino: Hotshots #1 (19)
Black Widow – Tech, Weapon, CD (Joins the Hotshots)
Diamondback – Weapon
Domino – Gun, Probability, Weapon, LT
Outlaw – Durability, Melee
White Fox – Claws, Speed, CD (Joins the Hotshots)
Immortal Hulk #14 (15)
Betty Banner – Tech, CD (Survives a gunshot thanks to the reemergence of her Red She Hulk persona)
Doc Samson – Melee
Hulk – Heal, Morph, Personality, Rage
Iron Man
Bushwacker – Assassin, Morph, Weapon
Killmonger #5 (10)
Black Panther
Black Widow
Killmonger – Agility, Blade, Explosive, Gun, Sense, Weapon, CD (Gets revenge on his former lover who betrayed him)
Meet the Skrulls #1 (2)
Iron Man – Tech
Uncanny X-Men #13 (40)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Offensive, LT
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive
Karma – Melee, Telepathy
Magik – Blade, Melee, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, Weapon, DA (Dark Beast)
Mirage – Weapon
Multiple Man – Absorb, Creature, Sleuth, Weapon
Wolfsbane – Melee
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Sense
Dark Beast – Bionics, Bionics Defensive, Bionics Offensive, Morph, Tech, CD (Returns from the dead with a cyborg body)


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