Weekly Marvel Review: March 20, 2019 (Week 12)

Once a hero, always a hero. The Fantasy Comic League Illuminati cemented that latest ruling on scoring characters who are taking a break from their super powered personas. In regards to the latest week of Marvel Comics, this worked in favor of Jane Foster and Betty Banner who appeared in the latest Thor and Immortal Hulk issues. Both characters had been depowered, but recent events indicated they will be returning to their super powered personas soon. Eddie Brock, one character that did not benefit from this ruling, was left by the Venom symbiote. Unfortunately for him the ruling indicated that the sentient alien suit would be the one to score the points and its ‘hosts’ were regulated to civilians while not bonded with Venom.

Apart from the new ruling, the top characters and books from March 20 included Conan who appeared in the top event book Avengers: No Road Home (27 points). He scored 15 points in two books and narrowly edged out Captain Marvel’s 14 points across her three appearances. Carol’s latest book tied Thor with 24 points for top solo title from the week. Jason Aaron’s Thor set the stage for the long-gestating and much-anticipated “War of the Realms” which begins next month. With one war looming, another came to an end. The Avengers‘ Vampire War, also penned by Aaron, wrapped up with Dracula regaining his strength and resuming his reign as the top vamp in the Marvel Universe. Avengers earned the overall book of the week, as well as best scoring team book, with 44 points.

For those keeping track of their own review teams, full statistics can be found in the below character reviews. Please use these results to determine your score and support us via the Fantasy Comic League’s Patreon page to become a Sanctioned Review Agent. Make sure to tweet any questions or comments to @FantasyComicLG on Twitter while using the #FantasyComicLeague tag!

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

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #2 (20)
Armor – Melee
Dr. Cecilia Reyes
Glob – Wax, CD (Learns his wax blocks out the effects of the new reality)
Sally Blevins
Shark Girl
Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #2 (15)
Gloriana – Deception, Flight
Lady Mastermind
Magma – Geokinetics
Nightcrawler – Teleport, SC
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy
Avengers: No Road Home #6 (27)
Conan – Blade, Creature, Melee, Weapon, TU (Scarlet Witch), LT, SC
Hawkeye (CB) – TU (Hulk)
Hulk – TU (Hawkeye), CD (Absorbs the power of one of the Night Shards)
Nightmare – TU (Hulk)
Rocket Raccoon – TU (Hulk)
Scarlet Witch – Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Sense, TU (Conan), LT
Nyx – Teleport
Avengers #17 (44)
Black Panther – Suit, Weapon
Blade – Blade, Durability, Melee, Weapon, LT, DA (Shadow Colonel)
Captain America – Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight
Crimson Dynamo
Ghost Rider (JB)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Melee
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors
She-Hulk – Durability, Energy
Thor – Creature, Flight, Lightning, Weapon
Ursa Major
Dracula – Heal, LT, CD (Regains his strength and dominance)
Shadow Colonel – Melee, Optics, Weapon, CD (Suffers defeat and then tossed aside by Dracula, his father)
Captain Marvel #3 (24)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, LT
Echo – Assassin, Blade, Weapon
Hazmat – Gun, Weapon
She-Hulk – CD (Joins the Rebellion)
Spider-Woman (JD) – Energy, Energy Offensive
Rogue – Melee, Strength
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #4 (10)
Human Torch (JS) – Flame
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Sense, Webs, LT, SC, DA (Hale)
Guardians of the Galaxy #3 (41)
Beta Ray Bill
Groot – Stretch, CD (Takes over Star-Lord’s command of the team)
Nova (RR) – Durability, Energy, Flight, Speed
Annihilus – Energy
Black Dwarf – TU (Hela)
Black Swan – TU (Hela)
Corvus Glaive – TU (Hela)
Ebony Maw – TU (Hela)
Gladiator – Durability, Flight, Optics
Hela – Blade, Weapon, TU (Black Order), LT
Nebula – Durability, LT
Proxima Midnight – TU (Hela)
The Rider – Durability, Vehicle
Immortal Hulk #15 (11)
Betty Banner
Doc Samson – Durability, Strength
Hulk – Heal, Melee, Rage, Strength
Nick Fury, Jr.
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter #3 (17)
Captain Marvel – Flight
Emma Frost – Melee
Jessica Jones – Durability, Will Power, TU (Purple Man), CD (Gives control over her body to Purple Man), DA (Purple Son)
Luke Cage
Purple Woman
Purple Man – Melee, Possession, TU (Jessica Jones), DA (Purple Son)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War #1 (9)
Spider-Man (PS4) – Durability, Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, SC, CD (Upgrades suit), DA (Shocker)
Meet the Skrulls #2 (2)
Galactus – Energy
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4 (10)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Webs, SC, CD (Kisses Barbara Rodriguez after a drawn-out flirtation), DA (Frost Pharoah)
Savage Sword of Conan #3 (7)
Conan – Blade, Creature, Melee, Strength, Weapon, SC
Thor #11 (24)
Freyja – Flight, Strength, Weapon, SC
Jane Foster – CD (Learns her cancer is in remission)
King Thor
Lady Sif – Weapon
Thor – Durability, Flight, Lightning, Weapon, SC
Valkyrie – Weapon
Uncanny X-Men #14 (34)
Callisto – Weapon
Chamber – CD (Joins the X-Men)
Cyclops – LT
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive
Magik – Melee, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, Weapon
Mirage – Arrow
Multiple Man – Creature, Melee, Weapon
Mystique – Deception
Wolfsbane – Assassin, Claws
Wolverine – Claws, Heal, Sense
Dark Beast
Scrambler – Exploit
Venom #12 (9)
Venom – Melee, Morph, Symbiote, Telepathy, CD (Leaves Eddie Brock)
The Maker – Stretch, Tech
West Coast Avengers #9 (32)
Fuse – Durability, Melee, Morph, TU (Marvel Boy), LT, CD (Reveals a Wakandan heritage via his sister’s new ability)
Gwenpool – Blade, Creature, Weapon, TU (Marvel Boy)
Hawkeye (CB) – Melee, Weapon, TU (Marvel Boy)
Hawkeye (KB) – Melee, Weapon, TU (Marvel Boy)
Kid Omega – Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, TU (Marvel Boy)
Marvel Boy – Crawl, Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (West Coast Avengers)
Ms. America
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2 (19)
King Thor
Loki – Deception, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
Phoenix (JH)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, TU (Loki)
Warbringer – Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength


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