Weekly Marvel Review: March 27, 2019 (Week 13)

March ended with Strange, Galactic Forces on the Rise. X-Force, the team book of the week with 25 points, answered one of Marvel’s most recent mysteries: What is Kid Cable’s origin? The answer was similar to his elder self’s background. A time-displaced soldier set out to correct the time stream, and like the original Cable, he was also pursued through time by his cloned-nemesis Stryfe. The latest reunion of Cable and Stryfe nearly proved deadly for Warpath, but the reunion of the Marvel Rising team proved informative for the young heroes. Squirrel Girl treated Ms. Marvel and Miles Morales to a tour of Empire State University. Their book earned 22 points and set up a conflict with the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay. Galactus appeared in a fairly low-scoring Fantastic Four team book (14), as well as the Doctor Strange solo title, which scored 14 points as well.

In his book, Doctor Strange had to deal with the threat of Galactus being transported to the magical realm by an alien sorcerer attempting to save his planet from the Devourer of Worlds. Strange earned 12 points on the week, most for a character besides Marvel’s flagship characters Spider-Man and Wolverine. The top solo title belonged to Amazing Spider-Man once again thanks to the numerous characters involved in Kraven’s latest hunt. Amazing was also the overall book of the week with 49. It beat the other consistently high-scoring Avengers: No Road Home event book which put up 43 points. Wolverine’s biggest title came from the second-place event book, Hulkverines. The middle issue of the three-part event earned a review score of 29 points and featured the trio of rampaging characters team-up before having to face some of their main antagonists, the Leader and the Weapon X program, working together in the finale.

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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 X-Tremists #2 (27)
Blob – LT
Iceman – Ice, Ice Defensive
Jean Grey
Jubilee – Energy, Melee
Magneto – Magnetics
Nature Girl
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Northstar – Flight, Speed
Psylocke – Telepathy, SC
Storm – Flight, Weather
X-Man – Flight
Amazing Spider-Man #18 (49)
Black Cat
Captain Marvel
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Sense, Webs
Vision – Energy, Flight
War Machine – Flight, Repulsors
Arcade – Business, Tech
Beetle – Flight
Black Ant
Killer Shrike
King Cobra
Stegron – Claws
Tarantula – Melee
Taskmaster – Tech, Vehicle
Vulture – Flight, Melee, Wings
White Rabbit
Avengers: No Road Home #7 (43)
Conan – Durability, Weapon, TU (Scarlet Witch)
Hawkeye (CB) – TU (Hulk)
Hercules – TU (Spectrum)
Hulk – TU (Hawkeye), LT
Nightmare – Teleport
Rocket Raccoon – TU (Hulk)
Scarlet Witch – Magic, TU (Spectrum)
Spectrum – Deception, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Intangibility, TU (Scarlet Witch), LT, CD (Accepts that she is losing her humanity)
Vision – Energy, Flight, Heal, Strength, TU (Spectrum), SC
Voyager – Teleport
Nyx – Creature, Durability, Flight, Magic, Melee, Teleport
Black Panther #10 (7)
Black Panther – Projectile, Suit, Weapon, TU (Nakia)
Manifold – Teleport
Black Widow #3 (17)
Black Widow – Agility, Deception, Espionage, Melee, Tech, TU (Tyger Tiger), DA (Madame Masque)
Tyger Tiger – TU (Black Widow)
Baron Zemo
Madame Masque – Weapon
Sabretooth – Sense, TU (Black Widow)
Daredevil #3 (10)
Daredevil – Melee, Sense, Will Power
Punisher – Explosive, Gun, Melee, Weapon
Doctor Strange #12 (14)
Doctor Strange – Artifact, Deception, Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Telepathy, Teleport
Silver Surfer – Energy, Vehicle
Galactus – Energy
Fantastic Four #8 (14)
Human Torch (JS)
Invisible Woman – Invisibility
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Stretch, LT
The Thing
Doctor Doom – Intellect, Tech
Hulkverines #2 (29)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Morph, Personality, Strength, TU (Weapon H)
Weapon H – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Sense, TU (Wolverine)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, Vehicle, TU (Weapon H)
The Leader – Creature, Gun, Teleport, Weapon, TU (Dr. Alba), LT
Invaders #3 (16)
Captain America – Shield, SC
Human Torch (JH) – Flame, Flight, Vehicle
Iron Man
Winter Soldier – Bionics, Espionage, Melee
Namor – Business, Flight, Water
Ironheart #4 (11)
Ironheart – Computer, Melee, Repulsors, Suit, Tech
Midnight’s Fire – Assassin, Melee, Weapon
Marvel Comics Presents #3 (22)
Captain America – Melee, Weapon, SC
Doctor Voodoo – Magic, Telepathy, Teleport, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Doctor Druid)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Melee, Sense, Webs, TU (Doctor Voodoo)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability
Doctor Druid – Magic
Marvel Rising #1 (22)
Inferno – Flame, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Size, Stretch, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs, TU (Squirrel Girl), SC
Squirrel Girl – Creature, Strength, TU (Spider-Man), LT, SC
Morgan le Fay – Creature, Magic, Possess
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #41 (15)
Doctor Strange – Magic, TU (Sleepwalker)
Moon Girl – Computer, Creature, DA (Bad Dream)
Sleepwalker – Energy, TU (Doctor Strange)
Nightmare – Flight, Magic, Melee, Size
Mr. and Mrs. X #9 (18)
Gambit – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Projectile, Tech, Thief, Weapon, TU (Spiral)
Rogue – TU (Spiral), CD (Overcomes her fears to regain control of her powers)
Spiral – Blade, Melee, Weapon, TU (Rogue)
Spider-Man/Deadpool #48 (14)
Deadpool – Fourth Wall, Gun, Weapon, TU (Gwenpool), LT
Gwenpool – Fourth Wall, TU (Deadpool)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Weapon, Webs
Superior Spider-Man #4 (15)
Brothers Grimm
Dansen Macabre
Spider-Man (OO) – Crawl, Melee, Strength, Suit, Tech, Webs, SC, CD (Embraces what it takes to be a hero)
Master Pandemonium – Creature
X-Force #5 (25)
Boom Boom – Energy
Cannonball – Flight
Domino – Gun, Weapon
Kid Cable – Bionics, Computer, Melee, Telepathy, Teleport, Weapon, LT, CD (Reveals his origin)
Shatterstar – Weapon
ADAM Unit Zero – Melee
Stryfe – Melee, Suit, LT

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