Weekly Marvel Review: April 3, 2019 (Week 14)

April began with a familiar war breaking out across the Marvel Universe: The War of Events. After owning the spotlight for the previous two months, Avengers: No Road Home made way for “War of the Realms,” Marvel’s line-wide event years in the making. Malekith’s invasion of Midgard met the joint might of Avengers and Asgardians, but they could not prevent the first two supposed casualties of the battle. The kick-off to the event scored 84 review points for 25 characters. No Road Home’s 43 points normally would have earned it the top spot for event books while the other two event titles fell far short of those lofty numbers. Age of X-Man: Prisoner X only earned 10 points and Amazing Spider-Man‘s latest “Hunted” book featured the death of C-list character Gibbon while earning 9 points.

Cyclops lost an eye in Uncanny X-Men, but he kept his eyes on the top prize for team books. X-Men came in with a review score of 49 points and Hope Summers earned an Antagonist of the Week for leading a new iteration of the Mutant Liberation Front and maiming her adoptive grandfather. Marvel Team-Up returned for a fourth volume, and like previous iterations it starred Spider-Man mixing it up with another hero. Ms. Marvel joined forces with Spidey for the 20-point book, coming in behind the other team books including Kamala’s Champions (25) and Domino’s Hotshots (30). Another one of Cyclops’ grandkids starred in the top solo title of the week as it was revealed Major X was Alexander Nathaniel Summers. Rob Liefeld’s latest creation for the X-universe earned 27 points.

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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 #2 (10)
Beast – Melee
Bishop – Melee
Honey Badger
Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU (9)
Gibbon – Agility, Crawl, Melee, CD (Dies)
Spider-Man (PP)
Princess Python
Rhino – Suit
Avengers: No Road Home #8 (43)
Conan – Melee, Strength, Will Power, TU (Hercules)
Hawkeye (CB) – Arrow, Trick Arrow, TU (Hulk)
Hercules – Will Power, TU (Conan), LT, DA (Oizys)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Morph, Personality, Strength, TU (Hawkeye), LT
Rocket Raccoon – Intellect, Tech, TU (Hulk)
Scarlet Witch – Flight, TU (Hercules)
Spectrum – Flight, TU (Hercules)
Vision – Energy, Flight, TU (Hercules)
Voyager – Teleport, TU (Hercules)
Nyx – Durability, Energy, Flight
Captain America #9 (19)
Agent 13 – LT
Captain America – Melee, Weapon
Invisible Woman
Iron Patriot – Tech
Misty Knight
Spider-Woman (JD)
White Tiger
Baron von Strucker
Thunderball – Melee
Champions #4 (25)
Brawn – Melee, TU (Dust)
Dust – Intangibility, Sand, TU (Champions)
Falcon (JT) – Flight, TU (Dust)
Ms. Marvel
Nova – TU (Dust)
Snowguard – Flight, TU (Dust)
Spider-Man (MM) – CD (Leaves the Champions)
Viv – Computer, Flight, Intangibility, TU (Dust)
Conan the Barbarian #5 (6)
Conan – Blade, Durability, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2 (1)
The Rider
Deadpool #11 (6)
Deadpool – Fourth Wall, Heal, Weapon
Mephisto – Creature
Domino: Hotshots #2 (30)
Black Widow – Tech, TU (Deadpool)
Deadpool – Blade, Gun, Heal, Weapon, TU (The Posse)
Diamondback – Explosive, Weapon, TU (Deadpool)
Domino – Gun, Weapon, TU (Deadpool), LT
Iron Man – Computer, Creature
Outlaw – Melee, Weapon, TU (Deadpool), CD (Gains a connection to the Celestials)
White Fox – Melee, Weapon, TU (Deadpool)
Immortal Hulk #16 (19)
Betty Banner
Doc Samson – Melee, Strength, TU (Hulk)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Morph, Personality, Sense, Strength, TU (Doc Samson), CD (Reconnects with Joe Fixit personality)
Rick Jones
Bushwacker – Gun, Morph, Weapon
Major X #1 (27)
Cable – Bionics, Energy, Melee, Weapon
Cannonball – Flight, Melee
Deadpool – Melee, Vehicle
Domino – Melee
Major X – Blade, Gun, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Reveals himself to be Cable’s son)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Sense
Marvel Team-Up #1 (20)
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Grow, Shrink, Size, Stretch, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Swaps minds with Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Webs, TU (Ms. Marvel), LT, CD (Swaps minds with Ms. Marvel)
Jackal – Agility, Melee
Punisher #10 (12)
Punisher – Assassin, Explosive, Gun, Intellect, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon
Baron Zemo – Business
Jigsaw – Vehicle
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #7 (8)
Spider-Gwen – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Strength, Symbiote, Webs, SC
Uncanny X-Men #15 (49)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Offensive, LT, CD (Loses an eye)
Havok – Energy
Karma – CD (Unmerges with Warlock)
Magik – Melee, Teleport, Weapon, CD (Unmerges with Warlock)
Mirage – CD (Unmerges with Warlock)
Multiple Man – Creature, Melee, CD (Uses a dupe as the new Warlock host)
Mystique – Deception
Warlock – CD (Merges with a Multiple Man dupe)
– Melee, CD (Unmerges with Warlock)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Melee
Banshee – Flight
Dark Beast – Intellect, CD (Cures the Transmode virus in Magik and others)
Forearm – Melee
Hope – Absorb, Assassin, Energy, Gun, Heal, Weapon, LT
War of the Realms #1 (84)
Black Panther – Melee, TU (Freya)
Blade – TU (Freya)
Captain America – Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Freya), LT, SC
Captain Marvel – Flight, Strength, TU (Freya), SC
Daredevil – Baton, Sense, TU (Freya)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, TU (Freya)
Freyja – Blade, Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, TU (Freya)
Hildegarde – Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Iron Man – Flight, Repuslors, TU (Freya)
Jane Foster – TU (Avengers)
Lady Sif – TU (Avengers)
Loki – Magic, Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Odin – Energy
Punisher – Assassin, Gun, Weapon
She-Hulk – Melee, Strength, TU (Freya), SC
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Sense, Webs, TU (Freya), SC
Thor – Creature, Lightning, Weapon
Laufey – Melee, Weapon, CD (Kills Loki), DA (Loki)
Malekith – Creature, Deception, Magic, Teleport

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