Weekly Marvel Review: April 17, 2019 (Week 16)

In times of war, the line between friend and foe can blur. For Frank Castle, the war never ended. Because of his bloody campaign against criminals, The Punisher mixed it up with Daredevil once more and earned him an Antagonist of the Week title. He scored 19 points across four titles which included the latest Daredevil issue as well as three War of the Realms books. In the main title, Frank teamed up with Wolverine to defend the streets of New York from the invading Frost Giants, while he recruited a bus full of the very criminals he hunts to protect innocent civilians evacuating the city in his special tie-in book. Wolverine and Daredevil, the two characters who starred opposite Punisher, took Hero of the Week honors with 21 and 18 points, respectively. War of the Realms coasted to the top book of the week with 96 points and left the finale of Avengers: No Road Home in the dust.

A week before the X-Men join the War of the Realms fray, they captured the top team book with 63 points. They fought a familiar war with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants but were surprised to learn the Magneto they fought was Joseph, the Master of Magnetism’s clone. Juggernaut, the X-Men’s on-again off-again foe, switched sides when they deception was revealed. The top solo books from the week benefited from the main characters having a strong supporting cast. Old Man Quill continued to be more of an Old Man Guardians of the Galaxy book and scored 36 points, which fell just short of Tony Stark: Iron Man‘s 39 points. Tony’s personal war inside the eScape came to a close when he overcame his parental problems brought to life by a rogue Motherboard.

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

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #3 (14)
Anole – Crawl
Armor – Energy, Melee
Madison Jeffries
Pixie – Melee
Sally Blevins
Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #3 (17)
Gloriana – Deception, Melee
Magma – Flames
Nightcrawler – Agility, Melee, Teleport, Teleport Offensive
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy, LT
Lady Mastermind
Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU (26)
Lizard – Crawl, Durability, Intellect, Melee, Morph, Sense, Tail, TU (Taskmaster), LT, DA (Vermin)
Taskmaster – Gun, Weapon, TU (Lizard)
Vermin – Claws, Melee, Strength
Avengers: No Road Home #10 (33)
Black Panther
Blue Marvel – LT
Conan – Weapon, CD (Relocated to the Savage Land)
Doctor Voodoo
Hawkeye (CB)
Iron Patriot – Vehicle, Weapon
Ms. America – Flight
Rocket Raccoon
Scarlet Witch
Spectrum – Energy, Flight, TU (Avengers World)
Vision – Intellect, CD (Learned of the Creator and how to use its powers), DA (Nyx)
Voyager – Teleport
Zeus – CD (Reborn)
Nyx – Size, CD (Defeated)
Daredevil #4 (13)
Daredevil – Exploit, Gun, Melee, Sense, Weapon, Will Power, DA (Punisher)
Punisher – Gun, Melee, Weapon
Guardians of the Galaxy #4 (43)
Beta Ray Bill – Durability, Flight, Melee, Strength, Weapon
Gamora – Explosive, Gun, Weapon
Groot – Melee, Stretch, Vehicle, LT
Moondragon – Energy, Flight
Nova (RR) – Melee
Phyla-Vell – Energy, Flight
Rocket Raccoon
Star-Lord – Flight, Weapon, LT
Gladiator – Flight, Optics, Optics Offensive, DA (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Nebula – Blade, Gun, Weapon, DA (Guardians of the Galaxy)
The Rider – Energy, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2 (8)
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Grow, Melee, Shrink, Size, Stretch, Will Power
Major X #2 (11)
Cable – Bionics, Computer, Melee, Teleport, TU (Major X)
Major X – Gun, Weapon, TU (Cable)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War #2 (5)
Spider-Man (PS4) – Crawl, Sense, Webs, DA (Swarm)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #5 (9)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Energy, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Strength, Weapon, Webs
Old Man Quill #4 (36)
Drax (OM) – Melee, TU (Spider-Woman), DA (Fin Fang Foom)
Gamora (OM) – TU (Spider-Woman), LT, DA (Fin Fang Foom)
Mantis (OM) – Telepathy, TU (Spider-Woman), DA (Fin Fang Foom)
Rocket Raccoon (OM) – Weapon, TU (Spider-Woman), DA (Fin Fang Foom)
Spider-Woman (AB) – Melee, Strength, Weapon, TU (Guardians of the Galaxy), DA (Taskmaster)
Star-Lord (OM) – Weapon, TU (Spider-Woman), DA (Fin Fang Foom)
Doctor Doom (OM)
Fin Fang Foom (OM) – Acid, Melee
Gladiator (OM) – Flight
Madame Masque (OM)
Taskmaster (OM) – Melee
Venom (OM)
Shuri #7 (23)
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Grow, Size, Stretch, TU (Shuri), DA (Graviton)
Shuri – Flight, Intellect, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Graviton)
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs, TU (Shuri), DA (Graviton)
Graviton – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Tech
Thor #12 (5)
Loki – Durability, Magic, CD (Set Malekith down the path of evil)
Tony Stark: Iron Man #10 (39)
Bethany Cabe
Captain America – TU (Jocasta)
Crimson Dynamo – TU (Jocasta)
Darkstar – Flight, TU (Jocasta)
Gauntlet – Energy, TU (War Machine)
Ironheart – Flight, TU (Jocasta)
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors, Suit, Will Power, TU (Machine Man), DA (Motherboard)
Jocasta – TU (Captain America), LT
Machine Man – TU (Iron Man)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, TU (Jocasta)
War Machine – Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Gauntlet)
Wasp (JvD) – Flight, TU (Gauntlet)
Controller – Durability, Melee
Uncanny X-Men #16 (63)
Banshee – Flight, Sonics, Sonics Offensive
Chamber – Flames
Cyclops – Melee, Optics, Optics Defensive, LT, CD (Relinquished leadership of the X-Men), DA (Pyro)
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive
Karma – Telepathy
Magik – Teleport, Weapon, DA (Avalanche)
Mirage – Arrow, Melee, Telepathy, DA (Random)
Multiple Man – Creature, Weapon, DA (Toad)
Mystique – Deception
Revanche – Assassin, Weapon
Wolfsbane – CD (Quit the X-Men)
Wolverine – Claws, Melee
Joseph – Deception, Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, Magnetics Offensive, LT, CD (Murdered by Revanche)
Juggernaut – Durability, Melee, Strength, CD (Joined the X-Men), DA (Joseph)
Pyro (SJA) – Flames, Flames Offensive
Random – Weapon
War of the Realms #2 (96)
Black Panther – Claws, TU (Freyja)
Blade – TU (Freyja)
Captain America – Durability, Shield, TU (Freyja), SC
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Freyja)
Daredevil – TU (Freyja)
Doctor Strange – Magic, Teleport, TU (Freyja), SC
Freyja – Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Flames, TU (Freyja)
Hildegarde – Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Iron Fist – TU (Freyja)
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors, TU (Freyja)
Jane Foster – Blade, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Freyja), LT, SC, CD (Named the new All-Mother of Asgard)
Lady Sif – Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Luke Cage – TU (Freyja)
Odin – Creature, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Avengers), LT
Punisher – Gun, Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
She-Hulk – Durability, Melee, TU (Freyja)
Spider-Man (PP) – TU (Freyja)
Valkyrie – Blade, Creature, Weapon, Will Power, TU (Avengers), CD (Dies)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, TU (Punisher)
Enchantress – Magic
Laufey – Weapon
Malekith – Creature, Magic, Weapon, LT, DA (Valkyrie)
Minotaur – Business
Sindr – Weapon
Ulik – Melee
War of the Realms: Punisher #1 (9)
Punisher – Assassin, Explosive, Gun, Intellect, Weapon, LT, SC, CD (Enlisted criminals to protect innocents)
War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1 (52)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight
Cloak – Teleport, Teleport Offensive, TU (Warriors Three), SC
Dagger – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Warriors Three), SC
Daredevil – Agility, Blade, Exploit, Sense, Weapon, SC, CD (Bestowed with Heimdell’s sight)
Fandral – Weapon, TU (Cloak), SC
Hildegarde – Weapon, TU (Cloak), SC
Hogun – Weapon, TU (Cloak), SC
Howard the Duck – Sleuth
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors
Jane Foster
Punisher – Weapon
Thor – Flight
Volstagg – TU (Cloak)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, SC
West Coast Avengers #10 (33)
Fuse – Melee, TU (Marvel Boy)
Gwenpool – Blade, Creature, Weapon, TU (Marvel Boy)
Hawkeye (CB) – Arrow, Melee, Trick Arrow, TU (Marvel Boy)
Hawkeye (KB) – Arrow, Melee, TU (Marvel Boy)
Kid Omega – Telekinesis, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Marvel Boy)
Marvel Boy – Agility, Melee, Weapon, TU (Hawkeye), CD (Joined team)
Ms. America – Teleport, Teleport Offensive, TU (Marvel Boy), LT
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #3 (19)
King Thor
Loki – Deception, Teleport, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
Phoenix (JH)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Rage, TU (Loki)
Talonar – Energy, Weapon

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