Weekly Marvel Review: May 1, 2019 (Week 18)

No single person can win a war alone, despite what Thor may believe. While the God of Thunder fights his own battle against the realm of the Frost Giants, the heroes of Asgard form teams to combat Malekith and his invading forces. The latest War of the Realms book spotlights the various teams including Captain America and his former New Avenger teammates hunting for Thor in Jotunheim; Captain Marvel defending Europe along with other battle-tested heroes; and All-Mother Freyja gathers some of Marvel’s darker heroes to travel to Svartalfheim to destroy the Black Bifrost. Realms easily tops all the books with a review score of 102 points and 33 eligible characters. Freyja’s covert team receives her own tie-in book which eanrs 24 points and shows how Punisher helped her choose her team. Ms. Marvel and her Champions receive support from an older, old friend in their Team book topping issue when Cyclops returns to the title. The X-Man scores seven of the book’s 43 points.

Punisher feels right at home in the War of the Realms. He plays a central role in the event as a member of Freyja’s Strikeforce and has his own tie-in book to the event. Two of Frank’s five appearances come from War of the Realms books, while outside of the event, he makes a brief appearance in the new Savage Avengers title and surprises his alternate future self in Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History. His own solo title tops the Solo title of the week with 14 points. Punisher brings an explosive end to Zemo’s new Hydra empire located in Bulgaria.

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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 #3 (15)
Beast
Bishop
Forge
Honey Badger – Claws, Melee
Legion – Deception
Mirage – CD (Proved to be immune to shifting realities)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Offensive, Melee
Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU (37)
Antagonist(s)
Arcade – Tech, TU (Kraven)
Armadillo – TU (Vulture)
Beetle – TU (Vulture)
Black Mamba – TU (Vulture)
Cottonmouth – TU (Vulture)
Frog-Man – TU (Vulture)
Killer Shrike – TU (Vulture)
King Cobra – TU (Vulture)
Kraven – TU (Arcade)
Owl – TU (Vulture)
Puma – TU (Vulture)
Rhino – TU (Vulture)
Stegron – TU (Vulture)
Toad – TU (Vulture)
Vulture – Flight, Tech, Wings, TU (Rhino), LT
White Rabbit – TU (Vulture)
Champions #5 (43)
Bombshell – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Cyclops)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Defensive, Optics Offensive, TU (Champions), LT, CD (Reconnected with his former teammates and inspired Ms. Marvel)
Dust – Flight, Sand, Sand Offensive, TU (Cyclops), CD (Joined the Champions)
Havok
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Grow, Melee, Size, Stretch, TU (Cyclops), LT
Multiple Man
Patriot – Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Cyclops)
Power Man – Melee, Strength, TU (Cyclops)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl
Viv – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Cyclops)
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #3 (2)
Punisher
The Rider
Dead Man Logan #7 (8)
Logan – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Sabretooth – CD (Returned)
Deadpool #12 (7)
Deadpool – Blade, Durability, Gun, Melee, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Mephisto
Domino: Hotshots #3 (28)
Black Widow – Tech, Vehicle, TU (Deadpool)
Deadpool – Vehicle, TU (The Posse)
Diamondback – TU (Deadpool)
Domino – Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Deadpool), LT
Iron Man – Creature, TU (Black Widow)
Outlaw – Cosmic, Durability, Melee, Size, Vehicle, TU (Deadpool)
War Machine
White Fox – Vehicle, TU (Deadpool)
Major X #3 (9)
Cable
Major X – Blade, Gun, Melee, Teleport, Weapon
Wolverine – Claws
Marvel Team-Up #2 (6)
Ms. Marvel – TU (Spider-Man), CD (Learned Spider-Man’s identity)
Spider-Man (PP) – TU (Ms. Marvel), CD (Learned Ms. Marvel’s identity)
Punisher #11 (14)
Punisher – Gun, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo – Explosive, Gun, Weapon, LT
Jigsaw – Gun, Vehicle, Weapon
Savage Avengers #1 (16)
Conan – Blade, Durability, Melee, Weapon
Doctor Voodoo
Punisher
Venom
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Melee, Sense
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #8 (6)
Spider-Gwen – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Symbiote, Webs
Uncanny X-Men #17 (33)
Banshee
Chamber
Cyclops – Melee, Optics
Doop
Havok
Hope
Juggernaut – Melee
Karma
Layla Miller
Longshot
Magik
Mirage
Multiple Man – Sleuth
Prodigy
Revanche – Telepathy, TU (Wolverine)
Warlock
Wolfsbane – Claws, Morph, CD (Died)
Wolverine – Claws, Heal, Melee, Rage, TU (Revanche)
Antagonist(s)
Dark Beast
War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1 (24)
Blade – Weapon, TU (Freyja), CD (Faced and defeated his demon)
Freyja – Magic, Weapon, TU (Punisher), LT
Ghost Rider (RR) – Flame, Weapon, TU (Freyja), CD (Faced and defeated his demon)
Punisher – Weapon, TU (Freyja), LT, CD (Faced and defeated his demon)
She-Hulk – Melee, Morph, TU (Freyja), CD (Faced and defeated her demon)
War of the Realms #3 (102)
Agent Solomon – Vehicle
Black Knight
Blade – Blade, Weapon, TU (Freyja)
Captain America – Weapon, TU (Freyja), LT
Captain Britain – Flight, TU (Captain Marvel)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Deadpool), LT
Daredevil – Sense, Weapon, TU (Heimdall)
Deadpool – Weapon, TU (Captain Marvel)
Freyja – Deception, Weapon, TU (Captain America), LT
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, TU (Freyja)
Heimdall – Weapon, TU (Daredevil)
Human Torch (JS) – Flame, Flight
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis
Iron Fist – TU (Captain America)
Iron Man –TU (Shuri)
Jane Foster – Creature, Weapon, TU (Daredevil), LT
Lady Sif – TU (Captain Marvel)
Luke Cage – Strength, Weapon, TU (Captain America)
Mr. Fantastic – Fist, Stretch
Namor – Melee
Punisher – Gun, Weapon, TU (Freyja)
She-Hulk – Energy, Melee, Strength, TU (Freyja)
Shuri – TU (Iron Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – TU (Captain America)
Spitfire
Thing – Melee
Thor – Lightning, Will Power
Union Jack
Venom – Melee, Strength, TU (Captain Marvel)
Weapon H – TU (Captain Marvel)
Winter Soldier – Weapon, TU (Captain Marvel)
Wolverine – Claws, Sense, TU (Captain America)
Antagonist(s)
Malekith – Durability, Teleport, Weapon, DA (Venom)
Avengers FCBD #1 (31)
Agent Coulson – LT
Black Panther
Blade
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Vehicle
Elektra – Weapon, TU (Stick)
Ghost Rider (RR)
Iron Man – Suit
Odin – Mjolnir
She-Hulk
Stick – Deception, TU (Elektra)
Thor
Venom
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Sense
Antagonist(s)
Namor – Flight, Strength, Will Power, LT
Orka
Spider-Man/Venom FCBD #1 (18)
Spider-Man (MM) – Melee, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Shocker)
Spider-Man (PP) – Melee, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Shocker)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Deception, Melee, Symbiote, CD (Absorbed the Mania symbiote)
Shocker – Vibrate, Vibrate Offensive

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