Weekly Marvel Review: May 15, 2019 (Week 20)

Black Widow’s one woman war in Madripoor comes to an end, but her role in the War of the Realms expands. Natasha, one of Marvel’s most lethal spies, joins Captain Marvel’s War Avengers, a team of soldiers willing to take the fight directly to Malekith and his Dark Council. Her two appearances earn Black Widow 15 review points, her best score for the year, and a Hero of the Week title. Natasha and The War Avengers come in second place for Event books with a strong 78-point one shot comic which details how characters like Deadpool and Captain Britain joined the team. The main event’s fourth issue takes the top Book of the Week with 86 review points, the big reveal in the issue being the Iron-Odin suit that Tony Stark created for the All-Father.

The mutants existing outside of the Age of X-Man continue living through a series of sinister events. The Uncanny X-Men hunt down the Marauders to a fatal end. A revenge-fueled Chamber dies avenging the Morlocks but not before he burns the mercenaries to death. Despite two more team members quitting, Wolverine and Karma, Uncanny still tops the Team books of the week with 60 points. The top Solo book belongs to Amazing Spider-Man, but Peter Parker only earns two of the title’s 23 points. Parker also earns two points in Daredevil, the runner-up Solo title with 20 points, where he tells the Man Without Fear its time to hang up his mask.

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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 #4 (25)
Anole – Weapon, CD (Commits an act of terrorism)
Armor – Energy, Energy Defensive, Melee, Weapon
Glob – Wax
Maggot – Melee
Match – Flame
Psylocke – Telepathy
Rockslide – Melee
Shark Girl
Transonic – Flight
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #4 (34)
Apocalypse – Flight, Telekinesis, Teleport
Colossus – Durability, Melee, Morph, Strength, CD (Quits the X-Men)
Jean Grey – Flight, Telepathy
Kitty Pryde – Intangibility
Magneto – Flight
Nature Girl
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Northstar – Energy, Energy Offensive
Psylocke – Telekinesis, Telepathy, LT
X-23 – Sense
X-Man – Flight, Telepathy
Amazing Spider-Man #21 (23)
Black Cat
Doctor Strange
Lizard – Morph
Spider-Man (PP) – Melee
Killer Shrike – Melee
Kraven – Weapon
Lady Octopus – Suit
Ox – Melee
Puma – Melee
Tarantula – Melee
White Rabbit – Deception
Black Widow #5 (10)
Black Widow – Espionage, Melee, Tech, Weapon, SC, CD (Forgives Captain America), DA (Tech Ed)
Captain America
Tyger Tiger
Daredevil #6 (20)
Daredevil – Gun, Melee, Sense, Weapon, Will Power, TU (Luke Cage), CD (Gives up being Daredevil on Spider-Man’s warning)
Iron Fist – Melee, TU (Daredevil)
Jessica Jones – Melee, TU (Daredevil)
Luke Cage – Melee, TU (Daredevil)
Spider-Man (PP) – CD (Tells Daredevil to quit being a superhero)
Giant-Man #1 (31)
Ant-Man (SL) – Deception, Grow, Melee, Shrink, Size, TU (Giant-Man), LT
Atlas – Deception, Grow, Melee, Shrink, Size, TU (Ant-Man)
Freyja – Magic, TU (Ant-Man), LT
Giant-Man – Deception, Melee, Size, TU (Ant-Man)
Goliath – Deception, Grow, Shrink, Size, Tech, TU (Ant-Man)
Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (41)
Beta Ray Bill – Creature
Gladiator – Melee
Groot – Melee
Nova (RR) – Flight
Phyla-Vell – Flight
Starfox – CD (Learns he is the vessel for Thanos’ spirit)
Star-Lord – Suit
Black Dwarf – Weapon, TU (Hela)
Black Swan – Weapon, TU (Hela)
Corvus Glaive – Weapon, TU (Hela)
Ebony Maw – Weapon, TU (Hela)
Hela – Magic, Weapon, TU (Black Order), DA (Gladiator)
Proxima Midnight – Weapon, TU (Hela)
Thanos – Tech, CD (Reemerges in Starfox’s body)
Immortal Hulk #17 (12)
Hulk – Computer, Heal, Intellect, Melee, Morph
Rick Jones – CD (Turns into a new entity)
Bushwacker – Gun, Morph, Weapon
Ironheart #6 (13)
Ironheart – Computer, Flight, Intellect, Repulsor, Suit, Weapon, DA (The Tank)
Ms. Marvel
Spider-Man (MM) – Intellect, Webs, DA (The Tank)
Old Man Quill #5 (16)
Drax (OM) – Weapon
Gamora (OM) – Weapon
Mantis (OM)
Nova (SA-OM) – Energy, Flight, Melee
Rocket Raccoon (OM) – Weapon
Star-Lord (OM) – Gun, Weapon
Viv Vision (OM) – LT
Uncanny X-Men #18 (60)
Banshee – Sonics
Chamber – Flame, Flame Offensive, CD (Dies), DA (Marauders)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Offensive, LT
Dark Beast
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive
Hope – Absorb, Weapon, LT, DA (Harpoon)
Juggernaut – Durability, Melee, Strength
Karma – Telepathy, CD (Quits the X-Men)
Magik – Teleport
Mirage – Arrow
Multiple Man
Wolverine – CD (Quits the X-Men)
Arclight – CD (Dies)
Blockbuster – Durability, CD (Dies)
Emma Frost
Harpoon – Weapon, CD (Dies), DA (Chamber)
Malice – CD (Dies)
Mr. Sinister – Creature, Energy, Energy Defensive, Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Scalphunter – CD (Dies)
Vertigo – CD (Dies)
War of the Realms #4 (86)
Aero– Flight, Wind
Black Panther
– Suit, TU (Shuri), LT
Blade – TU (Freyja), LT
Captain America – TU (Spider-Man), LT
Captain Britain – TU (Jane Foster)
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, TU (Jane Foster)
Daredevil – Melee, TU (Heimdall)
Deadpool – TU (Jane Foster)
Freyja – Blade, Magic, Teleport, Weapon, TU (She-Hulk)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, TU (Freyja), LT
Heimdall – TU (Daredevil)
Hildegarde – TU (Jane Foster)
Iron Fist – TU (Captain America)
Iron Man – TU (Odin)
Jane Foster – TU (Daredevil)
Lady Sif – TU (Jane Foster)
Luke Cage – TU (Captain America)
Odin – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Iron Man), CD (Receives an Iron Man suit)
Punisher – TU (Freyja), LT
She-Hulk – Durability, Melee, TU (Freyja), LT
Shuri – Weapon, TU (Black Panther)
Silk – Webs
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Webs, TU (Captain America)
Thor – TU (Captain America)
Winter Soldier – TU (Jane Foster)
Wolverine – TU (Captain America)
Laufey – Weapon
Malekith – Creature, Magic, Weapon
War of the Realms: Spider-Man & the League of Realms #1 (13)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Vehicle, Webs, TU (League of Realms), LT, SC, CD (Joins the League of Realms)
Thor – LT
War of the Realms Strikeforce: The War Avengers #1 (78)
Black Knight – Weapon, TU (Spitfire)
Black Widow – Agility, Espionage, Gun, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Captain Britain – Flight, Melee, Teleport, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Fantastic Four), LT, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Deadpool – Blade, Durability, Gun, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Human Torch (JS) – Flight, TU (Captain Marvel)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis, TU (Captain Marvel)
Lady Sif – Blade, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Mr. Fantastic – Fist, Stretch, TU (Captain Marvel)
Spitfire – Vampiric, TU (Black Knight)
Thing – Melee, TU (Captain Marvel)
Union Jack – Gun, Weapon, TU (Black Knight)
Venom – Durability, Symbiote, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Weapon H – Claws, Melee, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Winter Soldier – Espionage, Gun, Melee, Weapon, CD (Joins the War Avengers)
Enchantress – Flight
Tiger Shark

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