Weekly Marvel Review: May 22, 2019 (Week 21)

One would think that having a “Godkiller” suit of armor would come in handy during a massive war between the gods. But that does not stop Tony Stark from destroying his most recent Iron Man creation in his solo title. Iron Man dispatches the Controller in the 43-point top Solo Book from the week. The Champions are on hand, but the heroes are unable to turn the tide until Tony returns from space and builds the “Godkiller” suit. Doctor Strange could use a suit that powerful himself in his solo title. A trio of godlike beings – Galactus, Mephisto and Dormammu – work together to upend and consume the magical realms in the 25-point book.

The latest Avengers book ties into “War of the Realms” but focuses more on Black Panther’s Agents of Wakanda while the main cast is off on their own adventures. Gorilla-Man is front and center and scores six of the top Team Book’s 36 points, including a Character Development for revealing his dual loyalty to the Legion of the Unliving. X-Force scores 21 points and is one of the few books not tying into the big event or dealing with gods! Meanwhile, the X-Men take the top Event Book with their 57-point tie in issue. Sabretooth, recently reverted back to his evil ways, wastes little time in joining forces with Malekith and plans on offering up Magik to the Dark Elf as a gesture of goodwill. Sindr, one of Malekith’s most trusted lieutenants in the Dark Council, finally earns a spot in the Fantasy Comic League stat keeping due to her increased prominence in the event. She is responsible for siccing Ares on the Journey Into Mystery, sending minions after Punisher in his tie-in and she is stealing Asia right out from underneath the New Agents of Atlas.

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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 Amazing Nightcrawler #4 (31)
Gloriana – Deception, Flight, Melee, Morph
Kylun – Melee, Sonics
Magma – Flame, Flight
Nightcrawler – Agility, Melee, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive, DA (Lady Mastermind)
Stepford Cuckoos – Personality, Telepathy
Hellion – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive
Lady Mastermind – Deception, Weapon
Surge – Energy
Asgardians of the Galaxy #9 (19)
Clea – Flight, Magic, Teleport, TU (Asgardians of the Galaxy)
Skurge – Blade, Weapon, TU (Clea)
Throg – Flight, Lightning, TU (Clea)
Thunderstrike – Weapon, TU (Clea)
Valkyrie – CD (Unmerges with Annabelle)
Avengers #19 (36)
Agent Solomon
Black Panther – LT
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Flight
Doctor Nemesis
Doctor Strange
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle
Gorilla-Man – Crawl, Melee, Rage, Tech, CD (Reveals he’s a double agent for the Legion of the Unliving)
Iron Fist
Iron Man – Flight
Ka-Zar – Melee
Lady Sif – Vehicle
Luke Cage
Spider-Man (PP)
Ursa Major – CD (Reveals to be double crossing the Winter Guard)
Wasp (JvD) – Flight
Doctor Strange #14 (25)
Clea – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport, TU (Galactus)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, TU (Galactus), LT
Dormammu – Magic
Galactus – Absorb, Durability, Energy, Magic, TU (Doctor Strange), CD (Transforms into a mystical being after consuming the Flames of Faltine)
Mephisto – Magic
Marvel Comics Presents #5 (24)
Captain Britain
Doctor Strange – Deception, Magic
Kitty Pryde – Creature, Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive
Nightcrawler – Melee, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, Weapon
Prestige – Heal, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Venom – Symbiote
Wolverine – Sense
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6 (15)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Durability, Energy, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Webs, DA (Tombstone)
Iron Spider
Tombstone – Durability, Gun, Melee, Weapon
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #43 (21)
Fandral – TU (Moon Girl)
Hogun – TU (Moon Girl)
Lady Sif – TU (Moon Girl)
Moon Girl – Creature, Suit, Tech, Weapon, TU (Thor), CD (Devil Dinosaur wields Mjolnir)
Thor – Flight, Mjolnir, TU (Moon Girl)
Volstagg – TU (Moon Girl)
Loki – Teleport
Mr. and Mrs. X #11 (15)
Gambit – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Projectile, Thief, Weapon
Rogue – Absorb, Durability, Melee, Strength
Belladonna – Energy, Energy Offensive
Runaways #21 (9)
Chase Stein
Gert Yorkes
Karolina Dean – Flight, SC
Molly Hayes
Nico Minoru
Victor Mancha – CD (Receives a new body)
Shuri #8 (15)
Okoye – Tech, TU (Storm)
Shuri – Flight, Sense, Suit, Tech, TU (Storm), LT
Storm – Flight, Lightning, Weather, TU (Shuri)
Tony Stark: Iron Man #11 (43)
Bethany Cabe
Guantlet – Bionics, TU (Champions)
Iron Man – Flight, Intellect, Repulsors, Suit, TU (Champions), CD (Accepts the fact that he’s not the original Tony Stark), DA (Controller)
Ironheart – TU (Iron Man)
Jocasta – CD (Quits Stark Unlimited)
Machine Man
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Size, Stretch, TU (Iron Man)
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs, TU (Iron Man)
Viv Vision – Flight, Intangibility, TU (Iron Man)
War Machine – Vehicle, TU (Champions), SC
Wasp (JvD) – Flight, Size, TU (Champions), LT
Wasp (NvD) – Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Controller – Melee
Unstoppable Wasp #8 (16)
Mockingbird – Espionage, TU (Winter Soldier)
Wasp (JvD)
Wasp (NvD) – Flight, LT
Winter Soldier – Espionage, Tech, TU (Mockingbird), LT
Finesse – Baton
Scientist Supreme
Venom #14 (9)
Venom – Crawl, Durability, Heal, Morph, Rage, Strength, Symbiote, Weapon
War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #3 (30)
Balder the Brave – Melee, Weapon, TU (Hawkeye)
Death Locket – Energy, Stretch, Weapon, TU (Balder)
Druid – Weapon, TU (Balder)
Hawkeye (KB) – Bow, TU (Balder)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Melee, Webs, TU (Balder)
Wonder Man – TU (Balder)
Ares – Weapon
Phantom Rider – Creature, Intangibility, Weapon
Rawhide Kid – Weapon
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2 (42)
Aero – Flight, Wind, Wind Offensive, TU (Wave)
– Durability, Intellect, Tech, TU (Luna Snow), LT
Crescent – Creature, Melee, TU (Shang-Chi), CD (Joins the Agents of Atlas)
Jimmy Woo – TU (Luna Snow)
Luna Snow – CD (Joins the Agents of Atlas)
Shang-Chi – Melee, TU (Luna Snow)
Silk – TU (Luna Snow)
Sword Master – Blade, Weapon
Wave – Water, Weapon, TU (Aero)
White Fox – Tech, TU (Luna Snow), LT, CD (Joins the Agents of Atlas)
Sindr – Creature, Flame, Flame Offensive, Melee
War of the Realms: Punisher #2 (6)
Punisher – Explosive, Gun, Weapon, LT, SC
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2 (57)
Banshee – Flight, Sonics, TU (Sunspot), SC
Chamber – Flame, Flame Offensive, TU (Sunspot)
Cyclops – Optics, SC
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Sunspot), SC
Hope – Absorb, Explosive, Gun, Weapon, TU (Sunspot)
Karma – Telepathy, TU (Sunspot), SC
Mirage – Arrow, Blade, Weapon, TU (Sunspot), LT, SC
Multiple Man – Creature, Melee, Weapon, SC
Sunspot – Flame, Flame Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, Weapon, TU (Hope)
Wolfsbane – Claws, Melee, Morph, TU (Sunspot)
Sabretooth – Claws, Melee, CD (Joins Malekith’s army)
War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants  #1 (28)
Captain America – Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Daredevil – Sense, Weapon
Iron Fist – Fist, TU (Spider-Man)
Luke Cage – Durability, Strength, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense, Weapon, Webs, TU (Captain America)
Thor – TU (Spider-Man)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Sense, TU (Spider-Man)
Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4 (16)
King Thor
Loki – Deception, Teleport
Phoenix (JH)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Rage, Weapon
Talonar – Claws, Tech
Warbringer – Strength
X-Force #8 (21)
Boom Boom – Energy
Cannonball – Flight
Deathlok – Computer, Tech
Domino – Melee, Weapon, LT
Kid Cable
Shatterstar – Melee, Weapon
Warpath – Melee
ADAM Unit Zero
Stryfe – LT

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