Weekly Marvel Review: June 5, 2019 (Week 23)

War of the Realms prepares for the final showdown between Malekith’s Dark Council and Earth’s greatest heroes by setting the stage in its penultimate issue. The top book from the week registers 131 Fantasy Comic League review points and checks in on 48 separate characters. Characters who typically have not interacted before, such as Okoye and Angela or Balder and Ghost Rider, get an opportunity to team-up during quick appearances, while Thor’s presence and lightning is felt throughout the issue. By the end of the book writer Jason Aaron sets the stage for the return of more Thunder Gods in the conclusion to his epic. Journey into Mystery comes in a distant second for Event book of the week with 26 points.

Captain Marvel, the top Solo title for the week with 31 points, ties into the “War of the Realms” event with team up appearances by Black Widow and Doctor Strange. The trio travel to South America to confront the Enchantress, but Goddess has an out-of-body experience planned for Carol and Strange. Domino and her Hotshots lose a member of their team but secure the top Team book of the week with 26 review points. They tie for the top spot with the Guardians of the Galaxy Annual which focuses more on the individual characters that were sucked into a black hole in the series’ premiere issue.

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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 #4 (24)
Beast – Claws, Melee, TU (Bishop), CD (Remembers the real world)
Bishop – Melee, TU (Beast), LT
Mirage – TU (Bishop), LT
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Weapon, TU (Bishop)
Scout – Claws, TU (Bishop), CD (Remembers the real world)
Antagonist(s)
Forge
Legion – Telepathy
Black Cat #1 (13)
Black Cat – Creature, Melee, Probability, Tech, Thief, LT
Ulysses Bloodstone – Melee, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Dracula – Melee, Morph
Captain Marvel #6 (31)
Black Widow – Agility, Gun, Tech, Weapon, TU (Winter Soldier), LT
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Black Widow), CD (Swaps bodies with Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport, TU (Captain Marvel), CD (Swaps bodies with Captain Marvel)
Winter Soldier – Explosive, Gun, Melee, Weapon, TU (Black Widow)
Antagonist(s)
Enchantress – Creature, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #4 (6)
Punisher – Melee, Weapon
The Rider – Melee, Morph
Dead Man Logan #8 (6)
Logan – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal
Antagonist(s)
Sabretooth (OM) – Melee
Deadpool #13 (10)
Deadpool – Durability, Fourth Wall, Weapon, TU (Nancy Nuke), LT
Negasonic Teenage Warhead – Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Ulik – LT
Domino: Hotshots #4 (26)
Black Widow – TU (Deadpool)
Deadpool – Weapon, TU (Hotshots)
Diamondback – TU (Deadpool)
Domino – Cosmic, Probability, Tech, Weapon, TU (Deadpool), LT, DA (Marazov The Penitent)
Iron Man – TU (Hotshots)
Outlaw – Melee, Sense, Size, Strength, TU (Deadpool)
White Fox – Claws, CD (Leaves the Hotshots)
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (26)
Adam Warlock – Cosmic, Flight, Melee, Speed, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Weapon
Ch’od
Cosmo – Computer, Telepathy
Darkhawk – Claws, Energy, CD (Physical body occupies the Raptor suit)
Firelord
Hepzibah
Nova (RR) – Cosmic, Durability, Energy, Flight, SC
Quasar
Raza
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1 (20)
Deadpool – Assassin
General Ross
Hulk – Durability, Heal, Melee, Morph, Strength, SC, DA (Mr. Hyde)
Antagonist(s)
Harpy – Claws, Durability, Energy, Flight
Mr. Hyde – Melee, Morph, Strength
Marvel Team-Up #3 (14)
Ms. Marvel – Melee, TU (Spider-Man), SC, DA (Jackal)
Spider-Man (PP) – Intellect, Melee, TU (Ms. Marvel), SC, DA (Jackal)
Antagonist(s)
Jackal – Agility, Melee
Meet the Skrulls #5 (2)
Iron Man – Flight
Old Man Quill #6 (27)
Drax (OM) – Weapon, DA (Pulsar)
Gamora (OM) – Weapon, DA (Pulsar)
Mantis (OM) – Telekinesis, Telepathy, DA (Pulsar)
Rocket Raccoon (OM) – Gun, Weapon, DA (Pulsar)
Star-Lord (OM) – DA (Pulsar)
Viv Vision (OM) – Flight, Intangibility
Antagonist(s)
Fin Fang Foom (OM) – CD (Dies)
Galactus (OM)
Gladiator (OM) – Flight
Warbird (OM) – Flight
Warstar (OM)
Savage Avengers #2 (15)
Conan – Weapon
Doctor Voodoo – Heal, Teleport, TU (Wolverine), CD (Receives life-saving blood transfusion from Wolverine)
Punisher – Weapon
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Heal, TU (Doctor Voodoo)
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #9 (10)
Spider-Gwen – Agility, Crawl, Creature, Melee, Sense, Strength, Webs, SC, DA (Man-Wolf)
Tony Stark: Iron Man #12 (13)
Bethany Cabe
Iron Man – Flight, Melee, Repulsor, Strength, Tech, Vehicle
War Machine – Vehicle, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Malekith – Teleport
Uncanny X-Men #19 (23)
Cyclops
Elixir
Emma Frost – Durability, Melee, Morph, Strength, Telepathy, Telepathy Defensive, Telepathy Offensive
Marrow
Mystique – Morph
Vanisher – CD (Dies)
Wolverine – Claws, Melee
Antagonist(s)
Karma
Mirage
Mr. Sinister
Strong Guy – Melee
War of the Realms #5 (131)
Agent Solomon – Weapon, TU (Jane Foster)
Angela – Weapon, TU (Okoye)
Balder – Vehicle, TU (Doctor Strange)
Black Panther – Weapon, TU (Lady Sif), LT
Blade – TU (Ka-Zar)
Broo – Computer, TU (Blade)
Captain America – Weapon, TU (Captain Britain)
Captain Britain – Flight, Weapon, TU (Captain America), LT
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, TU (Wolverine)
Daredevil – Sense, Weapon, TU (Thor)
Deadpool – Weapon, TU (Daredevil)
Doctor Strange – Weapon, TU (Balder)
Fandral – Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
Freyja
Ghost Rider (RR) – Flame, Weapon, TU (Balder)
Gorilla-Man – TU (Ka-Zar)
Hawkeye (CB) – TU (Shang-Chi)
Heimdal – TU (Jane Foster)
Hildegarde – Weapon, TU (Okoye)
Hogun – Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
Human Torch (JS) – Flame, Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis, TU (Iron Man)
Iron Fist – Iron Fist, TU (Deadpool)
Iron Man – Flight, Repuslors, TU (Fantastic Four), LT
Jane Foster – Weapon, TU (Agent Solomon)
Ka-Zar – TU (Blade)
Lady Sif – TU (Okoye)
Luke Cage – TU (Deadpool)
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch, TU (Iron Man)
Odin
Okoye – TU (Lady Sif)
Punisher – Weapon, TU (Sir Ivory Honeyshot)
Shang-Chi – Weapon, TU (Hawkeye)
She-Hulk – TU (Thor), CD (Proclaims herself the Hulk of Thunder)
Shuri – TU (Lady Sif)
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs, TU (Balder)
Thing – Melee, TU (Iron Man)
Thor – Durability, Flight, Lightning, Weapon, TU (Daredevil)
Volstagg – Creature
Winter Soldier – Weapon, TU (Hawkeye)
Wolverine – Claws, TU (Fandral)
Antagonist(s)
Enchantress – Creature
Laufey
Malekith – Weapon
Minotaur – Morph
Sindr
Ulik
Venom
War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #4 (26)
Balder – Weapon, LT
Death Locket – Tech
Druid – Artifact, Magic
Hawkeye (KB) – Arrow, LT
Phantom Rider – Creature, TU (Demon Rider)
Spider-Man (MM) – Melee, Sense, Webs
Wonder Man – Durability, LT
Antagonist(s)
Ares – Durability, Vehicle, Weapon
Sindr
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #3 (39)
Aero – Flight, Wind, Wind Offensive, TU (Luna Snow)
Brawn
– Computer, Durability, Strength, Weapon, TU (Wave), LT
Crescent
Jimmy Woo – TU (Sword Master), LT
Luna Snow – Ice, Ice Offensive, TU (Aero)
Shang-Chi – Melee, TU (Sword Master), LT
Silk – TU (Sword Master)
Sword Master – TU (Shang-Chi)
Wave – Flight, Water, Weapon, TU (Luna Snow)
White Fox – Morph, TU (Sword Master)
Antagonist(s)
Sindr – Creature, LT

 

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