Weekly Marvel Review: July 3, 2019 (Week 27)

The Marvel heroes have recently freed themselves from Malekith’s war and now it’s time for the mutants to free themselves from Legion’s mental imprisonment. The “Age of X-Men” event has taken a backseat to “War of the Realms” the past few weeks, but now the last issue of Prisoner X takes the top Event Book of the Week with 45 review points. Bishop, Polaris and the other leading characters take the fight directly to Legion while Anole and Armor lead the other recently incarcerated students take part in the prison riot. The next biggest event book from the week belongs to the first part of the “Prodigal Sun” mini. The Fantastic Four kick off the event with 29 point first issue.

The Uncanny X-Men continue their prominence as the top Marvel team. The current series races to its conclusion and receives 64 points for 17 characters, including two who join the ranks of the recently departed. Uncanny X-Men takes the top Book of the Week honors. A common theme of villains presenting themselves as heroes runs through two books which tie for the top Solo Book of the Week. In the Annual for Ms. Marvel, the Super-Skrull poses as a hero and takes down other bad guys such as Constrictor and White Rabbit, while Baron Zemo and Kingpin reform the Thunderbolts in an effort to stop the Punisher’s return to New York City. Both books earn a review score of 23.

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

 

Aero #1 (10)
Aero – Flight, Sense, Wind, Wind Defensive, Wind Offensive
Wave – Water, Water Offensive, CD (Reveals origin)
Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #5 (45)
Anole – Melee, Morph
Armor – Energy, Melee
Beast – Melee, TU (Bishop)
Bishop – Absorb, Energy, Melee, TU (Beast), LT, DA (Legion)
Glob – Melee
Mirage – Melee, TU (Bishop), DA (Legion)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, Magnetics Offensive, Melee, Weapon, TU (Bishop), LT
Rockslide – Melee
Scout – Claws, Claws Offensive, Melee, TU (Bishop), DA (Legion)
Antagonist(s)
Legion – Deception, Flight, Melee, Personality, Telepathy
Captain America & the Invaders: The Bahamas Triangle #1 (22)
Captain America – Agility, Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Weapon, SC
Human Torch (JH) – Flame, Flame Defensive, Flame Offensive, Flight
Namor – Durability, Melee, Speed, Strength
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo – Assassin, Gun, Weapon
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #5 (8)
Punisher
The Rider – Gun, Melee, Projectile, Weapon
Uatu – Weapon
Dead Man Logan #9 (12)
Forge (OM) – TU (Logan)
Logan – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, TU (Forge)
Speedball (OM)
Antagonist(s)
Sabretooth (OM) – Vehicle, LT
Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1 (29)
Brainstorm – TU (Ka-Zar), LT
Human Torch – Flame, Flight, TU (Ka-Zar)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, TU (Ka-Zar)
Ka-Zar – Weapon, TU (Fantastic Four), LT
Mr. Fantastic – Ensnare, Stretch, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Ka-Zar), LT
Powerhouse – TU (Ka-Zar)
Shanna – TU (Fantastic Four)
The Thing – Melee, TU (Ka-Zar)
Immortal Hulk #20 (22)
Absorbing Man – Absorb
Doc Samson
Harpy – Claws, Flight, TU (Hulk), DA (Subject B)
Hulk – Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength, TU (Harpy), SC, DA (Subject B)
Puck
Sasquatch
Titania
Antagonist(s)
Subject B – Heal, Melee
Ms. Marvel Annual #1 (23)
Brawn
Ms. Marvel – Durability, Fist, Melee, Stretch, DA (Super-Skrull)
Antagonist(s)
Arcade
Batroc – Melee
Super-Skrull – Deception, Flame, Flame Offensive, Flight, Invisibility, Melee, Morph, Strength, Stretch, DA (Constrictor)
White Rabbit – Vehicle
Old Man Quill #7 (21)
Drax (OM) – CD (Revealed to be dead)
Gamora (OM) – CD (Revealed to be dead)
Mantis (OM) – CD (Revealed to be dead)
Rocket Raccoon (OM) – Weapon, CD (Revealed to be dead)
Star-Lord (OM) – Gun, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Realizes he’s the last Guardian of the Galaxy)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom (OM)
Gladiator (OM)
Madame Masque (OM)
Manta (OM)
Warbird (OM)
Warstar (OM)
Punisher #13 (23)
Black Widow
Punisher – Blade, Explosive, Gun, Melee, Weapon, CD (Admonishes police for supporting his methods of punishment)
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo – TU (Kingpin), CD (Reforms the Thunderbolts)
Fixer – CD (Rejoins the Thunderbolts)
Ghost – CD (Rejoins the Thunderbolts)
Jigsaw– CD (Rejoins the Thunderbolts)
Kingpin – TU (Baron Zemo)
Moonstone – CD (Rejoins the Thunderbolts)
Radioactive Man – CD (Rejoins the Thunderbolts)
Savage Avengers #3 (25)
Conan – Blade, Weapon, TU (Punisher), CD (Bonds with a symbiote)
Doctor Voodoo – Deception, Magic, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Elektra – Blade, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Punisher – Blade, Gun, Melee, Weapon, TU (Elektra)
Wolverine – Heal, TU (Punisher)
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #10 (20)
Ghost-Spider – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), SC, CD (Gives herself a new code name), DA (Swarm)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Webs, TU (Ghost-Spider), DA (Swarm)
Antagonist(s)
Swarm – Melee, Morph
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #46 (6)
Loki – Teleport
Squirrel Girl – Melee, Strength, TU (Ratatoskr)
Uncanny X-Men #21 (64)
Banshee – Flight, TU (Emma Frost), CD (Dies)
Cyclops – Optics, Optics Offensive, TU (Emma Frost), LT
Doctor Nemesis – TU (X-Men)
Emma Frost – Telepathy, Telepathy Defensive, TU (X-Men), CD (Wipes the existence of mutants from the public’s mind)
Havok – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Emma Frost)
Hope – Absorb, Telepathy, Weapon, TU (Emma Frost)
Juggernaut – TU (Emma Frost), CD (Loses the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak)
Magik – Blade, Magic, Melee, Morph, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, Weapon, TU (Emma Frost)
Mirage – Arrow, TU (Emma Frost)
Mr. Sinister – TU (X-Men)
Multiple Man – Creature, Melee, Weapon, TU (Emma Frost)
Mystique – Morph, CD (X-Men)
Triage – Heal
Velocidad – CD (Dies)
Warlock – TU (Emma Frost)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, TU (Emma Frost)
Antagonist(s)
Fabian Cortez – TU (X-Men)

 

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