Weekly Marvel Review: July 24, 2019 (Week 30)

Whose house? Xavier’s house! The big X-Men event to end and reset all X-Men events begins with House of X. Writer Jonathan Hickman and Professor X sow Krakoa seeds of mystery across the Marvel universe and it’s anybody’s guess what will grow. Magneto serves as the ambassador who introduces the reader, and the human delegation, to the new mutant world order. House of X earns a review score of 43 points to ban the Top Event Book of the Week. It features 25 characters including some of Marvel’s mightiest mutants such as Cyclops, Jean Grey and Mystique. History of the Marvel Universe, one of two other event books from the week, only nets two points since the majority of the story recaps the early events of the universe up until Wolverine’s origins.

A noteworthy universe-effecting event takes place in Doctor Strange, the Top Book of the Week. Nearly three dozen cosmic and mystical characters join forces with Strange to stop Galactus from devouring the magical realms, but not even the mighty rulers Black Bolt or Gladiator can defeat him. As it turns out, the characters’ sacrifice was all part of Doctor Strange’s plan to overwhelm Galactus. The Top Solo Book scores 115 points. Marvel Rising, the Top Team Book of the Week, deals with its own magical threat. Morgan le Fay fleas the scene of the crime despite Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl’s attempt to reason with her, a tactic both young heroes have been known to successfully employ in the past. The heavily Inhuman-based team scores 25 review points.

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

Age of Conan: Bêlit #5 (6)
Bêlit – Blade, Weapon, Will Power, LT, DA (Apheru)
Amazing Spider-Man #26 (8)
Boomerang
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense
Antagonist(s)
Beetle – LT
Kingpin

Lady Octopus
White Rabbit
Doctor Strange #16 (115)
Black Bolt – Flight, Sonics, TU (Clea)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight, TU (Clea)
Clea
– Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, TU (Umar)
Cloak – TU (Clea)
D’Spayre – Flight, Magic, TU (Clea)
Doctor Strange
– Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Weapon, TU (Clea), CD (Sacrifices his allies to Galactus)
Doctor Voodoo – Flight, TU (Clea)
Eternity
Firelord – Flight, TU (Clea)
Gargoyle – Flight, TU (Clea)
Gladiator – Flight, Melee, Optics, Speed, Strength, TU (Clea)
Hellstrom – TU (Clea)
Hulk – Durability, TU (Clea)
Hummingbird – Energy, Flight, TU (Clea)
Magik – TU (Clea)
Manta – Flight, TU (Clea)
Mr. Fantastic
Nightmare – TU (Clea)
Nova (FR) – Flight, TU (Clea)
Nova (SA) – Flight, TU (Clea)
Oracle – TU (Clea)
Satannish – Melee, TU (Clea)
Scarlet Witch – Flight, TU (Clea)
Shaman – Flight, TU (Clea)
Silver Surfer – Flight, TU (Clea)
Sleepwalker – Energy, Flight, TU (Clea)
Smasher – TU (Clea)
Songbird – Flight, TU (Clea)
Super-Skrull – TU (Clea)
Talisman – Flight, TU (Clea)
Terrax – Flight, TU (Clea)
Thing
Umar – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, TU (Clea)
Valkyrie – TU (Clea)
Antagonist(s)
Galactus – Absorb, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Optics, DA (Satannish)
Mephisto
Fearless #1 (16)
Aurora – Energy, Flight
Captain Marvel
– Energy, Flight
Elsa Bloodstone
Invisible Woman

Jessica Jones
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
Storm – Flight, Lightning, Weather, Wind
Guardians of the Galaxy #5 (13)
Beta Ray Bill
Gamora
Groot – Vehicle
Lockjaw – Teleport
Moondragon – Telepathy
Phyla-Vell
Rocket Raccoon
Star-Lord – LT
Antagonist(s)
Patriarch
History of the Marvel Universe #1 (2)
Galactus
Powerhouse
House of X #1 (43)
Armor
Banshee
Beast
Colossus

Cyclops

Cypher – Sense, CD (Develops a communication system with Krakoa)
Human Torch – Flame, Flight
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Telekinesis
Jean Grey

Kitty Pryde
Magneto
– Magnetics
Mr. Fantastic
Mystique – Gun, Weapon, LT
Nightcrawler

Professor X
– Telepathy, CD (Establishes a new mutant nation)
Sabretooth – Durability, Melee
Sage
– Computer
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy
Storm

Thing – Melee
Toad – Computer
Wolverine
Xorn
Zorn
Antagonist(s)
Omega Sentinel
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5 (9)
Ms. Marvel – Computer, Fists, Grow, Melee, Morph, Size, SC, CD (Receives a new Kree-based nanotech suit)
Marvel Rising #5 (25)
Frank McGee
Inferno – Flame, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Iso – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Ms. America – Flight, Melee, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Ms. Marvel – Fists, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Quake – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Squirrel-Girl – Creature, TU (Ms. Marvel), SC
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Antagonist(s)
Morgan le Fay – Invisibility, Magic
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #45 (3)
Moon Girl – Creature, Tech
Shuri #10 (8)
Shuri – Absorb, Flight, Melee, Morph, Sense, Tech
Storm
Sword Master #1 (7)
Shang-Chi – Exploit, Melee
Sword Master
– Melee, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Ares
Tony Stark: Iron Man #14 (23)
Bethany Cabe – Weapon
Captain Marvel
– Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Iron Man)
Iron Man – Flight, Melee, Repulsor, Suit, Tech, TU (Captain Marvel), LT, SC
Jocasta – CD (Seeks employment with Baintronics, Inc.)
Machine Man
War Machine
Wasp (JvD)
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 (20)
Heimdall – Teleport, CD (Dies)
Valkyrie
Valkyrie (JF) – Flight, Projectile, Sense, Strength, Teleport, Weapon, Wings, SC, DA (Fast Five)
Antagonist(s)
Bullseye – Assassin, Blade, Melee, Weapon, DA (Heimdall)
Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre #1 (12)
Mania – Demonic, Flame, Morph, Teleport, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Assassin, Claws, Durability, Symbiote, Weapon

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