Weekly Marvel Review: July 31, 2019 (Week 31)

The Avengers ain’t afraid of no Ghost Riders. Robbie Reyes has had enough of his demonically possessed vehicle and he turns to his teammates for assistance. Black Panther calls in Daimon Hellstorm, a specialist in exorcism, to lend a hand, but Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider and current King of Hell, intervenes and teleports Robbie to his domain. Avengers‘ 31 review points easily secures the Top Team Book of the Week and top overall in a week where the 13 released titles averaged 14 points.

The Daughters of Liberty convene once more in Captain America, the Top Solo Book of the Week with 20 points, and convince Steve Rogers to give his patriotic persona a break. However, the big twist in the issue belongs to the reveal of Dryad’s secret identity: Peggy Carter. With little competition in regards to events, Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X stands alone takes top honors with a meager 12 points. Powers trades action for plot development and introduces some new characters in his trip through the time stream. The two main future characters, Rasputin and Cardinals, prove to be popular additions and are justly awarded Fantasy Comic League review points.

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

Avengers #22 (31)
Black Panther – TU (Hellstrom), LT
Blade – Weapon, TU (Hellstrom)
Captain America – TU (Hellstrom)
Captain Marvel – Melee, TU (Hellstrom)
Ghost Rider (JB)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Morph, Vehicle, TU (Hellstrom)
Hellstrom – Demonic, Flight, TU (Avengers)
Iron Man – Suit, TU (Okoye)
Okoye – TU (Thor)
She-Hulk – Melee, TU (Okoye)
Thor – Mjolnir, TU (Okoye)
Black Panther #14 (6)
Black Panther – Vehicle
Manifold – Teleport
Shuri
Storm
Captain America #12 (20)
Agent 13
Captain America – Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, CD (Sets aside the Captain America persona)
Dryad – Computer, CD (Reveals her identity as Peggy Carter)
Echo
Invisible Woman
Iron Patriot
Misty Knight
Mockingbird
Nick Fury, Jr
Spider-Woman
Storm
White Tiger
Winter Soldier
Antagonist(s)
Baron von Strucker
Conan the Barbarian #8 (4)
Conan – Melee, Weapon, WIll Power
Death’s Head #1 (19)
Death’s Head – Gun, Melee, Tech, Weapon
Hulkling – Melee, Morph, Strength, Weapon
Wiccan – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Teleport
Antagonist(s)
Yondu – Weapon, LT
Fantastic Four #12 (26)
Alex Power – Gravity, LT
Artie

Bentley-23
Brainstorm

Dragon Man – Teleport
Human Torch – Flight
Invisible Woman
Leech
Lightspeed – Flight, Speed, CD (Joins the Future Foundation)
Mr. Fantastic – Tech
Powerhouse
Thing – Durability, Strength, Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Hulk
Puppet Master – Possession
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9 (7)
Captain America
Iron Man
Prowler – Crawl
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Webs
Marvel Comics Presents #7 (12)
Iron Man – Business, Melee
Winter Soldier – Espionage, Melee, Weapon
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, SC
Marvel Team-Up #4 (17)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Speed, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Ms. Marvel – Fists, Grow, Melee, Shrink, Size, Stretch, TU (Captain Marvel)
Antagonist(s)
Wastrel – CD (Reveals his identity as Mar-Vell)
Powers of X #1 (12)
Cardinal
Magneto

Mystique
Professor X – Telekinesis
Rasputin – Blade, Durability, Strength, Weapon
Toad
Antagonist(s)
Nimrod the Greater
Runaways #23 (9)
Chase Stein
Dazzler
Gert Yorkes
Karolina Dean
Molly Hayes
Nico Minoru
Victor Mancha – Computer, CD (Revives Doombot)
Thanos #6 (13)
Blood Brothers
Death
Ebony Maw
Gamora – Melee
Magus
Proxima Midnight – Weapon
Thanos – Blade, Energy, Melee, Weapon
Venom Annual #1 (6)
Captain Marvel
Venom – Crawl, Melee, Symbiote, Webs

 

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