Weekly Marvel Review: August 21, 2019 (Week 34)

When Carnage hunts anyone who has worn a symbiote, Deadpool, who once bonded with four at once, becomes an absolutely appealing target. Wade unknowingly wanders right into the symbiote’s grip, and smack dab into the middle of Absolute Carnage, when he visits Ravencroft Institute. Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool takes top honors for the week with a score of 34 review points by 21 characters. Unrelated to the Carnage event, the majority of those characters are members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery who Deadpool misguidedly invited to a surprise birthday party for Spider-Man.

Computer and tech-based characters take the spotlight in the other top books for the week. Death’s Head deals with the mechanical bounty hunter’s confrontation of a newer upgraded version of himself, and Tony Stark: Iron Man witnesses the star of the book admitting to the government that he now considers himself an AI life form. Both books scored 22 points to earn Top Solo Title of the Week. Rocket Raccoon shares his tragic origin as a test subject on Half-World with the Guardians of the Galaxy in their 20-point Top Team Book of the Week.

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

Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #1 (34)
Deadpool – Creative KO, Weapon
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Creature, Melee, Weapon, LT
Chameleon

Doppelganger
Hammerhead

Human Fly – Flight
Hydro-Man – Water
Man-Wolf
Mr. Negative

Rhino
Scorpion
Shocker – Vibration
Speed Demon
Stegron
Swarm – Flight
Tarantula – Tech
Tombstone
Vermin
Vulture – Flight
White Rabbit
Daredevil #10 (7)
Daredevil – Attorney, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Weapon
Elektra
Deadpool Annual #1 (17)
Deadpool – Blade, Durability, Heal, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, SC
Doctor Strange – Teleport
Wong – Melee
Antagonist(s)
Nightmare – Creature, Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport
Death’s Head #2 (22)
Death’s Head – Melee, Strength, Weapon, TU (Wiccan)
Hawkeye (KB) – Arrow, Trick Arrow, TU (Wiccan)
Hulkling – Flight, Melee, Morph, Weapon, TU (Hawkeye)
Wiccan – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Teleport, TU (Hawkeye), LT
Fearless #2 (27)
Captain Marvel
Doctor Strange
Invisible Woman – Vehicle
Komodo
Ms. Marvel – Fists, Size, DA (Piledriver)
Night Nurse – Intellect, Weapon, DA (Stegron)
Scout – Melee, Stealth, SC
Storm – Flight
X-23 – Claws, Stealth, SC
Antagonist(s)
Piledriver – Melee
Stegron – Melee
Ghost-Spider #1 (15)
Ghost-Spider – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Symbiote, Tech, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), SC, CD (Begins attending school in the main Marvel Universe)
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs, TU (Ghost-Spider), SC
Antagonist(s)
Jackal
Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (20)
Beta Ray Bill
Ch’od
Corsair
Cosmo
Darkhawk
Firelord
Gamora
Groot – Melee
Hepzibah
Lockjaw
Moondragon – Telepathy
Phyla-Vell
Quasar
Raza
Rocket Raccoon – CD (Realizes his enhancements are wearing off)
Star-Lord
Antagonist(s)
Patriarch
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #6 (9)
Iron Man – Computer, Flight
Ms. Marvel
– Melee, Morph, Suit, SC, CD (Learns her father is dying), DA (Deathbringer)
Marvel Comics Presents #8 (18)
Luna Snow
Spider-Woman
– Energy, Melee, Vehicle, SC
White Fox – Agility, Artifact, Crawl, Creature, Melee, Sense
Wolverine – TU (Rein)
Antagonist(s)
Living Monolith – Absorb, Melee
Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War #6 (13)
Silver Sable (PS4)
Spider-Man (PS4) – Crawl, Heal, Intellect, Melee, Webs, SC, CD (Loses Aunt May), DA (Doctor Octopus)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Octopus (PS4) – Crawl, Suit
Powers of X #3 (10)
Cardinal – Weapon, CD (Dies)
Doctor MacTaggert – CD (Dies to share knowledge with the past)
Rasputin – CD (Dies)
Antagonist(s)
Nimrod – Computer, Creature
Savage Sword of Conan #8 (4)
Conan – Blade, Melee, Weapon
Superior Spider-Man #10 (11)
Spider-Man (OO) – Computer, Crawl, Intellect, Strength, Tech, Webs, SC, CD (Has his true identity revealed)
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Brothers Grimm
Tony Stark: Iron Man #15 (22)
Bethany Cabe
Iron Man
– Business, Computer, Flight, Repulsor, CD (Admits to the world that he considers himself to be an AI)
Jocasta
Machine Man
Vision – Flight, CD (Merges with Wonder Man)
War Machine
Wasp (JvD) – Energy, Flight, Size
Wonder Man – Flight, CD (Merges with Vision)
Antagonist(s)
Ultron – Possession
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #2 (17)
Heimdall – Melee, TU (Valkyrie), CD (Dies)
Valkyrie
– Flight, Melee, Sense, Speed, Weapon, TU (Heimdall), SC, DA (Bullseye)
Antagonist(s)
Bullseye – Blade, Projectile, Weapon

 

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