Weekly Marvel Review: August 28, 2019 (Week 35)

Happy Birthday, Marvel! The legendary publishing company takes a break from the Carnage being wreaked across their landscape to celebrate their 80 years of existence. They top their birthday cake with a 80-page comic book highlighting important Marvel moments with a page dedicated to each year and top creators from their history. It loosely follows a tale of Jimmy Woo researching the journey of the Eternity Mask over the years. Ninety-three characters, only a fraction of the hundreds of characters in their stable, appear for a total of 192 points in the Top Book of the Week. It includes some lesser known characters such as Night Raven and the original Black Knight, but left out some big characters including Black Widow and Clint Barton.

One character left out of the anniversary issue, despite his rising star status since his debut in 2018, the Cosmic Ghost Rider appears in the Top Team Book of the Week to torment the Avengers. Johnny Blaze, the King of Hell, unleashes an army of Ghost Riders and challenges the current Spirit of Vengeance, Robbie Reyes, to a race. The rest of the Avengers must deal with a possessed Celestial and put up a score of 43 points. One of Marvel’s biggest events in recent time, War of the Realms, also fails to receive a mention in the Marvel #1000 book, but it receives another epilogue in the Top Solo Title of the Week, Thor. The new All-Father skips his celebration to help citizens of the Nine Realms, while a host of his supporting characters are given new jobs and prepare them for their life after Jason Aaron. In the 33-point book, Black Panther joins the Congress of Worlds and Balder the Brave joins the League of Realms.

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

Absolute Carnage #2 (33)
Maker – Computer, Stretch, TU (Venom)
Scorpion – Melee, Tail, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (MM)
– Energy, Melee, Webs, TU (Scorpion), CD (Succumbs to Carnage’s will)
Spider-Man (PP) – TU (Venom)
Venom – Crawl, Morph, Sense, Symbiote, Webs, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Creature, Melee, Possession, Symbiote, Weapon, LT, DA (Spider-Man)
Green Goblin – CD (Joins Carnage’s Church of the New Darkness)
Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #1 (16)
Misty Knight – Bionics
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Creature, LT
Demogoblin – Flame, Melee, CD (Returns as Demagoblin)
Doppelganger – Melee
Green Goblin
Man-Wolf – Morph
Shriek – CD (Sacrifices her life)
Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 (19)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Energy, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Webs, TU (Scorpion), SC
Venom
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Creature, Symbiote
Scorpion – Claws, Durability, Melee, Tail, TU (Spider-Man)
Amazing Spider-Man #28 (21)
Boomerang
Spider-Man (PP)
– Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, TU (The Syndicate)
Antagonist(s)
Beetle – Energy, Flight, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Kingpin – Business
Lady Octopus – Suit, TU (Spider-Man)
White Rabbit – Gun, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Avengers #23 (43)
Black Panther – Claws, Energy, Suit, TU (Hellstrom), LT
Blade – Creature, Gun, Weapon, TU (Hellstrom)
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Strength, TU (Hellstrom)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Melee, Morph, Vehicle
Hellstrom – Flight, Magic, TU (Avengers), LT
Odin
She-Hulk – Durability
Thor – Durability, Mjolnir
Antagonist(s)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Vehicle, Weapon, TU (The Rider)
Rider – Flames, Melee, Possession, Strength, TU (Ghost Rider)
Black Panther #15 (11)
Black Panther – Intellect, Tech, LT, CD (Returns to his own time)
Manifold – CD (Returns to his own time)
Okoye
Shuri
Storm – Weather
Captain America #13 (27)
Agent 13 – TU (Captain America), LT
Captain America
– Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Weapon, TU (Daughters of Liberty), LT, SC
Dryad – Agility, Melee, Weapon, TU (Captain America)
Iron Patriot – Computer, Vehicle, TU (Captain America)
White Tiger – Melee, TU (Captain America), LT, SC
Antagonist(s)
Nick Fury, Jr.
Doctor Strange #18 (6)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, SC, DA (Xennerak)
Fantastic Four: 4 Yancy Street #1 (16)
Human Torch – Flight
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Telekinesis
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch, Tech
Thing – Durability, Melee, Strength, Tech, SC
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Creature
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #11 (9)
Iron Man
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Energy, Melee, Strength, Webs
Spider-Man (PP)
House of X #3 (19)
Archangel
Cyclops – Vehicle, LT
Emma Frost
Husk

Jean Grey
M
Magneto
Mystique
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Professor X – Telepathy
Sabretooth – Sense
Stepford Cuckoos
Wolverine
Antagonist(s)
Omega Sentinel
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #1 (11)
Spider-Man (PS4) – Agility, Melee, Sense, Suit, Tech, Webs, DA (Swarm)
Antagonist(s)
Swarm (PS4) – Creature, Flight
Marvel Comics #1000 (192)
Ant-Man (SL) – Creature, TU (Black Panther)
Black Bolt – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Black Knight (SPoS) – Weapon
Black Panther – TU (Spider-Man)
Black Rider
Blade – Blade, Gun, Vehicle, Weapon
Blue Marvel – TU (Jimmy Woo)
Brawn
Bucky (FD)
Cable
Captain America (JM)
Captain America (SR) – TU (Black Panther)
Captain America (WN)
Captain Marvel – Creature, Flight, Melee, TU (Black Panther)
Citizen V – TU (Jimmy Woo)
Conan – Business, Thief
Daredevil – Baton, Sense, TU (Black Panther)
Deadpool – Fourth Wall, Melee, TU (Black Panther)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, TU (Black Panther)
Domino
Elsa Bloodstone
Eternity
Gorilla-Man – Tech, TU (Jimmy Woo)
Groot
Guardian – Energy, Flight, Suit
Harpy
Hawkeye (KB)
Hellcat – Melee, Weapon
Hercules
Howard the Duck
Hulk – TU (Black Panther)
Hulkling – Morph
Human Torch (JH)
Human Torch (JS) – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Iron Man – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Jean Grey – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Jessica Jones – Strength, SC
Jimmy Woo – Espionage, Melee, TU (Blue Marvel)
Korg
Lockjaw

Loki
Luke Cage
Mantis
Miss America
Mr. Fantastic
Ms. America
Ms. Marvel – TU (Black Panther)
Namor – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Namora – Vehicle, TU (Jimmy Woo)
Night Raven
Night Thrasher – TU (Jimmy Woo)
Nova (RR) – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Patriot (EB)
Punisher – Gun, Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
Red Wolf
Rick Jones
Rocket Raccoon
Scout
Shatterstar
She-Hulk
Silver Surfer
Skaar
Speed
Speedball – Durability, Energy
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Sense
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Sense, Webs, TU (Black Panther), SC
Squirrel Girl – TU (Black Panther)
Stinger – Size
Storm – Flight, Weather, TU (Black Panther), SC
Thing – Melee, TU (Black Panther), DA (Venom)
Thor – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Toro
Uranian – Melee
Venus
Vision – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Warpath
Wasp (NvD) – Flight, TU (Black Panther)
Watcher
White Tiger (AA) – Melee, TU (White Tiger)
White Tiger (AdT) – Melee, TU (White Tiger)
Whizzer
Wiccan – Flight
Wolverine – Heal, Sense, TU (Punisher)
X-23 – Claws
Antagonist(s)
Apocalypse
Doctor Doom

Doctor Octopus
Fin Fang Foom
Galactus
– Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee
Thanos – Durability, Energy
Venom
Vulture – Claws, Flight
Wendigo
Marvel Monsters #1 (4)
Kid Kaiju – Creature, Melee, Summon
Marvel Team-Up #5 (13)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Vehicle, TU (Ms. Marvel), LT
Ms. Marvel – Melee, Size, Stretch, TU (Captain Marvel)
Shuri
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #46 (14)
Human Torch – Flight
Invisible Woman – Flight, Invisibility, Telekinesis
Moon Girl
– Creature
Mr. Fantastic – Durability, Size, Stretch, Tech
Thing
Power Pack: Grow Up! #1 (25)
Alex Power – Flight, Gravity, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Energizer – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Kitty Pryde – Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, Intangibility Offensive, TU (Power Pack)
Lightspeed – Flight, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Mass Master – Melee, Morph, Size, TU (Kitty Pryde)
Wolverine – Claws, Melee, TU (Power Pack)
Runaways #24 (10)
Gert Yorkes
Karolina Dean – Energy, Flight
Molly Hayes
Nico Minoru – Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive
Victor Mancha
She-Hulk Annual #1 (16)
Iron Man
Mr. Fantastic
She-Hulk – Attorney, Melee, Vehicle, CD (Switches bodies with Bullseye), DA (Bullseye)
Thing

Antagonist(s)
Bullseye – Melee, Projectile, Weapon, CD (Switches bodies with She-Hulk)
Machinesmith – Computer
Thanos #3 (18)
Death
Gamora
– Melee, Stealth, Vehicle, DA (Ballista Grim)
Thanos
– Energy, Energy Offensive
Antagonist(s)
Blood Brothers – Weapon
Ebony Maw
Magus – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Melee
Proxima Midnight
Thor #16 (33)
Angela
Balder
– CD (Joins the League of Realms)
Beta Ray Bill

Black Panther
– CD (Joins the Congress of Worlds)
Fandral
– CD (Becomes one of the Ministers Three)
Freyja

Gaea
Gladiator
Heimdall

Hercules

Hildegarde – CD (Becomes one of the Ministers Three)
Hogun – CD (Becomes one of the Ministers Three)
King Thor – Flight
Lady Sif
Loki – Magic
Odin
Roz Solomon
Thor – Mjolnir, SC
Throg
Valkyrie (JF)
Volstagg
Antagonist(s)
Enchantress
Sindr
Ulik
Venom #17 (14)
Maker – Computer, Stretch, Tech, Weapon, SC
Spider-Man (PP)
– Melee, TU (Venom)
Venom – Melee, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage
– Creature

 

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