Weekly Marvel Review: September 04, 2019 (Week 36)

Despite what the X-Men may lead you to believe, you can’t cheat death. The Champions feel the repercussions of their deal with the devil as Mephisto’s son Blackheart pits the team of young heroes against each other. Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales and Brawn return after their short hiatus to find their former teammates under the sway of Blackheart. The original Champions face off with the new Champions in the Top Book of the Week with a review score of 48 points. Another team book featuring a team all too familiar with death follows behind with 38. Savage Avengers team members Conan and Doctor Voodoo were already on death’s door in this series, and Elektra and Wolverine have their own histories with resurrections. The assemblage of antiheroes kill the Marrow God before splitting up and closing out the first arc of their series.

The X-Men, not to be out done when it comes to death, score the Top Event Book of the Week with the bloody next chapter of House of X. The team’s suicide mission to prevent the activation of the Mother Mold turns out to be just that. While Cyclops’ team of mutants succeeds in dropping the robot into the sun, they all die on their dangerous quest. M, Nightcrawler and Wolverine are among the victims of the fateful trip in the 40-point book. Frank Castle appears again in another featured book for the week when he teams up with Black Widow, Danny Ketch, Moon Knight and Night Thrasher to take the fight to Baron Zemo and his Thunderbolts. Punisher nets a review score of 44 points to earn the Top Solo 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: Scream #2 (14)
Mania – Flames, Flames Defensive, Flames Offensive, TU (Scream), SC
Scream – Claws, Symbiote, Weapon, TU (Mania), SC
Carnage – Creature
Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man #1 (15)
Captain America
Doctor Strange – Flight
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs
Carnage – Assassin, Melee, Morph
White Rabbit – Melee, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon
Agents of Atlas #2 (22)
Aero – Flight, Weapon, Wind
Brawn – Strength, LT, SC
Giant-Man – Melee, Size, CD (Joins Agents of Atlas)
Luna Snow – Ice, Ice Offensive, SC

Silk – Webs
Sword Master
Wave – Water
Alpha Flight: True North #1 (32)
Fat Cobra – Melee, TU (Puck)
Guardian – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Tech
Puck – Explosive, Gun, Weapon, TU (Ulyssess Bloodstone)
Snowbird – Flight, Melee, Morph, Sense
Talisman – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Sense
Ulysses Bloodstone – Weapon, TU (Puck)
Vindicator – Energy, Energy Offensive
Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big #1 (17)
Punisher – Gun, Weapon
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Intellect, Melee, Sense, Strength, Tech, Webs, SC, DA (Coyote)
Nightshade – Creature, Weapon
Champions #9 (48)
– Durability, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Dust – Sand
Falcon (JT) – Flight
Ironheart – Melee, Repulsor, LT
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Size, Stretch, TU (Spider-Man)
Nova (SA) – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Will Power, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Power Man – Energy, Melee
Snowguard – Melee, Morph
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy, Sense, Webs, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Viv Vision – Energy, Flight, Intangibility, Melee, Personality, TU (Ms.Marvel)
Wasp (NvD) – Flight
Blackheart – Possession
Conan the Barbarian #9 (6)
Conan – Blade, Melee, Weapon, SC, DA (The Leviagod)
Fantastic Four #14 (13)
Human Torch
– Flight, Tech
Invisible Woman
Mr. Fantastic – Computer, Intellect, Tech, CD (Recreates the original ship from the first Fantastic Four voyage)
Thing – Vehicle
Future Foundation #2 (31)
Alex Power – TU (Yondu), LT
Artie – TU (Yondu)
Bentley-23 – TU (Yondu)
Dragon Man – TU (Yondu)
Leech – TU (Yondu)
Lightspeed – Flight, Melee, Speed, TU (Nomad)
Nomad – Gun, Melee, Shield, Weapon, TU (Lightpseed)
Onome – TU (Yondu)
Yondu – TU (Future Foundation)
Maker – Deception, Stretch, TU (Future Foundation), LT
Ghost-Spider Annual #1 (9)
Ghost-Spider – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Weapon, Webs, CD (Faces down robot versions of the Prime Universe version of her foes)
Arcade (No Appearance) – Tech
House of X #4 (40)
Archangel – CD (Dies)
Beast – Computer
Cyclops – Optics, LT, CD (Dies)
Husk – CD (Dies)
Jean Grey – Telepathy, CD (Dies)
M – Claws, Morph, Telepathy, CD (Dies)
Mystique – CD (Dies)
Nightcrawler – Teleport, CD (Dies)
Professor X – Telepathy, LT
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy
Storm – Weather
Trinary – Computer
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, CD (Dies)
Omega Sentinel – Weapon
Immortal Hulk #23 (25)
Absorbing Man – Absorb, Durability, Morph, TU (Hulk)
Doc Samson
– TU (Hulk)
– Flight, Sense, TU (Hulk)
Hulk – Heal, Melee, TU (Gamma Flight)
Puck – Melee, TU (Hulk)
Rick Jones – Energy, Flight, TU (Hulk)
Titania – Melee, TU (Hulk)
Old Man Quill #9 (26)
Star-Lord (OM) – Melee, Suit, Weapon, DA (Gladiator)
Viv Vision (OM)
Doctor Doom (OM)
Gladiator (OM)
– Flight, Melee, Optics, Speed, Strength
Madame Masque (OM)
Manta (OM) – Energy, Flight, CD (Dies)
Warbird (OM) – Flight, Melee, CD (Dies)
Warstar (OM) – Energy, Melee, CD (Dies)
Punisher #15 (44)
Black Widow – Agility, Melee, TU (Punisher)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Melee, TU (Punisher)
Moon Knight – Melee, TU (Punisher)
Night Thrasher – Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Punisher – Gun, Melee, Weapon, TU (Black Widow), DA (Fixer)
Baron Zemo – Assassin, Blade, Gun, Weapon, TU (Kingpin), LT
Fixer – Energy
Ghost – Intangibility
Jigsaw – Gun, Melee, Weapon
Kingpin – TU (Baron Zemo)
Moonstone – Flight
Radioactive Man – Radiation, Radiation Defensive, Radiation Offensive
Savage Avengers #5 (38)
Conan – Blade, Melee, Weapon, TU (Wolverine), DA (Marrow God)
Doctor Voodoo – Heal, Magic, Teleport, TU (Conan), LT
Elektra – Arrow, Blade, Melee, Stealth, Weapon, TU (Conan)
Punisher – Explosive, Gun, Weapon, TU (Conan), DA (Marrow God)
Venom – Claws, Melee, Weapon, Webs, TU (Conan), DA (Marrow God)
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, TU (Conan), DA (Marrow God)
Web of Black Widow #1 (11)
Black Widow – Agility, Assassin, Computer, Deception, Espionage, Melee, Tech, Weapon
Iron Man – Flight


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