Weekly Marvel Review: September 11, 2019 (Week 37)

The villains come out of the woodwork to drive Squirrel Girl nuts. Now that the world knows Doreen Green is the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, some of her top adversaries team up to take her down. A JV team led by Swarm and Boomerang are first to confront her, but she manages to talk her way out of that confrontation as she is known to do. The bigger challenge comes from Melissa Morbeck’s gathered evil-doers consisting of Doctor Doom, the Leader and Fin Fang Foom, among others. Ten eligible villains make up the majority of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl‘s 42-point Top Book of the Week. The next Top Solo Book of the Week with 24 points, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, celebrates several milestones. In addition to Miles’ masterfully-obscured-age birthday party, the 250th issue spectacular brings the Ultimate version of Green Goblin into the Prime Marvel Universe and gives the 616-Miles Morales a new villainous role as Ultimatum.

Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool features a trio of C-list villains joining Carnage’s Church of the New Darkness. Will O’ The Wisp, Conundrum and Freak fail to receive Fantasy Comic League points due to missing the minimum appearance threshold, but Carnage deems them worthy of his symbiotic gifts. Even without their points, the tie-in book wins the Event Book of the Week with a review score of 22. Namor brings two of his recent aquatic henchmen, Orka and Tiger Shark, into the latest Invaders, the Top Team Book of the Week. Captain America and his wartime allies continue searching for ways to reverse Namor’s biological attack on America in the 27-point book.

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

Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance #1 (20)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Demonic, Flames, Melee, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Ghost Rider), SC
Ghost Rider (JB) – Magic, Morph
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Assassin, Blade, Melee, Morph, Symbiote, Weapon, DA (Ghost Rider)
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #2 (22)
Deadpool – Blade, Explosive, Fourth Wall, Gun, Heal, Weapon, DA (Freak)
Spider-Man (PP) – Melee, Webs, TU (Venom)
Venom – Melee, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Assassin, Creature, Melee, LT
Green Goblin – Symbiote
Age of Conan: Valeria #2 (4)
Valeria – Blade, Melee, Weapon
Amazing Spider-Man #29 (6)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Webs, TU (Teresa Parker)
Antagonist(s)
Chameleon
Black Cat #4 (5)
Black Cat – Thief
Human Torch – Flames
Antagonist(s)
Blastaar
Captain Marvel #10 (12)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Flight, Melee, Speed, TU (Iron Man)
Doctor Minerva – Intellect
Iron Man – Intellect, TU (Captain Marvel)
War Machine
Daredevil #11 (12)
Daredevil – Melee, Sense
Elektra – Melee
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs
Antagonist(s)
Kingpin – Business
Owl – Claws, Flight
Doctor Strange #19 (11)
Doctor Strange – Artifact, Flight, Heal, Intellect, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Sense, SC, CD (Restores the use of his hands)
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Prodigal Sun #1 (15)
Beta Ray Bill – Strength, Weapon
Groot – Melee
Moondragon – Deception, Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Phyla-Vell – Energy, Flight
Star-Lord – Suit
Gwenpool Strikes Back #2 (20)
Brainstorm
Deadpool
– Fourth Wall, Melee, Weapon, TU (Gwenpool)
Gwenpool – Fourth Wall, Weapon, TU (Deadpool)
Invisible Woman – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive
Mr. Fantastic – Ensnare, Melee, Stretch
Powerhouse
Thing
Invaders #9 (27)
Black Panther – Tech
Captain America
– Melee, Shield, LT
Human Torch (JH) – Flight, Melee
Spitfire – Melee, Speed, SC
Toro – Flight, Melee
Winter Soldier
Antagonist(s)
Namor – Flight, Strength, Water, Weapon, LT
Orka
– Melee
Tiger Shark – Claws
Invisible Woman #3 (11)
Black Widow – TU (Invisible Woman)
Invisible Woman
– Espionage, Flight, Invisibility, Melee, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, TU (Black Widow)
Ironheart #10 (21)
Ironheart – Flight, Repulsor, Suit, Tech, TU (Shuri), CD (Learns her father is still alive)
Okoye – Weapon, TU (Ironheart)
Shuri – Tech, Vehicle, TU (Ironheart)
Silhouette – Stealth, Tech, Teleport, Weapon, TU (Ironheart)
Antagonist(s)
Midnight’s Fire
King Thor #1 (6)
King Thor – Energy, Flight, Heal, Mjolnir, Weapon
Loki #3 (3)
Loki
Antagonist(s)
Nightmare – Morph
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #10 (24)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Durability, Energy, Melee, Sense, Strength, Weapon, Webs, TU (Starling) SC, CD (Celebrates his birthday)
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Green Goblin (Ult) – Claws, Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Ultimatum), CD (Arrives in the Prime Universe)
Kingpin – Business
Vulture – Flight
Moon Knight Annual #1 (13)
Moon Knight – Artifact, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Moon Knight), DA (Kang)
Antagonist(s)
Kang the Conqueror – Gun, Melee, Tech, Teleport, Weapon
Powers of X #4 (13)
Cypher – Intellect, Sense, TU (Professor X)
Magneto – Magnetics
Professor X – Telepathy, TU (Cypher), LT
Antagonist(s)
Mr. Sinister – Creature, Weapon
Punisher Kill Krew #2 (10)
High Evolutionary
Juggernaut

Punisher
– Assassin, Gun, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, SC
Rider
Silver Surfer: Black #4 (15)
Ego – Cosmic, Sense, TU (Silver Surfer)
Galactus
Silver Surfer – Flight, Morph, Sense, Strength, Telepathy, Vehicle, TU (Ego), CD (Spares Galactus’ life as an infant)
Uatu the Watcher
Sword Master #3 (8)
Shang-Chi – TU (Sword Master)
Sword Master – Melee, TU (Shang-Chi)
Antagonist(s)
Ares – Strength, Weapon
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #48 (42)
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsor, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Squirrel Girl – Durability, Strength, Tail, TU (Iron Man), DA (Swarm)
Antagonist(s)
Baron Mordo – Flight, Magic, TU (Iron Ring)
Boomerang – Weapon, TU (Swarm)
Brain Drain
Doctor Doom – Flight, TU (Iron Ring)
Dormammu – Flight, Magic, TU (Iron Ring)
Fin Fang Foom – Flight, Melee, TU (Iron Ring)
Leader – TU (Iron Ring)
M.O.D.O.K. – TU (Iron Ring)
Swarm – Creature, Morph, TU (Boomerang)
Taskmaster – TU (Iron Ring)
Whiplash – Weapon, TU (Iron Ring)
Venom #18 (20)
Captain America – Shield, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs, TU (Captain America)
Thing – Melee, TU (Spider-Man)
Venom
Wolverine – TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Knull – Symbiote
Maker
– Stretch, Symbiote, Tech, Weapon, CD (Bonds with the Hybrid symbiotes)

 

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