Weekly Marvel Review: October 02, 2019 (Week 40)

Marvel’s 80th anniversary celebration continues into the month of October. The party takes place in the follow up Marvel Comics issue and more than 50 characters from the publisher’s history are there to celebrate, from the Blonde Phantom to Spiderling. Marvel Comics #1001 earns the Top Event Book of the Week with 92 points, beating the final House of X book which has a council of mutants celebrating their newly formed nation. Thirty-five characters party to a 66-point review score for House of X.

While the mutants are busy commemorating their new beginning, the young Champions are bringing their current series to an end. Original team members, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Nova, Brawn and Viv, stand against their new team members and Blackheart. Miles leads the charge in shaking off the demon’s control and accepting the consequences of his decisions made earlier in the story. Champions earns the Top Team Book of the Week with a review score of 67 points. Punisher and writer Matthew Rosenberg also reach the end of the vigilante’s current run and go out on top with the Top Solo Book of the Week with 49 points. Punisher ditches his recent cohorts out of his final plan to take out Baron Zemo, but is stopped by Nick Fury, Jr. from taking down the Kingpin.

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

Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1 (17)
Captain America
Harpy – Flight
Hulk – Heal, Intellect, Morph, Personality, Strength, TU (Venom)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense, Webs
Venom – TU (Hulk)
Bizarre Adventures #1 (12)
Dracula – Crawl
Goliath (BF) – Grow, Size
Shang-Chi – Melee, SC
Ulysses Bloodstone – Artifact, Blade, Weapon
Black Cat #5 (16)
Black Cat – Claws, Vehicle, TU (Human Torch), DA (Blastaar)
Human Torch – Durability, Flame, Flame Offensive, Flight, TU (Black Cat)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis
Blastaar – Energy, Energy Offensive
Champions #10 (67)
Bombshell – Energy, DA (Blackheart)
Brawn – Melee, DA (Blackheart)
Dust – Flight, Sand, Sand Offensive, DA (Blackheart)
Falcon (JT) – Flight, Melee, DA (Blackheart)
Ironheart – Flight, Repulsor, Suit, Tech, Weapon, Will Power, DA (Blackheart)
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Size, Stretch, LT, DA (Blackheart)
Nova (SA) – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, DA (Blackheart)
Patriot – Vehicle, DA (Blackheart)
Power Man – Energy, Melee, DA (Blackheart)
Snowguard – DA (Blackheart)
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy, Melee, Webs, WIll Power, LT, DA (Blackheart)
Viv Vision – Energy, Flight, Intangibility, Melee, Personality, DA (Blackheart)
Wasp (NvD) – Energy, Flight, DA (Blackheart)
Blackheart – Melee, Possession, Teleport
Mephisto – Teleport
Contagion #1 (22)
Human Torch – Flame, Flight, CD (Gets infected)
Invisible Woman – Flight, Telekinesis, CD (Gets infected)
Iron Fist
Mr. Fantastic – Computer, Ensnare, Intellect, Stretch, LT, CD (Gets infected)
Thing – Durability, Melee, Strength, SC
Mole Man
Daredevil #12 (10)
Daredevil – Melee, Sense, SC
Elektra – SC
Kingpin – Assassin, Business, Melee
Doctor Strange #20 (8)
Doctor Strange – Artifact, Magic, Telepathy, Teleport, Weapon, DA (Chondar2)
Fantastic Four #15 (14)
Human Torch – Flame, Flight
Invisible Woman – Invisibility, Telekinesis
Mr. Fantastic – Melee, Stretch, Tech
Thing – Durability, Melee, Strength
Future Foundation #3 (30)
Alex Power – Flight, Gravity, Gravity Offensive, TU (Maker), LT
Bentley-23 – TU (Maker)
Dragon Man – Flames, Flight, TU (Maker)
Lyja – Deception, Melee, Morph
Maker – Ensnare, Melee, Stretch, TU (Future Foundation)
Nomad – Weapon, TU (Maker)
Onome – Weapon, TU (Maker)
Ghost Rider #1 (14)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Flames, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon
Ghost Rider (JB) – Demonic, Flames, Melee, Morph, Weapon
House of X #6 (66)
Apocalypse – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Black Panther
Boom Boom
Captain America
Cypher – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Dazzler – Energy
Doctor Strange
Emma Frost – Telepathy, CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Exodus – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Havok – CD (Returns from the dead)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Iron Man
Jean Grey – Telepathy, CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Magneto – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Moira MacTaggert
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Sinister – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Mystique – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Nightcrawler – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Omega Sentinel
Professor X – Telepathy, CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Proteus – Flight
Sebastian Shaw – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Siryn – Sonics
Storm – CD (Forms the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
– Energy
Sabretooth – CD (Becomes the first mutant to be judged and exiled by the Quiet Council of Krakoa)
Immortal Hulk #X (11)
Doc Samson

Hulk – Durability, Heal, Melee, Personality, Strength, CD (Takes control of U.S. Hulk Operations), DA (Abomination)
Rick Jones
Marvel Comics #1001 (92)
Alex Power
Black Bolt
Blonde Phantom

Boom Boom – Energy
Captain America – Shield
Captain Marvel – Flight
Daredevil – Baton
Dazzler – Energy
Deadpool – Blade, Fourth Wall, Gun, Weapon
Death’s Head
Emma Frost – Durability
Firestar – Flames, Flight
Gambit – Energy
Iron Man – Flight, Repulsors
Jean Grey
Jubilee – Energy
Justice – Energy, Flight
Kid Colt
Kitty Pryde
Machine Man – Flight, Strength, Stretch
Mass Master
Ms. Marvel
Namorita – Flight, Strength
Night Thrasher – Tech
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Nova (RR) – Flight, Melee
Professor X
Rage – Melee
Rocket Raccoon
Silhouette – Teleport
Sleepwalker – Flight, Telekinesis
Speedball – Energy
Spiderling – Webs
Spider-Man (MM)
Spider-Man (PP)
Spider-Man (RYV) – Melee, Webs
Squirrel Girl
Uatu the Watcher
Viv Vision – Intangibility, Tech
Winter Soldier
Thanos – Cosmic, Durability
Old Man Quill #10 (30)
Invisible Woman (OM) – Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive
Mr. Fantastic (OM) – Ensnare, Melee, Stretch, Tech
Star-Lord (OM)
– Blade, Melee, Tech, Weapon, TU (Viv Vision)
Viv Vision (OM) – TU (Star-Lord), LT
Doctor Doom (OM) (No appearance) – Creature
Juggernaut (OM)

Kang the Conqueror (OM)
– Energy, Melee, Tech, Teleport, Weapon
Loki (OM)
Rhino (OM)
Spider-Woman (AB)
Thanos (OM)
Punisher #16 (49)
Black Widow – Tech, DA (Moonstone)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Demonic, Vehicle, TU (Punisher), DA (Moonstone)
Hawkeye (CB) – TU (Nick Fury, Jr.)
Luke Cage – Durability, TU (Nick Fury, Jr.)
Moon Knight – DA (Moonstone)
Nick Fury, Jr. – TU (Luke Cage)
Night Thrasher – Weapon, DA (Moonstone)
Punisher – Blade, Gun, Weapon, Will Power, TU (Ghost Rider), LT, DA (Moonstone)
Quake – TU (Nick Fury, Jr.)
Winter Soldier – TU (Nick Fury, Jr.)
Baron Zemo – Blade, Gun, Weapon, CD (Dies)
Ghost – Intangibility, Intangibility Offensive, Weapon, TU (Kingpin), DA (Baron Zemo)
Kingpin – TU (Ghost), DA (Baron Zemo)
Radioactive Man
Runaways #25 (14)
Chase Stein – CD (Loses their headquarters)
Gert Yorkes – CD (Loses their headquarters)
Karolina Dean – CD (Loses their headquarters)
Molly Hayes – CD (Loses their headquarters)
Nico Minoru – Magic, CD (Loses their headquarters)
Victor Mancha – Computer, CD (Loses their headquarters)
Savage Avengers #6 (12)
Conan – Blade, Durability, Gun, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Punisher – Blade, Durability, Gun, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Spider-Verse #1 (11)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Weapon, Webs, TU (Spider-Punk), DA (8-Ball)
Spider-Punk – Melee, TU (Spider-Man)
Sword Master #4 (11)
Ares – Melee, Weapon, TU (Shang-Chi)
– Weapon, TU (Sword Master)
Sword Master – Weapon, TU (Shang-Chi), CD (Learns he is a descendant of the Fu Xi family)


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