Weekly Marvel Review: October 09, 2019 (Week 41)

Squirrel Girl’s most important power saves the day and turns the tide against the combined might of some of Marvel’s most notorious super villains. No, not her tail or her ability to talk to small woodland critters. It’s her ability to see the good in people and make friends out of her adversaries. When things look most dire for Squirrel Girl and the Avengers, rogue characters who Squirrel Girl befriended throughout her series, such as Kraven and the Rhino, join the fight for good against the Iron Ring and her team of armored-baddies such as Whiplash and Fin Fang Foom. The penultimate issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl earns a review score of 69 points and top honors for Book of the Week. It beats out an impressive showing from Gwenpool Strikes Book, which features a large collection of characters as well and 49 points.

While Squirrel Girl’s friendship may be contagious in a positive way, the infection sweeping through the pages of Contagion are more dangerous. Four more heroes – Cloak, Dagger, Doctor Stange and Luke Cage – fall victim to the mysterious disease in the second issue of the Top Event Book of the Week. Like Squirrel Girl and Gwenpool, the Avengers appear in this issue as well, pushing the review score to 38 points. Captain America, separate from his Avengers teammates, features in the Top Team Book of the Week as well. Invaders earns a review score of 21, but stands out as the only team book from the week.

For those keeping track of their own review teams, full statistics can be found in the below character reviews. Please use these results to determine your score and support us via the Fantasy Comic League’s Patreon page to become a Sanctioned Review Agent. Make sure to tweet any questions or comments to @FantasyComicLG on Twitter while using the #FantasyComicLeague tag!

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

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #3 (10)
Silver Sable
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Energy, Melee, Sense, Will Power, SC, CD (Willingly bonds with a symbiote)
Age of Conan: Valeria #3 (2)
Valeria – Weapon
Amazing Spider-Man #31 (9)
Spider-Man (PP) – Melee, Strength, Will Power
Green Goblin – Claws, Durability
Kindred – Creature
Contagion #2 (38)
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain Marvel
– Teleport, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Gets infected)
Dagger – Energy, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Gets infected)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Intellect, Magic, Magic Defensive, TU (Thing), LT, CD (Gets infected)
Ghost Rider (RR)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Iron Fist – Melee, TU (Luke Cage)
Iron Man
Jessica Jones
Luke Cage – Melee, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Gets infected)
Mr. Fantastic
Thing – Durability, TU (Doctor Strange), LT
Doctor Doom #1 (14)
Doctor Doom – Business, Energy, Flight, Magic, Melee, Suit
Kang – Teleport
Agent Zero – Gun, Weapon
Union Jack – Melee
Future Fight Firsts: White Fox #1 (8)
Jimmy Woo
White Fox – Claws, Melee, Morph, Sense, SC, CD (Joins South Korean National Intelligence Service)
Gwenpool Strikes Back #3 (49)
Atlas – Size
Batroc the Leaper
Black Cat

Black Panther
– Melee
Black Widow
Captain America
– Melee
Captain Marvel
– Melee
– Fourth Wall, TU (Gwenpool)
Doctor Strange
Gwenpool – Fourth Wall, Weapon, TU (Deadpool)
Hawkeye (KB)
Hulk – Morph, Personality
Invisible Woman
Iron Man – Melee
Jessica Jones
Kid Omega
Moon Girl
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
Ms. America
Ms. Marvel – Melee, Stretch
Spectrum – Flight
Spider-Man (MM) – Webs
Spider-Woman (JD)
Squirrel Girl
Tigra – Melee
Valkyrie (JF) – Melee
Wasp (NvD)
Winter Soldier
Invaders #10 (21)
Captain America – Espionage, Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive
Human Torch (JH) – Durability, Flight
Namor – Durability, Flight, Melee, LT, CD (Turns human)
Toro – Flight
Winter Soldier – Espionage, Melee
Loki #4 (17)
Iron Man
Loki – Blade, Magic, Melee, Weapon, SC, DA (Nightmare)
Nightmare – Deception, Heal, Morph, Sense, Telekinesis, Weapon
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #8 (10)
Ms. Marvel – Ensnare, Fist, Melee, Size, Stretch, Suit, Will Power, SC, DA (Monopoly)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #11 (9)
Prowler (AD)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Energy, Invisibility, Melee, Sense, Webs
Powers of X #6 (4)
Magneto – Magnetics
Moira MacTaggart
Professor X
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #49 (69)
Black Panther – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Blade – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Brain Drain
Captain America – Shield, Shield Defensive, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Ghost Rider (RR) – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Iron Man – Intellect, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Kraven – TU (Squirrel Girl), LT
Mole Man – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Rhino – TU (Squirrel Girl)
She-Hulk – TU (Squirrel Girl)
Squirrel Girl – Creature, Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Iron Man), LT
Thor – Lightning, TU (Squirrel Girl)
Baron Mordo – Magic, TU (Iron Ring)
Doctor Doom – Energy, Melee, Suit, Weapon, TU (Iron Ring)
Dormammu – Energy, Flight, TU (Iron Ring)
Fin Fang Foom – Acid, Flight, Melee, Tail, TU (Iron Ring)
Leader – Tech, TU (Iron Ring)
M.O.D.O.K. – Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, TU (Iron Ring)
Taskmaster – Melee, TU (Iron Ring)
Whiplash – Suit, TU (Iron Ring)
Web of Black Widow #2 (9)
Black Widow – Agility, Assassin, Blade, Espionage, Melee, Weapon
Winter Soldier – Melee


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