Weekly Marvel Review: October 23, 2019 (Week 43)

Moon Knight knows your angers and he knows your dreams, he’s the cult of personality. When a monster is loose on the streets absorbing the consciousness of some of Marvel’s biggest street-level heroes, who better to confront it than Moon Knight. As more defenders fall to the Contagion, including Elektra and Punisher, Marc Spector, a hero already living with multiple personalities, volunteers to enter the creatures mindscape and fight an all-too familiar battle. The penultimate issue of the event puts up a review score of 54 points and takes the Top Book of the Week. Man-Wolf overcomes Carnage’s mental controls in the finale of the Lethal Protectors, where he’s joined by other character featuring in Contagion including Iron Fist, Cloak and Dagger. The Absolute Carnage tie-in book earns 45 points.

Robbie Reyes and Johnny Blaze, characters who share their headspace with Spirits of Vengeance, finish their race in Avengers, the Top Team Book of the Week with 46 points. Reyes defeats Blaze with a little help from his teammates but turns down the opportunity to rule Hell. Ultron’s plan to merge AI and human personalities into one body continues in Tony Stark: Iron Man. While the battle between man and machine rages around him, James Rhodes makes the decision to step back into the War Machine armor once more in order to confront Ultron. Iron Man takes Top Solo Book of the Week honors with 34 points.

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

Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #3 (45)
Cloak – Flight, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, TU (Iron Fist)
Dagger – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Iron Fist)
Firestar – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Iron Fist)
Iron Fist – Fist, Melee, Strength, TU (Misty Knight), LT
Man-Wolf – Claws, Melee, Morph, Will Power, TU (Misty Knight)
Misty Knight – Gun, Weapon, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Helps Man-Wolf regain control)
Morbius – Claws, Melee, TU (Iron Fist)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage (No appearance) – Creature
Demagoblin – Flames, Heal, Magic, Melee, Sonics, LT
Agents of Atlas #3 (26)
Aero – Flight
Brawn – Computer, Melee, Strength, TU (Protector), LT, SC
Giant-Man – Size, TU (Protector), SC
Jimmy Woo
Luna Snow – Ensnare, Ice, TU (Protector), SC
Shang-Chi
Silk – Webs, SC
Sword Master
Wave
White Fox
Amazing Mary Jane #1 (13)
Mysterio – Deception, Melee, Tech
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Webs
Antagonist(s)
Cobra
Rhino
Scorpion
Stegron
Tarantula
Vulture
Amazing Spider-Man #32 (12)
Spider-Man (MoH) – Melee
Spider-Man (PP) – Intellect, Melee, Webs, TU (Teresa Parker)
Antagonist(s)
Chameleon
Foreigner – Melee
Silver Sable – Weapon
Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1 (29)
Dum Dum Dugan – Gun, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Nick Fury – Gun, Melee, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, TU (Nick Fury), DA (Dr. Lattimore)
Punisher – Weapon
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Melee, Sense, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
High Evolutionary – Tech
Avengers #25 (46)
Black Panther – TU (The Rider)
Blade – Blade, Gun, Weapon, TU (The Rider)
Captain America – TU (The Rider)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight, Vehicle, TU (The Rider)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Melee, Morph, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (The Rider), CD (Wins the challenge of the Ghost Riders), DA (Ghost Rider)
Iron Man – Suit, CD (Gets stranded in the past Hyborian Age)
Rider – Vehicle, TU (Avengers)
She-Hulk – Energy, Melee, TU (The Rider)
Thor – Durability, Flight, Mjolnir, Weapon, TU (The Rider)
Antagonist(s)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Creature, Demonic, Flames, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Loses the challenge of the Ghost Riders)
Contagion #4 (54)
Black Panther – CD (Gets infected)
Black Tarantula – TU (Jessica Jones), CD (Gets infected)
Bulldozer – CD (Gets infected)
Captain America
– CD (Gets infected)
Doctor Strange
Elektra – Weapon, TU (Jessica Jones), CD (Gets infected)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Iron Fist – Heal, TU (Jessica Jones), LT
Iron Man – CD (Gets infected)
Jessica Jones – TU (Moon Knight), LT
Luke Cage
Moon Knight – Projectile, Weapon, TU (Jessica Jones), LT
Mr. Fantastic
Piledriver – TU (Jessica Jones)
Punisher – Gun, Weapon, TU (Jessica Jones), LT, CD (Gets infected)
She-Hulk – CD (Gets infected)
Thing – Durability, Melee, TU (Jessica Jones)
Thunderball – CD (Gets infected)
White Tiger – Melee, TU (Jessica Jones), CD (Gets infected)
Wrecker – CD (Gets infected)
Fearless #4 (32)
Captain Marvel – Energy, TU (Invisible Woman), SC
Ghost Rider (RR) – Melee
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Telekinesis, TU (Captain Marvel), LT, SC
Iron Man – Flight
Ms. Marvel
Namor
Namora – Creature, Flight, Melee, Strength, Telepathy
She-Hulk – Melee
Storm – Weather, Wind, TU (Captain Marvel), SC
Thor – Lightning, Melee
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow #1 (8)
Jimmy Woo – Computer
Luna Snow – Ice, Ice Defensive, Ice Offensive, SC, CD (Gains her cryokinesis powers)
Ghost-Spider #3 (11)
Ghost-Spider – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Symbiote, Tech, Webs, SC
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Jackal – Intellect
Immortal Hulk #25 (5)
Hulk – Melee, Strength, CD (Becomes the Destroyer of Worlds)
Antagonist(s)
Leader
King Thor #2 (6)
King Thor – Flight, Heal, Lightning, Mjolnir, Weapon
Marauders #X (32)
Bishop
Emma Frost – Telepathy, CD (Offers Kate the Hellfire Trading Company leadership)
Iceman – Ice, Ice Defensive, SC, CD (Joins the Marauders)
Kate Pryde – Creature, Gun, Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, Intangibility Offensive, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, LT, SC, CD (Assumes leadership of the Marauders)
Nightcrawler
Pyro – Flames, SC, CD (Joins the Marauders)
Storm – Flight, Weather, SC, CD (Joins the Marauders)
Wolverine
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #3 (9)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Intellect, Melee, Speed, Tech, Webs, SC
Punisher Kill Krew #4 (17)
Black Knight – Blade, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Juggernaut – Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon, TU (Punisher)
Punisher – Blade, Gun, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Black Knight), LT
Strikeforce #2 (35)
Angela – Melee, Suit, Weapon, TU (Blade)
Blade – Weapon, TU (Angela), LT
Hellstrom
Hulkling
Satana – Magic, TU (Blade)
Spectrum – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Intangibility, Melee, TU (Blade)
Spider-Woman – Energy, Pheromone, TU (Blade)
Wiccan – Flight, Teleport, TU (Blade)
Winter Soldier – Gun, Intellect, Melee, Weapon, TU (Blade)
Tony Stark: Iron Man #17 (34)
Bethany Cabe – Tech, TU (War Machine), LT
Blade
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Iron Man – Flight, Melee, Repulsor, TU (Wasp)
Jocasta – Melee, Stretch
Machine Man
Vision
War Machine – Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Bethany Cabe), CD (Retakes control of the War Machine armor)
Wasp (JvD) – Energy, Flight, Size, TU (Iron Man)
Wonder Man
Antagonist(s)
Ultron – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #4 (14)
Doctor Strange – Telepathy, TU (Valkyrie)
Valkyrie – Melee, Weapon, Wings, TU (Doctor Strange)
Antagonist(s)
Grim Reaper – TU (Mephisto), DA (Doctor Strange)
Mephisto – TU (Grim Reaper)
Satannish

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