Weekly Marvel Review: November 06, 2019 (Week 45)

All the super powers and mutant gifts in the world cannot match the strength of a close knit family. The Dawn of X is all about familia bonds between the homo superior race. New Mutants, the latest entry in the rebooted X-Men line, reunites the popular young characters and earns the Team Book of the Week honors with 43 review points. The team, including recently resurrected characters Sunspot and Wolfsbane, hitch a ride into space with the Starjammers in a quest to reconnect with Cannonball. X-Force also kicks off a new series with deadly stakes familiar to the title. It clocks in at 42 review points but ends on a devastating cliffhanger when Professor X, mutantdom’s patriarchal figure, is seemingly assassinated.

Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman, the father and mother of Marvel’s First Family, draw their last breaths in Old Man Quill, the top Solo Title of the Week. The alternate timeline claims the lives of several more characters including Gladiator when Star-Lord wields the Ultimate Nullifier. Eleven characters account for 31 points in the penultimate book of the series. Absolute Carnage: Weapon Plus, the only event book from the week, stars Weapon H having to defend his family once more from those seeking to do them harm. Carnage uses the tie-in to become the first villain to break 100 review points in 2019.

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

Absolute Carnage: Weapon Plus #1 (16)
Weapon H – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, Morph, Strength, SC
Carnage – Claws, Durability, Heal, Melee, Morph, Symbiote, Weapon
Amazing Spider-Man #33 (16)
Silver Sable – Tech, CD (Reveals how she survived her perceived death)
Spider-Man (MoH)
– Agility, Melee, Sense
Spider-Man (PP) – Webs
Chameleon – Deception, Morph
Doctor Doom – Business
Black Cat #6 (6)
Batroc – TU (Black Cat)
Black Cat – Tech, Thief, TU (Batroc)
Daredevil #13 (11)
Daredevil – Sense, Weapon, TU (Elektra)
Elektra – Weapon, TU (Daredevil), LT
Owl – Assassin
Doctor Doom #2 (22)
Agent Zero
Amy Chen – Vehicle
Blue Marvel
– Flight, Intellect
Doctor Strange
Silver Sable
Spider-Man (PP)
Doctor Doom – Magic, Melee, TU (Morgan le Fay), CD (Learns he is destined to reunite the world)
Kang – Tech, Teleport
Morgan le Fay – Magic, TU (Doctor Doom)
Taskmaster – Weapon
Fantastic Four #16 (16)
Human Torch – Flight
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Invisibility, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive
Mr. Fantastic – Morph, Stretch
Thing – Durability, Melee, Strength, CD (Starts a rebellion), DA (Big King Skrum)
Future Fight Firsts: Crescent and Io #1 (13)
Crescent – Creature, Melee
Jimmy Woo
Luna Snow
Shang-Chi – Melee
White Fox
Ghost Rider #2 (17)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Durability, Melee, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Loses the Spirit of Vengeance)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Demonic, Flames, Melee, Morph, Sense, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon
Immortal Hulk #26 (11)
Doc Samson – Strength
Hulk – CD (Declares war on the world governments)
Iron Man
Rick Jones – Flight
Minotaur – Business
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #9 (22)
Doctor Strange – Intellect, Magic, Telepathy, Teleport, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Iron Man – Flight, Intellect, Suit, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Ms. Marvel – Melee, Size, Stretch, TU (Doctor Strange), SC, CD (Kisses Bruno)
Mr. Hyde – Melee, Strength, Weapon
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #12 (11)
Prowler (AD) – Melee, Suit, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Man Mountain Marko)
Spider-Man (MM)
– Agility, Energy, Melee, Webs, TU (Prowler)
New Mutants #1 (43)
Chamber – Flames, TU (Starjammers), CD (Returns to life and joins the New Mutants)
Ch’od – Tech, TU (New Mutants)
Corsair – TU (New Mutants), LT
Cypher – TU (Starjammers), CD (Rejoins New Mutants)
Hepzibah – TU (New Mutants)
Karma – TU (Starjammers), CD (Rejoins New Mutants)
Magik – Blade, Melee, Weapon, TU (Starjammers)
Mirage – TU (Starjammers), LT, CD (Rejoins New Mutants)
Professor X
Raza – Blade, Weapon, TU (New Mutants)
Sunspot – TU (Starjammers), CD (Returns to life and rejoins the New Mutants)
Wolfsbane – CD (Returns to life and rejoins the New Mutants)
Old Man Quill #11 (31)
Invisible Woman (OM) – CD (Dies)
Mr. Fantastic (OM) – CD (Dies)
Star-Lord (OM)
– Melee, Tech, Vehicle, DA (Gladiator)
Viv Vision (OM) – Flight, Intangibility, Melee, LT
Doctor Doom (OM) – Flight, Melee
Galactus (OM)
Gladiator (OM) – Flight, Melee, Optics, Strength, CD (Dies)
Juggernaut (OM) – TU (Rhino)
Loki (OM)
Madame Masque (OM) – Weapon
Rhino (OM) – TU (Juggernaut)
Savage Avengers #7 (19)
Conan – Blade, Melee, Sense, Weapon
Doctor Strange – Magic, Telepathy, TU (Elektra)
Doctor Voodoo
Elektra – Assassin, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Doom – Business, SC
Sword Master #5 (22)
Ares – Melee, Strength, TU (Sword Master)
Doctor Strange – Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Melee, Teleport
Shang-Chi – Melee, Weapon, TU (Sword Master)
Sword Master – Blade, Weapon, TU (Shang-Chi)
Baron Mordo – Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport
Web of Black Widow #3 (15)
Black Widow (NR) – Computer, Espionage, Explosive, Melee, Stealth, Tech, Weapon, TU (Black Widow), LT
Black Widow (YB) – Espionage, Melee, Stealth, TU (Black Widow)
X-Force #1 (42)
Beast – Claws, Intellect, Melee
Black Tom Cassidy – Heal, Plant, Plant Offensive, Sense, CD (Works with Krakoa to monitor its defense system)
Boom-Boom – Energy
Colossus – Durability, SC
Domino – Melee, Weapon
Iceman – SC
Jean Grey – Flight, Telepathy
Kate Pryde – SC
Professor X – Telepathy
Pyro – SC
Sage – Computer
Storm – Flight, SC
Vanisher – Teleport
Wolverine – Claws, Heal, Sense
Yondu #1 (13)
Yondu (Ravager) – Blade, Deception, Melee, Tech, Thief, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Learns he is the ancestor if Yondu)
Yondu – Arrow, Sense, CD (Reveals he is a descendant of Yondu)

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