Weekly Marvel Review: December 25, 2019 (Week 52)

Event Book of the Week: Incoming #1
Writer: Various; Art Team: Various

Marvel and its top creators end 2019 with a story which recaps the year and their characters’ journeys. Incoming picks up where the Marvel #1000 books left off, by following the story of the Masked Raider and the Eternity Mask. Marvel’s top detectives, including Jessica Jones, and biggest brains, such as Blue Marvel and Mr. Fantastic, join together to solve the mystery of the Raider’s death. Little do they know that it is connected to the Hulkling answering the call of destiny to unite the Skrull and Kree empires! What this new union means for Earth, only 2020 will tell. Fifty-one characters appear for a review score of 103 points.

Solo Book of the Week: Dr. Strange #1
Writer: Mark Waid; Art Team: Kev Walker and Java Tartaglia

Dr. Strange’s biggest character development in 2019 came when he made a deal to restore the use of his hands. Now he returns to his original passion: being the world’s most renowned surgeon. He receives a new title focusing on how he plans on balancing the roles of ‘Surgeon Supreme’ and ‘Sorcerer Supreme.’ By the end of the first issue, he already has his newly restored hands full with a powered-up Wrecker. Two characters appear for a review score of 15 points.

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

Dr. Strange #1 (15)
Doctor Strange – Artifact, Flight, Intellect, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Sense, SC
Antagonist(s)
Wrecker – Magic, Melee, Strength, Weapon, DA (Doctor Strange)
Incoming #1 (103)
Aero – Wind
Ares
Black Panther
Blade
Blue Marvel – Flight, Tech, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Brainstorm
Brawn
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Daredevil – Sense, Weapon
Doc Samson 
Elektra – Blade, Melee, Weapon
Ghost Rider (JB) – Flames, Vehicle, Weapon
Ghost Rider (RR)
Hulk
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Ironheart
Iron Man (AS) – Flight, Intellect, SC, CD (Becomes a new Iron Man)
Jessica Jones – Melee, Sleuth, Strength, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Jimmy Woo – Computer, Tech
Longshot
Mojo
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Morph, Stretch, Tech, TU (Captain Marvel)
Mr. Sinister – Melee
Ms. Marvel
Night Thrasher – Intellect, Vehicle
Nova (RR) – Flight, Melee
Nova (SA)
Orka
Powerhouse
Shang-Chi
She-Hulk
Silk
Snowguard
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Strength, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), SC
Spider-Man (PP) – Strength, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), SC
Sword Master
Thing
Thor
Tiger Shark
Valkyrie
Venom
Viv Vision
Wasp (NvD)
Wave
Wiccan – Teleport
Wong – Magic
Antagonist(s)
Hulkling – Flight, TU (Super-Skrull), CD (Claims his title as leader of the Kree and Skrull empires)
Knull – Creature, Symbiote
Super-Skrull – TU (Hulkling)
Spider-Ham #1 (3)
Spider-Ham – Sense, Webs
Venom #21 (13)
Black Panther
Blade
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Ghost Rider (RR)
Iron Man
She-Hulk
Thor
Venom – Symbiote, CD (Learns he’s bonded with the Carnage symbiote as well)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – CD (Reveals the symbiote remains inside Eddie Brock)

 

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