Weekly Marvel Review: January 27, 2021 (Week 04)

There is a party on Krakoa and it seems nearly every mutant has been invited. More than 50 characters gather at Blob’s Green Lagoon Bar to properly celebrate Cypher and Bei’s recent nuptials in Vita Ayala
and Rod Reis’ latest New Mutants book. Of note are the characters Trance and Cosmar who get added to the Fantasy Comic League review system for the first time. Trance has not appeared in a comic since the end of 2019 and Cosmar is a new character who is about to meet the minimum qualifications for statistic tracking in her next appearance. Two other characters also get added to the database as well: Red Wolf, who wraps a supporting role in the Werewolf by Night mini, and Kade Kilgore, the Black King of the Hellfire Childcare Club, and first of that group to reach 36 total appearances since its inception 10 years ago.

Book the Week – New Mutants #15 (Review score: 76 points). Apart from the marital merriment, Warpath continues to train the younger Krakoan mutants on how to synergize their powers. Unbeknownst to him, another tutor is influencing some of the kids. The Shadow King meets with Anole, No-Girl and Cosmar for the second issue in a row, though his nefarious plans are still a mystery. Cosmar wishes to enter the Crucible in order to be reborn and “fix” her mutated appearance, but Mirage turns down her request saying she is perfect the way she is. Wolfsbane also receives bad news from Mirage who tells Rahne that her lost son is not in the system for resurrection protocols either.

Hero of the Week – Deadpool (Review score: 20 points). Wade Wilson and Conan team-up in Savage Avengers this week while each character also drops the latest issue of their solo title for their first appearances in 2021. Deadpool does more in his book compared to the Cimmerian and receives the top title. However, Conan’s 16 point performance in two books is good enough for second place. In their team-up and solo appearances, the blade-wielding fighters face corrupting influences and dangerous prophecies, not just from Knull.

Antagonist of the Week – Typhoid Mary (Review score: 5 points). In a slow week for Antagonists, half of the books do not feature an Antagonist eligible for stat keeping, Typhoid Mary takes top billing. However, The Griever at the End of All Things’ performance in Fantastic Four would make her a contender, if only she met the minimum Appearance requirements. That aside, Typhoid Mary takes great pleasure in her new role as a bodyguard for the Kingpin and literally jumps at the opportunity to battle the symbiote horde. She also does not seem to mind adding another personality to her fractured psyche after being possessed by a symbiote.

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

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Amazing Spider-Man #58 (11)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Sense, Webs, DA (Inner demons)
Antagonist(s)
Green Goblin
Kindred
Kingpin
Mr. Negative
Captain Marvel #25 (7)
Captain Marvel – Absorb, Energy, Energy Offensive, Strength, TU (Emma Frost), DA (Demons)
Conan the Barbarian #18 (7)
Conan – Artifact, Assassin, Blade, Sense, Weapon, Will Power
Daredevil #26 (17)
Daredevil – Blunt, Melee. Sense, CD (Bonds with a symbiote)
Elektra – Melee, Weapon, SC
Antagonist(s)
Kingpin
Knull – Possession
Typhoid Mary – Blade, Morph, Weapon, CD (Bonds with a symbiote)
Deadpool #10 (24)
Deadpool – Blade, Business, Creature, Fourth Wall, Gun, Sonics, Weapon, TU (Sauron), LT, DA (Symbiote dragon)
Elsa Bloodstone – Blade, Magic Offensive, TU (Sauron), DA (Symbiote dragon)
Night Wolf – Blade, Weapon, TU (Sauron), DA (Symbiote dragon)
Antagonist(s)
Sauron – TU (Deadpool), DA (Symbiote dragon)
Excalibur #17 (28)
Captain Britain – Melee, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Kwannon), CD (Returns home), DA (Intelligence agents)
Gambit – Energy, Energy Offensive, Projectile, TU (Pete Wisdom)
Jubilee – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Pete Wisdom)
Pete Wisdom – Energy Offensive, Espionage, TU (Excalibur)
Rictor – Flight, Geokinesis, Geokinesis Offensive, TU (Pete Wisdom)
Rogue – Flight, TU (Pete Wisdom)
Fantastic Four #28 (43)
Braintstorm – Intellect, TU (Silver Surfer)
Dragon Man – TU (Silver Surfer)
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Morph, Strength, TU (Silver Surfer), LT
Invisible Woman – TU (Silver Surfer)
Lyja the Laserfist – TU (Silver Surfer)
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, TU (Silver Surfer), DA (Griever at the End of All Things)
Powerhouse – Weapon, TU (Silver Surfer)
Silver Surfer – Artifact, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Intangibility, Sense, Speed, Telekinesis, Thief, Vehicle, TU (Human Torch)
Sky – Flight, Sonics Offensive, TU (Silver Surfer)
Thing – Strength, TU (Silver Surfer)
King in Black: Namor #3 (11)
Andromeda
Dorma – Creature
Namor – Durability, Melee, Sense, Speed, Strength
Antagonist(s)
Attuma – Intellect
Marvel #4 (11)
Black Widow
Doctor Strange
Hawkeye (CB)
Invisible Woman
Iron Man
Mr. Fantastic
Thing
Antagonist(s)
Ego the Living Planet
Galactus
Nightmare – Stretch
New Mutants #15 (76)
Anole – Appendage, Melee
Armor – Absorb, Energy, Energy Defensive, Melee
Aurora
Beast
Bei the Blood Moon
Boom-Boom
Broo
Cable (Young)
Cannonball
Chamber
Colossus
Cosmar – Deception, Melee, Reality
Cyclops
Cypher
Dazzler
Domino
Doop
Dust
Egg
Elixir
Eye-Boy
Forge
Glob
Havok
Karma
Kid Omega
Lila Cheney
Magik
Magneto
Marvel Girl
Mirage
Mondo
Nature Girl
Nightcrawler
Northstar
Peeper
Pixie
Professor X
Scout – Claws
Shark-Girl – Melee
Sprite – Flight, Strength
Stepford Cuckoos
Storm
Sunspot
Tempest – Flames
Trance
Warlock
Warpath – Business, LT
Wolfsbane – Morph
Wolverine
Antagonist(s)
Black Tom Cassidy
Blob
Daken – Sense
Exodus
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
Sebastian Shaw
Shadow King
Savage Avengers #17 (18)
Conan – Blade, Creature, Gun, Melee, Strength, TU (Deadpool), LT, DA (Guards)
Deadpool – Creature, Gun, Heal, Melee, Thief, Weapon, TU (Conan), DA (Guards)
Shang-Chi #5 (20)
Leiko Wu – Gun, Weapon, TU (Shang Chi), LT, DA (Jiangshi)
Shang-Chi – Artifact, Melee, Precision, Speed, Strength, Weapon, Will Power, TU (Leiko Wu), LT, CD (Frees his sister from their father’s torments and accepts his position as Commander of the Five Weapons Society), DA (Jiangshi)
Antagonist(s)
Zheng Zu – Magic
Strange Academy #7 (10)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Heal, Magic Defensive, Teleport, LT, SC
Doctor Voodoo
Magik
Man-Thing
Werewolf by Night #4 (14)
Red Wolf – Melee, Stealth, Tech, TU (Werewolf by Night)
Werewolf by Night – Claws, Melee, Morph, Rage, Sense, Strength, TU (Red Wolf), DA (Life Pharma cyberwolf)
Wolverine #9 (18)
Agent Zero – Blade, Gun, Melee, Precision, Weapon, Will Power
Sage
Wolverine – Assassin, Claws, Claws Offensive, Deception, Gun, Precision
Antagonist(s)
Kade Kilgore
Kingpin
Sabretooth
X-Men #17 (45)
Cannonball – Tech, TU (X-Men)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, Precision, TU (Smasher), LT, DA (Stygian spy)
Gladiator – Flight, Melee
Hussar – Melee, Whip
Manta
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telepathy, TU (Smasher)
Oracle – TU (X-Men)
Smasher – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Sleuth, Tech, TU (X-Men), LT
Storm – Elements, Flight, Lightning, Strength, TU (Smasher), LT, DA (Urr)
Sunspot – Business, Tech, SC
Antagonist(s)
Deathbird – TU (X-Men)

 



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