Weekly Marvel Review: June 02, 2021 (Week 22)

Talk about an exclusive guest list. Not just the Hellfire Gala, but the Fantasy Comic League database. For the first time in a long time, no new characters get added to the review system. Surprising given all the opportunities for random characters to pop up at the Hellfire Gala, but I guess the mutants were a bit selective in who they invited. Despite it being their party, the X-Men do not score a lot of points in the first three issues of the crossover event. Emma Frost, serving as the gracious host, is the only mutant to land in the Top 10 characters of the week.

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Book the Week – X-Force #20 (Review score: 63 Points; 40 Characters). Marauders kicks off the event, Hellions offers a look in at Krakoa’s black sheep, and X-Force has the majority of the action. Deadpool tries infiltrating the selective soiree but is met with “force” from the bouncers Wolverine and Domino. Beast remains up to no good, but his schemes may begin to unwind now that Emma Frost has caught him trying to bug the world’s ambassadors.

Hero of the Week – Nighthawk (Review score: 32 Points/3 Appearances; 10.67 Pts/App). The weekly Heroes Reborn spotlight falls on Nighthawk, a character who mashes up some of Batman and Spider-Man’s most tragic backstories, infamous rogues galleries and supportive allies. As one would expect from blending DC and Marvel’s respective top characters, Nighthawk puts up impressive numbers in his three appearances including 17 distinct power usages.

Antagonist of the Week – Greycrow (Review score: 4 Points/1 Appearance; 4.0 Pts/App). It seems that the villains take the week off. Both Greycrow and Absorbing Man notch four points, but the title belongs to Greycrow for leading his team of outcasts in crashing the Hellfire Gala.

Performance of the Week – Nick Fury Jr. (Review score: 10 Points/1 Appearance; 10.0 Pts/App). Nick Fury Jr. gets the second highest Points/Appearance ratio behind Nighthawk, so while it’s not the best performance, it’s one of the spy’s best. He makes the most of his appearance in the Iron Man Annual. His 10 points in that issue account for nearly a third of all of his points in 2021 so far and hint at his larger involvement in the upcoming Infinity storyline.

Top Characters (by review score). Nighthawk (32); Iron Man (26); Spider-Man/Peter Parker (16); Nick Fury Jr. (10); Conan, Emma Frost, Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze, Thor (9); Captain America, Okoye (8)

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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 #67 (17)
Silver Sable – Melee, DA (Training ninjas)
Spider-Man (PP) – Computer, Intellect, Melee, Strength, Webs
Antagonist(s)
8-Ball
Chameleon – Durability, Morph
Doctor Octopus
Foreigner
Kindred
Mole Man
Black Cat #7 (7)
Black Cat – Deception, Explosive, Tech, CD (Sacrifices her father figure to save Manhattan), DA (Black Fox)
Antagonist(s)
Black Fox
Hellions #12 (55)
Aurora
Beast
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain Britain
Colossus
Cyclops
Doctor Strange
Havok
Iceman
Iron Man
Jubilee
Kate Pryde
Kid Omega
Magik – Teleport Offensive
Magneto – Magnetics Offensive
Mirage
Mr. Fantastic – Grow
Multiple Man
Nightcrawler
Polaris
Powerhouse
Prestige
Prodigy
Professor X
Psylocke – Melee, Telepathy
Stepford Cuckoos – Personality, Telepathy
Sunfire
Thing
Thor
Antagonist(s)
Daken
Empath – Influence
Exodus
Greycrow – Influence, Melee, LT
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
Nanny – Weapon
Orphan Maker – Melee
Pyro
Wild Child
– Claws Offensive, Melee
Heroes Reborn #5 (16)
Blade
Echo
Nighthawk – Business, Computer, Creature, Durability, Explosive, Melee, Projectile, Sleuth, Tech, Toxin, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Kraven)
Heroes Reborn: American Knights #1 (4)
Nighthawk – Durability, Ensnare, Melee
Heroes Reborn: Marvel Double Action #1 (18)
Blur
Doctor Spectrum
Hyperion
Nighthawk – Agility, Business, Computer, Creature, Ensnare, Intellect, Melee, Strength, Tech, Vehicle, Will Power, CD (Kills Falcon trying to save him), DA (The Goblin)
Power Princess
Immortal Hulk #47 (49)
Black Panther – Blade, Claws, Energy, Weapon
Blade – Blade
Captain America – Precision, Projectile, Shield Defensive, LT
Captain Marvel – Absorb, Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee
Doc Samson
Harpy – Claws Offensive, Melee
Hulk (BB) – Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength
Hulk (JW) – Strength, TU (Gamma Flight), CD (Chooses Bruce over the Avengers)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight
Puck – Agility, LT
Rick Jones
Thor – Blunt, Durability, Lightning, Rage, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Absorbing Man – Blunt, Durability, Whip
Titania
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6 (24)
Fat Cobra – Melee, TU (Okoye)
Iron Fist – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Okoye), LT, CD (Transfers the Iron Fist to Okoye)
Luke Cage – Durability, Melee, TU (Okoye)
Okoye – Blade, Durability, Energy, Weapon, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Receives the Iron Fist from Danny), DA (Ghost Dragon)
Prince of Orphans – TU (Okoye)
Iron Man Annual #1 (31)
Iron Man – Absorb, Agility, Business, Computer, Creature, Durability, Energy, Explosive, Flight, Intellect, Melee, Strength, Suit, Tech, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Henchmen)
Nick Fury, Jr. – Blade, Computer, Explosive, Gun, Intellect, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Hydra agents)
Spider-Man (MM) – Ensnare, TU (Iron Man)
Marauders #21 (60)
Banshee
Beast
Bishop
Blade
Brainstorm
Callisto
Cannonball
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Colossus
Cyclops
Dazzler
Doctor Strange – Teleport
Domino
Emma Frost – Business, Morph, Telepathy, LT
Ghost Rider (RR)
Gloriana
Guardian
Hulk (JW)
Human Torch
Iceman
Invisible Woman
Iron Man – Flight, Tech
Jubilee
Kate Pryde
Kid Omega – Telepathy
Magik
Marvel Girl – Telepathy
Mirage
Mr. Fantastic
Nightcrawler
Northstar
Penance
Powerhouse
Professor X
Rogue
Sage
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy
Thing
Thor
Wolverine (JH)
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Teleport
Donald Pierce
Fenris
Kade Kilgore
Pyro
Sebastian Shaw
Shinobi Shaw
Non-Stop Spider-Man #3 (11)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Ensnare, Intellect, Sense, Strength, Webs, SC
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo
Savage Avengers #21 (21)
Conan – Blade, Blunt, Creature, Durability, Melee, Weapon, Whip, SC
Emma Frost – Telepathy, Telepathy Defensive
Ghost Rider (JB) – Demonic, Durability, Ensnare, Flames Offensive, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip
X-Force #20 (63)
Angel
Beast – LT, CD (Uses the Hellfire Gala to bug ambassadors from around the world)
Black Panther
Cannonball
Captain America
Colossus
Cyclops
Cypher
Deadpool – Durability, Ensnare, Fourth Wall, Gun, Melee
Doctor Strange – Magic
Domino – Flames, Melee, Strength, DA (Deadpool)
Emma Frost
Frenzy
Hulk (JW)
Iron Man
Jubilee
Kid Omega – Telekinesis, Telepathy
Manifold
Marvel Girl
Mercury
Multiple Man – Creature
Penance
Pixie
Prestige
Professor X – Telepathy
Rictor
Rogue
Sage – Computer, LT
Shuri
Storm
Sunfire
Synch
Thor
Wiz Kid
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Melee, Sense
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom
Forearm
Mr. Sinister
Mystique

 



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