Weekly Marvel Review: June 09, 2021 (Week 23)

For the second week in a row, no new characters get added to the Fantasy Comic League database. Surprising considering that the latest issue of the X-Men comic features a staggering 63 distinct characters. The week overall turns out to be a pretty low scoring event. Only nine comics have characters from the prime universe appearing in them. And of those nine comics, only nine characters score five or more points.

FCL Podcast 02 – Some Agile Business Talk

Book the Week – X-Men #21 (Review score: 83 Points; 63 Characters). Five dozen characters are in attendance for the grand unveiling of the newest X-Men team. The reveal takes center stage in an issue where the average Point per Character is 1.32 points. The new team members—Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Sunfire, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris—are the main characters to earn more than one point. They earn a Character Development for forming the new team, and then most get a power credit for their show of strength to the Hellfire guests.

Hero of the Week – Power Princess (Review score: 11 Points/1 Appearance; 11 Pts/App). I am starting to feel uncomfortable with counting the Squadron Supreme of America characters in the Hero category. They all seem to revel in their ruthlessness and celebrate their murders. Not the most heroic of traits. None of them seem to be as bloodthirsty as Power Princess who keeps racking up the Defeats Antagonist points. She receives the latest featured story in Heroes Reborn, displays her collection of petrified pantheons, and goes toe-to-toe with a reawakened Thor.

Antagonist of the Week – Korvac (Review score: 12 Points/1 Appearance; 12 Pts/App). Korvac continues to torment Iron Man and manages to do so with Iron Man being absent for the second issue in a row of his solo title. Korvac sets out to correct the original Human Torch’s body, which had been recently replaced with Stark technology. However, instead of being thankful and obedient, the Torch turns on Korvac who is saved by Controller, his devoted follower.

Top Characters (by review score). Korvac (12); Power Princess (11); Conan, Rictor (7); Howard the Duck, Human Torch/Jim Hammond, Marvel Girl (6); Doctor Voodoo, Emma Frost (5)

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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 #68 (15)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Melee, Webs
Antagonist(s)
Chameleon – TU (Finisher)
Doctor Octopus – LT
Foreigner – Gun, TU (Chance)
Lizard – Tech
Sandman – Morph
Children of the Atom #4 (27)
Cherub – Melee
Cyclops
Cyclops-Lass – Teleport, LT
Daycrawler – Energy, Teleport, LT
Gimmick – Agility, Energy, Flight
Maggot
Magma
Marvel Girl
Marvel Guy – Pheromones, Toxin
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Pixie – Flight
Storm – Flight
Wolverine
Conan the Barbarian #22 (7)
Conan – Blade, Blunt, Intellect, Melee, Weapon, DA (Assassin)
Excalibur #21 (53)
Angel
Banshee
Beast
Captain Avalon
Captain Britain – Telepathy
Colossus
Cyclops
Dr. Cecilia Reyes
Emma Frost – Business
Eyeboy
Gambit
Gloriana
Iceman
Jubilee
Kate Pryde
Mirage
Multiple Man
Nightcrawler – Sense, Teleport
Penance
Pete Wisdom – Energy Offensive, CD (Dies in a sacrifice to free Morgan Le Fay)
Pixie
Prestige
Prodigy
Professor X – Business
Rictor – Artifact, Geokinesis, Strength, LT, CD (Creates a new island by separating the Lighthouse from Britain)
Rogue
Shatterstar
Storm
Sunfire
Synch
Warpath
Wiz Kid
Antagonist(s)
Mastermind
Monarch – Reality
Morgan Le Fay – Magic Offensive
Mr. Sinister – Business
Mystique
Selene
Heroes Reborn #2 (17)
Blur
Doctor Spectrum
Echo – Flight
Hyperion
Nighthawk
Power Princess – Artifact, Blade, Durability, Ensnare, Magic, Melee, Strength, Teleport, Weapon, DA (All-Gog)
Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1 (1)
Nighthawk
Iron Man #9 (27)
Human Torch (JH) – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (Korvac), CD (Has his original body restored by Korvac)
Antagonist(s)
Blizzard – Sense, TU (Korvac)
Controller – Tech, TU (Korvac), DA (Human Torch)
Korvac – Assassin, Deception, Energy, Energy Defensive, Gun, Intellect, Tech, TU (Unicorn), LT, CD (Restores the Human Torch’s original body), DA (Human Torch)
Unicorn – TU (Korvac)
Strange Academy #11 (11)
Doctor Voodoo – Business, Magic, Precision, TU (Howard the Duck)
Howard the Duck – Business, Intellect, Sleuth, TU (Doctor Voodoo), LT
X-Men #21 (83)
Angel
Anole
Banshee
Black Panther
Cannonball
Captain America
Captain Avalon
Captain Britain
Colossus
Cosmar
Cyclops – Business, CD (Forms the new X-Men)
Doctor Strange – Telepathy
Egg
Elixir
Emma Frost – Business, Telepathy
Gambit
Gloriana
Hope
Human Torch
Iceman
Invisible Woman
Iron Man
Jubilee – Energy
Karma
Kate Pryde
Kid Omega
Magik
Magneto
Manifold
Marvel Girl – Business, Flight, Telepathy, CD (Forms the new X-Men)
Mirage
Mondo
Mr. Fantastic
Multiple Man – Creature
Namor
Northstar
Peepers
Penance
Pixie
Polaris – Flight, CD (Officially joins the new X-Men team)
Prestige
Prodigy
Professor X
Psylocke
Rictor
Rogue – CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Skin
Stepford Cuckoos
Storm
Sunfire – Flames, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Sunspot
Synch – Flight, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Tempus
Thing
Thor
Warlock
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, CD (Joins the new X-Men team)
Antagonist(s)
Exodus
Monarch
Mystique
Proteus
Pyro
Sersi

 



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