Weekly Marvel Review: June 16, 2021 (Week 24)

With Father’s Day right around the corner, the phrase “like father, like son” has never had a more appropriate week. The Fantasy Comic League begins tracking two new characters, both sons of prominent characters carrying on the legacy of their fathers. The Last Son of Kraven notches his 18th appearance within three years and therefor finally meets the minimum threshold for inclusion in the database. Dylan Brock, the second addition, bonds with the Venom symbiote in Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s big Venom finale. Up until this point, Dylan has been considered a civilian and not a true adventurer. But there is no denying his new role in the comics now that he has his father’s blessing to take on the Venom mantle.

FCL Podcast 03 – “I Call My God ‘Daddy’”

Book the Week – Planet Size X-Men #1 (Review score: 99 Points; 43 Characters). The mutant race just became the Sol system’s daddy. Emma Frost reveals the Hellfire Gala’s big fireworks: Magneto’s plan to terraform Mars. The special one-shot book details how Krakoa’s Omega-level mutants—including Storm, Hope, Iceman and Exodus—come together to heal the fourth planet from the sun and relocate the mutant island of Arakko to Mars. A move not wholly appreciated by many humans of Earth.

Hero of the Week – Venom/Eddie Brock (Review score: 19 Points/1 Appearance; 19.0 Pts/App). Eddie Brock’s Venom completes his long journey from being a sinister symbiote to becoming a cosmic champion. But being the new King in Black takes its toll on the man inside the suit. Eddie rapidly ages when he uses his new omnipresent abilities to keep peace across the universe. Luckily, his other journey—learning about his son’s existence to becoming a positive father figure—provides him with an heir to the Venom symbiote.

Antagonist of the Week – Fenris (Review score: 7 Points/1 Appearance; 7.0 Pts/App). The Hellfire Gala offers an opportunity for X-Corp to meet with potential business partners, but one such prospect is roundly rejected by XCO Monet St. Croix. Fenris, the Nazi business siblings, come to the party for business purposes. Though the mutants refuse a meeting with Fenris Consulting, they find a willing party with Sarah St. John of Noblesse Pharmaceuticals. That still does not stop the twins from splitting up and trying to invade X-Corp’s headquarters.

Performance of the Week – Magneto (Review score: 10 Points/2 Appearance; 5.0 Pts/App). One of Marvel’s top dads—at least from a statistical point of view—pulls the father of all moves when he orchestrates the colonization of Mars. Though it involves the help from a handful of specific Omega mutants, the plan was all Magneto’s idea. He brings the motion to the Quiet Council, seeks logistical advice from Forge, and reaches out to Arakko for their assistance in relocating their island to a new home. A series of impressive feats from mutantdom’s heavy hitters, all made possible thanks to Magneto’s glorious vision.

Top Characters (by review score). Venom/Eddie Brock (19); Captain America, Hyperion (12); Angel, Black Widow, Doctor Spectrum, Magneto, Nighthawk, Venom/Dylan Brock (10); Storm (9)

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

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Captain America Annual #1 (22)
Black Widow – Agility, Blunt, Gun, Shield, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Captain America), LT
Captain America – Durability, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Vehicle, TU (Black Widow)
Maria Hill
Nick Fury, Jr. – Melee
Phil Coulson
Fantastic Four #33 (22)
Black Panther
Brainstorm
Human Torch – Durability, Flight
Invisible Woman
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Melee, Stretch
Namor
Powerhouse
Sky
Thing – Influence, Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Magic Offensive, Tech, LT
Victorious – Computer
Heroes Reborn #7 (28)
Blade
Blur – Computer, Speed
Doctor Spectrum – Flight, Sense, Speed
Echo – Flight
Hyperion – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Sense, Speed
Nighthawk – Durability, Intellect, Magic, Suit, Vehicle
Power Princess – Flight, Melee, Sense, Strength
Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight #1 (23)
Blur – Melee, Speed, DA (Alpha Flight)
Doctor Spectrum – Energy, Energy Offensive, Ensnare, Flight, DA (Alpha Flight)
Hyperion – Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, DA (Weapon X)
Nighthawk – Melee, Vehicle, DA (Alpha Flight)
Power Princess – Blade, Weapon, DA (Alpha Flight)
Mighty Valkyries #3 (17)
Valkyrie (JF) – Artifact, Creature, Durability, Flight, Shield Defensive
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Hela – Magic
Karnilla
Kraven (LS) – Gun, Weapon
Loki – Durability, Magic
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #27 (8)
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy Offensive, Influence, Melee, Strength, Will Power, SC, DA (Mindspinner)
New Mutants #19 (53)
Angel
Anole
Aurora
Bei the Blood Moon
Cannonball
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Cosmar
Cypher
Dazzler
Doctor Strange
Frenzy
Gambit
Hulk (JW)
Iron Man
Jubilee
Karma – Possession
Loa
Magik – Teleport
Magma
Manifold
Mirage
Multiple Man
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Penance
Pixie
Rictor
Rogue
Scout – CD (Dies)
Storm
Sunspot
Synch
Thing
Thor
Warlock – Morph, Stretch
Warpath
Wiz-Kid
Wolfsbane
Wolverine (JH)
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Daken
Mr. Sinister
Mystique
Pyro
Shadow King – CD (Kills Scout), DA (Scout)
Planet-Size X-Men #1 (99)
Angel
Banshee
Beast
Captain America – Vehicle
Captain Britain
Colossus
Cyclops
Cypher – Business
Elixir – Heal, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Emma Frost – Business
Forge – Intellect, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Frenzy
Gloriana
Hope – Influence, Reality, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Iceman – Ice, Strength, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Jubilee
Karma
Kate Pryde – Business
Kid Omega – Telepathy, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Loa
Magik
Magneto – Business, Flight, Magnetics, Plant, Strength, LT, CD (Terraforms Mars)
Manifold
Marvel Girl – Strength, Telekinesis, Telepathy, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Nightcrawler – Business
Penance
Pixie
Prestige
Professor X – Business, Plant, Telepathy
Rogue
Storm – Business, Elements, Flight, Strength, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Synch
Warlock
Wolverine
Antagonist(s)
Exodus – Business, Strength, Teleport, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Isca the Unbeaten – Business, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Krakoa – Business
Monarch – Business, Influence, Reality, Strength, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Mr. Sinister – Business
Mystique – Business
Proteus – Reality, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Sebastian Shaw – Business
Vulcan – Energy, Strength, CD (Assists in terraforming Mars)
Venom #35 (75)
Agent Anti-Venom – Appendage, Durability, Melee, Stretch, SC, DA (Guardsmen)
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Drax
Emma Frost – Business
Gamora
Ghost Rider (RR)
Hildegarde
Hulk (JW)
Iron Man
Kate Pryde – Business
Magneto – Business
Marvel Girl – Business
Nightcrawler – Business
Nova (RR)
Professor X – Business
Rocket Raccoon
Silver Surfer
Spider-Man (PP)
Star-Lord
Storm – Business
Thor
Venom (DB) – Creature, Heal, Melee, Sense, Telepathy, Whip, SC, CD (Bonds with Venom), DA (Jack O’Lantern)
Venom (EB) – Appendage, Blade, Business, Claws Offensive, Creature, Durability, Ensnare, Flight, Grow, Heal, Morph, Personality, Sense, Telepathy, LT, SC, CD (Gives Dylan his blessing to bond with Venom), DA (Aliens)
Volstagg
Antagonist(s)
Exodus – Business
Loki
Mr. Sinister – Business
Mystique – Business
Sebastian Shaw
– Business
X-Corp #2 (60)
Angel – Agility, Business, Flight, Melee, Morph, TU (Mastermind), DA (Fenris)
Aurora
Banshee
Cyclops
Doctor Strange
Gloriana
Kid Omega – Flight, Telepathy Offensive
Loa
Marvel Girl
Multiple Man – Creature, Melee, LT
Nightcrawler
Penance – Business, Melee, Strength, Telepathy, DA (Fenris)
Polaris
Prodigy
Psylocke
Sunspot – Business
Thunderbird – Business
Trinary – Computer, LT
Wind Dancer – Business
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Daken
Fenris – Agility, Blade, Business, Deception, Durability, Gun
Mastermind – Business, Deception, Telepathy, TU (Angel), CD (Accepts a position on the X-Corp Board)
Pyro
Sebastian Shaw
Selene – Business

 



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