Weekly Marvel Review: August 04, 2021 (Week 31)

August picks up right where July left. Spider-Man’s deadliest foes surround him in Sinister War, symbiotic showdowns in Extreme Carnage and another entry in the annual backup stories that lead to the “Infinity Heist.” As far as new books of interest go, Kushala, the Sorcerer Supreme and Ghost Rider from years past, receives a one-shot in which she takes on a new mantle—the Spirit Rider. She gets added to the Fantasy Comic League database along with Anastasia Kravinoff.

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Book the Week – Sinister War #2 (Review score: 65 Points; 27 Characters). Kravinoff is the latest member of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery to join the fray in the final chapter of Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. Now that Kindred has ‘bugged’ all the villains to do his biding, Spider-Man fights for his life as the different crews take a crack at cracking his ribs.

Hero of the Week – Deadpool (Review score: 18 Points/1 Appearance; 18.0 Pts/App). Deadpool continues to languish in the year 2021. He currently sits in the 21st spot for overall heroes. His recent series ended unceremoniously and ever since has been relying on cameo appearances. Now, he looks to turn that around with the new Black, White & White anthology series. The mini has been a good source of points for the likes of Wolverine and Carnage, and now the Merc with a Mouth stands to receive the same boost.

Antagonist of the Week – Kindred (Review score: 5 Points/1 Appearance; 5.0 Pts/App). A slow week for antagonists grants Kindred the opportunity to earn an Antagonist of the Week with only five points. He receives the title thanks to the latest Sinister War issue showing him bringing together the various sinister teams to further punish Peter Parker.

Performance of the Week – Silence/Andi Benton (Review score: 16 Points/1 Appearance; 16.0 Pts/App). Andi Benton can not rid herself of the symbiotes. After an attack that almost leaves her died, she returns in the latest Extreme Carnage issue with a new symbiotic sidekick. Created using a piece of the old Scream symbiote and Flash Thompson’s Anti-Venom suit, Andi becomes Silence.

Top Characters (by review score). Deadpool (18); Doctor Strange, Silence (16); Iron Man (13); Captain America, Captain Marvel, Spirit Rider (12); Hulk/Jennifer Walters (10); Prince of Power (9); Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Thor (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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Avengers #47 (47)
Captain America – Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Speed, Suit, LT, DA (Wolf Spider Spetsnaz)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, LT, DA (Red Widow)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle
Hulk (JW) – Energy, Melee, Rage, Strength, Will Power, CD (Develops a Winter Hulk persona), DA (Vostok)
Iron Man – Computer, Energy, Flight, Precision, Sense, Stealth, Suit, DA (Wolf Spider Spetsnaz)
Thor – Lightning, Projectile, DA (Darkstar)
Antagonist(s)
Crimson Dynamo – Energy
Darkstar – Flight
Vanguard – Durability, Shield Defensive
Deadpool: Black, White & Blood #1 (38)
Deadpool – Agility, Blade, Durability, Explosive, Fourth Wall, Gun, Heal, Melee, Stealth, Strength, Thief, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Scout), LT, SC, DA (Zombiebra)
Puck
Sasquatch – Sense
Scout – Claws, Claws Offensive, Influence, TU (Deadpool), DA (Zombiebra)
Spider-Man (PP)
Wolverine
Antagonist(s)
Omega Red – Ensnare, LT, CD (Creates his own country within Canada)
Ursa Major – Durability, Gun, Vehicle, LT
Extreme Carnage: Lasher #1 (23)
Agent Anti-Venom – Appendage Offensive, Gun, Weapon, TU (Silence)
Silence (AB) – Agility, Appendage Offensive, Claws, Crawl, Creature, Durability, Ensnare, Flames Offensive, Heal, Personality, Strength, Toxin, TU (Agent Anti-Venom), CD (Merges with the new Silence symbiote), DA (Phage)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Influence
Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (23)
Hercules – Melee, Strength, TU (Prince of Power), CD (Offers to train Prince of Power), DA (Grunnt’s men)
Nick Fury Jr. – Thief, Vehicle, TU (Nighthawk)
Nighthawk – Suit, Tech, TU (Nick Fury Jr.)
Prince of Power – Artifact, Durability, Influence, Melee, Strength, TU (Hercules), CD (Reveals his origin), DA (Grunnt’s men)
Hellions #14 (25)
Havok
Psylocke – Telepathy
Storm – Business
Antagonist(s)
Empath
Greycrow
Isca the Unbeaten – Business
Mr. Sinister – Creature, Deception
Nanny – Agility, Durability, Melee, Sense
Orphan-Maker – Explosive, Gun, Sense
Wild Child – Agility, Claws Offensive, Sense
Immortal Hulk #49 (54)
Black Panther – Claws, TU (Nova)
Blade – Blade, TU (Nova)
Captain America – Shield Defensive, TU (Nova)
Captain Marvel – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Nova)
Hawkeye (CB) – Weapon, TU (Nova)
Hulk (BB) – Durability, Heal, Melee, Morph, TU (Hulk)
Hulk (JW) – TU (Hulk)
Human Torch – TU (Hulk)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis Defensive, TU (Hulk)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Nova)
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch, TU (Hulk)
Nova (RR) – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Thing – TU (Hulk), LT
Thor – Lightning, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Nova)
Vision – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Nova)
War Machine – TU (Nova)
Savage Avengers #23 (25)
Conan
Doctor Strange – Artifact, Assassin, Blade, Flames, Flight, Heal, Magic, Magic Defensive, Sense, Teleport, Weapon, CD (Puts Shuma Gorath out of his misery)
Doctor Voodoo
Elektra
Man-Thing – Teleport
Punisher
Venom (EB)
Wolverine
Antagonist(s)
Kulan Gath – Possession
Shuma Gorath – CD (Dies)
Silk #5 (11)
Mockingbird – Melee
Silk – Durability, Melee, Webs, TU (Saya Ishii), LT
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Shocker – Energy
Sinister War #2 (65)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Durability, Sense, Webs
Antagonist(s)
Beetle – Energy, Flight, Melee
Black Ant – Melee, Size
Boomerang – Flight, Melee
Cobra
Doctor Octopus – Appendage Offensive
Electro – Energy
Foreigner – Melee, Weapon, LT
Hydro-Man – Stretch, Water Offensive
Jack O’Lantern – Explosive, Vehicle
Kindred – Appendage, Creature, Teleport, LT
Kraven (AK) – Blade, CD (Joins the Syndicate)
Kraven (LS)
Lady Octopus – Appendage, Appendage Offensive
Mysterio
Overdrive – Vehicle, LT
Rhino
Sandman
Scorpia – Appendage Offensive, Melee
Scorpion
Shocker – Energy
Speed Demon – Speed Defensive
Stegron
Tarantula
Taskmaster – Blade, Projectile, Shield Offensive
Vulture
White Rabbit – Gun
Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider #1 (23)
Doctor Strange – Teleport, TU (Spirit Rider)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Flames, Melee, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip, TU (Spirit Rider)
Spirit Rider – Flames, Flames Offensive, Magic, Melee, Morph, Shield, Teleport, TU (Doctor Strange), LT, CD (Lets go of her vengeance), DA (Leviathan)
X-Men #2 (50)
Black Cat
Cyclops – Computer, Energy, Energy Offensive, Weapon, LT, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Gambit
Marvel Girl – Flight, Influence, Sense, Telepathy, Weapon, LT, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Polaris – Flight, Influence, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Rogue – Influence, Intellect, Melee, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Sunfire – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Strength, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Synch – Absorb, Flight, Magnetics, Sense, Telepathy, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Thing
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Claws Offensive, DA (Annihilation Wave)
Antagonist(s)
Rhino

 



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