Weekly Marvel Review: September 15, 2021 (Week 37)

Kang looks to be making a late push in the Antagonists’ ranks. With three more appearances in the last five weeks—and 49 total points spanning six overall apps—Kang now ranks as the sixth best antagonist for the year. Those numbers would ultimately be higher if he did not have so many variations of him running around the timestream. Apart from Kang prime, the young version of Nathanial Richards featuring in the current Kang series officially differentiates himself from the other variants and is deemed worthy of inclusion in the database. Kang’s two other well known identities—Immortus and Rama Tut—also get added to the database with starring appearances in the latest Fantastic Four issueThanos’ father, A’Lars, makes an appearance for his induction into the database.

Book the Week – X-Men: Trial of Magneto #2 (Review score: 79 Points; 31 Characters). Magneto does not take kindly to accusations that he may have had something to do with the Scarlet Witch’s recent death. With the help of Hope, he breaks free from Professor X’s psychic probing and launches a surprise attack on the visiting Avengers. But the final surprise comes when Wanda returns to Krakoa and warmly embraces her former husband, Vision.

Hero of the Week – Iron Man (Review score: 13 Points/2 Appearance; 6.5 Pts/App). Iron Man’s suit protects him from Magneto’s initial attack, but is reminded once more that there are other ways Magneto can get the best of him. In his own title, Iron Man infiltrates Galactus’ abandoned headquarters and prepares for Korvac’s approaching assault. But when the battle is joined, Tony quickly loses Avro-X, his recent ally against Stilt-Man, quickly falls to Korvac’s cosmic attack.

Antagonist of the Week – Rama Tut (Review score: 11 Points/2 Appearances; 5.5 Pts/App). Rama Tut, Kang’s ancient pharaoh personality, is the next variation that Kid Kang visits on his journey through his personal history. He is also the latest Kang to betray him by murdering that which he loves. This latest betrayal sets Kid Kang on a mission to destroy Kang. Tut also appears as one of four Kang personalities to gather in Fantastic Four and set out to gather time displaced treasures within the Baxter Building.

Performance of the Week – Gladiator, Shuri, Smasher (Review score: 12 Points/1 Appearance; 12.0 Pts/App). The Last Annihilation comes up against the might of the intergalactic empire of Wakanda. A small force of Wakandans comes to the aid of the Shi’ar to protect their homeworld, Aerie. The two empires strike an uneasy truce to overcame the Mindless Ones with Gladiator, Shuri and Smasher standing out as the MVPs of the battle.

Top Characters (by review score). Iron Man (13); Gladiator, Shuri, Smasher (12); Rama Tut, Spider-Woman (11); Deathbird, Mr. Fantastic (10); Captain America, Kang, Kid Kang, White Widow (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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Black Widow #11 (21)
Black Widow – Agility, Energy, Melee, Vehicle, LT, DA (The Twins)
Spider-Girl – Agility, Crawl, Ensnare, Webs
White Widow – Agility, Energy, Influence, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, LT, DA (The Twins)
Captain America Infinity Comic #3 (7)
Captain America – Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Stealth, DA (Sons of Hancock)
Eternals: Thanos Rises #1 (11)
Ikaris
Mentor (A’Lars) – CD (Gets imprisoned in the Exclusion)
Phastos – Energy, Morph
Sersi
Sprite – Grow
Thena
Zuras
Extreme Carnage: Agony #1 (13)
Agent Anti-Venom – LT
Silence – Appendage, Sense
Toxin – Flight
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Blade, Melee, Morph, CD (Reveals his new host), DA (Hank)
Fantastic Four #35 (49)
Brainstorm – Tech
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Vehicle, DA (Giganto)
Invisible Woman – Invisibility, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, SC, DA (Mole Man)
Mr. Fantastic – Deception, Grow, Intellect, Melee, Stretch, Tech, LT, CD (Learns he has a sister), DA (Kang)
Powerhouse
Thing – Melee, Strength, Vehicle, DA (Giganto)
Antagonist(s)
Immortus – Teleport
Kang – Blade, Ensnare, Gun, Shield, Tech, Teleport, Weapon, DA (Fantastic Four)
Rama Tut – Artifact, Creature, Sand, Strength, Teleport, Thief, DA (Fantastic Four)
Iron Man #12 (46)
Frog-Man – TU (Hellcat)
Gargoyle – TU (Hellcat)
Hellcat – TU (War Machine), LT
Human Torch (JH) – Flames Offensive, TU (Korvac)
Iron Man – Computer, Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, Weapon, TU (Avro-X), DA (Punisher)
Misty Knight – TU (Hellcat)
Scarlet Spider – TU (Hellcat)
War Machine – Explosive, Vehicle, TU (Hellcat)
Antagonist(s)
Blizzard – Ensnare, TU (Korvac)
Controller – Computer, Melee, Strength, TU (Korvac)
Korvac – Energy Offensive, Vehicle, TU (Unicorn), LT, DA (Avro-X)
Unicorn – Energy Offensive, Gun, TU (Korvac)
Kang the Conqueror #2 (14)
Kid Kang – Durability, Energy, Flight, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Moon Knight), DA (Disciples)
Antagonist(s)
Apocalypse – LT
Rama-Tut – Energy, Weapon
Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 (73)
Abigail Brand – Gun
Black Panther – Blade, Computer, Weapon, TU (Shi’ar), DA (Mindless Ones)
Gladiator – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, TU (M’Baku), LT, SC, DA (Mindless Ones)
Manifold – Flight, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive, TU (Shi’ar), DA (Mindless Ones)
Shuri – Computer, Energy, Flight, Melee, Morph, Strength, Tech, Weapon, TU (Shi’ar), SC, DA (Mindless Ones)
Smasher – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Sense, Speed, Strength, TU (M’Baku), SC, DA (Mindless Ones)
Storm – Elements, Flight, Lightning, TU (M’Baku), DA (Mindless Ones)
Vibraxas – Vibrations, Vibrations Defensive, Vibrations Offensive, TU (Shi’ar), DA (Mindless Ones)
Antagonist(s)
Deathbird – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Blade, Flight, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (M’Baku), DA (Mindless Ones)
Marauders #24 (17)
Bishop
Emma Frost – Durability, Morph, Telepathy, Weapon
Iceman
Kate Pryde – Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, Melee, Thief
Peepers
Antagonist(s)
Pyro
Sebastian Shaw – Absorb, Durability
Mighty Valkyries #5 (22)
Valkyrie (JF) – Blade, Creature, Flight, Weapon, LT
Valkyrie (Rūna)
– Blade, Creature, Gun, Vehicle, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Hela
Karnilla
Kraven (LS) – Gun
Loki – Deception, Magic Defensive, Teleport, Weapon, DA (Kraven)
Spider-Woman #15 (11)
Spider-Woman – Energy Offensive, Melee, Precision, Speed, Strength, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, SC, DA (Henchmen)
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic #3 (5)
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive
X-Men: Trial of Magneto #2 (79)
Aurora – Flight
Cannonball
Captain America – Shield Defensive
Cyclops – Energy Offensive
Egg
Elixir
Emma Frost – Deception, Telepathy
Eye-Boy
Glob
Hope – Absorb, Influence, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Iron Man – Flight, Suit
Magneto – Ensnare, Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Offensive, Sense, Shield, Weapon
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy
Northstar – Flight, Sleuth, Speed, LT
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics
Prestige – Flight, Sense, Sleuth, Telekinesis Defensive
Prodigy – LT
Professor X – Telepathy, LT
Quicksilver – Speed
Scarlet Witch – Flight, Heal
Stepford Cuckoos – Deception
Synch
Tempus
Vision – Flight
Wasp (JvD) – Flight, Melee, Shrink, Strength
Wolverine (JH) – Claws
Wolverine (LK) – Claws
Zorn
Antagonist(s)
Daken – Claws, Sleuth
Mystique
Proteus

 



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