Weekly Marvel Review: October 06, 2021 (Week 40)

The new creative team behind the Beyond era of Amazing Spider-Man takes the reigns with issue 75. Apart from putting Ben Reilly back in the starring role and sidelining Peter Parker for the time being, they also bring Colleen Wing back to comics for her first appearance in two years. Kieron Gillen continues to set the stage for the upcoming Eternals Marvel Cinematic Universe film with another one shot. Eternals: Celestial features Ajax and Makkari ahead of their cinematic introductions and they get included in the Fantasy Comic League database.

Book the Week – Excalibur #24 (Review score: 51 Points; 14 Characters). Merlyn heralds the return of King Arthur who wages the Witchbreed War against Excalibur and the other mutants of Otherworld. But that’s not stopping the members of Excalibur from operating throughout the foreign realm. Gambit peddles wares from the main world and runs afoul of Mad Jim Jaspers in the Crooked Market; Jubilee considers the benefits and heartbreak of leaving Shogo with Lady Roma to train in a more familiar world.

Hero of the Week – Ms. Marvel (Review score: 17 Points/2 Appearances; 8.5 Pts/App). The latest run of the Champions—and the end of the “Outlawed” concept—comes to an end with issue 10 after Ms. Marvel and her teammates helped overthrow Roxxon and Kamala’s Law. Her supporting role in the current Captain Marvel series helps Kamala get her first Hero of the Week title of the year.

Antagonist of the Week – Kang (Review score: 7 Points/1 Appearance; 7.0 Pts/App). Kang finds himself in the top five antagonists, passing past Kingpin and Kindred. In his latest appearance, he aligns himself with Conan in the barbarian’s battle against Kulan Gath. The master of time invites Conan into his timeless armory, home to Marvel’s most impressive weapons and artifacts, and sends him off to see the wizard.

Top Characters (by review score). Ms. Marvel (17); Deadpool (15); Conan (11); Captain Marvel, Spider-Man/Ben Reilly (10); Captain Britain (9); Ajax (8); Harpy, Kang, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Viv Vision (7)

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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 #75 (42)
Colleen Wing – Agility, Blade, Melee, Weapon, DA (Sea Monster)
Misty Knight – Agility, Gun, Melee, Weapon, DA (Sea Monster)
Spider-Man (BR) – Crawl, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Strength, Suit, Webs, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Joins the Beyond Corporation as their official Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Strength, Webs, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Electro – Energy
Ironclad
Vapor – Flight, Toxin, DA (Spider-Man)
Vector – LT
X-Ray – Energy Offensive, Flight, DA (Spider-Man)
Captain Marvel #33 (43)
Accuser – Teleport
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, TU (Ms. Marvel), LT
Hazmat – TU (Captain Marvel)
Iron Man
Marvel Boy
Ms. Marvel – Ensnare, Grow, Melee, Morph, Shrink, Size, Strength, Stretch, TU (Captain Marvel)
Photon
Phyla-Vell
Spectrum – Energy Offensive, Flight, Intangibility, Melee, Will Power
Spider-Woman – Melee, TU (Captain Marvel)
War Machine – Durability, Energy, Flight, Suit, TU (Captain Marvel)
Champions #10 (28)
Ironheart – Energy, Explosive, Flight, Suit, SC
Ms. Marvel – Durability, Grow, Melee, Stretch, LT, SC
Nova – Durability, Energy, Flight
Spider-Man (MM) – Deception, Melee, Webs
Viv Vision – Bionics, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Intellect, SC
Deadpool: Black, White & Blood #3 (20)
Deadpool – Blade, Blunt, Creature, Durability, Gun, Heal, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Nazi nuns)
Domino – Assassin, Gun, DA (Mob boss)
Antagonist(s)
Bullseye – Gun, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Ninjas)
Deadpool: Invisible Touch Infinity Comic #2 (23)
Black Cat
Deadpool – Deception, TU (Invisible Woman), LT
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Invisibility, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Vehicle, TU (Deadpool)
Antagonist(s)
8-Ball
Beetle
Boomerang
Doctor Octopus – Appendage Offensive
Kraven (LS)
Mr. Hyde
Rhino
Shocker
Typhoid Mary
Vulture
Defenders #3 (14)
Cloud
Doctor Strange – Magic, Sense
Harpy – Claws, Claws Offensive, Flight, Melee, Sense, Strength
Masked Raider – Gun, Weapon
Eternals: Celestia #1 (17)
Ajax – Computer, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Rage, Telepathy
Ghost Rider (RR)
Makkari – Influence, Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive, CD (Reborn as female and with lack of hearing and speech)
Odin – Lightning
Excalibur #24 (51)
Bei the Blood Moon – Sonics Offensive, Weapon, TU (Rictor)
Captain Avalon – Flight, TU (Excalibur)
Captain Britain – Blade, Business, Flight, Influence, Shield, Telepathy, Weapon, LT
Gambit – Business, Energy, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Captain Avalon)
Gloriana – Flight, TU (Excalibur)
Jubilee – Creature, Energy, TU (Captain Avalon)
King Arthur – Creature, LT
Lady Roma
Merlyn – Teleport
Rictor – Geokinesis, Geokinesis Offensive, Vehicle, TU (Bei)
Saturnyne – Business
Shatterstar – Blade, Weapon, TU (Bei)
Antagonist(s)
Death (FH) – Weapon
Monarch – Flight, TU (Excalibur)
Ghost Rider: Kushala Infinity Comic #1 (5)
Spirit Rider – Creature, Flames Offensive
Antagonist(s)
Dr. Doom – Creature
Hellions #16 (28)
Cyclops
Emma Frost – LT
Havok – CD (Destroys the only genetic code of Psylocke’s daughter)
Marvel Girl
Polaris
Psylocke – Melee, Telepathy
Rogue
Stepford Cuckoos
Sunfire
Synch
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Empath – Deception
Greycrow – Bionics
Mr. Sinister
Nanny – Durability, Explosive, Melee, Tech, Weapon
Orphan-Maker
Wild Child
New Mutants #22 (12)
Anole
Cosmar – Reality
Magik
Mirage
Karma
Scout
Warpath
Wolfsbane
Antagonist(s)
Shadow King – Reality, Telepathy Offensive
Savage Avengers #25 (24)
Conan – Artifact, Blade, Blunt, Creature, Gun, Shield, Weapon, TU (Kang), LT, DA (Sickle Priests)
Antagonist(s)
Kang – Creature, Energy Offensive, Gun, Teleport, TU (Conan), LT
Kulan Gath – Absorb, Magic, Magic Offensive, Melee, DA (Conan)
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic #6 (13)
Eye-Boy
Nature Girl – Creature, Sense, Vehicle
Rockslide
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Sense, Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Krakoa

 



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