Weekly Marvel Review: October 13, 2021 (Week 41)

The Hulk puts up his best week of the year, but his performance in the finale to Al Ewing’s critically acclaimed Immortal Hulk series fails to earn Bruce Banner his first Hero of the Week title. In the end, the Joe Fix-It persona stands out in a book which deals with Banner’s many personalities warring for control of the Hulk’s body. Meanwhile, the “World War She-Hulk” storyline in Avengers proves that Jennifer Walter’s remains in control of her rage despite the Winter Guard’s tempering. She saves Atlantis and reveals she was merely going along with the Red Widow’s brainwashing.

Book the Week – Iron Man #13 (Review score: 64 Points; 12 Characters). Iron Man and his ragtag group of adventurers reunite and formerly band together under the tongue in cheek title “Space Friends.” They dispatch Korvac’s own allies fairly easily, but the big bad escapes into the Power Cosmic aboard Taa II with Iron Man following behind me.

Hero of the Week – Iron Man (Review score: 22 Points/3 Appearances; 7.33 Pts/App). Even without the questionable appearance in Darkhold: Iron Man, Tony earns enough points to win his third Hero of the Week title. After reading out from the Darkhold, Iron Man experiences what his life would be like if he became more iron than man. His third appearance comes in Shang-Chi, the latest hero to question the Master of Kung-Fu’s motives as the leader of the Five Weapons Society.

Antagonist of the Week – Taskmaster (Review score: 15 Points/1 Appearance; 15.0 Pts/App). Taskmaster pushes for the top spot once more and gets a major boost after kidnapping Tiana Toomes, aka the Vulture’s granddaughter, aka Starling, aka Miles Morales’ new girlfriend. His 15-point performance lifts him past Doctor Doom and Knull and puts him two points behind top baddie, Carnage. With about 10 weeks left in the year, the title for Top Antagonist is still within his grasp.

Top Characters (by review score). Iron Man (22); Taskmaster (15); Hulk/Bruce Banner (14); Spider-Man/Ben Reilly (13); Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Ikaris, Shang-Chi (11); Kid Kang, Misty Knight (10), Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Venom/Eddie Brock (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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Amazing Spider-Man #76 (15)
Colleen Wing
Misty Knight
Spider-Man (BR) – Sense, Suit, Tech, Webs, DA (Vapor)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense
Antagonist(s)
Ironclad
Vapor
Vector – Energy Offensive
X-Ray
Avengers #49 (25)
Andromeda
Black Panther
Ghost Rider (RR) – Ensnare, Vehicle
Gorilla-Man – Gun
Hulk (JW) – Deception, Durability, Energy, Heal, Melee, Strength, LT, CD (Reveals she orchestrated her own capture to deceive the Red Widow), DA (Russian agents)
Namor – Melee, Strength
Okoye
Thor – Lightning
Antagonist(s)
Orka
Tiger Shark
Black Panther Legends #1 (7)
Black Panther – Melee, SC
Shuri – Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Klaw – Thief
Darkhold: Iron Man #1 (5)
Iron Man – Heal, Intellect, Suit, Tech
Deadpool: Invisible Touch #3 (18)
Deadpool – Blades, Fourth Wall, Guns, Heal, Melee, TU (Invisible Woman)
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, TU (Deadpool)
Antagonist(s)
Spot – Melee, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive
Eternals Forever #1 (36)
Gilgamesh – Energy, Flight, Melee, Strength, DA (Deviants)
Ikaris – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Heal, Melee, Strength, LT, DA (Deviants)
Karkas
Phastos – Energy, DA (Deviants)
Ransak – Blunt, Weapon
Sprite – Energy, Flight, Morph, Sense, DA (Deviants)
Thena – Blade, Blunt, Energy, DA (Deviants)
Antagonist(s)
Ghaur – Influence, LT
Gamma Flight #5 (33)
Doc Sasquatch – Durability, TU (Skaar)
Puck – Melee, TU (Skaar)
Rick Jones – Melee, Personality, TU (Skaar), CD (Separates from Del Frye), DA (Gamma-mutate)
Antagonist(s)
Abomination – Absorb, Durability, Melee, Strength
Absorbing Man – Absorb, Energy, Morph, TU (Skaar), CD (Chooses to save Del Frye)
Skaar – Blade, Melee, TU (Gamma Flight), LT
Titania – Melee, Strength, TU (Skaar), DA (Gamma-mutate)
Ghost Rider: Kushala Infinity Comic #X (7)
Spirit Rider – Flames, Flames Offensive, Melee, Personality, Teleport, CD (Spiritually bonds with her descendent)
Immortal Hulk #50 (25)
Hulk (BB) – Melee, Personality, Strength, CD (Shows mercy for all Hulks), DA (The One Below All)
Hulk (JW)
Human Torch – TU (Sasquatch)
Invisible Woman – TU (Sasquatch)
Mr. Fantastic – Computer, Intellect, Stretch, TU (Sasquatch)
Sasquatch – Teleport, TU (Fantastic Four)
Thing – Teleport, TU (Sasquatch)
Antagonist(s)
Leader – Ensnare, CD (Loses his gamma)
Iron Man #13 (64)
Frog-Man – Melee, Strength, CD (Joins the Space Friends)
Gargoyle – Flight, Melee, CD (Joins the Space Friends)
Hellcat – Durability, Melee, Telekinesis Offensive, LT, CD (Joins the Space Friends), DA (Controller)
Human Torch (JH) – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, CD (Joins the Space Friends)
Iron Man – Computer, Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Strength, LT, CD (Forms the Space Friends)
Misty Knight – Bionics, Gun, Melee, Precision, Strength, Weapon, CD (Joins the Space Friends), DA (Unicorn)
Spider-Man (BR) – Melee, Strength, Weapon, Webs, CD (Joins the Space Friends)
War Machine – Energy, Flight, Suit, CD (Joins the Space Friends), DA (Blizzard)
Antagonist(s)
Blizzard – Ice Offensive, Melee
Controller – LT
Korvac – Computer, Durability, Energy Offensive, Teleport, LT, DA (Frog-Man)
Unicorn – Energy Offensive
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land #2 (12)
Ka-Zar – Claws, Durability, Energy, Melee, Morph, Sense, DA (Polyscions)
Shanna the She-Devil – Creature, Plants Defensive, Sense
Kang the Conqueror #3 (25)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Kid Kang – Ensnare, Gun, Stealth, Tech, Teleport, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Kang), DA (Kang)
Mr. Fantastic – Melee, Stretch
Thing
Antagonist(s)
Apocalypse – Influence
Doctor Doom – Durability, Energy, Ensnare, Magic Offensive, Magic Defensive, Teleport
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #31 (28)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Energy, Melee, Sense, Webs, TU (Starling)
Starling – Agility, Flight, Gun, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Taskmaster – Agility, Blade, Durability, Explosive, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Sonics, Stealth, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Starling)
Shang-Chi #5 (26)
Brother Sabre – Blade
Captain America
Iron Man – Deception, Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Strength, Suit
Mr. Fantastic
Shang-Chi – Agility, Blade, Blunt, Melee, Projectile, Speed, Weapon, Whip, LT, DA (Red Dot Collective)
Sister Dagger – Projectile
Spider-Man (PP)
Symbiote Spider-Man #4 (33)
Black Cat – Energy, DA (Black Talon)
Doctor Strange
Hulk (BB) – Durability, Energy, Grow, Melee, Morph, Strength, Weapon
Ikaris – Energy Offensive
Makkari – Speed
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Melee, Webs
Thena – Energy, Shield
Zuras
Antagonist(s)
Black Talon
Karnilla – Artifact, Grow, Teleport
Kro – LT
Venom/Carnage #3 (13)
Venom (EB) – Crawl, Creature, Durability, Flight, Intellect, Lightning, Strength, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Claws, Melee, Size
X-Force #24 (21)
Beast – Blade
Colossus – Assassin, Melee, Morph, Strength, CD (Kills Kayla while influenced by Chronicler)
Professor X
Antagonist(s)
Black Tom Cassidy – Claws, Crawl, Creature, Flames, Plants, Sense, DA (Nesting dolls)
Mikhail Rasputin – Reality, Telekinesis, Weapon
X-Men #4 (18)
Cyclops
Marvel Girl – Creature, Flight, Influence, Melee, Telepathy, SC, DA (Nightmare)
Sunfire
Wolverine (LK) – Claws
Antagonist(s)
Nightmare – Creature, Flight, Influence, Sense, Telepathy
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic #7 (8)
Nature Girl – Appendage Offensive, Creature, Deception, Sense, DA (Oil workers)
Wolverine (JH) – Sense

 



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