Weekly Marvel Review: October 20, 2021 (Week 42)

The Fantasy Comic League review system has gone to the dogs. Bats the Ghost Dog—Doctor Strange’s paranormal pup—gets added to the database after officially joining up with the 616’s Pet Avengers. Throg rallies the prime universe’s mightiest creatures in the latest issue of Thor. Lockheed, Kate Pryde’s best alien dragon friend, also gets adding to the point scoring system.

Book the Week – X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3 (Review score: 70 Points; 21 Characters). Before the Avengers, X-Factor and X-Men could solve the mystery of Scarlet Witch’s return and her memory loss, Krakoa gets attacked by a trio of kaiju. The teams join up to protect the island and its mutant inhabitants and leave Wanda in the care of Wiccan and Speed, the children she does not remember. Elsewhere, in a world created by chaos magic, another version of Wanda comes face-to-face with her elder self.

Hero of the Week – Captain America (Review score: 14 Points/3 Appearances; 4.67 Pts/App). Captain America’s journey around the country to meet the members of the Captains Network and save his legacy comes to an end in the final issue of United States of Captain America #5. His other two appearances are leading the Avengers in their investigations of the murder of two allies, Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch.

Antagonist of the Week – Superior (Review score: 5 Points/1 Appearance; 5.0 Pts/App). Superior’s latest plan to blemish the symbolism of Captain America fails to take hold again. She comes up against the combined might of the Captains Network and learns that the symbol is more powerful than hate, even with the help of the Hate-Monger.

Top Characters (by review score). Captain America (14); Iron Man, Phoenix/Maya Lopez (10); Thor (9); Doctor Strange, Spirit Rider (8), Captain Marvel, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, U.S. Agent, Winter Soldier (6)

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

< Week 41 | Week 43 >

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (44)
Bats
Captain America – Durability, Shield Defensive, TU (Doctor Strange), LT
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Doctor Strange)
Clea – Magic, Telepathy, TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Intellect, Magic, Sense, TU (Clea), LT, CD (Reveals he cut out a week of his life in order to solve his own future murder)
Doctor Voodoo – Magic, TU (Doctor Strange)
Iron Man – Durability, Energy, Explosives, Flight, TU (Doctor Strange)
Thor – Blunt, Flight, Lightning, Weapon, TU (Doctor Strange)
Wong – Magic, TU (Doctor Strange)
Antagonist(s)
Baron Mordo – Teleport
Umar
Fantastic Four #37 (22)
Brainstorm
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (Spider-Man)
Invisible Woman
Mr. Fantastic
Powerhouse
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Ensnare, Sense, Webs, TU (Human Torch)
Thing – Influence, Melee, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Antagonist(s)
Puppet Master – Possession
Ghost Rider: Kushala Infinity Comic #3 (10)
Spirit Rider – Creature, Flames, Flames Offensive, Intellect, Morph, Personality, DA (Bandits)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Creature
Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (17)
Broo
Chamber – Telepathy
Elektra – Weapon
Forge – Ensnare
Phoenix (Echo) – Durability, Flames, Flames Defensive, Flames Offensive, Flight, Sense, Speed, Strength, DA (Thieves)
Thor #18 (20)
Bats – Flight, Intangibility, CD (Joins the Pet Avengers)
Doctor Strange
Kate Pryde
Lockheed – Flight, CD (Joins the Pet Avengers)
Lockjaw – CD (Joins the Pet Avengers)
Thor – Influence, Teleport
Throg – Appendage, Lightning, LT, CD (Forms the Pet Avengers)
Antagonist(s)
Loki
United States of Captain America #5 (28)
Captain America – Melee, TU (Falcon), LT, DA (Hate Monger)
Falcon – Flight, TU (Captain America), DA (Hate Monger)
U.S. Agent – Influence, Shield Offensive, Vehicle, TU (Captain America), DA (Hate Monger)
Winter Soldier – Melee, Projectile, TU (Captain America), LT, DA (Hate Monger)
Antagonist(s)
Speed Demon – Speed
Superior – Influence, Melee, Weapon, DA (Speed Demon)
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic #8 (9)
Nature Girl – CD (Evolves)
Antagonist(s)
Black Mamba – Energy, Melee
Sauron – Claws Offensive, Flight, Sense
X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3 (70)
Aurora – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Avengers)
Captain America – Precision, Projectile, TU (X-Men)
Cyclops – TU (Avengers)
Eye-Boy – Sense, TU (Avengers), LT
Iron Man – Explosives, Flight, TU (X-Men)
Magneto – TU (Avengers)
Marvel Girl – Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy, TU (Avengers)
Polaris – Ensnare, TU (Avengers), LT
Prestige – Sense, Telepathy, TU (Avengers)
Prodigy – TU (Avengers), SC
Quicksilver – TU (X-Men)
Scarlet Witch – Blade, CD (Meets her older self)
Speed
Sunfire – Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (Avengers)
Synch – Absorb, Grow, Melee, TU (Avengers)
Vision – Flight, Speed, TU (X-Men), SC
Wasp (JvD) – Grow, Melee, TU (X-Men)
Wiccan – Sense
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, TU (Avengers)
Wolverine (LK) – TU (Avengers), SC
Antagonist(s)
Daken – TU (Avengers), SC

 



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