Weekly Marvel Review: November 24, 2021 (Week 47)

Only in comics can a character who is dead, or in a coma, or suffering severe neck trauma, can still rake in the points and place in the top performances of the week. Despite a whole series focused on the Death of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme tops the top performances with four appearances on the week. Peter Parker remains in a coma in the Amazing Spider-Man, but he also notches four appearances. Iron Man comes in behind them with three appearances for 12 points all while dealing with a broken neck in his main title. It helps that he has a super powered suit sustaining him and—as of his latest issue—a portion of the power cosmic.

Book the Week – X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special #1 (Review score: 44 Points; 15 Characters). Limiting Rob Liefield’s latest Marvel story to just 15 characters may seem a bit disingenuous because it features numerous version of past and present X-Force team members. Cable rallies different versions of characters such as Deadpool, Domino for a climatic battle with Stryfe, and he even brings in the Thing to clobber his nemesis. The book also focuses on the return of Major X, Liefield’s latest gun-totting antihero.

Hero of the Week – Doctor Strange (Review score: 20 Points/4 Appearances; 5.0 Pts/App). Doctor Strange is dead, long live Doctor Strange—at least for a week. That’s how long the classic Doctor Strange has been called forth to help solve his future-self’s murder. Considering this past Doctor Strange comes from his past he remains earning points as the main Doctor Strange. In other titles, he is rallying and debriefing the Avengers on threats in Hulk and Black Panther’s first issues in their new titles. His fourth appearance comes in the conclusion of the latest Symbiote Spider-Man title.

Antagonist of the Week – Karnilla (Review score: 10 Points/1 Appearance; 10.0 Pts/App). Karnilla’s rampage in Symbiote Spider-Man comes to an end when some eternal elder gods, Odin and Zarus, join forces. However, before her defeat she managed to hold her own (and then some) against major powerhouse characters Hulk and Ikaris.

Top Characters (by review score). Doctor Strange (20); Thor (18); Hawkeye/Kate Bishop (16); Spider-Man/Peter Parker (14); Black Panther, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Wolverine (13); Iron Man (12); Captain America, Karnilla, Spirit Rider (10)

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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 #79 (18)
Spider-Man (BR) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Tech, Webs, SC, DA (Robbers)
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Kraven (LS) – Blade, Deception, Explosive, Melee, Projectile, Toxin, Weapon
Black Panther #1 (35)
Black Panther – Agility, Business, Claws, Melee, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Doctor Strange), LT, CD (Takes a leave of absence as Avengers Chairperson), DA (Unknown feral humanoids)
Captain America – Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield, Shield Offensive, TU (Doctor Strange), DA (Unknown feral humanoids)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic Defensive, Teleport, TU (Avengers), DA (Unknown feral humanoids)
Shuri – Tech
Thor – Blunt, Elements, Flight, Lightning, Weapon, TU (Doctor Strange), DA (Unknown feral humanoids)
Death of Doctor Strange #3 (31)
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Clea – Creature, Intellect, Magic, Magic Offensive, TU (Doctor Strange), CD (Regains her memories of her relationship with Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Ensnare, Flight, Intellect, Magic, Magic Offensive, Sense, Teleport, TU (Clea)
Iron Man
Thor
Valkyrie (JF) – Business, TU (Doctor Strange)
Wong – Flight, Magic, Melee, TU (Clea)
Antagonist(s)
Baron Mordo – Thief
Fantastic Four Infinity Comic #3 (9)
Brainstorm
Human Torch
Invisible Woman – Computer, Invisibility
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
Powerhouse
Thing
Ghost RIder: Kushala Infinity Comic #8 (17)
Spirit Rider – Creature, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Heal, Magic Defensive, Teleport, SC, DA (Doctor Doom)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Melee, LT
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 (18)
Alloy
Fuse
Hawkeye (KB) – Agility, Ensnare, Explosive, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Sleuth, Tech, Weapon, Webs, CD (Leaves Los Angeles), DA (Robbers)
Jessica Jones
Ms. America
Stinger
Hulk #1 (30)
Black Panther
Black Widow
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Doctor Strange
Falcon (SW)
Ghost Rider (RR)
Hulk (BB) – Durability, Energy, Melee, Rage, Strength, CD (Turns the Hulk into a piloted body), DA (Iron Man)
Hulk (JW)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman
Iron Man – Creature, Durability, Energy, Ensnare, Explosive, Suit
Mr. Fantastic
Phoenix (ML)
Spider-Man (PP)
Thing
Thor
Hulkling & Wiccan Infinity Comic #4 (8)
Agatha Harkness – Magic, Teleport
Hulkling – Sense
Wiccan – Flight, Magic
Iron Man #14 (7)
Iron Man – Computer, Cosmic, CD (Ascends to Godhood)
Antagonist(s)
Korvac – Cosmic, CD (Ascends to Godhood)
Lucky the Pizza Dog Infinity Comic #1 (6)
Hawkeye (KB) – Ensnare, DA (Porcupine)
Antagonist(s)
Porcupine – Ensnare, Projectile
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #3 (7)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Strength, Webs, DA (Spider-Slayers)
Symbiote Spider-Man #5 (43)
Black Cat – TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Magic Offensive, Teleport, TU (Black Cat)
Hulk (BB) – Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Spider-Man)
Ikaris – Durability, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Spider-Man)
Odin – Size, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Karnilla)
Spider-Man (PP) – Ensnare, Melee, Sense, TU (Hulk)
Zuras – Melee, Size, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Karnilla)
Antagonist(s)
Karnilaa – Creature, Durability, Energy, Ensnare, Grow, Magic, Magic Offensive, Melee, Size
Thor #19 (12)
Odin – Durability
Sif – Teleport
Thor – Blade, Durability, Influence, Melee, Strength, TU (Odin), DA (Gladiator)
Wolverine #18 (23)
Forge – Tech
Maverick – Durability, Explosive, Gun, Precision, Weapon, LT
Sage
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Crawl, Durability, Heal, Melee, Sense, Weapon, SC, DA (Sniper)
Antagonist(s)
Black Tom Cassidy
Juggernaut
X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special #1 (44)
Cable – Computer, Gun, Melee, Weapon, LT, CD (Gathers X-Force members across time to take on Stryfe)
Cannonball – Flight
Deadpool – Gun, Melee, Weapon
Domino – Gun
Major X – Bionics, Blade, Gun, Melee, Weapon, DA (Reaper)
Shatterstar – Weapon
Tempo – Flight
Thing – Melee, CD (Joins X-Force)
Warpath
Wolverine – Melee
Antagonist(s)
Forearm – Melee
Reaper – Weapon
Stryfe – Energy, Melee
Wildside – Durability, Melee
Zero – Computer
X-Men #5 (29)
Cyclops – Energy Offensive
Emma Frost
Marvel Girl – Influence, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, Magnetics Offensive, Sense, Weapon, SC, DA (Reavers)
Rogue – Flight, Melee, Vehicle
Synch – Absorb, Energy
Sunfire – Flames
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Weapon, DA (Reavers)

 



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