Weekly Marvel Review: February 16, 2022 (Week 07)

In a rare turn of events, two books tie for the top score. Fantastic Four gathers 24 characters to fight the Reckoning War and scores 65 total points. Thor also receives a review score of 65 while also bringing together a collection of Avengers and Fantastic Four members to aid him in his fight against the God Tempest. Other big books from the week include the latest Marvel Voices entry, Legacy, highlighting prominent Black characters and creators; that issue puts up 62 points. The X-Men battle M.O.D.O.K., a character they typically do not face, for a 47-point issue with only eight characters.

Book of the Week – Thor #22 (Review score: 65 Points; 23 Characters). Thor gets the nod for Book of the Week over Fantastic Four because it features one less character. It also has the two biggest Character Development moments from the week.(apologies Sam Wilson, Lin Lie and Jack of Hearts who took up new mantles or joined a new team). Odin sacrifices himself and relinquishes the full power of the Odin-Force to his son, who in turn gets the Character Development for beginning fully powered up by the newly named, Thor-Force.

Hero of the Week – Wolverine (Review score: 14 Points/2 Appearances; 7.0 Pts/App). Wolverine is one of the main heroes to heed Beta Ray Bill’s call to aid Thor in his fight; though he does not do much in that title except flash his claws and get credit for a Team-Up. The majority of Wolverine’s action comes from his latest X Lives of Wolverine title. While out to save Professor Xavier’s ancestry, he earns a separate Saves Civilian, and then gets a Defeats Antagonist for reliving his fight with Romulus.

Antagonist of the Week – Queen Goblin (Review score: 10 Points/1 Appearances; 10.0 Pts/App). Queen Goblin makes quickly climbs the Antagonists charts and earns her first Antagonist of the Week in just her second outing. She shows off her bloodlust and skills with the Pumpkin Scepter by killing the scientists responsible for creating her, and then unveils her signature Goblin Gaze against the Black Cat. The Goblin Gaze—a power perfect for a therapist-cum-villain—forces the Queen’s victims to doubt themselves and relive their past trauma.

Top Characters (by review score). Wolverine (14); Mr. Fantastic (13); Thor (11); Queen Goblin (10); Captain Marvel (9); Cyclops, Human Torch, Iron Man, M.O.D.O.K., Marvel Girl, Synch (8)


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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 #89 (20)
Black Cat – Ensnare, Melee, Swing, TU (Spider-Man), SC
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Tech, TU (Black Cat)
Queen Goblin – Blunt, Claws Offensive, Explosive, Flames, Influence, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Scientists)
Devil’s Reign: Superior Four #2 (6)
Doctor Octopus – Appendage, Appendage Defensive, Tech, Weapon, LT
Fantastic Four #40 (65)
Captain America – Melee, Shield, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Captain Marvel – Flight, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Human Torch – Flames, Flight, Melee, Speed
Invisible Woman – Invisibility, Telekinesis Defensive
Iron Man – Flight, TU (Mr. Fantastic), DA (Badoon)
Jack of Hearts – CD (Joins the Fantastic Four)
Justice – Influence, Telekinesis, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Man-Thing – Melee
Moon Knight – Weapon, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Mr. Fantastic – Influence, Intellect, Reality, Stretch, Tech, TU (Iron Man), LT
Namor – TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Nick Fury – TU (Mr. Fantastic)
She-Hulk – Melee, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Silver Surfer – Flight, Telepathy, TU (Mr. Fantastic)
Uatu, the Watcher – Teleport
Annihilus – Flight, Weapon
Doctor Doom – Magic, Magic Offensive, Sense
Hulk #4 (7)
Hulk – Durability, Heal, Melee, Rage, Strength, DA (Soldiers)
Iron Fist #1 (14)
Iron Fist (DR) – Agility, Melee, Thief, TU (Iron Fist), DA (Demon)
Iron Fist (LL) – Durability, Energy, Melee, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Becomes the new Iron Fist), DA (Demon)
Luke Cage
King Conan #3 (7)
Conan – Blade, Creature, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Zombie)
Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 (62)
Black Panther – Computer, Melee, Sense, TU (Captain Marvel), DA (Ninka Nanka)
Blue Marvel – Durability, Flight
Captain America (SW) – Agility, Flight, Melee, Speed, CD (Takes up the Captain America mantle again)
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Shuri)
Cecilia Reyes – Energy
Luke Cage – Durability, Melee, TU (Misty Knight), DA (Hypno-Hustler)
Misty Knight – Gun, Melee, TU (Luke Cage), DA (Taskmaster)
Moon Girl – Creature, Intellect, Investigate, Sense, Tech
Okoye – Weapon, TU (Captain Marvel)
Shuri – Flight, TU (Captain Marvel), LT, SC
Spectrum – Flight
Spider-Man (MM) – Swing
Starling – Flight
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Agility, Blade, Creature, Intellect, SC
Taskmaster – Agility, Blade, Weapon
Thor #22 (65)
Angela – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Beta Ray Bill – Durability, TU (Avengers), LT
Captain America (SR) – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Captain Marvel
Dr. Strange – Flight, Magic, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Freyja – Creature, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Human Torch – Flight, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Invisible Woman
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Lockheed – Flight, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Lockjaw – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Stretch, Tech, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Odin – Energy, CD (Dies)
Spider-Man (BR) – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Thing – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Thor – Absorb, Elements, Ensnare, Flight, Geokinesis, Lightning, Plants, Wind, TU (Dr. Strange), CD (Receives the full Odin-Force)
Throg – TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Valkyrie (JF)
Valkyrie (Rūna)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, TU (Beta Ray Bill)
Mangog – Melee, Strength, CD (Joins with the God Tempest)
Venom #5 (5)
Venom (DB)
Venom (EB) – Heal, Melee, Strength
X Lives of Wolverine #3 (25)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telepathy
Professor X – Telepathy
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Creature, Durability, Gun, Heal, Melee, Precision, SC, DA (Romulus)
Mikhail Rasputin – Reality, Tech
Omega Red – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Possession
Sabretooth – Gun
X-Men #8 (47)
Cyclops – Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, LT, SC, DA (M.O.D.O.K.)
Forge – Tech, CD (Turns down an offer to join the X-Men)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy, SC
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics Defensive, Sense, SC
Rogue – Vehicle, DA (AIM)
Synch – Absorb, Influence, Melee, Telekinesis, Telepathy, CD (Took it upon himself to erase Ben Urich’s mind), DA (AIM)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Claws Defensive, Durability, Melee, LT, DA (AIM)
M.O.D.O.K. – Flight, Melee, Sense, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Toxin


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