Weekly Marvel Review: March 09, 2022 (Week 10)

Spring approaches, and as such, the cycle of life and death starts anew. The Punisher gets his 13th volume and a big Character Development when his new employer, The Hand, resurrects his long-dead wife. In an alternate universe where Steve Rogers missed out on the Super Soldier Serum, Captain Peggy Carter emerges in present time after spending a few decades on ice. Eternals and mutants do not fear death, thanks to their own cycle of rebirth, but it does not stop a few recent deaths from having an impact. Phastos dies at the hands of Thanos while Banshee dies at the hands of his deceptive ex-wife Moira MacTaggert.

Book the Week – Devil’s Reign #5 (Review score: 65 Points; 19 Characters). The Kingpin regains the memory of Daredevil’s secret identity and immediately gets consumed by his hatred for the blind lawyer. Now completely disinterested in his reelection campaign, the Mayor of New York sows chaos on the streets of his city by freeing the Purple Man. While the battle between the heroes and the Thunderbolts reaches a fever pitch, Fisk travels to Matt Murdock’s apartment and murders its occupant—Matt’s “twin brother,” Mike Murdock. Unfortunately, Kirsten McDuffie arrives just in time to catch the bloody-handed mayor in action.

Hero of the Week – Thor (Review score: 19 Points/2 Appearances; 9.5 Pts/App). Fueled by his father’s sacrifice and the full-might of the Thor-Force, Thor ends his battle with the God Tempest. He travels to Nidavellir, the site of the God of Hammers’ recent massacre, and uses the heat of a billion suns to burn out the magic that bound the God Tempest to Mjolnir. For good measure he destroys his prized weapon. But sticking with the theme of the week, Angela reveals she has had it remade. And to Thor’s surprise, his father’s spirit may have yet survived within the reforged hammer.

Antagonist of the Week – Doctor Octopus (Review score: 13 Points/2 Appearances; 6.5 Pts/App). Doctor Octopus continues to prove himself Marvel’s superior antagonist in 2022. He takes his third Antagonist of the Week. He now sits more than 20 points ahead of the Kingpin when it comes to overall score—despite the Kingpin having one more Appearance than Otto. With his role in Devil’s Reign coming to an end, it remains to be seen whether Doctor Octopus can keep up this impressive performance throughout the year

Top Characters (by review score). Thor (19); Doctor Octopus (13); Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, Spider-Man/Ben Reilly (12); Black Cat, Punisher, Shanna the She-Devil, Wolverine/James Howlett (11); Ghost-Spider (10); Moira MacTaggert, Nightcrawler, Sabretooth (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 #92 (25)
Colleen Wing – Agility, Blade, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Misty Knight – Gun, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Morbius – Melee, TU (Misty Knight)
Spider-Man (BR) – Agility, Ensnare, Melee, Sense, Weapon, DA (Beyond Security)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Strength, TU (Misty Knight)
Captain Carter #1 (8)
Captain Carter – Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield Defensive, Strength, SC, CD (Unfrozen)
Devil’s Reign #5 (65)
Captain America – Melee, TU (Champions), LT
Daredevil – Melee, TU (Champions), LT
Ironheart – Flight, TU (Jessica Jones), SC
Jessica Jones – TU (Champions)
Luke Cage – TU (Champions)
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Melee, Stretch, TU (Jessica Jones), LT
Nova (SA) – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Jessica Jones)
She-Hulk – TU (Champions)
Spider-Man (BR) – Swing, Tech, Weapon, TU (Champions)
Spider-Man (MM) – Melee, Swing, Weapon, TU (Jessica Jones), LT
U.S. Agent
Viv Vision – Flight, TU (Jessica Jones)
Antagonist(s)
Abomination – Melee, Strength, CD (Joins the Thunderbolts Unit)
Agony
Doctor Octopus – Appendage, Tech
Electro (FF) – Energy, Energy Offensive
Kingpin – Assassin, Influence, Melee, Strength, TU (Purple Man), LT
Purple Man – Influence, TU (Kingpin)
Whiplash
Devil’s Reign: Moon Knight #1 (19)
Invisible Woman
Iron Fist
Iron Man
Moon Knight – Agility, Business, Durability, Influence, Melee, Strength, DA (Man Mountain Marko)
Mr. Fantastic
Antagonist(s)
Fancy Dan
Killer Shrike
Montana
Ox
Piledriver
Thunderball
Wrecker
Devil’s Reign: Superior Four #3 (10)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Octopus – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Crawl, Creature, Ensnare, Influence, Tech, LT, DA (Supreme Octopus)
Eternals #10 (46)
Ajak – Intellect, Sense, Size, LT
Captain Marvel – Flight
Druig – Telepathy
Ikaris – Flight, Speed
Iron Man
Kingo Sunen – Size, Telepathy
Makkari – Size, Speed
Mentor
Namor
Phastos – CD (Dies)
Phoenix (ML) – Flames, Flight
Sersi – Deception
Sprite – Deception, Invisibility, Sense, Size, Telepathy
Starbrand – Flight, Sense
Thena
Thor – Elements, Flight
Antagonist(s)
Thanos – Melee, Tech, Weapon, DA (Phastos)
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #5 (25)
Hawkeye (CB)
Hawkeye (KB) – Agility, Creature, Ensnare, Explosive, Precision, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Ms. America), LT, SC, DA (Fifi)
Ms. America – Flight, Melee, Teleport, TU (Hawkeye)
Stinger – Flight, Grow, Melee, Shrink, TU (Hawkeye), DA (Fifi)
Punisher #1 (11)
Punisher – Assassin, Blade, Durability, Explosive, Gun, Stealth, Weapon, LT, CD (Joins the Hand and reunites with his dead wife), DA (Apostles of War)
Sabretooth #2 (26)
Angel – Flight
Cypher – Business
Madison Jeffries – Weapon, CD (Exiled)
Magneto – Business
Oya – Flames Offensive, Ice Offensive, CD (Exiled)
Professor X – Business
Storm
Wolverine (JH)
Antagonist(s)
Apocalypse
Blob
Krakoa
Nekra – Melee, Strength, CD (Exiled)
Sabretooth – Durability
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1 (10)
Ghost-Spider – Crawl, Durability, Ensnare, Sense, Strength, Swing, Teleport, TU (Spider-Zero), DA (She-Bodega Bandit)
Strange Academy #17 (13)
Agatha Harkness – Business
Ancient One – Business
Doctor Voodoo – Business, Intellect, Magic, Magic Offensive, Melee, DA (Gaslamp gang)
Magik – Business
Thor #23 (25)
Angela
Freyja
Odin – CD (Spirit bound to the repaired Mjolnir)
Sif – Teleport
Thor – Artifact, Blade, Blunt, Cosmic, Energy, Ensnare, Flames, Flight, Sense, Strength, Teleport, Weapon, LT, CD (Destroys Mjolnir), DA (God Tempest)
Antagonist(s)
Loki
Mangog – Durability
Venom #6 (7)
Sleeper – Melee
Venom (DB) – Melee, Morph, Personality, DA (Hell Hounds)
Women of Marvel #1 (51)
Black Cat – Agility, Claws Offensive, Investigate, Melee, Probability, Tech, Thief, Whip, LT, DA (Art thief)
Black Widow – Melee, Stealth, Tech, TU (Squirrel Girl), DA (Mad Thinker)
Jessica Jones – Influence, Strength, SC
Ka-Zar
Matthew Plunder
Scarlet Witch – Influence, Magic, Magic Defensive
Shanna the She-Devil – Agility, Ensnare, Melee, Sense, Swing, Tech, TU (Silver Sable), LT, SC, DA (Poachers)
Silver Sable – Gun, Swing, Weapon, TU (Shanna), SC, DA (Poachers)
Spider-Man (PP)
Squirrel Girl – Melee, TU (Black Widow), DA (Mad Thinker)
White Widow
X Deaths of Wolverine #4 (24)
Banshee
Daken – Melee
Forge – Melee
Moira MacTaggert – Deception, Gun, Influence, Melee, Suit, Weapon, CD (Kills Banshee and steals his skin), DA (Forge)
Professor X – Telepathy
Scout – Claws Defensive, Melee
Wolverine (JH)
Wolverine (LK)
Antagonist(s)
Destiny – Sense
Mystique
X Lives of Wolverine #4 (31)
Marvel Girl – Telepathy
Professor X – Sense, Telepathy
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Creature, Durability, Gun, Rage, Vehicle, DA (Fighter pilots)
Antagonist(s)
Mikhail Rasputin – Telepathy
Omega Red – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Claws, Possession, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon
Sabretooth – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, Strength, DA (Wolverine)
X-Men Legends #12 (26)
Forge
Kate Pryde – Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, Intangibility Offensive, Sense, LT
Lockheed – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight
Nightcrawler – Agility, Appendage Offensive, Influence, Melee, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive, DA (Warhawk)
Antagonist(s)
Destiny – Telepathy, LT
Mystique – Morph, Weapon

 



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