Weekly Marvel Review: March 23, 2022 (Week 12)

The machine uprising receives a new ally in their war against the mutants. Depowered, defiled and then deceased, Moira MacTaggert remains determined to destroy Professor Xavier and the dream of Krakoa. She earns the only Character Development for the week when her predestined 10th life ends and her 11th cybernetic life begins at the conclusion of X Deaths of Wolverine.

Book the Week – X Deaths of Wolverine #5 (Review score: 29 Points; 12 Characters). After putting an end to the past threat to Krakoa, Wolverine ends the Phalanx’s threat from the future. The Wolverines, with the help of Sage and the Cerebro Sword, battle the Omega Wolverine’s rampage, successfully burning the virus from future Wolverine’s body. But the robots’ threat to the mutants is far from over as Mecha-Moira rises from the grave.

Hero of the Week – Venom/Eddie Brock (Review score: 17 Points/1 Appearance; 17.0 Pts/App). A new Lethal Protector series kicks off with a look back at the early days of Eddie Brock’s stint as Venom. His quest to protect those that can’t defend themselves gets off to a rough start. Not only does his appearance frighten those he wants to help, but he must learn how to work with the alien personality now bonded to him. That struggle earns him a Will Power as he resists the urge to lash out as his former girlfriend’s new fiancé.

Antagonist of the Week – Baron Zemo (Review score: 9 Points/2 Appearances; 4.5 Pts/App). Baron Zemo earns his first Antagonist of the Week with two Appearances. He confronts the wannabe Hydra usurper, Veronica Eden, at the end of Captain America/Iron Man and then fights for his life against a Savage Spider-Man. He earns a Leads Team when reinforcements show up to save him from the mutated-spider people.

Top Characters (by review score). Venom/Eddie Brock, Wolverine/James Howlett (17); Daredevil/Elektra Natchios (16); Emma Frost (14); Captain America (10); Baron Zemo, Iron Man (9); Spider-Man/Ben Reilly (8); Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Veronica Eden (7)

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

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Avengers Forever #4 (7)
Captain Carter
Ghost-Rider (RR) – Ensnare, Vehicle, TU (Ant-Man), DA (Black Skulls)
Antagonist(s)
Black Skull
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #XX (11)
Spider-Man (BR) – Agility, Durability, Investigate, Melee, Strength, Swing, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Hammerhead
Mysterio
Vermin
Captain America/Iron Man #5 (25)
Captain America – Energy, Flight, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Veronica Eden), DA (Myrmidon)
Iron Man – Computer, Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, DA (Paladins)
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo
Veronica Eden – Appendage, Blade, Suit, Vehicle, TU (Captain America), DA (Myrmidon)
Devil’s Reign: Villains for Hire #3 (20)
U.S. Agent – Melee, Shield, LT
Antagonist(s)
Abomination – Melee
Agony – Creature, Heal
Electro (FF) – Energy, Flight
Kingpin – Influence, LT
Rhino
Taskmaster – Weapon
Whiplash – Weapon
Devil’s Reign: X-Men #3 (20)
Daredevil (EN) – Influence
Emma Frost – Blade, Business, Creature, Explosive, Influence, Possession, Sense, Stealth, Telepathy, TU (Isabelle Donovan), LT, SC, DA (Metropolitan Police)
Union Jack – Melee
Antagonist(s)
Kingpin
Typhoid Mary
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #3 (25)
Black Widow – Durability, Energy, Gun, Melee, Weapon
Daredevil (EN) – Agility, Blade, Energy, Gun, Influence, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Stealth, Strength, Weapon, LT, DA (Guards)
Daredevil (MM) – Influence, Melee
Antagonist(s)
Typhoid Mary – Telekinesis
Iron Man #18 (13)
Frog-Man
Gargoyle
Hellcat – Influence, Telepathy
Human Torch (JH)
Iron Man – Heal
Silver Surfer
War Machine
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom
Korvac – Teleport
Maestro: World War M #2 (6)
Antagonist(s)
Maestro – Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon, DA (Leonard McKenzie II)
Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #4 (10)
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Melee, Strength, TU (Wasp)
Wasp (NVD) – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Savage Spider-Man #2 (15)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Melee, Shield, Strength, Weapon, LT
Antagonist(s)
Baron Zemo – Blade, Blunt, Ensnare, Gun, Melee, Weapon, LT
Shang-Chi #10 (24)
Brother Sabre – Blade, Weapon, DA (Taotie)
Shang-Chi – Melee, Precision, Sense, Speed, DA (Guardsman)
Sister Dagger – Blade, Intellect, Melee, Weapon, DA (Taotie)
Sister Staff – Energy
Antagonist(s)
Chieftain Xin – Blade, Creature, Projectile, Teleport, Weapon
Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (17)
Venom (EB) – Agility, Appendage Offensive, Claws, Crawl, Durability, Ensnare, Personality, Sense, Strength, Swing, Thief, Weapon, Whip, Will Power, SC, DA (Jagged Bow)
Wolverine: Patch #1 (11)
Nick Fury
Tyger Tiger
Wolverine – Business, Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Intellect, Melee, Sens
X Deaths of Wolverine #5 (29)
Beast
Colossus
Daken – Melee
Havok
Marvel Girl
Moira MacTaggert – CD (Undergoes a cybernetic rebirth)
Professor X
Sage – Computer, Intellect, LT
Scout – Claws, Strength, Weapon
Wolverine (JH) – Blade, Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, Tech, DA (Omega Wolverine)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws Offensive, Durability
Antagonist(s)
Sabretooth

 



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