Weekly Marvel Review: June 08, 2022 (Week 23)

Wedding bells can be heard in the distance in Amazing Spider-Man. It’s not the wedding fans have long waited for, but Beetle gets engaged to one of Peter Parker’s good friends, Randy Robertson. Doctor Doom accepts a proposal of his own, to join the Imagined Order in the Fortnight X Marvel crossover book. The “Banner War” storyline gives each its two manner combatants another Character Development in its latest chapter. With Odin’s encouragement, Hulk wields Mjolnir and a gamma-charged Thor destroys the Bifrost Bridge in retaliation.

Book the Week – Savage Avengers #2 (Review score: 49 Points; 7 Characters). The new crop of Savage Avengers find themselves trapped in a Hyborian dungeon, but a few them still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Cloak had stashed a Devil Dinosaur in the dark folds of his cape. Despite Deathlok draining Weapon H of his gamma in the first issue, the Hulk-Wolverine hybrid has another transformation in him and morphs into a Red Harpy.

Hero of the Week – Venom/Eddie Brock (Review score: 14 Points/1 Appearance; 14.0 Pts/App). Venom has the best power variety of all characters so far in 2022, with 32 distinct power usages. His 9.67 Points/Appearance and 8.0 Powers/Appearance are the best ratios for characters with a minimum of five appearances this year. Now, in order to master one of his newest Temporal power ability, he makes an unlikely ally in Kang the Conqueror.

Antagonist of the Week – Cassandra Nova (Review score: 10 Points/1 Appearance; 10.0 Pts/App). Cassandra Nova returns to the Shi’ar Empire for the first after she had once attempted to destroy it from within. This time she comes as a savior and murders two members of the Kin Crimson Nobles, a secret Shi’ar society tasked with keeping state secrets. Unfortunately Cassandra is unable, or possibly unwilling, to stop the Kin Crimson from assassinating Majestrix Xandra.

Top Characters (by review score). Venom/Eddie Brock (14); Thor (12); Cassandra Nova, Weapon H (10); Daredevil/Elektra Natchios (9); Hulk, Kang the Conqueror, Lady Sif, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Valkyrie/Jane Foster (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 #3 (8)
Spider-Man (PP)
Antagonist(s)
Beetle – CD (Gets engaged)
Tombstone – Claws, Melee, LT
White Rabbit
Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War #1 (28)
Black Panther
Captain America
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, Sense
Iron Man
Namor
Nighthawk
Phoenix (ML)
Quicksilver
She-Hulk
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Sense, Swing, Tech, TU (Wolverine), LT
Starbrand
Storm
Thor
Vision
Wolverine (JH) – TU (Spider-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Magic, CD (Joins the Imagined Order)
Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor #1 (36)
Beta Ray Bill – LT
Captain America – TU (Valkyrie), SC
Iron Man – TU (Valkyrie)
Lady Sif – Sense, Teleport, TU (Valkyrie), LT
Odin
Roz Solomon – Gun, Weapon, TU (Valkyrie), SC
Rūna
Thor
Valkyrie (JF) – Creature, Flight, Sense, Will Power, TU (Roz Solomon), LT, SC
Antagonist(s)
Enchantress – TU (Masked stranger), LT
Hela
Tyr – TU (Masked stranger)
Ulik – TU (Masked stranger)
Legion of X #2 (36)
Banshee
Beast – Agility, Claws Offensive, Investigate, Melee, LT
Blindfold – Influence, Sense
Doctor Nemesis – Intellect
Dust – Morph
Legion
Lost – Influence, Telekinesis Offensive
Nightcrawler – Investigate, Tech, Teleport
Pixie – Blade, Durability, Flight, Teleport, Teleport Offensive
Sage – Computer, Investigate
Xorn
Antagonist(s)
Black Tom Cassidy – Sense
Juggernaut – Melee
Marauders #3 (45)
Aurora – Energy Offensive, Speed, TU (Majestrix Xandra), LT
Bishop – Melee, TU (Majestrix Xandra)
Daken – Heal, TU (Majestrix Xandra)
Gladiator – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Heal, Melee, Strength
Kate Pryde – Intangibility Defensive, TU (Majestrix Xandra), LT
Psylocke – Telepathy, TU (Majestrix Xandra)
Somnus – TU (Majestrix Xandra)
Tempo – Temporal Defensive, Temporal Offensive, TU (Majestrix Xandra)
Antagonist(s)
Cassandra Nova – Durability, Flight, Influence, Sense, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Majestrix Xandra), DA (Priz the Red)
Deathbird – Flight, Melee, DA (Sidri)
Savage Avengers #2 (49)
Anti-Venom – Claws Offensive, Ensnare, Morph, TU (Conan), DA (Zingaran)
Black Knight – Blade, Melee, Shield Defensive, TU (Weapon H), DA (Mercenary)
Cloak – Creature, Ensnare, Flight, TU (Daredevil), DA (Devil Dinosaur)
Conan – Blade, Melee, TU (Anti-Venom), DA (Zingaran)
Dagger – Energy, Energy Defensive, Heal, Projectile, TU (Conan), DA (Zingaran)
Daredevil (EN) – Ensnare, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Whip, TU (Cloak), LT, DA (Devil Dinosaur)
Weapon H – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Flight, Morph, Vehicle, TU (Black Knight), CD (Altered his gamma frequency), DA (Mercenary)
Thor #26 (27)
Hulk – Blunt, Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Odin), LT, CD (Wields Mjolnir)
Iron Man – Energy
Lady Sif – Creature, Teleport
Odin – Artifact, Influence, TU (Hulk)
Thor – Durability, Flight, Lightning, Melee, Rage, Strength, Weapon, Will Power, CD (Destroys the Bifrost)
Venom #8 (22)
Venom (EB) – Blade, Durability, Flames, Gun, Heal, Melee, Morph, Possession, Sense, Tech, Temporal, Weapon, DA (Soldiers)
Antagonist(s)
Kang the Conqueror – Blade, Deception, Intangibility, Temporal, Temporal Defensive, Temporal Offensive, Weapon

 



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