Weekly Marvel Review: August 10, 2022 (Week 32)

It’s good to be bad, at least in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Eight antagonists get added to the Fantasy Comic League database, mostly some callback cutthroats in Venom: Lethal Protector, including the original Whiplash, Melter, Constrictor and Justin Hammer. Also added are Man-Killer, Mach-X, Blackout and the Archpriestess of the Hand. Unfortunately, this week was also the week the Eternals’ new Celestial God arrives and declares judgement on the whole world.

Book the Week – A.X.E. Judgement Day #2 (Review score: 131 Points; 46 Characters). Druig’s war on Krakoa continues with characters continuously falling and returning to the battlefield. Meanwhile, a collection of Avengers, mutants and Eternals finish their secret mission of creating a new Celestial God. Its arrival sends shockwaves around the world with the announcement that it will be casting judgement on each inhabitant of Earth.

Hero of the Week – Marvel Girl (Review score: 20 Points/3 Appearances; 6.67 Pts/App). Marvel Girl coordinates the Krakoan war effort and earns her second Hero of the Week honors for her efforts. Her two Save Civilians in three Appearances should look good when it comes time for her Celestial judgement.

Antagonist of the Week – Green Goblin (Review score: 13 Points/2 Appearances; 6.5 Pts/App). Norman Osborn works had to make up for his villainous past, including offering Peter Parker a job at his new company and assisting him with suit upgrades. Time will tell if his effort is too little too late when it comes to his judgement.

Top Characters (by review score). Marvel Girl (20); Wolverine/James Howlett (18); Captain America/Steve Rogers (17); Storm, Venom/Eddie Brock (16); Iron Man (15); Captain Marvel, Moon Girl (14); Green Goblin, Valkyrie/Jane Foster (13)


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

< Week 31 | Week 33 >

A.X.E. Judgement Day #2 (131)
Ajak – Computer, Vehicle, TU (Iron Man), CD (Creates a new Celestial God)
Angel – Flight
Banshee – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Bishop – Energy Offensive
Captain America – Projectile, TU (X-Men)
Captain Marvel – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (X-Men), LT
Cyclops – Energy Offensive, TU (Avengers), LT
Daken – Claws
Egg – Biokinesis
Elixir – Heal
Hope Summers – Influence
Ikaris – Flight
Iron Man – Computer, Flight, Intellect, Tech, TU (Ajak), CD (Creates a new Celestial God)
Kingo Sunen – Flight
Magik – TU (Avengers), LT
Makkari – Tech, TU (Iron Man), CD (Creates a new Celestial God)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Sense, Telekinesis, Telepathy, TU (Avengers), LT
Namor – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (X-Men)
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Phastos – Blunt, TU (Iron Man), CD (Creates a new Celestial God)
Phoenix (ML) – Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (X-Men)
Rogue – Flight
Sersi – Flight, LT
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense
Sprite – Flight
Starbrand – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (X-Men)
Storm – Flight, Lightning, TU (Avengers)
Sunfire – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Tempus – Reality
Thor – Elements, Flight, Lightning, TU (X-Men)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws
Wolverine (LK) – Claws
Exodus – Flight, Sense, Strength, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, DA (Syne)
Mr. Sinister – Creature, Intellect, TU (Ajak), CD (Creates a new Celestial God)
Mystique – Gun
Proteus – Reality
Amazing Spider-Man #7 (16)
Ms. Marvel – CD (Starts an internship at Oscorp)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense, Swing
Starling – Investigate, CD (Cuts herself off from Vulture)
Green Goblin
Vulture – Claws, Flight, Investigate, Melee, Suit, CD (Loses Starling’s trust)
Avengers #59 (31)
Iron Man – Explosive, Flight, TU (Starbrand Kid), DA (Devil’s Posse)
Phoenix (ML) – Creature, Flames, Gun, TU (Reno Phoenix), DA (Devil’s Posse)
Starbrand – Flight, Melee, TU (Reno Phoenix)
Thor – Lightning, TU (Starbrand Kid), DA (Devil’s Posse)
Valkyrie (JF) – Creature, Gun, Weapon, TU (Reno Phoenix), DA (Devil’s Posse)
Mephisto – Business, Creature, Durability, Gun, Possession
Avengers and Moon Girl #1 (37)
Captain Marvel – Creature, Energy, Flight, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Moon Girl), LT, DA (New Men)
Havok – Energy
Iron Man – Computer, LT
Moon Girl – Computer, Creature, Energy, Ensnare, Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Suit, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Shuri), DA (New Men)
Shuri – Computer, Ensnare, TU (Moon Girl)
Wolverine (JH)
High Evolutionary – Ensnare, Teleport
Black Panther #5 (27)
Aneka – TU (Storm)
Ayo – TU (Storm)
Black Panther – Influence, Melee, Strength, Tech, Weapon, TU (Storm), LT, DA (Akili)
Okoye – Projectile, TU (Storm), DA (Hatut Zeraze)
Shuri – Computer, Energy, Tech, TU (Storm)
Storm – Flight, Lightning, TU (Black Panther), DA (Hatut Zeraze)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #3 (27)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Durability, Energy, Flames, Investigate, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Sense, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, CD (Learns the truth about the shield’s symbolism)
Dryad – Gun, Melee, Precision, Weapon, DA (Winter Soldier)
Winter Soldier – Durability, Gun, Melee, Precision, Strength, Weapon
Captain Carter #5 (9)
Captain Carter – Deception, Durability, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield Defensive, TU (Lizzie Braddock), DA (John Falsworth)
Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 (35)
Blade – Sense, Vehicle
Ghost Rider (DK) – Ensnare, Flames, Melee, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip
Ghost Rider (JB) – Morph, Vehicle
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, SC
Morbius – Sense, Vehicle
Vengeance – Durability, Sense, Strength, Vehicle
Blackout – Claws
Mephisto – Business, Creature
Scarecrow – Assassin, Vehicle
Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1 (39)
Beast – Agility, Durability, SC
Iceman – Flight, Ice, Ice Defensive, Ice Offensive, SC
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, LT, SC
Spider-Man (PP)
Fancy Dan – Agility, Melee, Weapon
Green Goblin – Creature, Durability, Energy, Explosive, Melee, Projectile, Strength, Toxin, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Crime Master)
Kingpin – Business, Strength, Weapon, TU (Green Goblin)
Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor #3 (40)
Beta Ray Bill – Blade, DA (Troll)
Hildegarde – Blade, Creature, Weapon, DA (Dark Elf)
Sif – Blade, DA (Troll)
Valkyrie (JF) – Blade, Durability, Lightning, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Demon)
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Blade, Creature, Durability, Weapon, DA (Dark Elf)
Volstagg – Blade
Enchantress – Teleport, TU (Tyr)
S’ym – Durability, Melee, Strength
Tyr – TU (Enchantress)
Ulik – Blunt, DA (Asgardian)
Ms. Marvel & Wolverine #1 (55)
Armor – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Grow, TU (Ms. Marvel), DA (Robot bugs)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Ms. Marvel), DA (Robot bugs)
Marvel Girl – Ensnare, Sense, Telepathy, TU (Ms. Marvel), SC, DA (Robot bugs)
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Melee, Morph, Stretch, TU (X-Men), LT, DA (Robot bugs)
Penance – Claws, Claws Offensive, TU (Ms. Marvel), DA (Robot bugs)
Rogue – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Ms. Marvel), DA (Robot bugs)
Storm – Elements, Flight, Lightning, Wind, TU (Ms. Marvel), DA (Robot bugs)
Wolverine (JH) – Absorb, Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, TU (Ms. Marvel), LT, DA (Robot bugs)
Punisher #5 (12)
Ares – Weapon
Punisher – Assassin, Blade, Blunt, Gun, Melee, Weapon, DA (Archpreistess)
Archpreistess – Morph
Venom: Lethal Protector #5 (35)
Venom (EB) – Appendage, Crawl, Creature, Durability, Ensnare, Explosive, Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Strength, Swing, Weapon, Whip, Will Power, DA (Hammer’s Hammers)
Blizzard – Ensnare, CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
Constrictor – CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
Justin Hammer
Mach-X – CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
Man-Killer – CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
Melter – CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
Taskmaster – Weapon, LT, CD (Trains Hammer’s Hammers)
Whiplash (MS) – Appendage Offensive, CD (Joins Hammer’s Hammers)
X-Men Legends #1 (17)
Hulk – Durability, Heal, Melee, Strength
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee
Unus the Untouchable


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