Weekly Marvel Review: August 24, 2022 (Week 34)

Let the judgement begin. Strange alliances form as the people of Earth face their upcoming trials. Emma Frost strikes a deal with the Deviants. Peter Parker signs up to work for Norman Osborn at the new Oscorp. Ghost-Spider teams with an evil, alternate reality Gwen Stacy to save her mutliverse. Miles Morales teams up once more with his wayward uncle to return to the main reality. To paraphrase Dr. Peter Venkman, “dogs and cats living together… MASS HYSTERIA!”

Book the Week – A.X.E.: Judgement Day #3 (Review score: 121 Points; 47 Characters). When Captain America fails the initial judgement, you know things are not off to a good start. Mutants, a species known for unfair judgement, take the fight to the Progenitor in an attempt to destroy the Celestial before he makes any more rulings. However, one good turn deserves another, as the Progenitor deceives the attacking force. The Celestial tricks the mutants into thinking their sneak attack worked when in reality it was nothing more than an illusion.

Hero of the Week – Ghost-Spider (Review score: 12 Points/2 Appearances; 6.0 Pts/App). Ghost-Spider’s personal journey through the multiverse comes to an end. The rest of the Gwen-vengers sacrifice themselves to allow Ghost-Spider to travel back in time and prevent Finale from harvesting all of her followers’ meme energy. Gwen falls a Save Civilian short of hitting for the Fantasy Comic League cycle while securing her first Hero of the Week

Antagonist of the Week – Carnage (Review score: 9 Points/1 Appearance; 9.0 Pts/App). Carnage puts up another high-scoring, single appearance week. His 9 points are just shy of his 9.5 points/appearance average, the best for an Antagonist. He also earns his fourth Antagonist of the Week, putting him ahead of Doctor Octopus in that category.

Top Characters (by review score). Ghost-Spider (12); Wolverine/James Howlett (11); Spider-Man/Peter Parker (10); Carnage (9); Exodus, Falcon/Joaquín Torres, Shang-Chi, Spider-Man/Miles Morales (8); Genis-Vell, Ikaris, Leiko Wu, Mr. Fantastic, Shift (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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A.X.E.: Judgement Day #3 (121)
Ajak – TU (Iron Man)
Angel – Flight
Beast
Bishop – Energy
Cable
Captain America – Influence, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Colossus – Business, Melee
Cyclops – Energy, TU (Deviants)
Deadpool
Domino
Doop – Flight
Druig – Energy, Telepathy, LT
Emma Frost – Business, Telepathy, TU (Deviants), CD (Aligns with the Deviants)
Firestar – Flames, Flight
Gilgamesh – Melee
Havok
Hope Summers – Business
Iceman – Flight
Ikaris – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Speed, DA (Firestar)
Iron Man – Flight, Tech, TU (Eternals)
Karkas the Kind – TU (X-Men)
Kate Pryde – Business
Kid Omega
Kingo Sunen – Weapon
Magik – Teleport
Makkari – Melee, Speed, TU (Iron Man), DA (Domino)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Invisibility, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy
Nightcrawler – Business
Northstar – Flight, TU (Deviants)
Phastos – Deception, Weapon, TU (Iron Man)
Professor X
Ransak the Reject – TU (X-Men)
Rogue
Sersi – Flight, Melee, Thief
Sprite – Flight
Starbrand
Starfox
Sync
Thena – Blade, DA (Beast)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Invisibility
Antagonist(s)
Destiny – Business, Sense, LT
Exodus – Business, Flight, Melee, Strength
Jack of Knives
Kro – TU (X-Men)
Mr. Sinister – Computers, Deception, Telepathy, TU (Iron Man), LT
Mystique – Business
Sebastian Shaw – Business
Amazing Spider-Man #8 (17)
Spider-Man (PP) – Creature, Durability, Ensnare, Intellect, Melee, Tech, Vehicle, CD (Joins Oscorp), DA (Vulture)
Antagonist(s)
Green Goblin – Strength
Vulture – Durability, Flight, Melee, Speed
Avengers: Forever #2 (5)
Ant-Man (TS) – TU (Ghost Rider)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, TU (Ant-Man)
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4 (20)
Black Panther – Energy
Captain America (SW) – Creature, Durability, Melee, DA (Crossbones)
Falcon (JT) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Explosive, Flight, Melee, Strength, DA (Guard)
Antagonist(s)
Crossbones – Deception, Melee, Weapon
White Wolf
Carnage #5 (9)
Antagonist(s)
Carnage – Appendage, Appendage Defensive, Appendage Offensive, Blade, Durability, Influence, Possession, DA (Black Bile Clan)
Damage Control #1 (28)
Dazzler
Doctor Voodoo
Forge
Ghost Rider (JB) – Flames
Ghost-Spider
Hercules
Howard the Duck
Man-Thing
Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
Namor
Nick Fury, Jr.
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Quicksilver – Speed
Scarlet Witch
She-Hulk
Thor
Werewolf by Night
White Tiger (AA)
Wolverine (JH)
Antagonist(s)
Maestro
Thanos – Durability, Sense, Strength
Defenders: Beyond #2 (18)
Blue Marvel – Energy Offensive, Flight, DA (Beyonder)
Ms. America – Artifact, Grow, Melee, Teleport Offensive
Taaia – Durability, CD (Bonds with the Phoenix Force)
Tigra
Antagonist(s)
Beyonder – Morph
Loki – Agility, Reality
Fantastic Four #46 (30)
Human Torch – Flight, Morph, TU (Princess Pearla), CD (Receives the cure for his eternal flame), DA (Psycho-Man)
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Flight, Telekinesis Defensive, TU (Princess Pearla), DA (Psycho-Man)
Mr. Fantastic – Morph, Stretch, Vehicle, TU (Princess Pearla), CD (Meets his half-sister), DA (Psycho-Man)
Sky – CD (Receives the cure to her transformation)
Thing – Creature, Vehicle, TU (Princess Pearla), DA (Psycho-Man)
Antagonist(s)
Molecule Man
Psycho-Man – Influence, Vehicle
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #2 (12)
Captain Marvel
Genis-Vell – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Sense, TU (Jazinda)
Phyla-Vell – Flight
Rick Jones – Artifact
Marauders #5 (54)
Amelia Voght
Aurora – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Speed, DA (Kin Crimson)
Bishop – Absorb
Daken – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, CD (Receives the honorary Shi’ar title of Fang), DA (Chronicle)
Frenzy – Melee
Gladiator
Glob Herman
Kate Pryde
Marrow
Oracle – Sense
Pixie
Professor X – Sense
Psylocke – Agility, Sense, Telepathy
Skin
Somnus
Tempo – Temporal Defensive
Thunderbird
Warbird – CD (Bonds with the Zzzxx symbiote)
Warpath
Antagonist(s)
Cassandra Nova – Appendage, Claws, Telepathy, LT, CD (Bonds with the Zzzxx symbiote)
Deathbird – Assassin, Claws Offensive
Exodus – Melee, Strength
Greycrow
Holocaust – Absorb, Melee
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #41 (20)
Shift – Appendage, Durability, Melee, TU (Ganke’s Resistance), SC, CD (Returns to his home dimension)
Spider-Man (MM) – Crawl, Durability, Melee, Swing, TU (Ganke’s Resistance), CD (Returns to his home dimension with Uncle Aaron), DA (Selim)
Antagonist(s)
Prowler – Melee, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Returns to his home dimension), DA (Selim)
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2 (24)
Black Jack Tarr – Blade, Explosive, Vehicle, DA (Temple guardians)
Clive Reston – Deception, Tech, Vehicle
Leiko Wu – Deception, Gun, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Shang-Chi), DA (Guards)
Shang-Chi – Agility, Creature, Intellect, Melee, Precision, TU (Leiko Wu), DA (Guards)
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #5 (15)
Ghost-Spider – Cosmic, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Swing, TU (Nightbird), LT, CD (Saves the multiverse), DA (Finale)
Nightbird – Projectile, Whip, TU (Ghost-Spider)
Wolverine: Patch #5 (10)
Nick Fury – LT
Tyger Tiger
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, TU (Gimel), DA (SHIELD Mandroids)

 



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