Weekly Marvel Review: September 07, 2022 (Week 36)

Judgement Day is upon the Marvel Universe and several characters unwillingly line up to have their worth determined by the fickle Celestial God. But while the Progenitor is playing mind games with the world, some characters are being mindful of other things. With Wolverine’s help, Johnny Blaze exorcises the demon infesting his mind since the start of his new series. Moon Knight shares the truth about of his D.I.D.-mind with the Midnight Mission. Moon Girl experiences a mind meld with Devil Dinosaur in the finale to her team-up series.

Book the Week – Immortal X-Men #6 (Review score: 70 Points; 26 Characters). The Progenitor does not remain quiet when it comes to Krakoa’s Quiet Council. It passes judgement on six of the Council’s members in Immortal X-Men, and two-thirds of them fail the test. Not surprisingly, three of those negative decisions are thrown at some of the Council’s less savory members—Destiny, Mystique and Sebastian Shaw—but Emma Frost, who remains unable to live with her perceived failures on Genosha, also receives a thumbs down. Kate Pryde and Exodus reveal their positive judgement.

Hero of the Week – Wolverine/James Howlett (Review score: 39 Points/6 Appearances; 6.5 Pts/App). Wolverine claws his way to the top of the Fantasy Comic League standings with an explosive week. He shows up in six titles, three of which tie-in to “Judgement Day,” flashing his claws 11 times in a variety of ways. He receives a Team-Up in all but one of his Appearances.

Antagonist of the Week – Sebastian Shaw (Review score: 7 Points/1 Appearance; 7.0 Pts/App). Despite Shaw’s negative judgement, which he refuses to acknowledge since the Progenitor delivered its decision using Emma Frost’s image, he continues conducting his business as if the world will keep turning. He even turns to an unusual business partner and summons the mysterious Mother Righteous. Shaw’s first Antagonist of the Week comes almost a year after his previous best performance of 8 points.

Top Characters (by review score). Wolverine/James Howlett (39); Captain America/Steve Rogers (26); Thor (16); Captain Marvel, Moon Girl, Mr. Fantastic (15); Daken, Invisible Woman (12); Spider-Man/Miguel O’Hara (11); Punisher (10)


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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.: Death to the Mutants #2 (46)
Ajak – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee
Colossus – Strength, TU (Deviants)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Deviants)
Emma Frost – Telepathy, TU (Deviants)
Ikaris – Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee
Karkas the Kind – Strength
Magik – TU (Deviants)
Makkari – Melee, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Phastos – Durability, CD (Receives positive judgement)
Ransak the Rejected
Sersi – Influence
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, TU (Deviants)
Jack of Knives – Blade, Teleport
Kro – TU (X-Men), LT, CD (Receives positive judgement)
All-Out Avengers #1 (39)
Black Panther – Vehicle
Blade – Blade, Melee, Weapon, DA (Sinnarian)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield, Shield Offensive, Teleport, DA (Sinnarian)
Captain Marvel – Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength
Iron Man – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit
Spider-Man (PP) – Swing
Spider-Woman – Energy Offensive, Melee, DA (Sinnarian)
Thor – Blunt, Durability, Lightning, Melee, Projectile
Black Panther #9 (27)
Black Panther – Computer, Tech, Vehicle
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, LT, DA (Soldier)
Captain Marvel – Computer, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Vehicle, DA (Soldier)
Shuri – Computer
Thor – Artifact, Blunt, Flight, Lightning, Melee, DA (Soldier)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #4 (10)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Influence, Melee, Sense, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Strength
Winter Soldier
Fantastic Four: Full Circle #1 (34)
Human Torch – Absorb, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Morph, Teleport, DA (Arthrosians)
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Flight, Invisibility, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Teleport, DA (Arthrosians)
Mr. Fantastic – Computer, Intellect, Melee, Morph, Stretch, Tech, Teleport, LT, DA (Arthrosians)
Thing – Melee, Strength, Teleport, DA (Arthrosians)
Ghost Rider #6 (22)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Durability, Ensnare, Flames, Melee, Morph, TU (Wolverine), CD (Purges the demon haunting his body), DA (Demon)
Wolverine (JH) – Agility, Blade, Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Durability, Flames, Melee, Precision, Weapon, TU (Ghost Rider), DA (Demon)
Immortal X-Men #6 (70)
Captain America (SR) – Shield
Captain Marvel – Flight
Colossus – Business
Cyclops – Energy
Emma Frost – Business, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Hope Summers – Business
Ikaris – Flight, Melee, Speed
Iron Man – Energy, Flight
Kate Pryde – Business, CD (Receives positive judgement)
Kingo Sunen – Weapon
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis
Nightcrawler – Business
Phastos – Weapon
Professor X – Business, Telepathy Defensive
Starfox – Business
Storm – Business
Thena – Weapon
Thor – Flight, Lightning
Wolverine (JH) – Claws Offensive
Destiny – Business, Deception, Probability, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Exodus – Business, Durability, Flight, CD (Receives positive judgement)
Mr. Sinister – Telepathy
Mystique – Business, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Sebastian Shaw – Business, Durability, Magic, Melee, Strength, CD (Receives negative judgement)
Marauders #6 (14)
Aurora – Energy Offensive
Daken – Claws Offensive
Kate Pryde
Psylocke – Blade, Telepathy
Somnus – Energy
Cassandra Nova
Fabian Cortez
Moon Knight #15 (8)
Hunter’s Moon – Melee
Moon Knight – Business, Investigate, Personality, Vehicle, CD (Shares his D.I.D. with the Midnight Mission)
New Fantastic Four #4 (33)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Vehicle, SC
Hulk – Melee, Strength, TU (Fantastic Four)
Human Torch
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, TU (Hulk), DA (Human Torch)
Mr. Fantastic – Ensnare, Stretch, TU (Hulk), DA (Mr. Ash)
She-Thing – Melee, Strength, TU (Hulk), DA (Mr. Ash)
Spider-Man (PP) – TU (Fantastic Four)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, TU (Fantastic Four)
Mephisto – Flames Offensive, Reality, Teleport
New Mutants #29 (25)
Daken – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, Sense, Stealth, TU (Warpath), LT, DA (Orchis guard)
Scout – Claws, Deception, Melee, Stealth, DA (Orchis guard)
Warpath – Durability, Influence, Melee, Stealth, Strength, Weapon, TU (Daken), DA (Orchis guard)
Punisher #6 (19)
Ares – Blade, Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon, DA (Punisher)
Daredevil (MM)
Punisher – Blade, Durability, Explosive, Flames, Gun, Projectile, Weapon, CD (Kills his poorly-resurrected children), DA (Apostle)
She-Hulk #6 (11)
Hellcat – Investigate, Thief
Jack of Hearts – CD (Reaches normal radiation levels)
She-Hulk – Business, Influence, Investigate, TU (Hellcat)
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Omega #1 (11)
Spider-Man (MoH) – Biokinesis, Blade, Computer, Melee, Projectile, Swing, Weapon, TU (X-Men 2099), CD (Defeats the Cabal), DA (Galactic Goblin)
Wolverine #24 (16)
Wolverine (JH) – Agility, Blade, Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Melee, Weapon, TU (Solem)
Beast (Hand) – Claws Offensive
Solem – Agility, Blade, Weapon, TU (Wolverine)
X-Men and Moon Girl #1 (37)
Havok – Deception, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Moon Girl), LT, DA (Guard)
Moon Girl – Computer, Creature, Deception, Energy, Ensnare, Intellect, Projectile, Suit, Tech, Weapon, TU (Wolverine), LT, CD (Fuses her mind with Devil Dinosaur), DA (Guard)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Deception, Heal, Melee, TU (Moon Girl), DA (Guard)
High Evolutionary – Computer, Melee, Tech, Teleport

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