Weekly Marvel Review: September 21, 2022 (Week 38)

Rules are made to be broken, and Nightcrawler breaks a major Krakoa rule at the end of the world. Despite the impending end of the world, there remains new beginnings. Boom-Boom, Jubilee and Dazzler start a new adventure together in the first X-Terminators issue. Malekith receives his freedom from Hel thanks to Carnage. Banshee reveals a new side to himself in Legion of X where he’s merged with the Spirit of Variance and aligned with Mother Righteous.

Book the Week – A.X.E.: Judgement Day #5 (Review score: 174 Points; 59 Characters). The Progenitor begins destroying the world and more than two dozen characters die. However, in a series which deals so heavily in death and resurrection, the deaths must be taken lightly. Already, before the end of the issue, one non-mutant character gets brought back to life through the mutants’ resurrection protocol. But if there’s one character to bring back to inspire the world, Nightcrawler chose right with Captain America.

Hero of the Week – Iron Man (Review score: 15 Points/2 Appearances; 7.5 Pts/App). Iron Man, who has been holding steady in the top spot throughout the year, just barely takes first place back from Wolverine. Tony is one of the few heroes to survive the Celestial’s decimation and teams with the X-Men and Eternals to strategize a new plan of action. However, the majority of his 15 points come from his heist book with Black Cat as they attempt to recover her Iron Cat suit.

Antagonist of the Week – Carnage (Review score: 8 Points/1 Appearance; 8.0 Pts/App). Carnage continues to make the most of his minimal Appearances. His 8.0 Points/Appearance is slightly lower than his 9.29 average but it’s enough to give him his fifth Antagonist of the Week title, which is two more than Doctor Octopus’ three.

Top Characters (by review score). Iron Man (15); Invisible Woman (13); Nightcrawler, The Thing (10); Human Torch, Marvel Girl, Wolverine/James Howlett, Wong (9); Boom-Boom, Carnage, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Spider-Ham (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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A.X.E.: Judgement Day #5 (174)
Ajak – Flight, Invisibility, TU (Iron Man
Angel – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Banshee – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Bishop – TU (Iron Man)
Captain America (SR) – Influence, CD (Becomes the first non-mutant to be resurrected)
Captain Marvel – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Cyclops – TU (Iron Man)
Doop – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Egg – Biokinesis
Elixir – Heal
Emma Frost – Telepathy, TU (Eternals)
Firestar – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Gilgamesh – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Hope Summers – Influence
Human Torch – Flames, Flight, TU (X-Men)
Ikaris – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Invisible Woman – Vehicle, TU (X-Men)
Iron Man – Flight, Invisibility, TU (Professor X)
Kingo Sunen – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Magik – TU (Iron Man)
Makkari – Invisibility, Speed, TU (X-Men)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Invisibility, Telepathy, TU (Iron Man)
Moon Knight – Suit, TU (X-Men)
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch, TU (X-Men)
Ms. Marvel – Stretch, TU (X-Men)
Namor – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Nightcrawler – Teleport, Will Power, TU (Captain America), LT, CD (Goes against Krakoan policy to resurrect Captain America)
Nighthawk – TU (X-Men)
Northstar – Speed, TU (Avengers)
Phastos – Flight, Tech, TU (Iron Man), LT
Phoenix (ML) – Flames, Flight, TU (X-Men)
Professor X – Telepathy, TU (Iron Man)
Psylocke – TU (Iron Man)
Quicksilver – Speed, TU (Eternals)
Rogue – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Sersi – Flight, Invisibility, TU (Iron Man)
Spider-Man (MM) – Swing, TU (X-Men)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense, Swing, TU (X-Men)
Spider-Woman – TU (X-Men)
Sprite – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Starbrand – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Starfox – Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy, TU (Iron Man)
Sunfire – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Tempus – Temporal
Thena – Flight, TU (X-Men)
Thing – TU (X-Men)
Thor – Blunt, Flight, Lightning, TU (X-Men)
Wolverine (JH) – Invisibility, TU (Eternals)
Destiny – Sense, TU (Iron Man)
Doctor Doom – Vehicle, TU (X-Men)
Exodus – Flight, TU (Avengers)
Jack of Knives – Invisibility, TU (X-Men), CD (Dies)
Mr. Sinister – Invisibility, TU (Eternals)
Proteus – Reality
Avengers #60 (9)
Hawkeye (CB) – Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Tech, CD (Receives positive judgement), DA (Crossfire)
Avengers: Forever #9 (2)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle
Carnage #6 (11)
Carnage – Appendage Offensive, Blade, Creature, Ensnare, Teleport, Will Power, DA (Skeleton)
Malekith – CD (Freed from Hel)
Edge of Spider-Verse #4 (12)
Madame Web – Teleport, LT
Spider-Ham – Melee, Sense, Strength, Swing, TU (Peter Spiderman), SC, DA (Robber)
Fantastic Four #47 (24)
Human Torch – Durability, Flight, Morph, Vehicle
Invisible Woman – Flight, Influence, Invisibility, Melee, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, SC, DA (H.E.R.B.I.E.)
Mr. Fantastic
Thing – Durability, Energy, Melee, Strength, Tech, Weapon, DA (Mindless One)
Iron Cat #4 (18)
Black Cat – Agility, Deception, Flight, Invisibility, TU (Iron Man), LT
Iron Man – Agility, Computer, Deception, Energy, Explosive, Flight, Invisibility, Suit, TU (Black Cat), LT
Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor #4 (23)
Beta Ray Bill – Blade, DA (Troll)
Sif – Blade, Sense
Thor – Weapon
Valkyrie (JF) – Weapon
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Blade, Melee, Sense, Weapon
Enchantress – Magic
S’ym – Melee
Tyr – Blade, TU (Dark elves)
Legion of X #5 (36)
Banshee – Morph, Personality, CD (Merges with the Spirit of Variance)
Blindfold – Influence, Melee, DA (Switch)
Chamber – Telepathy
Doctor Nemesis
Legion – Personality
Nightcrawler – Influence, Teleport Defensive
Pixie – Blade, Flight, Magic, DA (Switch)
Storm – Influence
Warlock – Sense
Xilo the First Defender
Black Tom Cassidy
Fabian Cortez – Investigate
Ora Serrata – Reality, DA (Personalities)
New Mutants #30 (43)
Anole – Durability, Melee
Bei the Blood Moon
Cannonball – Melee, Speed
Cosmar – Reality
Deadpool – Durability, Weapon
Kate Pryde – Computer, Influence
Magik – Magic, Melee
Mirage – Deception, Melee
Scout – Claws, Claws Offensive, Melee
Sunspot – Flight, Melee, Strength, Vehicle
Warlock – Stretch
Wolfsbane – Claws Offensive, Morph
Strange #6 (19)
Agatha Harkness
Black Widow – Intellect, Vehicle, TU (Wong)
Marvel Girl – Telepathy, Will Power, TU (Wong)
Scarlet Witch
Wong – Agility, Artifact, Investigate, Melee, Rage, Will Power, TU (Black Widow), DA (Lost Boys)
X-Men Legends #2 (19)
Beast – Heal, Melee, Sense, Strength, TU (Mesmero)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Melee, Strength, DA (Jack O’Diamonds)
Mesmero – Deception, Gun, Influence, Telepathy, TU (Beast), LT
X-Terminators #1 (21)
Boom-Boom – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Explosive, Melee, TU (Dazzler), DA (Vampire)
Dazzler – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Weapon, TU (Jubilee)
Jubilee – Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Dazzler), DA (Vampire)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws


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