Weekly Marvel Review: October 12, 2022 (Week 41)

Things are looking up for the mutants, despite having a book titled Death to the Mutants being released. The two deaths which happen in that issue happen to belong to the Eternals. Ikaris, who has been upset that an Eternal’s resurrection comes at the cost of a human’s life, gets his wish and dies a permanent death. Phastos “kills” the Machine That is Earth by rebooting the system in order to delay the Progenitor’s destruction of the planet. The judgements also continue this week, but the seven positive rulings for Lin Lie, Loki, Captain Marvel, Lauri-Ell, Mr. Fantastic, Legion and Logan, amount to too little too late.

Book the Week – Immortal X-Men #7 (Review score: 55 Points; 22 Characters). The mutants scramble to save the world, but not without a cost. The Quiet Council plots their next move including a controversial decision to resurrect a non-mutant and aligning themselves with Orchis. At the center of all this is Nightcrawler, who sacrifices himself over and over again.

Hero of the Week – Nightcrawler (Review score: 23 Points/3 Appearances; 7.67 Pts/App). Nightcrawler has his best performance in the Fantasy Comic League and is awarded with his first ever Hero of the Week. Fifteen of his nearly two dozen points come from his impressive performance in Immortal X-Men. His big week makes him the fourth best X-character behind Wolverine, Marvel Girl and Storm. He is now performing better than notable mutants such as Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik and Professor X.

Antagonist of the Week – Doctor Doom (Review score: 11 Points/1 Appearances; 11.0 Pts/App). Doctor Doom, arguably Marvel’s most prominent antagonist, has been sitting in first place from a scoring point of view the majority of the year, but it took him nearly nine and a half months to earn his first Antagonist of the Week. His latest run-in with the Avengers in All-Out Avengers mysteriously finds him a man divided, with his good and bad side separated. His better half teams up with the Avengers to beat, and remerge with, Dark-Doom.

Top Characters (by review score). Nightcrawler (23); Iron Man (22); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Shuri, Wolverine/James Howlett (17); Captain Marvel (16); Sersi (15); Invisible Woman, Legion (13); Storm (12)

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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 #3 (40)
Ajak
Captain America (SR) – TU (Nightcrawler)
Emma Frost – TU (Eternals)
Ikaris – Energy Offensive, Flight, Speed, TU (Mutants), CD (Dies)
Iron Man – TU (Eternals)
Nightcrawler – TU (Captain America)
Phastos – Agility, Blunt, Computer, Energy, Intellect, Telepathy, TU (Nightcrawler), CD (Kills/reboots the Machine That Is Earth)
Sersi – Energy Offensive, Flight, Telepathy, TU (Mutants), LT
Starfox – TU (Mutants), LT
Thena – TU (Iron Man)
Zuras
Antagonist(s)
Exodus – Flight, TU (Syne the Memotaur)
Kro
A.X.E.: Eternals #1 (43)
Ajak – Assassin, Blunt, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Weapon, TU (X-Men), LT, DA (Construct)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, TU (Eternals), DA (Construct)
Makkari – Melee, Speed, TU (X-Men), DA (Construct)
Marvel Girl – Flames, Flight, Influence, Strength, TU (Eternals)
Sersi – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Telepathy, TU (X-Men), LT, DA (Construct)
Wolverine – Claws Offensive, TU (Eternals), DA (Construct)
Antagonist(s)
Mr. Sinister – TU (Eternals)
A.X.E.: Iron Fist #1 (17)
Iron Fist (LL) – Artifact, Blade, Durability, Energy, Melee, Weapon, TU (Loki), CD (Receives positive judgement)
White Fox
Antagonist(s)
Loki – Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport, Weapon, TU (Iron Fist), CD (Receives positive judgement)
All-Out Avengers #2 (36)
Black Panther – TU (Doctor Doom)
Blade – Blade, Stealth, Weapon, DA (Monster)
Captain America (SR)
Captain Marvel
Iron Man – Computer, Durability, Energy, Flight, Speed, Teleport, TU (Doctor Doom), LT
She-Hulk – Durability, Melee, Morph, Strength, TU (Doctor Doom)
Thor
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Doom – Absorb, Durability, Energy, Lightning, Shield, Teleport, TU (Iron Man), LT, CD (Splits his good and bad personalities), DA (Dark-Doom)
Amazing Spider-Man #11 (8)
Black Cat
Ms. Marvel
Spider-Man (PP) – Swing
Antagonist(s)
Green Goblin – Business
Hobgoblin (RK) – Business
Black Panther #10 (35)
Black Panther – Durability, Influence, TU (Captain America)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Black Panther), DA (Soldier)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Black Panther), DA (Soldier)
Shuri – Computer, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Captain America), DA (Soldier)
Thor – Flight, Lightning, Projectile, TU (Black Panther), DA (Soldier)
Tosin Oduye
Captain Marvel #42 (11)
Accuser – Artifact, Ensnare, TU (Captain Marvel), CD (Receives positive judgement)
Captain Marvel – Melee, Strength, TU (Accuser), LT, CD (Receives positive judgement)
Daredevil #4 (16)
Daredevil (EN) – Blade, Melee, Weapon, CD (Becomes the Queen of the Reformed Fist), DA (Hand ghosts)
Daredevil (MM) – Blade, Influence, Sense, Weapon, CD (Becomes the King of the Reformed Fist), DA (Hand ghosts)
Doc Sasquatch – CD (Joins the Fist)
Stick
Fantastic Four #48 (23)
Human Torch – Flames, Intellect, Tech, Vehicle
Invisible Woman – Creature, Energy, Ensnare, Influence, Intellect, Invisibility, Sense, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, SC, DA (Space Boy)
Mr. Fantastic – CD (Receives positive judgement)
Thing – Strength, Will Power
Gambit #4 (15)
Gambit – Agility, Energy, Investigate, Melee, Precision, Thief, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Bounty)
Lila Cheney – Business, Teleport
Storm – Thief
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #4 (19)
Genis-Vell – Durability, Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Sense, Strength, Teleport, DA (Guards)
Phyla-Vell – Flight, Speed, Vehicle, TU (Rick Jones)
Rick Jones – Teleport, TU (Phyla-Vell)
Ghost Rider #7 (2)
Ghost-Rider (JB)
Antagonist(s)
Blackheart
Immortal X-Men #7 (55)
Captain America (SR)
Colossus – Business
Egg
Elixir
Emma Frost – Business
Glob
Hope Summers – Business, Influence, Telepathy, LT
Kate Pryde – Business
Magik – Teleport
Moira MacTaggert
Nightcrawler – Agility, Blade, Business, Deception, Influence, Tech, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Teleport Offensive, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Moira), LT, DA (Nimrod)
Professor X – Business, Telepathy
Storm – Business
Tempus
Antagonist(s)
Destiny – Business, Sense
Exodus – Business
Krakoa
Mr. Sinister – Business, Gun
Mystique – Business
Nimrod
Proteus – Reality
Sebastian Shaw – Business
Legion of X #6 (50)
Banshee – Flight, Influence
Blindfold
Fisher King – Weapon, TU (Iron Man)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Storm)
Legion – Creature, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Grow, Heal, Influence, Melee, Reality, Strength, CD (Receives positive judgement), DA (Uranos’ war machines)
Magneto – Influence, Magnetics, TU (Iron Man)
Nightcrawler – Deception, Strength, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, SC
Professor X
Storm – Flight, Lightning, TU (Iron Man)
Sunspot – Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Antagonist(s)
Isca the Unbeaten – Melee
Uranos – Durability, Flight, Lightning, Melee, Weapon
Punisher War Journal: Brother #1 (21)
Punisher – Blade, Blunt, Deception, Durability, Intellect, Melee, Stealth, Weapon, LT, DA (Assassins)
Antagonist(s)
Archpriestess
Jigsaw – Assassin, Blade, Durability, Explosive, Gun, Melee, Weapon, DA (Assassin)
Venom #11 (8)
Sleeper – Melee, Morph, Sense
Venom (DB) – Blade, Personality, CD (Has his consciousness absorbed into the symbiote)
Wakanda #1 (17)
Odin
Okoye
Shuri – Computer, Flight, Melee, Morph, Speed, Strength, Tech, Vehicle, SC, DA (Rhino)
Antagonist(s)
Rhino – Deception, Melee, Strength
Wolverine #25 (28)
Blade – Blade, TU (Wolverine), DA (Vampires)
Captain America – Melee, TU (Wolverine), DA (Thugs)
Maverick
Tyger Tiger – Thief
Wolverine (JH) – Blade, Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Strength, Weapon, TU (Solem), CD (Receives positive judgement), DA (Ice golem)
Antagonist(s)
Sabretooth – Gun
Solem – Blade, Weapon, TU (Wolverine), DA (Ice golem)
X-Force #32 (40)
Beast
Deadpool – Blade, Claws, Heal, Melee, Weapon
Icarus – Flight
Maggott – Creature, DA (Eternal)
Sage – Tech
Storm – Flight, Lightning, DA (Eternal)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Sense
Antagonist(s)
Black Tom Cassidy – Morph, Plants, Sense
Kraven (LS) – Assassin, Blade, Claws, Melee, Projectile, Stealth, Tech, Weapon, DA (Maggott)
Omega Red – Appendage, Appendage Defensive, Claws, Intellect

 



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