Weekly Marvel Review: October 26, 2022 (Week 43)

It’s the end of Judgement Day, but instead of ending the world, the Progenitor reverses the destruction and brings everyone back. Well, not everyone. Sersi is sacrificed after revealing the cost of the Eternals’ resurrection protocols—the death of a human—to the rest of the world. The Iron Cat series also concludes with Black Cat’s best friend running off with the super suit and earning a spot in the Fantasy Comic League scoring database.

Book the Week – A.X.E.: Judgement Day #6 (Review score: 84 Points; 27 Characters). The Progenitor’s judgement and damage has been reversed, but that doesn’t mean everything is back to the way it was. In addition to Sersi taking the punishment for the Eternals’ deadly secret, Ajak is granted a new position as the Eternal’s new god—Ajak Celestia, and Zuras returns to his role as the Prime Eternal. On the X-Men’s side, Jean Grey makes the decision to expand the mutant’s resurrection protocols to the neediest of humans through the newly created Phoenix Foundation.

Hero of the Week – Wolverine/James Howlett (Review score: 17 Points/3 Appearances; 5.67 Pts/App). Wolverine continues his dominant year and ties Spider-Man once more for the most Hero of the Week titles. He extends his lead over Iron Man for the overall top spot and faces a new unexpected adversary in his ongoing title. Captured by the Legacy House and surrounded by affluent villains such as Mr. Negative and Madame Masque—all bidding to acquire a piece of him—Wolverine gets a shock when Beast, his fellow mutant, comes forward with the highest bid.

Antagonist of the Week – Hobgoblin/Rodrick Kingsley (Review score: 9 Points/1 Appearance; 9.0 Pts/App). Rodrick Kingsley is up to his old tricks: brainwashing Ned Leeds into believing he is the Hobgoblin. This time it goes a step further and the two Hobgoblins team-up to torment Spider-Man, but only one can earn the Antagonist of the Week.

Top Characters (by review score). Wolverine/James Howlett (17); Marvel Girl (14); Doctor Strange (13); Clea, Moon Knight, Iron Cat, Iron Man, Spider-Man/Peter Parker (11); Black Cat (10); Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hobgoblin/Rodrick Kingsley (9)

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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 #6 (84)
Ajak – Blunt, Influence, Telepathy, TU (Marvel Girl), CD (Becomes the Eternals’ new god), DA (Progenitor)
Captain America (SR) – Deception, TU (Starfox), LT, SC
Captain Marvel
Cyclops
Druig
Iron Man – Energy, Influence, Tech, TU (Sersi), LT, DA (Progenitor)
Makkari – Melee, Speed, TU (Marvel Girl)
Marvel Girl – Claws, Flight, Influence, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, TU (Sersi), LT, CD (Creates the Phoenix Foundation), DA (Progenitor)
Moira MacTaggert
Namor
Nightcrawler – Teleport, TU (Starfox)
Nighthawk
Phoenix
Pixie – Influence, TU (Syne)
Sersi – Computer, TU (Sersi), CD (Dies after revealing the secret of the Eternals’ resurrection)
Star Fox – Flight, TU (Nightcrawler), LT, SC
Starbrand
Storm – Business
Synch – Influence, TU (Syne)
Thor
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, TU (Sersi)
Zuras – Business, Teleport, CD (Becomes the Prime Eternal once more)
Antagonist(s)
Exodus – Influence, TU (Syne)Moon
Mr. Sinster – Gun, Melee, TU (Sersi)
Nimrod – Flight
Proteus – Influence, TU (Syne)
Uranos
Amazing Spider-Man #12 (24)
Spider-Man (PP) – Creature, Durability, Investigate, Melee, Sense, Vehicle
Antagonist(s)
Green Goblin – Computer
Hobgoblin (NL) – Investigate, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Hobgoblin), CD (Reveals himself as Hobgoblin)
Hobgoblin (RK) – Durability, Energy, Explosive, Melee, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Hobgoblin)
Iron Cat #5 (26)
Black Cat – Agility, Durability, Energy, Flight, Influence, Suit, TU (Iron Man), LT, DA (Madame Menace)
Iron Cat – Agility, Claws, Deception, Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, TU (Iron Man), DA (Madame Menace)
Iron Man – Computer, TU (Black Cat), DA (Madame Menace)
Antagonist(s)
Black Fox
Moon Knight Annual #1 (24)
Hunter’s Moon – Blade, Weapon, TU (Moon Knight), DA (Werewolf)
Khonshu
Moon Knight – Blade, Explosive, Melee, Personality, Projectile, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Hunter’s Moon), LT, DA (Werewolf)
Werewolf – Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, Morph, Stealth, Thief
New Mutants #31 (17)
Angel
Anole
Cosmar
Emma Frost
Karma – Business
Mirage – Business
Multiple Man
Scout
Warpath
Wolfsbane – Melee, Morph, Strength, LT
Antagonist(s)
Blob
Strange Academy: Finals #1 (3)
Scarlet Witch – Business, Reality
Strange #7 (21)
Clea – Blade, Flight, Influence, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Melee, Morph, TU (Doctor Strange), DA (Revenant)
Doctor Strange – Blade, Creature, Durability, Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Weapon, TU (Clea), DA (Revenant)
Thunderbolts #3 (34)
Blue Marvel
Eegro the Unbreakable – Durability, Melee
Gutsen Glory – Explosive, Influence
Hawkeye (CB) – Deception, Explosive, Precision, Projectile, Stealth, Tech, Weapon, LT
Luke Cage – Business
Mockingbird
Ms. America – Flight, Teleport
Persuasion
Power Man – Agility, Durability, Energy, Investigate, Melee
Spectrum – Energy Offensive, Flight, Morph, Speed
The Variants #4 (16)
Colleen Wing – TU (Luke Cage)
Jessica Jones – Melee, Rage, Strength, TU (Professor X)
Luke Cage – TU (Misty Knight)
Misty Knight – TU (Luke Cage)
Professor X – Influence, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Jessica Jones)
Venom #12 (12)
Sleeper – Creature, Durability, Explosives, Melee, DA (Life Foundation guards)
Venom (DB) – Blade, Crawl, Heal, Personality, CD (Adopts the Codex identity)
Wolverine #26 (59)
Beast – Tech
Colossus – Melee, DA (Robot)
Cyclops – Energy Offensive, DA (Robot)
Daken – Claws Offensive
Deadpool – Blade, Weapon, DA (Arakkii pirates)
Domino – Gun, DA (Arakkii pirates)
Marvel Girl – Melee, DA (Robot)
Nightcrawler – Melee, DA (Robot)
Scout – Claws Offensive
Spider-Man (PP) – Projectile, Swing, TU (Wolverine)
Storm – Flight, Lightning, DA (Robot)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Explosive, Sense, Stealth, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Robot)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws Offensive
Antagonist(s)
Black Ant
Bonebreaker – Weapon
Chameleon
Donald Pierce – Melee
Lady Deathstrike – Claws
Lady Iron Fan
Madame Masque
Mr. Negative
Omega Red – Appendage Offensive, DA (Arakkii pirates)
Taskmaster
X-Men Legends #3 (28)
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic
Kate Pryde – Intangibility Offensive
Lockheed
Longshot – Blade, Explosive, Melee, Probability, Projectile, Weapon
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Sense
Antagonist(s)
Mojo – Durability, Toxin, LT, DA (Longshot)
Spiral – Appendage, Ensnare, Melee, Teleport, Weapon
X-Terminators #2 (47)
Boom-Boom – Energy Offensive, Explosive, Melee, Weapon, TU (Jubilee), DA (Illusion)
Colossus – Business
Dazzler – Melee, TU (Jubilee), DA (Illusion)
Emma Frost – Business
Hope Summers – Business
Jubilee – Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Wolverine), LT, DA (Illusion)
Kate Pryde – Business
Nightcrawler – Business
Professor X – Business
Storm – Business
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Sense, TU (Jubilee), DA (Illusion)
Antagonist(s)
Destiny – Business
Exodus – Business
Mr. Sinister – Business
Mystique – Business
Sebastian Shaw – Business

 



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