Weekly Marvel Review: November 02, 2022 (Week 44)

The antagonists sit out the start of November. Only eight antagonists make an appearance in the first week, and half of those come from the latest X-Men: Red issue. In 13 issues, only one notable moment occurred as well. Tony Stark, the Ant-Man starring in Avengers: Forever, forms a Tony Stark support group for his multiversal counterparts who also struggle with their various depressions and addictions.

Book the Week – Savage Avengers #7 (Review score: 56 Points; 7 Characters). The Savage Avengers continue their brutal adventure into the year 2099. The action remains heavy as the seven characters average nearly five powers each, with all scoring a Defeats Antagonist.

Hero of the Week – Captain Marvel (Review score: 14 Points/3 Appearances; 4.67 Pts/App). Marvel’s top female Hero, and sixth overall, finally scores her first Hero of the Week title of 2022. Her main book sees her lead her usual compatriots and a crew of X-Men into space in response to a distress signal from Rogue. Her other two Appearances—Black Panther and Secret Invasion—have her working with her Avengers teammates.

Antagonist of the Week – Paibok (Review score: 2 Points/1 Appearance; 2.0 Pts/App). The only Antagonist to have more than one point for the week. He scores a Business point for representing the Kree/Skrull Alliance for a Galactic Council meeting. A meeting which gets interrupted by a recently-resurrected, and regularly resentful, Vulcan who returns to reclaim the Shi’ar throne.

Top Characters (by review score). Captain Marvel (14); Agent Anti-Venom, Thor (9); Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Cloak, Dagger, Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Daredevil/Elektra Natchios, Deathlok/Miles Morales, Rocket Raccoon (8)

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Key: TU – Team-Up; LT – Lead Team; SC – Save Civilian; CD – Character Development; DA – Defeat Antagonist.

< Week 43 | Week 45 >

Avengers: Forever #10 (9)
Ant-Man (TS) – Influence, Shrink, TU (Ghost Rider), LT, CD (Forms an multiversal Tony Stark support group)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Vehicle, TU (Ant-Man)
Black Panther #11 (18)
Black Panther – Business
Captain America (SR) – Business, Projectile, Vehicle
Captain Marvel – Business, Durability, Energy Offensive, Flight
Shuri – Influence, Tech
Thor – Business, Flight, Lightning
Captain Marvel #43 (40)
Binary
Captain Marvel – Flight, Vehicle, TU (War Machine), LT
Cyclops – TU (Captain Marvel)
Gambit – Energy, Vehicle, TU (Captain Marvel)
Hazmat – TU (Captain Marvel)
Marvel Girl – Computer, Sense, Telepathy, TU (Captain Marvel)
Polaris – Ensnare, Sense, Vehicle, TU (Captain Marvel)
Psylocke – Sense, Telepathy, TU (Captain Marvel)
Rogue – Absorb
Spider-Woman – TU (Captain Marvel)
War Machine – Flight, TU (Captain Marvel)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Sense, Vehicle, TU (Captain Marvel)
Damage Control #3 (14)
Blade
Doctor Strange
Howard the Duck
Morbius
Rocket Raccoon
Thor – Elements, Flight, Lightning, Projectile
Wolverine (JH) – Claws
Antagonist(s)
Black Tarantula
Hammerhead
Deadpool #1 (8)
Deadpool – Agility, Blade, Durability, Heal, Investigate, Melee
Antagonist(s)
Doctor Octopus
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind #1 (31)
Drax – Blade, Durability, Weapon, DA (Alien)
Gamora – Agility, Blade, Gun, Weapon, DA (Alien)
Groot – Agility, Ensnare, Melee, Morph, Stretch, DA (Alien)
Rocket Raccoon – Agility, Gun, Intellect, Tech, Weapon, DA (Alien)
Star-Lord – Flight, Gun, Intellect, Weapon, DA (Alien)
Hulk #10 (2)
Hulk – Strength
Punisher #7 (17)
Ares
Daredevil (MM) – Agility, Blunt, Magic, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Weapon
Punisher – Blade, Flames, Flight, Melee, Strength, Weapon
Antagonist(s)
Archpriestess
Savage Avengers #7 (56)
Agent Anti-Venom – Flames, Flight, Invisibility, Melee, Morph, Rage, TU (Deathlok), DA (Fever units)
Black Knight (DW) – Blade, Computer, Creature, Energy, Intellect, TU (Deathlok), DA (Guard)
Cloak – Ensnare, Flight, Suit, Teleport, TU (Deathlok), LT, DA (Guard)
Dagger – Agility, Blunt, Energy, Invisibility, Projectile, TU (Deathlok), DA (Fever units)
Daredevil (EN) – Agility, Blade, Blunt, Precision, Projectile, TU (Deathlok), DA (Fever units)
Deathlok (MM) – Energy, Gun, Melee, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Black Knight), DA (Guard)
Weapon H – Flight, Invisibility, Melee, Morph, TU (Deathlok), DA (Fever units)
Secret Invasion #1 (24)
Black Panther – Claws
Black Widow – Explosive, DA (Ultron simulation)
Captain America (SR) – Shield Defensive
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, DA (Ultron simulation)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Suit, DA (Ultron simulation)
Maria Hill – Weapon, DA (Skrull imposter)
Nick Fury Jr. – Investigate, Melee, Weapon
Phoenix
She-Hulk #7 (7)
Jack of Hearts
She-Hulk – Business, Durability, Melee
Victor Mancha – Computer
Tiger Division #1 (22)
General – Sense, SC
Gun-R II – Intellect, SC
Lady Bright – Flight, Magic, SC
Luna Snow – Flight, Ice Defensive
Mr. Enigma – Water
Taegukgi – Flight, Sense, Strength
White Fox – Tech, LT
X-Men: Red #8 (32)
Abigail Brand – Computer, Influence
Cable – Computer, Morph, Sense, Telekinesis, TU (Manifold), LT
Frenzy
Gladiator
Khora of the Burning Heart – TU (Manifold)
Manifold – Sense, Teleport, TU (Cable)
Nova (RR)
Prince of Power
Thunderbird – TU (Manifold)
Weaponless Zsen – TU (Cable)
Wiz-Kid – Vehicle, TU (Manifold)
Antagonist(s)
Deathbird
Mentallo
Paibok – Business
Vulcan

 



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