Weekly Marvel Review: November 09, 2022 (Week 45)

Shathra adds several more spider-characters to her Hive and thus several new characters get added to the Fantasy Comic League database. The new additions include Spider-Man Mini, from the Mini-Marvels universe; Sakura Spider, from the Deadpool: Samurai series; and Spider-UK, who has prominently featured in the latest Spider-Verse event since her introduction at the end of summer. The start of Sabretooth & the Exiles brings back the Krakoan outcasts and their status as main characters in the book earn Melter, Slug, and Third Eye a place in the database as well.

Book the Week – Damage Control #4 (Review score: 53 Points; 24 Characters). The flippant look behind the scenes of Marvel’s main bureaucrats takes the top book honors with a trip to the Raft. Seventeen antagonists appear for a less-than serious look at what it takes to be a villain.

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Review score: 16 Points/4 Appearances; 4.0 Pts/App). Spider-Man takes the lead in Hero of the Week titles once more, but can’t make up enough ground on the overall standings. Wolverine scores 15 points this week, maintaining his league and breaking 400 points on the year.

Antagonist of the Week – Sabretooth (Review score: 9 Points/1 Appearance; 9.0 Pts/App). After fleeing Krakoa’s Pit, Sabretooth goes from the frying pan into the fire when he gets captured by Orchis. Fortunately for him, his former Pit-mates are hunting him down and inadvertently aid in his breakout. Unfortunately, they want to vivisect him as well.

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Peter Parker (16); Wolverine/James Howlett (15); Venom/Eddie Brock (14); Black Panther (12); Beast, Winter Soldier (11); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Kate Pryde, Moon Knight (10); Sabretooth (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 Omega #1 (31)
Ajak Celestia – LT
Cypher – Intellect
Ikaris – Durability, Energy, Flight, Strength, SC
Makkari – Energy, Speed
Phastos – Energy Defensive, SC
Sprite – Thief
Thena – Flight, SC
Wolverine (JH) – Claws
Zuras – Business
Uranos – Melee
Amazing Spider-Man #13 (31)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Durability, Melee, Swing, Tech, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Green Goblin)
Green Goblin – Energy, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Debuts his Gold Goblin persona), DA (Hobgoblin)
Hobgoblin (NL) – Explosives, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Hobgoblin)
Hobgoblin (RK) – Energy, Melee, Suit, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Hobgoblin)
Queen Goblin – Tech
Avengers #62 (16)
Captain America (SR)
Captain Marvel
Iron Man
Odin – Artifact
Phoenix (ML)
Valkyrie (JF)
Mephisto – Creature, Flight, Magic Offensive, Melee
Black Panther: Unconquered #1 (16)
Black Panther – Agility, Blade, Claws, Durability, Melee, Projectile, Suit, Tech, Weapon, SC, DA (Volk soldier)
Doctor Strange
Mr. Fantastic
Shuri – Computer
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #6 (20)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Durability, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Weapon
Winter Soldier – Bionics, Durability, Explosive, Gun, Melee, Projectile, Strength, Weapon, CD (Joins the Outer Circle), DA (Captain America)
Damage Control #4 (53)
Hercules – Durability, TU (She-Hulk), SC
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (War Machine)
Rescue – Energy, Flight, TU (Iron Man)
She-Hulk – Durability, Melee, TU (Hercules)
Spider-Man (PP) – Sense
Thing – Vehicle
War Machine – Explosives, Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Bulldozer – Melee, Strength
Doctor Doom
Green Goblin
Juggernaut – Durability, Melee, Strength
Madame Masque
Piledrive – Melee, Strength
Red Skull
Rhino – Durability, Melee, Strength
Thunderball – Blunt
Wrecker – Blunt
Fantastic Four #1 (5)
Thing – Durability, Influence, Melee, Strength
Ghost Rider #8 (6)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Blade, Flames, Intellect, Morph, TU (Agent Talia Warroad)
Legion of X #7 (33)
Angel – CD (Has his appearance altered)
Black Knight (JC) – Blade
Doctor Nemesis – Intellect
Hope Summers
Legion – Telepathy, CD (Builds a security system for the Altar)
Nightcrawler – Teleport, LT, CD (Has his appearance altered)
Stacy X
Warlock – Telepathy, CD (Assists in building a security system for the Altar)
Fabian Cortez
Mr. Sinister – Gun, Intellect, Tech
Marauders #8 (36)
Aurora – Speed, Speed Offensive, TU (Threshold Three), DA (Unbreathing)
Bishop – Energy, TU (Threshold Three), LT
Christian Frost
Daken – Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, TU (Threshold Three), DA (Unbreathing)
Kate Pryde – Intangibility, Intangibility Defensive, TU (Threshold Three), LT
Psylocke – Telepathy, TU (Threshold Three)
Somnus – TU (Threshold Three)
Tempo – Temporal, TU (Threshold Three)
Cassandra Nova – Ensnare, Flight, Telepathy, TU (Threshold Three)
Moon Knight #17 (14)
Hunter’s Moon
Moon Knight – Blunt, Creature, Ensnare, Investigate, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Tigra), DA (Nemean)
Tigra – Sense, TU (Moon Knight)
Sabretooth & the Exiles #1 (37)
Madison Jeffries – Morph, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Oya – Flames, Ice, Ice Defensive, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Third Eye – Sense, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Melter (CC) – Flames, Flames Defensive, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Nanny – Explosives, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Nekra – LT, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Orphan-Maker – CD (Joins the Exiles)
Sabretooth – Computer, Durability, Heal, Melee, Sense, Strength, Vehicle, DA (Orchis guards)
Toad – Appendage, CD (Joins the Exiles)
Spider-Man #2 (48)
Araña – Magic Defensive, Teleport, TU (Spider-Man)
Ghost-Spider – Claws
Madame Web – Sense
Sakura Spider – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Silk – Agility, Biokinesis, Melee, Sense, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Ham – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (GV) – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (HB) – Melee
Spider-Man (India) – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (MM) – Melee, Swing, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (Mini) – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (MOH) – CD (Joins Shathra’s Hive)
Spider-Man (Noir) – Blade
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-UK – TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Woman (MP)
Morlun – Melee, Strength, Teleport, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Loses his whole family)
Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt #1 (3)
Spider-Man (PP) – Will Power
Venom #13 (15)
Venom (EB) – Agility, Ensnare, Flight, Melee, Morph, Personality, Projectile, Rage, Shield, Strength, Stretch, Teleport, DA (Demon archers)
Goblin Queen
Wolverine #27 (46)
Beast – Agility, Assassin, Blade, Business, Claws Offensive, Melee, Tech, Weapon, LT, CD (Enslaves Wolverine to do his bidding)
Deadpool – Blade, Business, DA (Serpent)
Domino – Business, Gun, DA (Serpent)
Hope Summers – Telepathy
Sage – Business, Computer
Tempus – Ensnare
Wolverine (JH) – Assassin, Claws, Claws Offensive, Flames, DA (Threats)
Black Tom Cassidy – Business, Plants
Omega Red – Appendage Offensive, Business, DA (Serpent)
X-Men Legends #4 (29)
Kate Pryde – Intangibility, Melee, TU (Longshot), DA (Spiral)
Lockheed – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (Longshot), DA (Spiral)
Longshot – Ensnare, Melee, TU (Wolverine), LT, DA (Spiral)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Longshot), DA (Spiral)
Mojo – Melee
Spiral – Magic, Teleport


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