Weekly Marvel Review: December 07, 2022 (Week 49)

Peter Parker has had a rough year. He began the year in a coma with Ben Reilly taking his place as the main web-swinger for three months. Now, Ben leads a demonic invasion from Limbo to seek revenge on Parker in Dark Web. But that’s not the only problem plaquing Peter. The Spider-Verse is threatened by Shathra’s Hive in Spider-Man, with many key allies having already fallen under her control. To make it worse, Peter Parker gets stabbed by the Totem Dagger, unraveling him from the Web of Life. This further unravels his chances of repeating his performance as Marvel’s Top Hero for the year. 

Book the Week – Avengers #63 (Review score: 77 Points; 18 Characters). For the third week in a row, an Avengers book takes the Book of the Week title. The main Avengers team-up with the prehistoric Avengers for an explosive battle with the Multiversal Masters of Evil. Doom Supreme struck first, eliminating the prehistoric Starbrand, but the Ghost Rider of 1,000,000 B.C. evens the odds eliminating the Berserker and the Ghost Goblin. However, he sacrifices himself to save Earth’s primitive inhabitants from Doom Supreme’s toxic spell. The Avengers look to get a boost in the next chapter as Firehair, the Phoenix, races toward Earth to join the fight. 

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Miles Morales (Review score: 19 Points/2 Appearances; 9.0 Pts/App). Miles Morales has been in a unique position in the prime Marvel Universe since the end of 2015’s “Secret Wars” event. He belongs to both the Ultimate Universe and the prime Marvel Universe, and that special position allows him to resist Shathra’s control after being infected in the previous Spider-Man issue. The majority of his points (16) come from his second Appearance in the first issue of his new series. This earns him his third Hero of the Week for the year.  

Antagonist of the Week – Vulcan (Review score: 13 Points/1 Appearance; 13.0 Pts/App). Vulcan, the oft-forgotten Summers brother and former despotic ruler of the Shi’ar Empire, earns his first Antagonist of the Week in an X-Men: Red fiery outburst. Even though he is an unwitting pawn of Abigail Brand, he sets his sights on reclaiming his throne, but is deceived by Sunspot. He does manage to put down Gladiator before heading into another showdown with another cosmic ruler, Storm, the Regent of Sol. 

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Miles Morales (19); Captain America/Steve Rogers (17); Captain Marvel, Thor (15); Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze, Punisher, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Vulcan (13); Mr. Sinister (12); Iron Man, Psylocke (11)


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

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Avengers #63 (77)
Agamotto – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, TU (Avengers)
Captain America (SR) – Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Prehistoric Avengers), LT
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Namor – Flight, Melee, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Nighthawk – TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Odin – Lightning, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Avengers)
Phoenix (ML) – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Melee, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Starbrand – TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Thor – Elements, Flight, Lightning, Projectile, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Valkyrie (JF) – Artifact, Blade, Blunt, Durability, Flight, TU (Prehistoric Avengers), SC
Berserker – Claws, Claws Offensive
Black Skull
Dark Phoenix – Durability, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight
Doom Supreme – Ensnare, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive
Ghost Goblin – Flames Offensive, Projectile, Vehicle, CD (Dies)
Kid Thanos – Gun, Weapon
King Killmonger – Durability
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #7 (25)
Agent 13 – Heal, Influence, Melee, TU (Captain America), LT
Black Widow – TU (Captain America)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Investigate, Melee, Sense, TU (Agent 13), LT
Destroyer – TU (Captain America)
Dryad – TU (Captain America)
Hawkeye (CB) – TU (Captain America)
Namor – Influence
Nick Fury, Jr. – TU (Captain America)
Captain Marvel #44 (46)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, Strength, TU (Gambit), DA (Brood)
Gambit – Computer, Energy, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Captain Marvel), LT
Hazmat – Energy Offensive, TU (Captain Marvel)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, Magnetics Offensive, TU (Captain Marvel)
Psylocke – Blade, Melee, Telepathy, Weapon, TU (Captain Marvel), DA (Brood)
Rogue – Absorb, Magnetics, Melee, Strength
Spider-Woman – Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Captain Marvel)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Melee, Sense, TU (Captain Marvel)
Damage Control #5 (10)
Jocasta – Energy
Magneto – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Offensive, DA (Sentinels)
Silver Surfer – Flight
Mole Man
Daredevil #6 (31)
Daredevil (EN) – Sonics, Stealth, CD (Gets framed for the President’s murder)
Daredevil (MM) – Agility, Influence, Sense
Doc Sasquatch – Business, Durability
Iron Man – Durability, Energy, Flight, Suit
Agony – Claws Offensive, Melee, CD (Joins the Fist)
Fancy Dan – CD (Joins the Fist)
Speed Demon – CD (Joins the Fist)
Stegron – CD (Joins the Fist)
Wrecker – CD (Joins the Fist)
Dark Web #1 (45)
Agent Anti-Venom
Chasm – Agility, Deception, Explosive, Melee, Rage, TU (Goblin Queen)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive
Firestar – Energy, Flames Offensive, Flight
Hallow’s Eve – TU (Goblin Queen)
Havok – Energy Offensive
Iceman – Ensnare, Morph, DA (Demon)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telepathy
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Sense
Venom (EB) – Speed, Swing, TU (Goblin Queen)
Goblin Queen – Artifact, Creature, Magic, Teleport, TU (Chasm), LT
Green Goblin – Durability, Vehicle
Fantastic Four #2 (15)
Invisible Woman – Invisibility, Sense, Tech, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, DA (Doombots)
Mr. Fantastic – Deception, Grow, Intellect, Melee, Morph, Stretch
Ghost Rider #9 (13)
Ghost Rider (JB) – Blade, Ensnare, Flames, Morph, Personality, Sense, Strength, Vehicle, Whip, TU (Agent Warroad), SC, DA (Demons)
Immortal X-Men #9 (48)
Emma Frost – Melee, Morph, Telepathy
Hope Summers – Durability, Lightning, Melee, Telekinesis, Telepathy
Kate Pryde – Intangibility Defensive, LT
Nightcrawler – Teleport
Professor X – Telepathy
Storm – Flight, Lightning
Dark Beast
Destiny – Sense
Exodus – Durability, Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, Teleport
Mr. Sinister – Computer, Creature, Deception, Energy, Explosive, Gun, Morph, Teleport, Temporal, Weapon, CD (Betrays and attacks the Quiet Council)
Mystique – Melee
Sebastian Shaw
Marauders #9 (21)
Aurora – Melee, Speed, Speed Offensive
Bishop – Energy Offensive
Kate Pryde – Intangibility, Intangibility Offensive, Melee
Psylocke – Sense, Telepathy, Whip
Somnus – Melee, Reality
Cassandra Nova
MIles Morales: Spider-Man #1 (22)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Energy Offensive, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Rage, Strength, Swing, Tech, Weapon, Whip, SC, DA (Scorpion)
Scorpion – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Claws, Ensnare
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (6)
Moon Girl – Creature, Melee, Tech, LT, DA (Possessed skaters)
New Mutants #32 (4)
Wolfsbane – Claws Offensive, Morph, DA (U-Men)
Punisher #8 (18)
Ares – Assassin, Melee, Strength
Punisher – Assassin, Blade, Demonic, Durability, Heal, Influence, Melee, Strength, Weapon, LT, DA (Prisoner)
Archpriestess – Toxin
Secret Invasion #2 (33)
Black Panther – TU (Maria Hill)
Black Widow
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Strength, TU (Maria Hill)
Captain Marvel – TU (Maria Hill)
Doctor Strange – Magic, Teleport, TU (Maria Hill), DA (Black Widow skrull)
Maria Hill – Deception, Tech, TU (Avengers), LT
Phoenix (ML) – Flight, TU (Maria Hill)
She-Hulk – TU (Maria Hill)
Spider-Man (PP) – Ensnare
Squirrel Girl – TU (Maria Hill)
Starbrand – TU (Maria Hill)
Thor – Artifact, TU (Maria Hill)
Spider-Man #3 (45)
Araña – Agility, Crawl, Intellect, Melee, Strength, Teleport, TU (Spider-Man)
Ghost-Spider – Blade, Melee, DA (Spider-Man)
Madame Web – Sense, TU (Spider-Man)
Silk – TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (GV)
Spider-Man (HB) – Melee
Spider-Man (Mini)
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy Offensive, TU (Hunter-Spider)
Spider-Man (MOH)
Spider-Man (Noir)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Strength, TU (Madame Web), LT, CD (Gets separated from the Web of Life)
Spider-UK – Teleport, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Woman (MP) – Melee
Morlun – Melee, Teleport, TU (Spider-Man)
Thanos: Death Notes #1 (9)
Iron Man – Energy
Thanos – Melee, Sense, Strength, DA (Docatian)
Thor #29 (14)
Lady Sif
Thor – Durability, Lightning, Sense, TU (Rūna)
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Blade, Flames, TU (Thor)
Corvus Glaive – Heal, Thief
Tiger Division #2 (27)
General – Durability, Melee, Strength, DA (Robot)
Gun-R II – Computer, Energy
Lady Bright – Ensnare, Magic, DA (Robot)
Luna Snow – Ensnare, Flight, Heal, DA (Robot)
Mr. Enigma – Melee, Strength
Taegukgi – Flight, Melee, Strength, Thief, LT, DA (Robot)
The Variants #5 (10)
Colleen Wing
Jessica Jones – Melee, TU (Jessica Jones), LT, DA (Jessica Jones)
Luke Cage – Whip, TU (Jessica Jones)
Misty Knight
X-Force #35 (36)
Beast – Assassin, Intellect, Tech, Toxin, CD (Has his secret prison discovered by X-Force)
Domino – Influence, Investigate
Maverick – Gun, Speed, Weapon, DA (Prisoner)
Sage – Computer, Flame, Investigate, LT, DA (Hybrid monster)
Wolverine (JH)
Black Tom Cassidy – Plant
Omega Red – Appendage, Ensnare, Intellect, Investigate, Tech, LT
Solem – Blade, Durability, Projectile, TU (Sevyr Blackmore), DA (Mercenary)
X-Men: Red #9 (63)
Abigail Brand
Cable – Gun, LT
Cyclops – Energy
Egg – Biokinesis
Elixir – Heal
Frenzy – Durability, Melee, Strength
Hope Summers – Influence
Khora of the Burning Heart – Agility
Manifold – Sense
Nova (RR) – Energy, Flight
Professor X – Telepathy
Storm – Elements
Sunspot – Absorb, Deception, Influence, Intellect, Tech
Tempus – Temporal
Thunderbird – Blade
Weaponless Zsen – Blade
Wiz-Kid – Computer, Vehicle
Mentallo – Telepathy
Proteus – Reality
Vulcan – Absorb, Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, Telepathy, DA (Gladiator)
X-Treme X-Men #1 (19)
Kate Pryde – Will Power
Lila Cheney – Teleport
Lockheed – Flight
Prestige – Flight, Telepathy
Sage – Computer
Storm – Flight, Wind, LT
Wolverine (JH)


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