Weekly Marvel Review: January 11, 2023 (Week 02)

Kang’s time has come and his latest conflict with the Avengers begins in the new series, Avengers: War Across Time. Taegukgi, Tiger Division’s leader, learns the true origin of his powers. New characters added to the database include the mysterious Mother Righteous found in Legion of X and the “original” Laura Kinney, now returned and replacing her replacement on the main X-Men team.

Book the Week – X-Men #18 (Review score: 48 Points; 15 Characters). Laura Kinney and Synch team-up with Wolverine and the X-Terminators to hunt down rogue vampires and clear up any confusion caused by Laura’s return from the vault. Elsewhere, the rest of the X-Men save an exploding Orchis station and its ungrateful members.

Hero of the Week – Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze (Review score: 16 Points/1 Appearance; 16.0 Pts/App). Johnny Blaze registers the first use of the new Light ability added to the League’s scoring system. He puts down Exhaust before sending Blackheart back to Hell. However, the Ghost Rider’s work continues as Blackheart’s influences spreads across America.

Antagonist of the Week – Blackheart (Review score: 6 Points/1 Appearance; 6.0 Pts/App). Blackheart nearly wipes out all the members of the Council of Night Magicians before being confronted by Ghost Rider. His short skirmish with the Spirit of Vengeance is short but his minions and corruption reaches far.

Top Characters (by review score). Captain America/Steve Rogers, Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze (16); Spider-Man/Miles Morales (15); Thor (13); Captain America/Sam Wilson (12); Daredevil/Elektra Natchios (11); Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Misty Knight, Ms. Marvel, Wolverine/Laura Kinney (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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Amazing Spider-Man #17 (8)
Chasm – Weapon
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, SC
Goblin Queen
Avengers: War Across Time #1 (41)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Melee, Projectiles, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, LT, SC, DA (Kang’s Hulk)
Hank Pym – Creature, Grow, Intellect, Shrink, SC, DA (Kang’s Hulk)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Magnetics, Suit, DA (Kang’s Hulk)
Rick Jones
Thor – Blunt, Flight, Melee, Projectiles, Strength, Weapon, Wind, DA (Kang’s Hulk)
Wasp (JVD) – Energy Offensive, Flight, Shrink, SC, DA (Kang’s Hulk)
Kang – Energy
Black Panther #13 (26)
Black Panther – Claws, Vehicle, Will Power, TU (Wakandan)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Projectiles, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive
Captain Marvel – Energy Offensive, Flight
Gentle – TU (Wakandan)
Namor – Strength
Shuri – Energy, Vehicle, TU (Wakandan)
Thor – Flight, Lightning
Wakandan – TU (Gentle)
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #9 (19)
Captain America (SW) – Agility, Creature, Flight, Melee, Shield, Shield Offensive, Strength, TU (Nomad), LT, SC, DA (Phrox)
Falcon (JT)
Nightshade – Guns, Weapon, TU (Captain America)
White Wolf – LT
Carnage #9 (5)
Carnage – Appendage Offensive, Claws Offensive, Influence, DA (Dwarves)
Daredevil #7 (29)
Daredevil (EN) – Blades, Influence, Melee, Weapon
Daredevil (MM) – Deception, Influence, Melee, Projectile, Sense, LT, SC, DA (Cops)
Punisher – LT
Agony – Appendage, Blades
Fancy Dan – Melee, SC
Speed Demon – Speed, SC
Stilt-Man – Stretch, SC
Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #2 (15)
Ms. Marvel – Durability, Grow, Influence, Melee, Morph, TU (Spider-Man), LT, DA (Demons)
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy Offensive, Projectile, Swing, Tech, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Ghost Rider #10 (23)
Death Rider
Ghost Rider (JB) – Blades, Flames, Flames Offensive, Influence, Light, Magic, Melee, Morph, Personality, Sense, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip, Will Power, DA (Demons)
Blackheart – Energy, Energy Offensive, Influence, Melee, DA (Council of Night Magicians)
Legion of X #9 (43)
Banshee – Flight, Sonics, Sonics Offensive
Black Knight (JC) – Weapon
Blindfold – Telepathy
Dr. Nemesis – Flight, Morph
ForgetMeNot – Telepathy
Indra – Melee, Morph
Legion – Computers, Flight, Telepathy
Nightcrawler – Appendage Offensive, Melee, Teleport
Pixie – Magic Defensive, Sense
Professor X – Flight, Sense, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive
Somnus – Flight
Fabian Cortez – Computers
Juggernaut – Melee
Mother Righteous
Mary Jane & Black Cat #2 (6)
Black Cat – Artifact, Projectiles, Tech
Belasco – LT
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2 (27)
Misty Knight – Durability, Guns, Investigate, Melee, Strength, Tech, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Investigate, Projectiles, Sense, Swing, TU (Misty Knight)
Starling – Agility, Claws, Flight, Melee
Scorpion – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Durability
Monica Rambeau: Photon #2 (12)
Black Knight (DW)
Captain America (SR)
Doctor Druid
Doctor Voodoo
Photon – Flight, Intangibility, Melee, Speed, Vehicle
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #2 (7)
Moon Girl – Appendage, Creature, Intellect, Melee, Suit, Tech
Moon Knight #19 (11)
Hunter’s Moon – Melee, SC, DA (Commodore Donald Planet)
Moon Knight – Blunt, Durability, Melee, Weapon, SC, DA (Commodore Donald Planet)
Savage Avengers #9 (34)
Anti-Venom – Blade, Energy, Flight, Will Power
Black Knight (DW) – Flight, Melee, Tech, Weapon, Will Power
Cloak – Ensnare, Flight, Will Power
Dagger – Flight, Will Power
Daredevil (EN) – Blades, Blunt, Flight, Weapon, Will Power
Deathlok (MM) – Computers, Influence, Tech, TU (Punisher)
Weapon H – Energy, Flight, Melee, Will Power
Tiger Division #3 (14)
Gun-R II – Computers
Lady Bright – Flight, Sense
Luna Snow – Heal
Mr. Enigma
Taegukgi – Deception, Stealth, LT, CD (Learns the true source of his powers)
Wolverine #29 (17)
Sage – Computer, Sense
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Energy, Melee, Will Power, DA (Krakoa)
Krakoa – Claws, Ensnare, Melee, Morph
X-Men #18 (48)
Boom-Boom – Energy Offensive, TU (Laura Kinney), DA (Vampire)
Dazzler – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Laura Kinney), DA (Vampire)
Emma Frost
Firestar – Vehicle
Iceman – Flight, Ice Defensive
Jubilee – Energy Offensive, TU (Laura Kinney), DA (Vampire)
Laura Kinney – Claws, Claws Offensive, TU (Dazzler), DA (Vampire)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telepathy
Professor X
Synch – Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, TU (Dazzler)
Wolverine (LK) – Agility, Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, Sense, TU (Laura Kinney), DA (Vampire)
Sebastian Shaw


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