Weekly Marvel Review: January 18, 2023 (Week 03)

Doctor Strange returns in the finale of Strange and reunites with his wife to stop the Blasphemy Cartel. Wasp kicks off her 60 year anniversary with the start of her generation spanning mini series. “Dark Web” approaches its climax with a touching development in the final issue of Dark Web: X-Men.

Book the Week – Immortal X-Men #10 (Review score: 93 Points; 34 Characters). Mr. Sinister’s deception has all of Krakoa hunting for him, but his real victory is not the assassination of key Quiet Council members. After his capture and exile into the Pit, his true plan is revealed as Professor Xavier reveals his identity as one of Mr. Sinister’s genetic chimera. But when was the real Professor replaced, and who else on the Council has been corrupted?

Hero of the Week – Marvel Girl (Review score: 18 Points/2 Appearances; 9.0 Pts/App). Jean Grey has had enough of her clone’s bitter behaviors. She meets rage with rage, but in the end offers empathy to connect with the Goblin Queen. Jean shares the memories of raising her son with Maddie Pryor to sooth her anger and make amends.

Antagonist of the Week – Goblin Queen (Review score: 12 Points/1 Appearance; 12.0 Pts/App). The Goblin Queen achieves a personal victory against the X-Men when she receives Jean’s memories of her child. She calls off her demonic army but the Dark Web’s war is not over as Ben Reilly takes control of the invading force.

Top Characters (by review score). Marvel Girl (18); Spider-Man/Peter Parker (16); Doctor Strange (15); Goblin Queen (12); Clea, Punisher (11); Ironheart, Wasp/Nadia Van Dyne (10); Wasp/Janet Van Dyne (9); Iron Man, Venom/Dylan Brock (7)


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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: Forever #13 (23)
Ant-Man (TS) – TU (Phoenix), LT
Captain Carter – Shield, TU (Phoenix)
Ghost-Rider (RR)
Phoenix (JH) – Claws, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (Ant-Man)
Dark Phoenix – Flames Offensive, Gun, Melee, Morph, DA (Phoenix)
Doom Supreme – Magic, Magic Defensive, Teleport
Dark Web: X-Men #3 (38)
Forge – Intellect, Plants, Weapon, DA (Demons)
Magik – Teleport
Marvel Girl – Flight, Influence, Melee, Rage, Sonics, Strength, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, Telepathy Defensive, CD (Shares her memories with Goblin Queen)
Synch – Weapon
Goblin Queen – Creature, Durability, Flight, Melee, Rage, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Teleport, Weapon, LT, CD (Experiences Jean’s memories)
Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #4 (13)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Blunt, Claws, Creature, Geokinesis, Melee, Strength, Swing, Tech, SC, DA (Visions)
Deadpool #3 (8)
Deadpool – Appendage, Blades, DA (Mutated giraffe)
Doctor Octopus – Appendage Offensive, TU (Harrower)
Lady Deathstrike
Hulk #11 (4)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Strength
Immortal X-Men #10 (93)
Angel – Flight
Beast – Melee, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Colossus – Business, Melee, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, LT, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Doctor Nemesis
Egg – Biokinesis
Elixir – Heal
Emma Frost – Business, Melee, DA (Mr. Sinister)
Firestar – Flight
Hope Summers – Business, Influence
Iceman – Flight, Ice Offensive, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Kate Pryde – Blade, Business, Weapon, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Magik – Blade
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Nightcrawler – Business, Teleport
Professor X – Business, Telepathy Offensive, DA (Sinister’s guards)
Rogue – Flight
Stepford Cuckoos – Telepathy
Storm – Business, Elements, Flight, Lightning, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Synch – Influence
Tempus – Temporal
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Melee, DA (Sinister’s chimeras)
Destiny – Business
Exodus – Business, Telekinesis Offensive
Mr. Sinister – Computer, Creature, Vehicle, LT, CD (Exiled to the Pit)
Mystique – Business, Morph
Proteus – Reality
Sebastian Shaw – Business
Invincible Iron Man #2 (20)
Iron Man – Durability, Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit, TU (Ironheart)
Ironheart – Artifact, Durability, Flight, Influence, Melee, Sense, Telepathy, TU (Iron Man), DA (Living Laser)
Living Laser – Energy, Energy Offensive
Punisher #9 (32)
Ares – Durability, Melee, Strength, Weapon
Black Widow – TU (Captain America)
Captain America (SR) – Vehicle, TU (Black Widow)
Daredevil (MM) – TU (Wolverine), LT
Doctor Strange – TU (Moon Knight)
Moon Knight – TU (Doctor Strange)
Punisher – Blades, Demonic, Durability, Flames, Flight, Guns, Melee, Strength, Weapon, DA (Apostles of War)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, TU (Daredevil)
Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt #3 (4)
Spider-Man (PP) – Heal, Influence, Will Power
Strange #10 (24)
Clea – Flames Offensive, Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Sense, Teleport, TU (Doctor Strange), CD (Merges with Doctor Strange), DA (Director None)
Doctor Strange – Blade, Creature, Flight, Influence, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Sense, Teleport, TU (Clea), CD (Merges with Clea), DA (Director None)
Venom #15 (12)
Ms. Marvel – Grow
Venom (DB) – Artifact, Blade, Influence, Weapon, TU (Anti-Carnage), LT
Venom (EB) – Melee
Wakanda #4 (12)
Wakandan – Melee, Morph, Strength, SC, DA (Abomination)
Abomination – Durability, Melee, Strength, Tech
Wasp #1 (26)
Hank Pym – Sense
Wasp (JVD) – Agility, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Morph, Precision, Shrink, TU (Wasp)
Wasp (NVD) – Agility, Computers, Energy Offensive, Flight, Intellect, Investigate, Shrink, Suit, TU (Wasp)
Whirlwind – Blade, Durability, Flight, Weapon


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