Weekly Marvel Review: February 01, 2023 (Week 05)

Brielle Brooks follows in her father’s footsteps with her Fantasy Comic League debut in Bloodline: Daughter of Blade. Also joining the scoring system is utility antagonist Squid with his minimum-needed 36th appearance in Scarlet Witch. Big moments come for Steve Rogers and his new iteration of Invaders, Nightcrawler and ForgetMeNot making sacrifices in Legion of X, Storm tapping into her inherent magical abilities, Domino remembering her tortuous time with the Man with the Peacock Tattoo, and Goblin Queen creating a Limbo Embassy in New York City.

Book the Week – Dark Web: Finale #1 (Review score: 81 Points; 15 Characters). With the help of the X-Men, Ms. Marvel and Gold Goblin, Peter Parker beats King Chasm to close out the “Dark Web” event and leaves his wayward clone under Madelyn’s care as a prisoner in Limbo. However, before his defeat, Ben manages to teleport Hallow’s Eve away who will surely return for her lover in his idyllic prison cell.

Hero of the Week – Venom/Eddie Brock (Review score: 12 Points/2 Appearances; 6.0 Pts/App). Eddie Brock ties with Ms. Marvel in two “Dark Web” books, but Eddie swings away with the Hero of the Week for having a bigger role in the event. He scores a Defeats Antagonist but also has a massive falling out with his son Dylan who claims to be the one true Venom from now on.

Antagonist of the Week – Goblin Queen (Review score: 11 Points/2.0 Appearances; 5.5 Pts/App). Goblins reign in the Antagonist category so far in 2023. Madalyn becomes the first character to earn their second superlative of the year. Her and Norman Osborn sit atop the Antagonist charts with a combined 39 points in 8 Appearances.

Top Characters (by review score). Ms. Marvel, Venom/Eddie Brock (12); Blade, Goblin Queen, Scarlet Witch (11); Captain America/Steve Rogers (10); Moon Knight, Okoye, Spider-Man/Miles Morales (9); Chasm, Magik, Storm

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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 #65 (24)
Agamotto – TU (Avenger Prime)
Ant-Man (TS) – TU (Avenger Prime)
Captain America (SR) – TU (Avenger Prime)
Captain Marvel – TU (Avenger Prime)
Iron Fist (FF) – TU (Avenger Prime)
Iron Man – TU (Avenger Prime)
Namor – TU (Avenger Prime)
Nighthawk – TU (Avenger Prime)
Phoenix (ML) – TU (Avenger Prime)
Thor – TU (Avenger Prime)
Valkyrie – TU (Avenger Prime)
Antagonist(s)
Odin – TU (Avenger Prime)
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 (14)
Black Panther
Blade – Blade, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Vampire)
Brielle Brooks – Agility, Investigate, Melee, Strength, CD (Shares her knowledge of vampires with her mother), DA (Vampire)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #9 (34)
Agent 13 – Ensnare, Gun, Whip, CD (Joins the New Invaders)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Melee, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Tech, CD (Forms the New Invaders), DA (A.I.M. operative)
Destroyer – Explosives, Melee, CD (Joins the New Invaders), DA (A.I.M. operative)
Dryad – Agility, Melee, Tech, Weapon, CD (Joins the New Invaders), DA (A.I.M. operative)
Hawkeye (CB)
Luke Cage – Business
Nick Fury Jr. – Gun, Stealth, CD (Joins the New Invaders), DA (A.I.M. operative)
Winter Soldier
Dark Web: Finale #1 (81)
Chasm – Artifact, Blade, Durability, Teleport, Weapon, LT
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Spider-Man), LT, DA (Chasm)
Firestar – Flight, TU (Spider-Man)
Forge – Ensnare, Gun, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Chasm)
Hallows’ Eve – Agility, Morph
Havok – TU (Spider-Man)
Iceman – Flight, Ice Defensive, TU (Spider-Man)
Magik – Blade, Melee, Teleport, Teleport Offensive, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Insidious Six)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Chasm)
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Melee, Stretch, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Melee, Projectile, Swing, TU (X-Men), DA (Chasm)
Synch – Energy, Melee, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Chasm)
Venom (EB) – Blade, Melee, Swing, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Demon)
Antagonist(s)
Goblin Queen – Business, Flames Offensive, Influence, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Creates a Limbo Embassy in New York City), DA (Chasm)
Gold Goblin – Explosives, Vehicle, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Legion of X #10 (39)
Banshee – Flight, Influence, Sonics, Sonics Offensive, Whip
Black Knight (JC)
Blindfold
Cypher
Doctor Nemesis
ForgetMeNot – CD (Sacrifices himself to purge the Nimrod virus), DA (Nimrod)
Legion – Influence, TU (Professor X), DA (Phalanx)
Lost – Melee, Stretch
Nightcrawler – Melee, Teleport, CD (Has his hope weaponized and extracted from him), DA (Orchis agents)
Pixie
Professor X – Telepathy Offensive, TU (Legion), DA (Phalanx)
Warlock
Antagonist(s)
Juggernaut – Melee, Strength
Mother Righteous – Sense, Teleport
Nimrod – Possession
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3 (18)
Misty Knight – Gun, Weapon, TU (Spider-Man)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Energy Offensive, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, Tech, TU (Misty Knight)
Starling
Antagonist(s)
Scorpion – Appendage Defensive, Appendage Offensive, Durability
Moon Knight #20 (19)
Blade – Blade, Melee, TU (Moon Knight), DA (Vampires)
Hunter’s Moon – Investigate, TU (Moon Knight)
Moon Knight – Ensnare, Intellect, Investigate, Melee, Personality, Suit, TU (Tigra), DA (Harlequin Hit-Men)
Tigra – TU (Moon Knight)
Scarlet Witch #2 (24)
Scarlet Witch – Deception, Ensnare, Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Morph, Telepathy, Whip, TU (Viv Vision), DA (Dreamqueen)
Storm – Elements, Flight, Lightning, Magic, Wind, TU (Scarlet Witch), CD (Taps into inherent magical abilities)
Viv Vision – TU (Scarlet Witch)
Antagonist(s)
Brothers Grimm
Rhino
Squid
Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 (3)
Silver Surfer – Flight, Light
Venom #16 (25)
Chasm
Ms. Marvel – Grow, Melee, Morph, Strength, Stretch, TU (Venom)
Venom (DB) – Melee, Weapon, Whip, TU (Ms. Marvel)
Venom (EB) – Blade, Claws, Melee, Morph
Antagonist(s)
Goblin Queen – Flight, Telepathy, Teleport
Meridius – Heal, Morph
Wakanda #5 (27)
Okoye – Blade, Projectile, Speed, Vehicle, Weapon, LT, SC, DA (Shocker)
Shuri
Antagonist(s)
Batroc the Leaper – Melee, TU (Shocker), DA (Wakandan guard)
Black Ant
Bulldozer
Crossbones
Piledriver
Sandman
Shocker – Vibrations, Vibrations Offensive, TU (Batroc), DA (Wakandan guard)
Superior
Taskmaster
Wrecker
X-Force #37 (13)
Beast – Melee, LT
Deadpool – Blade
Domino – Vehicle, CD (Restores her memories)
Sage – Computer
Antagonist(s)
Mikhail Rasputin
Omega Red – Appendage Offensive

 



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