Weekly Marvel Review: March 08, 2023 (Week 10)

Cerebella, Escapade and Scout receive a promotion when they graduate from the Lost Club and officially join the New Mutants in the new Lethal Legion series. The upgrade leads to the former two finally being counted in the Fantasy Comic League scoring system. Elsewhere on Krakoa, the X-Men receive an unwelcome visitor when Kingpin arrives seeking asylum through his mutant wife, Typhoid Mary. Meanwhile, Wakanda dismisses one of its most public figures by exiling T’Challa at the end of the latest Black Panther series.

Book the Week – Avengers #66 (Review score: 64 Points; 24 Characters). As the battle at the God Quarry rages, the collected Avengers from across the multiverse receive help from some late arrivals against Doom Supreme’s army of variants. Ka-Zar and Gorilla Man, two of Black Panther’s Agents of Wakanda, return to action and bring even more unexpected allies. Ka-Zar, the new Herald of Galactus, leads his master to his next meal: Doom the Living Planet. Gorilla Man, along with Ursa Major, brings the Avengers’ former headquarters, now a Deathlok-enhanced Progenitor.

Hero of the Week – Talon (Review score: 16 Points/2 Appearances; 8.0 Pts/App). Laura Kinney, the “original” one returned from a lifetime in the Vault, may currently be going by the name Talon, but she will always be remembered as X-23. She receives a new title, X-23: Deadly Regenesis, a new series set during the X-Men’s “Utopia” days when Laura was a key member of X-Force.

Antagonist of the Week – Mephisto (Review score: 12 Points/1 Appearance; 12.0 Pts/App). Mephisto used the Multiversal Masters of Evil for his own gain, to reach the God Quarry and distract the Avengers. He also used the Council of Red to further his own goals, a goal they thought they all shared. In the latest Avengers, Mephisto betrays and attacks the Council, consuming several of his variants to become an even bigger threat to the assembled Avengers.

Top Characters (by review score). Talon (18); Mephisto (12); Iceman (11); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Polaris (8); Escapade, Human Torch, Namor, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man/Peter Parker (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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Amazing Spider-Man #21 (7)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Melee, Projectile, Strength, Swing, Weapon
Avengers #66 (64)
Agamotto – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Ant-Man (TS) – Flight, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Captain America (SR) – Shield Offensive, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Captain Carter – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Captain Marvel – Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Gorilla Man – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Iron Fist (FF) – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Ka-Zar – Energy Offensive, Flight, Melee, Strength
Namor – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Nighthawk – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Odin – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Phoenix (JH) – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Phoenix (ML) – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Thor – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Valkyrie (JF) – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Black Skull
Doom Supreme – Magic Offensive
Galactus – TU (Avengers)
Ghost Goblin
Kid Thanos – Teleport
King Killmonger
Mephisto – Absorb, Blade, Claws Offensive, Grow, Gun, Melee, Strength, Teleport, Weapon, CD (Turns on the Council of Red), DA (Mephistos)
Ursa Major – TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Black Panther #15 (17)
Black Panther – CD (Begins his exile from Wakanda)
Captain America (SR) – Projectile, Shield Offensive, TU (Namor), DA (Insurgents)
Namor – Flight, Weapon, TU (Captain America), DA (Insurgents)
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #2 (9)
Blade – Blade, Weapon, DA (Vampire)
Brielle Brooks – Agility, Investigate, Melee, Rage
Fantastic Four #5 (27)
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Defensive, Flames Offensive, Flight, Morph, DA (Demons)
Invisible Woman – Ensnare, Flight, Projectile, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, DA (Demons)
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Melee, Morph, Stretch, Tech, CD (Learns how to think four dimensionally), DA (Demons)
Thing – Durability, Melee, DA (Demons)
Mary Jane & Black Cat #4 (7)
Black Cat – Claws Offensive, Projectile, Tech, TU (S’ym)
S’ym – TU (Black Cat)
Moon Knight #21 (4)
Moon Knight – Melee, Personality
New Mutants Lethal Legion #1 (33)
Cerebella – Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, SC, CD (Joins the New Mutants), DA (U-Men)
Escapade – Energy, Gun, Reality, SC, CD (Joins the New Mutants), DA (U-Men)
Karma – Telepathy Offensive, SC, DA (U-Men)
Mirage – Projectile, SC
Scout – CD (Joins the New Mutants)
Warpath – Strength, SC
Wolfsbane – Creature, Investigate, Morph, SC
Count Nefaria – Energy, DA (Spy)
Nightcrawlers #2 (1)
Mr. Sinister
Scarlet Witch #3 (14)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, Magnetics Offensive, Sense, TU (Scarlet Witch), DA (Nillans)
Scarlet Witch – Flight, Magic, Sense, Shrink, TU (Polaris)
Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #2 (8)
Silver Surfer – Energy, Energy Offensive, Sense, Vehicle, SC, DA (ID-Leeches)
X-23: Deadly Regenesis #1 (12)
Talon (LK) – Agility, Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Crawl, Durability, Heal, Sense, SC, DA (Kingpin’s men)
Kingpin (WF)
X-Men #20 (62)
Broo – Creature
Cyclops – Vehicle, SC
Emma Frost – Telepathy, Weapon
Firestar – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, SC, DA (Brood)
Forge – Tech
Iceman – Durability, Flight, Ice, Ice Defensive, Ice Offensive, Melee, Shrink, LT, SC, DA (Brood)
Kate Pryde – Melee, Weapon
Magik – Artifact
Marvel Girl – Influence, Telepathy
Penance – Tech
Sage – Computer, Telepathy
Synch – Flames, Flight, Telepathy, SC, DA (Brood)
Talon – Claws, Claws Offensive, SC, DA (Brood)
Kingpin – CD (Seeks Krakoan citizenship through Typhoid Mary)
Nightmare – Creature, Ensnare, Magic Offensive, Melee
Typhoid Mary – Blade, CD (Arrives on Krakoa for the first time)


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