Weekly Marvel Review: March 15, 2023 (Week 11)

New series include Hellcat and The X-Cellent. Since this is their second title book, the members of X-Cellent earn a spot in the Fantasy Comic League database. Concluding series include Gold Goblin and Secret Invasion, both featuring defining character moments for two characters. In the former, Queen Goblin dies when she is unable to transfer Norman Osborn’s sins to a new host and in the latter, Maria Hill learns that not all Skrulls are evil aliens intent on invading Earth.

Book the Week – Avengers: Forever #15 (Review score: 70 Points; 22 Characters). With the battle firing on all cylinders, two of the Avengers central characters are chilling out on the sidelines. Ghost Rider burned through his powers traveling the multiverse and gathering all the variant Avengers for the big battle, while the Starbrand hesitates to use her abilities since they burn through her body and prematurely age her. The threat is too great though and the duo enter the fight against the Army of Doom.

Hero of the Week – Thor (Review score: 15 Points/3 Appearances; 5.0 Pts/App). In the middle of the chaos, Thor reconnects with his figurative mother Firehair, the prehistoric host of the Phoenix and who saved Thor’s life when he was an infant. Though its his elemental connection to his birth mother, Gaea, the Earth Goddess that’s on display in Avengers: War Across Time. In addition to his typical Lightning powers he scores his first use of the Water ability.

Antagonist of the Week – Green Goblin (Review score: 13 Points/2 Appearances; 6.5 Pts/App). Norman Osborn looks to have won the Goblin Wars in the Fantasy Comic League Antagonist standings with his third and leading Antagonist of the Week title. In Gold Goblin, he fatally puts Queen Goblin out of her misery, and saves Peter Parker. But in Red Goblin, he is the one in need of saving when he comes face-to-face with the Goblin King.

Top Characters (by review score). Thor (15); Captain America/Steve Rogers (14); Captain America/Sam Wilson, Captain Marvel, Green Goblin (13); Doctor Strange, Iron Man (12); Hulk (11); Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Spider-Man/Peter Parker (8)


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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 #15 (70)
Agamotto – TU (Avenger Prime)
Ant-Man (TS) – Flight, Gun, TU (Valkyrie)
Captain America (SR) – Shield Offensive, TU (Carol Corps)
Captain Marvel – Flight, TU (Howling Commandos)
Ghost Rider (RR) – Flames Offensive, Morph
Gorilla Man – TU (Howling Commandos)
Iron Fist (FF) – Energy, Melee, TU (Iron Man)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Iron Fist)
Ka-Zar – Flight, TU (Phoenix)
Namor – Melee, TU (Avenger Prime)
Nighthawk – Melee, TU (Iron Fist)
Odin – Flight, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Phoenix (JH) – Flight, TU (Ka-Zar)
Phoenix (ML) – Flames, Flight, Sense, TU (Iron Fist)
Starbrand – Energy Offensive
Thor – Flight, Lightning, Projectile, TU (Goddesses of Thunder)
Valkyrie (JF) – Weapon, TU (Ant-Man)
Dark Phoenix – Ensnare, Flight
Doom Supreme – Magic Defensive
Galactus – Energy, DA (Doom the Living Planet)
Mephisto – Heal, Melee, CD (Releases the Entropy trapped in the God Quarry)
Ursa Major – Melee, TU (Howling Commandos)
Avengers: War Across Time #3 (33)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, LT, SC
Hank Pym – Grow, Melee, Morph, Strength, SC
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Suit, SC
Thor – Durability, Lightning, Melee, Water, Weapon
Wasp (JVD) – Energy, Flight, Morph, Shrink, LT, SC
Kang – Melee
Bishop: War College #2 (10)
Moira MacTaggert – TU (Fenris)
Fenris – Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Moira MacTaggert), DA (Armor)
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #11 (26)
Captain America (SW) – Appendage Offensive, Durability, Flight, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Strength, TU (Nomad), DA (White Wolf)
Falcon (JT)
Misty Knight
Nomad – TU (Captain America)
White Wolf – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Invisibility, Melee, Strength, Suit
Captain Marvel #47 (35)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Energy Defensive, Precision, TU (Psylocke), LT
Gambit – TU (Hazmat)
Hazmat – TU (Polaris)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Defensive, TU (Hazmat)
Psylocke – Sense, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Captain Marvel), LT
Rogue – Heal, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Hazmat)
Spider-Woman – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Psylocke)
Wolverine (LK) – Heal, TU (Hazmat)
Gold Goblin #5 (27)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Melee, Projectile, Swing, Tech, TU (Green Goblin), SC
Green Goblin – Blunt, Influence, Melee, Vehicle, Weapon, Whip, TU (Spider-Man), SC, DA (Queen Goblin)
Queen Goblin – Blunt, Flames, Influence, Melee, Morph, Vehicle, Weapon, CD (Dies)
Hellcat #1 (6)
Hellcat – Creature, Investigate, Melee, Swing
Hulk #13 (24)
Doc Sasquatch – TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Ensnare, Magic Offensive, Sense, Telepathy, Teleport, TU (Doc Sasquatch)
Hulk – Absorb, Claws, Energy, Melee, Morph, Rage, Strength, Tech, Weapon, DA (Brutal)
D’Spayre – Deception, Magic, Telepathy
Immoral X-Men #2 (2)
Mr. Sinister – Intellect
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #4 (15)
Misty Knight – Strength, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Spider-Man), LT
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Energy, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, TU (Misty Knight)
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4 (7)
Moon Girl – Creature, Deception, Intellect, Tech, Thief, LT
Red Goblin #2 (13)
Red Goblin – Appendage, Claws Offensive, Creature, Durability, Sense
Goblin King – Melee, Sonics Offensive, Strength
Green Goblin – Durability, Melee
Secret Invasion #5 (36)
Black Panther – Claws, TU (Maria Hill)
Black Widow – Melee, TU (Maria Hill)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Projectile, TU (Maria Hill)
Captain Marvel – Flight, Speed, TU (Maria Hill)
Doctor Strange – Flight, TU (Maria Hill)
Iron Man – Flight, TU (Maria Hill)
Maria Hill – Deception, TU (Avengers), CD (Learns to accept that not all Skrulls are bad)
Nick Fury Jr. – TU (Avengers)
She-Hulk – Melee, TU (Maria Hill)
Squirrel Girl – Melee, TU (Maria Hill)
Thor – Flight, Lightning, TU (Maria Hill)
Wolverine #31 (23)
Beast – Computer, Creature
Dr. Cecilia Reyes – Heal
Hope – Computer
Wolverine – Claws, Claws Offensive, Sense, LT, DA (Beast corpse)
Black Tom Cassidy
Omega Red
The X-Cellent #1 (39)
Dead Girl – Teleport
Doctor Strange – Telepathy
Doop – Projectile
Gone Girl – Teleport
Mr. Sensitive – Sense, Telepathy
Rosa Lemper – Morph
The A – Toxin, DA (Uno’s spy)
Venus Dee Milo
Hurt John
Mirror Girl
Stripe – Energy, Thief
Toodle Pip – Sense, Teleport, Teleport Offensive
Uno – Creature, Energy, Energy Offensive, DA (Guard)
Zeitgeist – Influence, Melee, Sense, Thief, Toxin


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