Weekly Marvel Review: April 05, 2023 (Week 14)

Not a great week for anybody with arachnophobia. Four of the five new characters—Kraven the Hunter Spider, Night-Spider, Sun-Spider and Web Weaver—added to the Fantasy Comic League database this week are recently created Spider-heroes for the “End of the Spider-Verse” event. The fifth new character, Kaine “Scarlet Spider” Parker has not been seen since 2018, and is one of many spiders returned to the Web of Life and Destiny. In non-spider news, Captain America becomes the third character to break 100 points this year, joining Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Book the Week – Spider-Man #7 (Review score: 48 Points; 27 Characters). Peter Parker may have delivered the final blow on Shathra, but Silk assumes the role as the new “Chosen One” of the Spider-Verse. With Shathra’s defeat, Araña uses the Totem Dagger to bring Spider-Woman and others back to reality. That includes new character, Spider-Boy, a young hero with a mysterious connection to the Spider-Family that no one seems to remember.

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Review score: 16 Points/3 Appearances; 5.33 Pts/App). Spider-Man turns to his friends for help in a desperate attempt to rescue Mary Jane from Wayep’s dimension, but his allies are slow to trust him due to his involvement in an unexplained explosion outside of York, Pennsylvania. He’s forced on the run and to trust an unexpected ally in Norman Osborn.

Antagonist of the Week – Rhino (Review score: 5 Points/1 Appearances; 5.0 Pts/App). Rhino signs up to be one of Kingpin’s enforcers in Las Vegas, but their gamble on taking over casino boss Michael Berengetti’s territory seems to be a bust. Not many antagonists can drive the Hulk through a wall, but the Rhino is as good a bet as any to accomplish the task and delivers a few good blows on Joe Fixit, Berengetti’s strongman.

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Peter Parker (16); Ghost-Spider (11); Iron Man (10); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Thor (9); Scarlet Witch (8); Dryad, Gambit, The Rider (6); Hulk, Maverick; Rhino (5)


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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 #23 (14)
Captain America (SR) – Durability
Human Torch – Flight
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Shield, Strength, Swing
Thing – Computer
Green Goblin – Durability
Avengers: War Across Time #4 (28)
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Melee, Shield Offensive
Hank Pym – Melee, Shrink
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Sense, Suit
Thor – Artifact, Flight, Lightning, Melee, Morph, Projectile, Strength, DA (Lava Men)
Wasp (JVD) – Flight, LT
Kang – Assassin, Gun, Weapon
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #2 (24)
Agent 13 – Gun, Will Power, DA (M.O.D.O.K.)
Captain America (SR) – Projectile, DA (The Power)
Dryad – Computer, Gun, Will Power, TU (Winter Soldier), DA (M.O.D.O.K.)
Nick Fury Jr. – Gun, Will Power, DA (M.O.D.O.K.)
Winter Soldier – TU (Dryad)
M.O.D.O.K. – Energy, Flight
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (8)
Rider – Assassin, Ensnare, Gun, Melee, Morph
Valkyrie (JF) – Weapon
Ghost Rider #13 (5)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Morph
Ghost Rider (JB) – Flames, Morph
I Am Iron Man #2 (5)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Melee, Suit
Immoral X-Men #3 (4)
Mr. Sinister – Gun, Vehicle, TU (Moira)
Joe Fixit #4 (34)
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Personality, Strength
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Deception, Melee, Strength, Water
Count Nefaria – TU (Hydro-Man), LT
Electro – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Kingpin)
Hydro-Man – TU (Count Nefaria)
Kingpin – Business, Durability, Melee, Strength, Toxin, LT
Rhino – Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Kingpin)
Whiplash – TU (Count Nefaria)
Rogue & Gambit #2 (17)
Black Panther – Durability, Melee, Suit
Forge – Tech
Gambit – Energy, Explosive, Melee, Projectile, Weapon
Rogue – Flight, Melee, Vehicle
Scarlet Witch #4 (8)
Scarlet Witch – Agility, Magic, Magic Defensive, Telekinesis, Teleport, SC, DA (Scythia)
Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones #2 (9)
Ghost-Spider – Biokinesis, Ensnare, Melee, Sense, Swing, TU (Gwen Ock), LT, DA (Burglars)
Spider-Man #7 (48)
Araña – Artifact, Sense
Ghost-Spider – Swing
Kraven the Hunter-Spider – Weapon
Madame Web
Night-Spider – Swing
Sakura Spider – Swing
Scarlet Spider (KP)
Silk – Swing, LT, CD (Becomes the new Chosen One for the Spider-Verse)
Spider-Man (HB) – Swing
Spider-Man (India)
Spider-Man (Mini) – Swing
Spider-Man (MM)
Spider-Man (MoH) – Swing
Spider-Man (Noir) – Swing, Weapon
Spider-Man (PP) – Gun, Swing, DA (Shathra)
Spider-Man (PP-GV) – Swing
Spider-Woman (JD)
Spider-Woman (MP)
Spinneret – Swing
Sun-Spider – Swing
Morlun – Durability
Venom #8 (1)
Venom (EB)
Wolverine #32 (32)
Beast – Creature, LT
Colossus – Business
Emma Frost – Business, Telepathy
Hope Summers – Business
Kate Pryde – Business
Maverick – Gun, Vehicle, Weapon, DA (Wolverines)
Professor X – Business, Telepathy
Storm – Business
Wolverine (JH) – Claws
Destiny – Business
Exodus – Business
Mystique – Business
Sebastian Shaw – Business


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  1. Weekly Marvel Review: March 29, 2023 (Week 13) – Fantasy Comic League
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