Weekly Marvel Review: April 12, 2023 (Week 15)

Nothing brings a father and daughter closer together than slaying vampires together. Blade takes Brielle under his wing to help her understand her vampire instincts and learn how to fight. When Binary dies at the hands of the Brood Empress, Captain Marvel blames herself for not teaching her own energy spawn more. Cyclops wants to teach the Brood a lesson in genocide despite his teammates response to the abhorrent idea.

Book the Week – Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse #1 (Review score: 46 Points; 7 Characters). The Spider-Verse is getting pretty crowded these days. Silk has been named the new Chosen One and Miles Morales leads the Spider-Verse movies, leaving little room for the original Peter Parker, as evidenced in Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse. Marvel’s latest Voices title features stories on more of the diverse Spider characters including Web-Weaver, Spider-Punk and introduces new characters, Spider-Friend and Recluse.

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Miles Morales (Review score: 23 Points/3 Appearances; 7.67 Pts/App). Miles has his biggest week since last September, the last time he also appeared in three different books in a week. His performance lifts him into fifth place in the rankings ahead of heavy-hitting veterans such as Marvel Girl, Captain Marvel and Wolverine. His new mentor/mentee relationship benefits Misty Knight as well. She shows up in two of his books for her best performance since the Fantasy Comic League expanded its scoring in 2019 to include all eligible characters.

Antagonist of the Week – Nebula (Review score: 8 Points/1 Appearance; 8.0 Pts/App). Nebula makes her first Appearance since 2020 when her mini series was cancelled after two issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, similar to her arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she has officially signed up with the Guardians of the Galaxy as they save planets from the mysterious but destructive Grootfall events in the new Guardians book.

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Miles Morales (23); Misty Knight (16); Talon (11); Marvel Girl, Web-Weaver (9); Binary, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Nebula, Tigra (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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Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #3 (11)
Blade – Blade, Melee, Weapon, LT, CD (Shares his daughter’s origins with her), DA (Vampire)
Brielle Brooks – Blade, Melee, CD (Meets her father)
Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 (37)
Agent 13 – Melee, Whip, DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Captain America (SR) – Intellect, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Strength, DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Captain America (SW) – Flight, Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Dryad – Explosive, Teleport, TU (White Wolf), CD (Reveals herself to be a member of the Outer Circle)
Misty Knight – Bionics, Gun, Melee, DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Winter Soldier – Bionics, Durability, Morph, TU (White Wolf)
White Wolf – Projectile, TU (Winter Soldier)
Captain Marvel #48 (41)
Binary – Absorb, Energy Offensive, Flight, Influence, Melee, TU (Gambit), CD (Dies)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Will Power
Gambit – Energy, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Spider-Woman)
Hazmat – Energy, Flight, TU (Rogue), DA (Brood)
Polaris – Flight, Magnetics, Magnetics Offensive, TU (Spider-Woman)
Psylocke – Telepathy, TU (Spider-Woman)
Rogue – Energy, Flight, TU (Hazmat), DA (Brood)
Spider-Woman – Energy Offensive, Melee, TU (Gambit)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws Offensive, TU (Spider-Woman)
Carnage #12 (8)
Spider-Man (MM) – Swing
Carnage (CK) – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Assassin
Carnage (JS) – Creature
Fantastic Four #6 (31)
Human Torch – Absorb, Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Intellect
Invisible Woman – Flight, Strength, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Vehicle, Will Power
Maria Hill
Mr. Fantastic – Intellect, Investigate, Melee, Morph, Sense, Stretch, DA (Doctor Octopus)
Thing – Melee, Stealth, Vehicle, DA (Doctor Octopus)
Doctor Octopus – Appendage, Appendage Offensive
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (32)
Drax – Melee, Strength, SC, DA (Lowkesh War Walker)
Gamora – Blade, Projectile, Weapon, SC, DA (Sheriff of Solitude)
Groot – Grow
Mantis – Influence, Melee, SC, DA (Outlaw)
Nebula – Gun, Probability, Strength, Vehicle, Weapon, SC, DA (Outlaw)
Star-Lord – Creature, Gun, LT, SC, DA (Outlaw)
Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse #1 (46)
Ghost-Spider – Agility, Crawl, Ensnare, Stealth, SC, DA (Bank robbers)
Misty Knight – Gun, Influence, Melee, Weapon
Silk – Crawl, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Swing, DA (Burglars)
Spider-Man (HB) – Agility, Weapon
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Ensnare, Melee Projectile, Sense, Swing, Tech, SC, DA (Scorpia)
Web-Weaver – Agility, Biokinesis, Crawl, Ensnare, Melee, Sense, Swing, DA (Kraven)
Scorpia – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Melee
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #5 (26)
Misty Knight – Melee, Strength, TU (Starling), SC, DA (Drone)
Night Nurse (LC) – Heal
Spider-Man (MM) – Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, SC, DA (Rabble)
Starling – Appendage Offensive, Flight, Weapon, TU (Misty Knight), SC, DA (Drone)
Moon Knight #22 (17)
Hawkeye (CB) – Precision, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Tigra), DA (Fast Five)
Moon Knight – Deception, Thief
Tigra – Claws, Computer, Influence, Investigate, Melee, TU (Hawkeye), DA (Fast Five)
Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #3 (8)
Silver Surfer – Durability, Energy Defensive, Sense, Vehicle, TU (Ghost Light)
Stranger – Personality
Storm & the Brotherhood of Mutants #3 (5)
Mr. Sinister – Gun, Weapon, TU (Jon Ironfire), DA (Hot Claw)
X-23: Deadly Regenesis #2 (9)
Talon – Agility, Assassin, Claws, Claws Defensive, Claws Offensive, Explosive, Sense, SC
X-Men #21 (35)
Bishop – Business
Cyclops – Business, Vehicle, LT
Firestar – Flames Offensive
Iceman – Ice Offensive
Magik – Business, Teleport
Marvel Girl – Flight, Melee, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, Vehicle, DA (Nightmare)
Psylocke – Business
Synch – Absorb, Magnetics, Telepathy
Talon – Claws Offensive


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