Weekly Marvel Review: April 19, 2023 (Week 16)

Changes come for the Avengers and the X-Men Wolverine exposes Beast’s treachery to Krakoa’s Quiet Council in X-Force and the island’s leadership is divided over his actions. They nominate Sage to take over the covert security force with Colossus providing oversight. Logan leaves the team but is succeeded by Laura and Kid Omega returns seeking help from an unknown time and location. At the end of Jason Aaron’s Avengers run, Avenger Prime and Firehair get added to the Fantasy Comic League scoring system.

Book the Week – Avengers Assemble Omega #1 (Review score: 137 Points; 48 Characters). Aaron’s five-year run on the Avengers comes to an end, wrapping a sprawling story that spanned eons and dimensions. The climatic story assembled the largest group of Avengers across the multiverse, concluding several of his storylines including the prehistoric Avengers, the importance of the Starbrand and the Phoenix Force, the Agents of Wakanda, and Robbie Reyes’ heroic arc as the All-Rider. Dozens of characters who appeared throughout the run show up to pay their respects to the heroes who sacrificed themselves to defeat Mephisto and the Multiversal Masters of Evil.

Hero of the Week – Captain America/Steve Rogers (Review score: 27 Points/4 Appearances; 6.75 Pts/App). Steve Rogers gets his first Hero of the Week with the best performance of the year so far. This lifts him into second place overall. He scores three Team-Ups, two Defeats Antagonists and one Leads Team in his three main Appearances, with his fourth Appearance being a surprise cameo at She-Hulk’s book club.

Antagonist of the Week – Ogun (Review score: 4 Points/1 Appearance; 4.0 Pts/App). Ogun gets the Antagonist of the Week on account of his “death.” His four points tie with four others—Doom Supreme, Goblin King, Green Goblin and Zeitgest—but his Appearance is more significant since he gets wiped from existence by Rachel “Askani” Summers in the conclusion of the X-Treme X-Men mini series.

Top Characters (by review score). Captain America/Steve Rogers (27); Wolverine/James Howlett (15); Phoenix/Maya Lopez (13); Firehair (12); Punisher, Red Goblin, Sage (11); Doctor Strange, Storm (10); Moon Girl, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thor (9)


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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 #24 (22)
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
Ms. Marvel
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Projectile, Thief, TU (Green Goblin)
Thing – Durability, Melee
Green Goblin – Tech, TU (Spider-Man)
Avengers Assemble Omega #1 (137)
Agamotto – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Teleport, TU (Avenger Prime), DA (Mephisto)
American Eagle
Ant-Man (TS) – Shrink, Tech, TU (Iron Man), DA (Doom Supreme)
Avenger Prime – Flight, Magic Defensive, TU (Agamotto)
Black Knight (DW)
Black Panther
Black Widow
Captain America (SR) – Agility, Influence, Shield Defensive, TU (Howling Commandos)
Captain Carter – TU (Avengers)
Captain Marvel – Flight, Melee, TU (Carol Corps)
Doctor Nemesis
Doctor Strange
Fat Cobra
Firehair – Flames, Flames Defensive, Flames Offensive, Flight, Melee, Reality, Telepathy, TU (Phoenix), LT, CD (Sacrifices herself to restore dead worlds), DA (Dark Phoenix)
Ghost-Rider (RR) – Flames, Vehicle, TU (Multiversal Avengers), CD (Sacrifices himself to save the multiverse)
Gorilla-Man (KH) – Melee, TU (Avengers)
Howard the Duck
Iron Fist (DR)
Iron Fist (FF) – TU (Avengers)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, TU (Ant-Man)
Ka-Zar – Blade, TU (Avengers)
Luke Cage
Moon Girl
Namor – Flight, Melee, Strength, TU (Star Panther)
Nighthawk – Melee, Swing, TU (Prehistoric Avengers)
Odin – Artifact, Flight, TU (Avengers)
Phoenix (JH) – Claws, Durability, Flames, Flames Defensive, Flight, TU (Avengers)
Phoenix (ML) – Flames, Flames Defensive, Flames Offensive, Flight, Melee, Telepathy, TU (Firehair), CD (Burns out her connection to the Phoenix), DA (Dark Phoenix)
Starbrand – Energy, Reality, TU (Thunder Goddesses), CD (Sacrifices herself to restore dead worlds)
Thor – Flames, Flight, Lightning, TU (Thunder Goddesses), LT
Valkyrie (JF) – Artifact, Creature, Flight, TU (Phoenix), LT
Wasp (JVD)
Wolverine (JH)
Dark Phoenix – Claws, Flight
Doom Supreme – Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive
Mephisto – Heal
Ursa Major
Bishop: War College #3 (10)
Wrongslide – Strength
Fenris – Explosive, LT
Moira MacTaggert
Captain America: Unforgiven #1 (63)
Black Panther – Melee, TU (Forgiven)
Blade – Blade, TU (Forgiven)
Captain America (SR) – Computers, Influence, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, Strength, Tech, Vehicle, TU (Forgiven), LT, DA (Vampire)
Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight, TU (Forgiven)
Human Torch – Flight
Invisible Woman
Iron Man – Durability, TU (Forgiven)
Man-Thing – Heal
Man-Wolf – Sense
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
Namor – Melee, TU (Forgiven)
Nighthawk – Suit, TU (Forgiven)
Phoenix (ML) – Flight, TU (Forgiven)
Spider-Man (PP) – Swing
Starbrand – Flight, TU (Forgiven)
Tigra – Claws Offensive, Sense, TU (Forgiven)
Thor – Lightning, TU (Forgiven)
Werewolf – Sense
Wolverine (JH) – Claws Offensive
Hallow’s Eve #2 (8)
Hallow’s Eve – Explosive, Flight, Investigate, Melee, Morph, Strength, Suit
Hellcat #2 (8)
Hellcat – Creature, Swing
Sleepwalker – Flight, Personality
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5 (8)
Moon Girl – Appendage, Computer, Creature, Personality, Vehicle, LT, DA (OMG Olivia)
New Mutants Lethal Legion #2 (25)
Cerebella – Crawl, Stealth, Tech, Telepathy
Escapade – Agility, Energy, Reality, Tech, DA (Psi-Borg)
Scout – Melee, Tech, DA (Eclecta)
Wolfsbane – Influence, Sense
Count Nefaria
Punisher #11 (44)
Black Widow – Energy, Melee, Weapon, TU (Captain America)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, TU (Wolverine), DA (Hand ninja)
Doctor Strange – Blade, Ensnare, Explosive, Flight, Magic, Magic Offensive, Teleport, TU (Captain America)
Moon Knight – Melee, Projectile, Weapon, TU (Captain America)
Punisher – Blade, Claws, Durability, Flames, Flight, Melee, Plants, Strength, Weapon, Will Power
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, TU (Captain America)
Red Goblin #3 (16)
Red Goblin – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Crawl, Creature, Durability, Melee, Personality, Projectile, Strength, DA (Goblin Nation member)
Goblin King – Claws, Melee, Strength
Green Goblin
She-Hulk #12 (27)
Captain America (SR)
Colleen Wing – Weapon
Hellcat – Weapon
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis
Jack of Hearts
Misty Knight
Mr. Fantastic – Stretch
She-Hulk – Business, Melee, Morph
Wasp (JVD) – Flight, Shrink
Speed Demon
Warlock: Rebirth #1 (13)
Adam Warlock – Energy
Gamora – Melee, TU (Genis-Vell)
Genis-Vell – Durability, Energy, Energy Defensive, Energy Offensive, Flight, TU (Gamora)
Pip the Troll
The X-Cellent #2 (31)
Dead Girl
Gone Gal – Teleport
Mr. Sensitive – LT
Rosa Lemper
The A
Venus Dee Milo
Wonder Man
Hurt John – Influence
Mirror Girl – Influence
Uno – Energy, Energy Offensive
Stripe – Energy
Toodle Pip – Teleport
Zeitgeist – Assassin, Toxin, LT
X-Force #39 (64)
Colossus – Business, Melee, CD (Rejoins X-Force), DA (Biotech abomination)
Domino – Gun, DA (Biotech abomination)
Emma Frost – Business
Hope Summers – Business
Kate Pryde – Business
Kid Omega – Blade, Teleport, CD (Returns)
Professor X – Business
Sage – Business, Gun, Tech, Weapon, LT, SC, CD (Becomes the new Director of X-Force), DA (Biotech abomination)
Storm – Business, Lightning
Strong Guy – Melee, Strength
Wolverine (JH) – CD (Quits X-Force)
Wolverine (LK) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Melee, SC, CD (Joins X-Force), DA (Biotech abomination)
Black Tom Cassidy – Geokinesis, Plants
Destiny – Business
Exodus – Business, Flames
Juggernaut – Melee, Strength
Mystique – Business
Omega Red
Sebastian Shaw – Business
X-Treme X-Men #5 (41)
Askani – Claws, Flames, Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, DA (Ogun)
Gambit – Energy, Projectile, SC
Kate Pryde – Blade, Flight, Intangibility, DA (Scrape)
Lockheed – Flames Offensive, Flight
Rogue – Blunt, Melee, SC
Sage – Influence
Storm – Blade, Lightning, Weapon, Wind, SC, DA (Scrape)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Durability, Melee
Ogun – Melee, Possession, CD (Gets wiped from existence)


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