Weekly Marvel Review: April 26, 2023 (Week 17)

The Doctors are in! Strange and Doom top their respective weekly performance charts, but Dr. Essex strikes out at the conclusion of his “Sins of Sinister” event. Mr. Sinister fails to achieve his goal of Dominionhood before his chaotic timeline gets reset and his Moira Engine destroyed. He also loses his leverage over the corrupted Quiet Council members—Professor X, Emma Frost, Hope and Exodus—when they exile themselves to the Pit. New additions to the Fantasy Comic League database include Valentine Vuong, Deadpool’s new love interest, and Blastaar, who appears for the first time since 2019. Thor becomes the fourth character to break 100 points.

Book the Week – Daredevil #10 (Review score: 47 Points; 9 Characters). The Avengers crash the Fist’s secret headquarters and take down key members Agony, Stegron and Elektra. Spider-Man leads the charge in trying to talk some sense into Daredevil but Matt Murdock ensnares Spidey in his own webs and gets away.

Hero of the Week – Doctor Strange (Review score: 20 Points/2 Appearances; 10.0 Pts/App). Things get tense in the second issue of Doctor Strange’s new title when he learns of Aggamon’s murder, a threat made by his wife seemingly fulfilled. The majority of Strange’s points come from his Team-Up with Doc Sasquatch in the finale of Hulk in order to help Bruce Banner defeat Titan, Banner’s latest destructive personality brought about by the Fear Lord D’Spayre’s manipulations.

Antagonist of the Week – Doctor Doom (Review score: 8 Points/3 Appearances; 2.67 Pts/App). Marvel’s premier bad guy earns his first Antagonist of the Week on the year. While his variant ran wild with the Multiversal Masters of Evil in Avengers to begin the year, Prime Doom has been biding his time. A main Appearance in Thor and two brief cameos elsewhere lift him into fourth place in the Antagonist bracket as he begins his climb back to the top.

Top Characters (by review score). Doctor Strange (20); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Iron Man (17); Wasp/Janet Van Dyne (15); Clea, Daredevil/Matt Murdock (13); Venom/Eddie Brock (12); Wasp/Nadia Van Dyne (11); Thor (10); Black Panther, Doctor Doom, Emma Frost, Hulk, Silver Sable (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 Beyond #2 (38)
Black Panther – Tech, Teleport
Blade – Melee
Captain America (SR) – Shield Defensive, TU (Spider-Man)
Captain Marvel – Energy Defensive
Clea – Flight, TU (Daredevil)
Daredevil (MM) – Melee, TU (Clea)
Iron Man – Tech, Teleport
Luke Cage – Durability
She-Hulk – Melee, TU (Daredevil)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, TU (Captain America)
Spider-Man (PP) – Ensnare
Thor – Flight, Lightning
Wasp (JVD) – Flight, Grow, Melee, Morph, Shrink
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #3 (22)
Askani – Telepathy, Temporal
Captain Avalon – Blade, Weapon
Captain Britain – Deception, Telepathy
Gloriana – Flight, Magic, Telekinesis, Weapon
Iron Man
Pete Wisdom
Doctor Doom
Morgan Le Fay – Artifact, Ensnare, Magic, Teleport
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12 (29)
Agent 13 – Blunt, Melee, Weapon, TU (Misty Knight), DA (Tithed soldier)
Black Widow – Stealth, Weapon
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Shield, Shield Offensive, TU (Captain America), DA (Tithed soldier)
Captain America (SW) – Agility, Flight, Melee, Wind, TU (Captain America), DA (Tithed soldier)
Misty Knight – Gun, Melee, TU (Agent 13), DA (Tithed soldier)
Winter Soldier
Clobberin’ Time #2 (30)
Colossus – Strength
Cyclops – Energy Offensive
Emma Frost
Havok – Energy Offensive
Magneto – Flight, Magnetics
Marvel Girl – Ensnare, Flight
Storm – Flight
Thing – Durability, Melee, Strength, Tech, TU (Wolverine), DA (Robot invader)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Durability, Heal, TU (Thing), DA (Robot invader)
Daredevil #10 (47)
Black Panther – Claws, Sonics, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Agony)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Projectile, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Spider-Man), LT, DA (Daredevil)
Daredevil (EN) – Blade, Melee, Weapon
Daredevil (MM) – Blade, Blunt, Ensnare, Melee, Precision, Projectile, Sense, Weapon, DA (Spider-Man)
Iron Man – Flight, Melee, Tech, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Stegron)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, TU (Captain America)
Valkyrie (JF) – Flight, Strength, TU (Spider-Man)
Stegron – Melee
Deadpool #6 (14)
Deadpool – Blade, Creature, Durability, TU (Lady Deathstrike)
Valentine Vuong – Gun, Melee, Weapon
Lady Deathstrike – Creature, Melee, TU (Deadpool), DA (Mirror)
Doctor Strange #2 (23)
Clea – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Morph, Telepathy, TU (Moon Knight), LT, SC
Doctor Strange – Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Telepathy, TU (Moon Knight), LT, SC
Moon Knight – TU (Doctor Strange)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Bane of Blastaar #1 (33)
Drax – Melee, Strength
Groot – Melee, Morph, Stretch
Mantis – Agility, Melee, DA (Cyber-Assault Robot)
Nova (RR) – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Strength, DA (Blastaar)
Rocket Raccoon – Gun, Vehicle, Weapon
Star-Lord – Elements, Vehicle, Weapon, LT
Blastaar – Durability, Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee
Hulk #14 (24)
Doc Sasquatch – TU (Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange – Ensnare, Flight, Magic, Magic Defensive, Magic Offensive, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Teleport, TU (Doc Sasquatch), DA (D’Spayre)
Hulk – Claws, Durability, Melee, Morph, Personality, Rage, Strength
D’Spayre – Magic Offensive, Sense
Invincible Iron Man #5 (20)
Emma Frost – Creature, Telepathy, TU (Iron Man)
Iron Man – Creature, Durability, Energy, Flight, Suit, TU (Emma Frost)
Sunfire – Flight, TU (Iron Man)
Feilong – Computer, Creature, Energy Offensive, Melee, Weapon
Mary Jane & Black Cat #5 (14)
Black Cat – Blade, Deception, Swing, Weapon, TU (S’ym), DA (Belasco)
Belasco – Teleport
S’ym – Melee, Whip, TU (Black Cat), DA (Belasco)
Monica Rambeau: Photon #5 (3)
Photon – Energy, Strength
Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 (38)
Colossus – Business
Emma Frost – Business, CD (Willingly enters the Pit until the Sinister gene can be removed)
Hope Summers – Business, CD (Willingly enters the Pit until the Sinister gene can be removed)
Kate Pryde – Business, LT
Nightcrawler – Business
Professor X – Business, CD (Willingly enters the Pit until the Sinister gene can be removed)
Storm – Business
Destiny – Business, Sense
Exodus – Business, CD (Willingly enters the Pit until the Sinister gene can be removed)
Krakoa – Ensnare
Mother Righteous
Mr. Sinister – Computer, Durability, Energy, Toxin, CD (Tries and fails to ascend to Dominionhood)
Mystique – Business
Sebastian Shaw – Business
Strange Academy: Finals #6 (21)
Ancient One – Magic
Doctor Voodoo – Flight, Teleport
Hellstorm – Blade
Magik – Blade
Man-Thing – Melee
Nico Minoru
Scarlet Witch – Flight, Magic
Wong – Magic, Melee
Dormammu – Melee, Teleport
Thor #33 (20)
Thor – Blunt, Flight, Influence, Lightning, Projectile, DA (Doombot)
Valkyrie (JF) – Flight
Doctor Doom – Creature, Influence, Magic, Teleport
Hela – Projectile
Thanos – Blade, Melee, Stealth
Venom: Lethal Protector II #2 (34)
Cardiac – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee, Tech, Vehicle
Nick Fury
Silver Sable – Business, Gun, Melee, Projectile, Vehicle, TU (Venom), DA (Vanguardian)
Venom (EB) – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Crawl, Durability, Melee, Personality, Projectile, Strength, Swing, TU (Silver Sable), DA (Vanguardian)
Doctor Doom – Vehicle
Vulture – Energy, Flight, Melee, Wind
Wasp #4 (22)
Wasp (JVD) – Energy, Flight, Shrink, Tech, Will Power, TU (Wasp), SC, DA (Creature from Kosmos)
Wasp (NVD)
– Energy, Flight, Intellect, Shrink, Tech, Weapon, Will Power, TU (Wasp), SC, DA (Creature from Kosmos)
Whirlwind – CD (Dies)


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