Weekly Marvel Review: May 03, 2023 (Week 18)

Misery loves company, and there is certainly no lack of misery or company in the Spider-Man universe. Liz Allen bonds with a Carnage and Anti-Venom symbiote hybrid and adopts the name Misery to begin the “summer of carnage.” Other spider-verse characters added include Liz’s husband, the original Harry Osborn, aka the second Green Goblin, as seen in a flashback; and the Gamerverse version of Miles Morales in advance of his return in the upcoming Playstation game.

Book the Week – X-Men: Before the Fall – Sons of X #1 (Review score: 70 Points; 25 Characters). While the X-Men still deal with the fallout from the “Sins of Sinister,” the Fall of X begins and Mother Righteous places herself at the center of it. But first, a few characters get a reset. Banshee’s bond with the Spirit of Variance gets wiped out from existence and Nightcrawler returns to his non-feral state.

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Review score: 21 Points/3 Appearances; 7.0 Pts/App). Peter Parker approaches 200 points and pulls way ahead in the Hero of the Week titles with his sixth on the year. His Team-Up with the Hulk concludes in the Joe Fixit series and he gets bonus points from his Free Comic Book Day title.

Antagonist of the Week – Carnage (Review score: 12 Points/1 Appearance; 12.0 Pts/App). Carnage denies Mother Righteous her first title by beating her by one point. With his big summer event beginning, he should have no problem catching up to Green Goblin and Mr. Sinister in the Antagonist rankings.

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Peter Parker (21); Carnage/Cleatus Kassidy, Spider-Man/Peter Parker – Gamerverse (13); Mother Righteous, Spider-Man/Miles Morales (12); Spider-Man/Miles Morales – Gamerverse (11); Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell, Electro, Legion, Moon Knight, Venom/Dylan Brock (10)


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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: War Across Time #5 (26)
Captain America (SR) – Durability, Shield, Shield Defensive, LT
Hank Pym – Flight, Grow, Melee, Shrink
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Light, Strength, Weapon
Wasp (JVD) – Energy Offensive, Flight, Shrink
Kang – Energy, Ensnare, Suit, Tech, Teleport
Carnage Reigns Alpha #1 (29)
Spider-Man (MM) – Agility, Crawl, Durability, Energy Offensive, Invisibility, Melee, Strength, Swing, Tech, Whip, TU (Scorpion)
Carnage (CK) – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Claws, Claws Offensive, Deception, Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Morph, Reality, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Police)
Electro (FF)
Scorpion – Appendage, Appendage Offensive, Blade, Durability, Energy, Melee, DA (Bank robbers)
Cult of Carnage: Misery #1 (5)
Green Goblin (HO)
Misery – Business, CD (Bonds with the Ant-Venom and Carnage symbiotes)
Red Goblin
Free Comic Book Day 2023: Avengers/X-Men #1 (16)
Captain America (SR) – Melee, Vehicle, TU (Rogue)
Cyclops – Energy, Energy Offensive, Melee
Rogue – Absorb, Flight, Magnetics, TU (Captain America)
Destiny – Sense
Free Comic Book Day 2023: Marvel’s Voices #1 (8)
Ironheart – Agility, Creature, Energy, Flight, Speed, Suit, SC
Free Comic Book Day 2023: Spider-Man/Venom #1 (15)
Spider-Man (PP) – Melee, Sense, Swing, Tech, SC, DA (Captain Bananas)
Venom (DB) – Blade
Doctor Octopus – Appendage, TU (Kraven)
Kraven (LS) – Toxin, TU (Doctor Octopus)
Groot #1 (13)
Captain Marvel (MV) – Energy, Energy Offensive, Gun, Investigate, Melee, Strength, Vehicle, SC, DA (Chainsaurs)
Groot – Blunt, Weapon
Immortal X-Men #11 (31)
Emma Frost
Forge – Computer, Intellect
Hope Summers – Blade, Durability, Flight, Influence, Melee
Lodus Logos
Professor X – Sense
Storm – Flight, Lightning, LT
Exodus – Durability, Flight, Telekinesis Defensive
Mother Righteous
Mystique – Melee, Weapon
Sebastian Shaw
Joe Fixit #5 (35)
Hulk – Agility, Heal, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Electro)
Spider-Man (PP) – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Tech, TU (Hulk)
Count Nefaria – Gun, TU (Whiplash), LT
Electro – Absorb, Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (Hydro-Man), DA (Whiplash)
Hydro-Man – Morph, Water, Water Offensive, TU (Electro)
Rhino – Durability, Melee
Whiplash – Energy, Weapon, Whip, TU (Count Nefaria)
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 #1 (24)
Spider-Man (MM-GV) – Agility, Crawl, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, Tech, TU (Spider-Man), DA (Tarantula)
Spider-Man (PP-GV) – Agility, Crawl, Energy, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Swing, Tech, TU (Spider-Man), LT, DA (Tarantula)
Moon Knight #23 (20)
Moon Knight – Creature, Investigate, Melee, Projectile, Swing, Weapon, TU (Venom), LT, DA (New Enforcers)
Venom (DB) – Durability, Investigate, Melee, Sense, Swing, TU (Moon Knight), DA (New Enforcers)
Eel – Energy
Scarlet Witch #5 (13)
Scarlet Witch – Blade, Flight, Heal, Influence, Magic, Magic Offensive, Melee, DA (Scythia)
Joseph – Magnetics, Weapon, CD (Returns)
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #1 (9)
Spider-Man (MoH) – Agility, Claws Offensive, Crawl, Creature, Melee, Swing, TU (Spider-Woman), LT
Spider-Man #8 (14)
Spider-Man (PP) – Crawl, Melee, Sense, Strength, Swing, Tech, SC
Electro – Assassin, Energy, Energy Offensive
Green Goblin – Tech
X-Men: Before the Fall – Sons of X #1 (70)
Angel – Flight
Banshee – Flight, Sonics
Black Knight (JC) – Blade, Weapon, TU (Legion)
Blindfold – Sense, Telepathy
Doctor Nemesis – Weapon, TU (Black Knight)
Dust – Grow
Egg – Biokinesis
Elixir – Heal
Emma Frost
Hope Summers – Influence
Legion – Durability, Sense, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, Teleport, TU (Black Knight), DA (Orchis agents)
Lost – Stretch
Nightcrawler – Artifact, Blade, Claws Offensive, Teleport, Teleport Defensive, Weapon
Pixie – Flight, Weapon
Professor X
Stacy X
Tempus – Temporal
Mother Righteous – Absorb, Appendage, Blade, Energy, Ensnare, Flames, Flight, Sense, Telepathy, DA (Banshee)
Nimrod – Teleport
Proteus – Reality


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