Weekly Marvel Review: May 2, 2018 (Week 18)

Love, and Rogue, conquers all at the beginning of a new season of the Fantasy Comic League. The southern belle continues her torrid start to 2018 and resumes her torrid romance with her paramour, Gambit. Rogue scores a personal best 17 points for her third “Hero of the Week” title in 2018. But she’s not leaving her love behind. Gambit nearly doubles his own personal best score with a 15 point performance and slides into second place.

Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative kicks off with Jason Aaron’s new Avengers run. The highly anticipated book produces 35 points for the drafted Fantasy Comic League characters. Black Panther, who is at the center of the Avengers action, earns 13 points and takes third. Captain America rallies two of his closest allies back to his cause in Avengers. He places fourth with 11 points.

Storm continues her strong support role in Black Panther’s books, but the story to follow is her developing reunion with the Stormcaster hammer. Her 10 points are good for fifth place. In sixth place, Daredevil joins the “Hunt for Wolverine” with a nine-point effort. In Weapon X, Logan has to take a seat and Brian Michael Bendis takes a bow in Spider-Man. Miles Morales, Bendis’ star creation, ties the Old Man with eight points in seventh place. Captain Marvel and Tony Stark, the man she put in a coma, round out the top performances for the first week in May. The former Civil War adversaries each score seven points.

Hero and power usages are a combination of all drafted characters in the Fantasy Comic League divisions. League participants should cross-reference the official points with their hero roster and drafted powers for their heroes’ scores. Please make sure to tweet any questions or comments to the official #FantasyComicLeague tag and @FantasyComicLG for discussion!

Rogue (17)
Astonishing X-Men – Absorb, Flight, Melee, Team Up (X)
Rogue & Gambit – Absorb, Flight, Melee, Team Up (Gambit), Lead Team, Character Development (Resumes relationship with Gambit), Defeat Antagonist (Lavish)
X-Men: Gold – Flight, Melee, Team Up (Gambit)
Gambit (15)
Astonishing X-Men – Energy, Melee, Weapon, Team Up (X)
Rogue & Gambit – Melee, Weapon, Team Up (Rogue), Character Development (Resumes relationship with Rogue), Defeat Antagonist (Lavish)
X-Men: Gold – Energy, Weapon, Team Up (Rogue)
Black Panther (13)
Avengers – Claws, Suit, Tech, Team Up (Doctor Strange)
Rise of the Black Panther – Claws, Melee, Suit, Weapon, Team Up (Storm), Character Development (Confirms his connection to Jakarra), Defeat Antagonist (Jakarra)
Captain America (11)
Avengers – Team Up (Iron Man), Lead Team, Character Development (Reforms the Avengers)
Captain America – Melee, Shield, Shield Offensive, Team Up (Nick Fury), Defeat Antagonist (Warrior Woman)
Storm (10)
Rise of the Black Panther – Flight, Lightning, Weather, Team Up (Black Panther), Defeat Antagonist (Jakarra)
X-Men: Gold – Flight, Weapon, Team Up (Gambit)
Daredevil (9)
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost – Agility, Baton, Melee, Sense, Team Up (Misty Knight), Lead Team
Venomized – Team Up (Venom)
Logan (8)
Astonishing X-Men – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Team Up (X)
Weapon X – Heal, Lead Team
Spider-Man (MM) (8)
Spider-Man – Energy, Melee, Strength, Webs, Team Up (Bombshell), Character Development (Inspires the development of a new spy agency), Defeat Antagonist (Lucia von Bardas)
Captain Marvel (7)
Avengers – Energy, Flight, Speed, Strength, Team Up (Captain America), Lead Team
Iron Man (TS) (7)
Avengers – Suit, Tech, Team Up (Captain America), Character Development (Reforms the Avengers)
Spider-Man – Team Up (Spider-Man)
Doctor Strange (6)
Avengers – Intangibility, Magic, Magic Defensive, Team Up (Black Panther), Lead Team
Venom (EB) (6)
Venomized – Melee, Strength, Team Up (Spider-Man), Lead Team, Defeat Antagonist (Poison Queen)
Gamora (5)
Infinity Countdown – Agility, Blade, Weapon, Team Up (Nova)
Ms. Marvel (5)
Spider-Man – Fists, Stretch, Team Up (Bombshell), Defeat Antagonist (Lucia von Bardas)
Spider-Man (PP) (5)
Spider-Man – Webs
Venomized – Agility, Team Up (Venom)
Hulk (AC) (4)
Spider-Man – Melee, Team Up (Bombshell), Defeat Antagonist (Sandman)
Kitty Pryde (4)
X-Men: Gold – Intangibility, Team Up (Gambit), Lead Team
Misty Knight (4)
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost – Bionics, Team Up (Daredevil), Save Civilian
Nightcrawler (4)
X-Men: Gold – Melee, Teleport, Team Up (Gambit)
Sabretooth (4)
Weapon X – Claws, Lead Team, Character Development (Takes over as leader of the team)
Thor (4)
Avengers – Flight, Team Up (Captain America), Character Development (Reforms the Avengers)
Ant-Man (3)
Infinity Countdown – Size, Team Up (Nova)
Bloodstorm (3)
Venomized – Flight, Team Up (Venom)
Ghost Rider (RR) (2)
Avengers – Flames
Iceman (Young) (2)
Venomized – Team Up (Venom)
She-Hulk (2)
Avengers – Rage
Colossus (1)
X-Men: Gold
Domino (1)
Weapon X
Blink (0)
Deadpool (0)
Falcon (0)
Honey Badger (0)
Human Torch (0)
Jean Grey (0)
Magik (0)
Magneto (0)
Punisher (0)
Valkyrie (0)
Wasp (NvD) (0)
Wolverine (JH) (0)
Wolverine (LK) (0)

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