To paraphrase Marvel’s top evil organization, cut off one comic book series, and two more take its place. June sees several series coming to an end, but they also see a bundle of fresh starts for many heroes. Dan Slott represents this industry ideal when his long-time run on Amazing Spider-Man comes to an end and he picks up the reigns of the new Iron Man series. Slott’s main hero, Peter Parker, also stands alone as the sole hero at the top of the June Fantasy Comic League appearance tier charts. This should make for an interesting month as several heroes are bunched together in the subsequent tiers. In addition to a new Iron Man series, two classic Avengers, Bruce Banner and Thor, receive new titles themselves. Captain America sees his current book end in June before a new writer takes over in July.
Other new series of note include Antman and Wasp, which should see both of the titular heroes popularity rise in the draft, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Multiple Man and Sentry. The Infinity Countdown continues, adding two more titles starring Black Widow and the Champions, and the Hunt for Wolverine also moves along. Spider-Man also plans a vacation to Wakanda in Wakanda Forever which may see the key members of the Dora Milaje’s stock rise.
Milestone issues to come out in June include the Annuals for Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel 2-In-One plus the 50th issue of Ms. Marvel and the wedding between longtime X-Couple Kitty Pryde and Colossus in X-Men: Gold.
As always, dopplegangers of our main characters are called out for easier identification and to distinguish them from our prime universe heroes. Be wary of the characters found in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Spidey: School’s Out, Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Webs and Arrows and Ants, Oh My!, Old Man Hawkeye (with the exception of Old Man Logan if he appears) and any Marvel Cinematic Universe-related books as they are not the same heroes as the ones featured in the below tier charts.
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These appearance estimates, based on comic solicitations and cover artwork provided by the Marvel Database wiki, are meant as a guideline and not an indication of a specific draft order. Character names, team designations and power sets conform to the most current information provided by the Database. Power designations are simplified for easier classification and choice, providing the majority of the heroes with 9 to 11 eligible powers from which to choose. As a reminder, you may only have one hero per team designation on your roster and are allowed to select three powers from the heroes’ power set. Powers in (parenthesis) are a subset of the overall ability and can be selected as well as the generic use of that power. For example, Deadpool can be drafted as any of his four team classifications and can use Weapons, Blades and Guns as his three powers (Blades and Guns being a subset of the overall Weapons skill).