Weekly Marvel Review: May 30, 2018 (Week 22)

It’s the final countdown for two of the top drafted Fantasy Comic League heroes. Captain Marvel is the latest hero to explore the limits of the Infinity Stone entrusted to her. Carol and the Reality Gem reel in 16 points for her best performance since 2016 when she starred in Civil War II. Using the cosmic MacGuffin, the “Hero of the Week” convenes with Carols from other realities including one who took a different path in the second superhero civil war. Peter Parker is about to face another reality himself now that Dan Slott, longterm Amazing Spider-Man scribe, has reached the end of his countdown with issue #800 of the popular title. Spider-Man takes second place with 14 points, while his explosive milestone book features the second most points for the week. The Human Torch, one of Peter’s best friends, follows in third and earns two of his eight points in Amazing.

The top book from the week, X-Men: Red Annual, explores the moments after Jean Grey’s resurrection and her adjustment to her own new reality. Jean scores seven points and ties Daredevil, the interim New York City mayor, for fourth place. Ms. Marvel faces a familiar virtual reality foe brought to life and scores sixth place with six points, while Magneto plays a vital role in thwarting Havok’s evil plans before the Summers brother is finally reverted back to his own good guy reality. Magneto takes in five points for seventh.

Punisher continues to elude the heroes hunting him but can’t shake Venom or Wolverine who tie him with four points each. The three ruthless vigilantes tie for the remaining spots in the weekly power rankings.

Hero and power usages are a combination of all 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!

Captain Marvel (16)
Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel – Energy, Flight, Melee, Speed, Strength, Team-Up (Captain Marvel), Lead Team, Character Development (Discovers herself through exploring alternate realities), Defeat Antagonist (Blastaar)
Punisher – Flight, Melee, Strength, Team-Up (Spider-Man), Lead Team
Spider-Man (PP) (14)
Amazing Spider-Man – Agility, Crawl, Melee, Sense, Webs, Team-Up (Anti-Venom), Lead Team, Save Civilian, Character Development (Bonds with Venom symbiote), Defeat Antagonist (Norman Osborn)
Punisher – Webs, Team-Up (Captain Marvel)
Human Torch (8)
Amazing Spider-Man – Team-Up (Anti-Venom)
Marvel 2-In-One – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, Team-Up (Iron Man), Defeat Antagonist (Doctor Doom)
Daredevil (7)
Daredevil – Baton, Melee, Sense, Team-Up (Elektra), Lead Team, Character Development (Frees the major crime lords from jail and enlists their help)
Jean Grey (7)
X-Men: Red Annual – Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Team-Up (Prestige), Lead Team, Character Development (Reconnects with her friends)
Ms. Marvel (6)
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Melee, Stretch, Team-Up (Red Dagger), Defeat Antagonist (Doc.X)
Magneto (5)
X-Men: Blue – Flight, Magnetics, Team-Up (Elixir), Lead Team
Punisher (4)
Punisher – Flight, Suit, Weapon
Venom (4)
Amazing Spider-Man – Symbiote, Team-Up (Spider-Man), Character Development (Releases the symbiote to bond with Peter)
Wolverine (LK) (4)
X-Men: Red Annual – Claws, Team-Up (Prestige), Character Development (Meets Jean Grey)
Falcon (3)
Punisher – Flight, Team-Up (Captain Marvel)
Bloodstorm (2)
X-Men: Blue – Team-Up (Emma Frost)
Honey Badger (2)
X-Men: Red Annual – Character Development (Meets Jean Grey)
Logan (2)
X-Men: Red Annual – Character Development (Meets Jean Grey)
Nightcrawler (2)
X-Men: Red Annual – Teleport
Spider-Man (MM) (2)
Amazing Spider-Man – Team-Up (Anti-Venom)
Colossus (1)
X-Men: Red Annual
Kitty Pryde (1)
X-Men: Red Annual
Magik (1)
X-Men: Red Annual
Rogue (1)
X-Men: Red Annual
Storm (1)
X-Men: Red Annual
Ant-Man (0)
Black Panther (0)
Blink (0)
Captain America (0)
Deadpool (0)
Doctor Strange (0)
Domino (0)
Gambit (0)
Gamora (0)
Ghost Rider (RR) (0)
Hulk (AC) (0)
Iceman (Young) (0)
Iron Man (TS) (0)
Misty Knight (0)
Sabretooth (0)
She-Hulk (0)
Thor (0)
Valkyrie (0)
Wasp (NvD) (0)
Wolverine (JH) (0)

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