Weekly Marvel Review: September 12, 2018 (Week 37)

In a shocking turn of events, Ms. Marvel takes the top spot in the Fantasy Comic League power rankings in a week when Spider-Man appears in four books! Kamala Khan snags her fourth “Hero of the Week” title with a 14 point performance across three books. Her biggest contribution comes from the finale of the Marvel Rising limited series, in which she leads Squirrel Girl and Ms. America. That book totaled 18 combined points for the three heroines. Captain America also stifles Spider-Man and places second with 13 points. Cap also appears along Squirrel Girl, this time in her own title. The silent issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl posts 25 points thanks to a cameos by the Avengers and earns the highest mark for a book in the second week of September. Spider-Man must settle with third place and 12 points. An odd occurrence in a week which saw both his flagship titles, Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, drop new issues.

Squirrel Girl benefits from her two big issues and puts up her best performance of 2018. She scores 11 points and takes fourth place. Black Panther, Domino and Logan split fifth place with seven points apiece in what is shaping up to be a common occurrence for this trio, at least for Dom and the Old Man. Last week Domino and Logan tied with five points, but Black Panther had a slight edge over them but remained close with six points. When it comes to the overall 2018 standings, Black Panther (206, third place) and Logan (205, fourth place) are separated by only one point, but Domino is trailing thanks to a non-existence first four months. Ms. America, the third drafted hero featured in Marvel Rising, has sole possession of eight place with six points.

A five-way tie for ninth place rounds out the top performers for the week. Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Iron Man and Marvel Girl are no strangers to the upper echelon, but the five point performance by Karolina Dean helps her accomplice something no other Runaway has done when they have been drafted. Snowguard, another Fantasy Comic League rookie, earns her wings and first points with a two-point performance in the latest Champions.

Hero and power usages are a combination of all Fantasy Comic League divisions: Asgard, Asteroid M, Do You Even Comic Book, Genosha, Latveria, Midtown, Multiverse, Negative Zone, Red Room and Wakanda. 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!

Ms. Marvel (14)
Champions – Size, Lead Team, Character Development (Helps Miles cope with his limitations)
Marvel Rising: Omega – Morph, Size, Stretch, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl), Lead Team
Ms. Marvel – Fist, Melee, Team-Up (Singularity)
Captain America (13)
Infinity Wars – Character Development (Merges with Doctor Strange in Soulworld)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Shield, Shield Defensive, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl)
Weapon H – Melee, Shield, Shield Defensive, Team-Up (Weapon H), Lead Team, Save Civilian
Spider-Man (PP) (12)
Amazing Spider-Man – Sense, Webs, Character Development (Merges together his two personas)
Fantastic Four
Infinity Wars
– Character Development (Merges with Moon Knight in Soulworld)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man – Melee, Webs, Team-Up (Human Torch), Character Development (Briefly gains control of sand with Sandman’s guidance)
Squirrel Girl (11)
Marvel Rising: Omega – Agility, Creature, Speed, Team-Up (Ms. Marvel), Lead Team
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Strength, Team-Up (Iron Man), Lead Team, Save Civilian
Black Panther (7)
Fantastic Four
Infinity Wars
– Character Development (Merges with Ghost Rider in Soulworld)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Claws, Suit, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl)
Domino (7)
Domino – Assassin, Melee, Probability, Weapon, Team-Up (Diamondback), Defeat Antagonist (Topaz)
Logan (7)
Old Man Logan – Claws, Claws Offensive, Heal, Sense, Team-Up (Puck), Lead Team
Ms. America (6)
Marvel Rising: Omega – Flight, Melee, Strength, Teleport, Team-Up (Ms. Marvel)
Daredevil (5)
Daredevil – Baton, Sense, Team-Up (Frank McGee), Character Development (Allows his brother to live)
Doctor Strange (5)
Infinity Wars – Character Development (Merges with Captain America in Soulworld)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Magic, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl)
Iron Man (TS) (5)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Flight, Repulsor, Suit, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl)
Karolina Dean (5)
Runaways – Energy, Energy Offensive, Flight, Team-Up (Alex Wilder)
Marvel Girl (5)
X-Men: Blue – Flight, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive
Captain Marvel (4)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Durability, Flight, Team-Up (Squirrel Girl)
Gamora (4)
Infinity Wars – Cosmic, Weapon, Character Development (Creates a new world of warped heroes in Soulword)
Human Torch (4)
Fantastic Four
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
 – Flight, Team-Up (Spider-Man)
Mr. Fantastic (4)
Fantastic Four – Intellect, Stretch, Lead Team
Spider-Man (MM) (4)
Champions – Crawl, Webs, Character Development (Learns he cannot save everyone from unexpected violence)
X-23 (4)
X-23 – Durability, Heal, Character Development (Merges minds with Sophie Cuckoo)
Angel (Young) (3)
X-Men: Blue – Flight, Wings
Thing (3)
Fantastic Four
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
 – Team-Up (Spider-Man)
Honey Badger (2)
X-23 – Character Development (Becomes the host body for Esme Cuckoo)
Ironheart (2)
Champions – Flight
Snowguard (2)
Champions – Flight
Thor (2)
Infinity Wars – Character Development (Merges with Iron Man in Soulworld)
Venom (2)
Venom: First Host – Symbiote
Black Widow (1)
Infinity Wars
Cyclops (Young) (1)
X-Men: Blue
Jean Grey (1)
X-Men: Blue
Loki (1)
Infinity Wars
Luke Cage (1)
Fantastic Four
Storm (1)
Fantastic Four
Wolverine (1)
Fantastic Four
Deadpool (0)
Doctor Doom (0)
Gambit (0)
Ghost Rider (RR) (0)
Havok (0)
Hawkeye (CB) (0)
Hawkeye (KB) (0)
Hulk (0)
Iron Fist (0)
Kitty Pryde (0)
Mockingbird (0)
Moon Girl (0)
Multiple Man (0)
Mystique (0)
Nightcrawler (0)
Prestige (0)
Punisher (0)
The Rider (0)
Rogue (0)
Scarlet Spider (BR) (0)
Scarlet Spider (KP) (0)
Warpath (0)
Wasp (NvD) (0)

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