Weekly Marvel Review: October 17, 2018 (Week 42)

All hail the king! Thor faces Doom in the distant future for the fate of Midgard. In order to match Doom’s combined might of the Starbrand, Sorcerer Supreme, Spirit of Vengeance and the Iron Fist, the Asgardian All-Father receives an upgrade of his own, the Phoenix Force. The two God-like beings battle for centuries until only Thor remains, emerging the victor and “Hero of the Week” with nine points. Mystique is the latest X-Villain to receive the spotlight in the X-Men: Black series. She ties with Peter Parker for second place and seven points. Spider-Man’s streak without topping the power rankings extends to 10 weeks.

A slow week for the Fantasy Comic League results in no drafted character appearing in more than one book while Venom’s Annual ties with the latest Mr. & Mrs. X for 10 points in a single issue. Venom earns six points and shares fourth place with Daredevil. The stars of Mr. & Mrs. X, Gambit and Rogue, follow behind with five points. They split sixth place with Dazzler and the young Wasp who makes her triumphant return in her new solo title. Shuri, another young heroine who kicks off her own series, notches her first points in the Fantasy Comic League. She slips into the top performances with four points and ties a duo of clawed characters, Weapon H and the original Wolverine.

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!

Thor (9)
Thor – Durability, Flight, Lightning, Strength, Weapon, Team-Up (Logan), Character Development (Wields the power of the Phoenix Force in his hammer), Defeat Antagonist (Doctor Doom)
Mystique (7)
X-Men: Black – Mystique – Agility, Assassin, Deception, Melee, Morph, Save Civilian
Spider-Man (PP) (7)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man – Agility, Melee, Sense, Strength, Webs, Save Civilian
Daredevil (6)
Daredevil – Baton, Sense, Lead Team, Save Civilian, Character Development (Reveals his identity to his investigative team)
Venom (6)
Venom Annual – Melee, Strength, Symbiote, Webs, Defeat Antagonist (Juggernaut)
Dazzler (5)
Astonishing X-Men – Energy, Energy Offensive, Team-Up (Donald Pierce), Lead Team
Gambit (5)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Energy, Thief, Weapon, Team-Up (Starjammers)
Rogue (5)
Mr. and Mrs. X – Flight, Melee, Strength, Team-Up (Starjammers)
Wasp (NvD) (5)
Unstoppable Wasp – Flight, Size, Tech, Lead Team
Shuri (4)
Shuri – Intellect, Tech, Weapon
Weapon H (4)
Weapon H – Claws, Team-Up (Titania), Lead Team
Wolverine (4)
Venom Annual – Claws, Heal, Defeat Antagonist (Venom)
Beast (3)
Astonishing X-Men – Tech, Team-Up (Donald Pierce)
Deadpool (3)
Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool – Heal, Melee
Black Panther (2)
Shuri – Team-Up (Eden)
Captain Marvel (2)
Life of Captain Marvel – Character Development (Learns her powers are natural)
Logan (2)
Old Man Logan – Heal
Captain America (0)
Doctor Strange (0)
Domino (0)
Ghost Rider (RR) (0)
Hawkeye (CB) (0)
Hawkeye (KB) (0)
Honey Badger (0)
Iceman (0)
Iron Man (TS) (0)
Ironheart (0)
Jean Grey (0)
Marvel Girl (0)
Mockingbird (0)
Moon Girl (0)
Mr. Fantastic (0)
Ms. America (0)
Ms. Marvel (0)
Multiple Man (0)
Punisher (0)
Scarlet Spider (BR) (0)
Scarlet Spider (KP) (0)
She-Hulk (0)
Snowguard (0)
Spider-Gwen (0)
Spider-Man (MM) (0)
Spider-Man (MoH) (0)
Spider-Man (OO) (0)
Spider-Woman (0)
Storm (0)
X-23 (0)

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