The 2018 Stan-Lee Cups

Welcome Agents to a celebration of 2018. In 2018, we left behind the Mixed Marvel Arts moniker to become The Fantasy Comic League. We had a record 58 Agents join us in the League, while the industry we love grew alongside us. To celebrate the growth, we made our social media community more involved than ever, with their vote constituting a 3rd voice in our 2018 Year End voting. Our Fantasy Comic League community often wound up being the swing vote or tie breaker needed to bring victory.

Our awards, previously known as the Mixed Marvel Awards, went through a rebranding as well, to become the Stan-Lee Cups, in fond memory of Stan Lee, who passed away in 2018. The competition between creators and titles to nominate for 2018 was as tight as ever. For the first time, there were omissions in the category of television and the amount of mini-series, events, and crossovers lead to us splitting the category in two: Miniseries and Crossover Events. The statistical data is available to see at the bottom of this article, but here is the 2018 Stan-Lee Cup nominees and victors.

The 2018 Stan-Lee Cups

2018 Games Of The Year Nominees: Spider-Man PS4, Marvel Battelines, Marvel Strike-Force, and Pre-Existing Marvel Mobile Gaming 

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2018 Game Of The Year: Spider-Man PS4 (Unanimous Vote)

2018 Shows of The Year Nominees: Daredevil, Legion, Luke Cage, Runaways, Iron Fist, The Gifted

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2018 Shows Of The Year (Tie): Daredevil & Legion

2018 Movies Of The Year Nominees: Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Into The Spider-Verse, Deadpool 2, Venom, Solo

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2018 Movie Of The Year: Avengers: Infinity War

2018 Writers Of The Year Nominees: Donny Cates, Matthew Rosenberg, Jason Aaron, Tom Taylor, Kelly Thompson, Al Ewing

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2018 Writer Of The Year: Donny Cates (Thanos, Doctor Strange, Damnation, Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary, Venom, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Death of Inhumans) 

2018 Artistic Teams Of The Year Nominees: Ryan Stegman/JP Meyer/Frank Martin, Russell Daunterman/Matthew Wilson, Daniel Acuna, David Marquez/Justin Ponsor, Dylan Burnett/Antonia Fabela, Ryan Ottley/Cliff Rathburn/Laura Martin

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2018 Artistic Team Of The Year: Ryan Stegman/JP Meyer/Frank Martin (Venom)

2018 Miniseries Of The Year Nominees: Unstoppable Wasp, Rogue & Gambit, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Tales of Suspense, You Are Deadpool, and Marvel Rising

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2018 Miniseries Of The Year (3-Way Tie): Rogue & Gambit, Unstoppable Wasp, and Cosmic Ghost Rider

2018 Crossover Events Of The Year Nominees: Avengers No Surrender, Extermination, Spider-Geddon, Uncanny X-Men Disassembled, Infinity Wars, The VenomVerse trilogy Parts 2 and 3 (Poison X, Venomized)

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2018 Crossover Event Of The Year: Avengers No Surrender

2018 Series Of The Year Nominees: The Punisher (Matthew Rosenberg), Venom (Mike Costa/Donny Cates), Thor Saga (Jason Aaron) Amazing Spider-Man (Dan Slott/Nick Spencer) Immortal Hulk (Al Ewing) Jessica Jones (Brian Michael Bendis/Kelly Thompson)

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2018 Series Of The Year: The Punisher (Matthew Rosenberg)

2018 Relationships Of The Year Nominees: Anne-Marie and Remy LeBeau, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, Jane Foster and Mjolnir, Eddie Brock and Venom, Nico Minrou and Karolina Dean, and Katherine Pryde and Piotr Rapsutin 

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2018 Relationship Of The Year (Tie): Anne-Marie and Remy LeBeau, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

2018 Teams Of The Year Nominees: Web Warriors, X-Men (Red Division), Defenders (Street), The Black Order, Avengers (No Surrender Roster), The Runaways

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2018 Team Of The Year: Web Warriors (Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir) (Unanimous Decision)

2018 Characters Of The Year Nominees: Thanos, Miles Morales, Peter Parker, T’Challa, Jean Grey, and Venom

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2018 Character Of The Year: Miles Morales

Mixed Marvel Achievement Award Recipient: 
Brian Michael Bendis

Congratulations to all our winners and special shout out to our 4 time Stan-Lee Cup recipient Peter Parker (he always was his favorite), our 3 time Star, Rogue, and our Double Cup Holders: Miles, Gambit, Venom, and Donny Cates. It’s been a wild year, full of highs and lows, and I hope we see y’all in the New Year!

2018 Statistical Data

Legend:
*Bold- Unanimous Ranking
*Ranking Members: (Social Raking) Shaun Ranking Brian Ranking
*Points awarded in reverse order: 1st = 6 points, 2nd = 5, and so on
*ties decided by either: most #1 votes, or most votes cast
*repeat social media votes were eliminated from tally

Game of The Year:

  1. 1) Spider-Man PS4: 7 votes (1) 1 1= 12 points
  2. Battlelines: 3 votes (2) 3 2= 8 points
  3. Strike-Force: 2 votes (3) 3 3= 6 points
  4. Mobile Gaming: 2 votes (3) 2 4= 6 points

Shows of The Year:

  1.  Daredevil- 17 votes, (1) 2 = 11 points (social #1, more votes cast)
  2. Legion- 16 votes, (2) 1 = 11 points
  3. Luke Cage- 7 votes, (4) 5 1= 7 point
  4. Runaways- 4 votes, (5) 3= 6 points
  5. Iron Fist- 3 votes, (6) 4 2= 5 points (More votes casts)
  6. Gifted- 8 votes, (3) 6= 5 points

*Brian handicapped, only 3 points awarded, 1st and 2nd

Movies of The Year:

  1. Infinity- 11 votes, (1) 3 1= 16 points
  2. Panther- 9 votes (2) 2 2= 15 points
  3. Spider-Verse- 5 votes, (3) 1 3= 14 points
  4. Deadpool- 0 votes (6) 4 4= 7 points
  5. Venom- 2 votes, (4) 6 5= 6 points
  6. Solo- 1 votes, (5) 5 6= 5 points

Writer of the Year:

  1. Donny- 13 votes, (3) 1 1= 16 points
  2. Matthew- 18 votes, (2) 2 3= 14 points
  3. Jason- 7 votes, (5) 3 2= 11 points
  4. Tom- 36 votes, (1) 6 4= 10 ponts
  5. Kelly- 10 votes, (4) 5 5= 7 points
  6. Al- 7 votes, (5) 4 6= 6 points

Artist of The Year:

  1. Stegman/Mayer/F Martin- 11 votes, (2) 1 1= 17 points
  2. Dauter/Wilson- 12 votes, (1) 4 2= 14 points
  3. Marquez/Ponsor- 4 votes, (4) 2 5 = 10 points
  4. Burnett/Fabela- 6 votes, (3) 6 3= 9 points
  5. Acuna- 4 votes, (4) 3 6= 8 points
  6. Ottley/rathburn/L Martin- 2 votes, (6), 5 4= 6 points

Mini of the Year:

  1. Rogue/Gambit-17 votes, (1) 5 2= 13 points (most votes) (Social #1)
  2. Unstoppable Wasp- 10 votes, (2) 1 5= 13 points (more votes) (Shaun #1)
  3. Cosmic Ghost Rider- 3 votes, (4) 3 1= 13 points
  4. Tales of Suspense- 2 votes, (5) 2 3= 11 points
  5. Marvel Rising- 6 votes, (3) 4 4= 10 points
  6. CYOA- 2 votes, (5) 6 6= 4 points

Crossover Event of The Year:

  1. No Surrender- 25 votes, (1) 2 2= 16 points
  2. Extermination- 4 votes, (3) 5 1= 11 points (more votes cast)
  3. Spider-Geddon- 3 votes, (5) 1 4= 11 points
  4. Infinity – 4 votes, (3) 3 5= 10 points
  5. Disassembled- 1 vote, (6) 4 3= 8 points
  6. Venomverse- 9 votes, (2) 6 6= 7 points

Series of The Year:

  1. Punisher- 19 votes, (1) 1 3= 16 points
  2. Thor- 9 votes, (3) 2 2= 14 points
  3. Venom- 5 votes, (6) 3 1= 12 points
  4. Amazing Spider-Man- 6 votes, (5) 4 4= 8 points
  5. Immortal Hulk- 11 votes, (2) 6 6= 7 points (more votes cast)
  6. Jessica Jones- 8 votes, (4) 5 5= 7 points

Relationship of the Year:

  1. Rogue/Gambit- 45 votes, (1) 3 1= 16 points (Brian/Social #1)
  2. Peter/MJ- 6 votes, (2) 1 2= 16 points
  3. Jane/Mljonir-3 votes, (4) 2 3= 12 points
  4. Nico/Karolina- 6 votes, (2) 4 5= 10 points
  5. Venom/Eddie- 1 vote, (5) 5 4= 7 points
  6. Kitty/Colossus- 0 votes, (6) 6 6= 3 points

Team of Year:

  1. Web Warriors- 7 votes, (1) 1 1= 18 points
  2. Defenders- 3 votes, (4) 2 5= 10 points (more votes cast)
  3. Black Order- 0 vote, (6) 3 2= 10 points
  4. X-Red- 6 votes, (2) 6 4= 9 points
  5. Runaways- 4 votes, (3) 4 6= 8 points (more votes cast)
  6. Avengers – 1 vote, (5) 5 3= 8 point

Character of Year:

  1. Miles- 7 votes (1) 2 1= 17 points
  2. Peter- 2 votes, (4) 1 2= 13 points (Shaun’s #1)
  3. Panther- 6 votes, (2) 3 3= 13 points
  4. Thanos- 2 votes, (4) 4 4= 9 points
  5. Venom- 3 votes, (3) 5 6= 7 points
  6. Jean Grey- 2 votes (4) 6 5= 6 points

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