Fantasy Comic League: April 2018 – Preview

All the recent Venom mini-series culminate in the month of April in Venomized, which picks up where the recent X-Men Blue team-up event ended. The Poisions are coming for the entire Marvel Universe. Which Marvel heroes will be next to merge with a symbiote? Appearance estimates center around Venom, the X-Men Blue team, and any hero who shows up on the solicited cover.

The Avengers race to the conclusion of their “No Surrender” event and more of the heroes may be waking up from their stasis. But like the previous month, estimates are based around the heroes who have appeared in at least one of the recent four issues. Which Avengers will be worth the risk in the finale of the story?

Wong leads the Midnight Sons in the final charge on Hotel Inferno in trying to save Doctor Strange’s soul. Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Moon Knight and Scarlet Spider each have a solo title tying into Damnation but whether they show up in each other’s book is a gamble. As this story ends, you can also expect the possessed heroes – Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Falcon and Thor – return to their normal, non-demonic selves!

The Infinity Countdown book looks to mainly feature the Guardians of the Galaxy, but Adam Warlock should make an appearance this time around. The colorful X-Men books continue with the new rosters as well as a wedding celebration in the pages of Gold. Rogue continues her impressive start to the year by topping the power ranking estimates.

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 Avengers: Back to Basics, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Marvel Super Hero Adventures, Marvel RisingOld Man Hawkeye (with the exception of Old Man Logan), Thanos: Infinity Siblings and the Marvel Cinematic Universe-related books as they are not the same heroes as the ones featured in the below tier charts. 

Best of luck to all divisions of the Fantasy Comic League: #Asgard, #DangerRoom, #Knowhere, #Latveria, #Midtown, #Multiverse, and #Wakanda. Power rulings and definitions have been revised based on participants’ review in the previous month. Please see the attached Power Summary file for further power clarifications. Please follow along with our #FantasyComicLeague tweets on our Twitter for official power scoring and discussions. Seasons run for four months, stay tuned for your chance to join the official league and win a trade paperback of your choice!

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).

 

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