Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cover image featuring USAGENT from NEW INVADERS #0!
Are you evil genius enough
to mastermind the winning
combination? Follow the
instructions to draft your
team of heroes and villains!
INFINITE WARS FANTASY LEAGUE!
In line, maggots! You've just been called to arms!

Instead of subjecting you to another Cover to Cover moment of reflection, you're getting drafted into a whole new element of the Infinite Wars! Close that mouth, soldier! There'll be no shocked slack jawing in this warzone, pantycrease!!!

Okay, maybe insults are a little counter productive...
In an effort to help build community spirit on the Infinite Wars I've decided to finally make good on the cumulative data of the Super Stock, and initiate a very simple program called the Infinite Wars Fantasy League!

The premise is very simple: You adopt a team of five characters, and their path in the Infinite Wars decides yours, via a points tally noted in the Punch-Up! If you like, you can sit on that team for the rest of the year, but for those of you looking for involving strategies in competition, there's the potential to use your points to make monthly trades in your team.

That, however, comes much later. Right now your task is simple!
Below, the Infinite Wars cumulative rankings [aka; Super Stock], as of March, have been divided into numerical groups. In the interest of giving everyone a level launch pad you're to select five characters in total, choosing no more than one from any grouping. Before you do that, you might want to know few things.

Fantasy League points will be derived from standard win/loss decisions in the usual fights featured in the Infinite Wars. Bonus points will be awarded (or deducted) based upon fluctuations in the monthly Super Stock rankings.

There are no prizes here, but you should be encouraged to be as strategic or competitive as you like. The Infinite Wars are not influenced by any particular logic of schedule, but certain themes and characters are known to emerge in review selections throughout the year. Most importantly, have fun, and be sure to pass on the task to friends of fans you might like to play against!

Competition will begin April 1st with the Quick Fix in the April Punch-Up.
Rest assured, this is not an elaborate April Fool's Prank! The date is merely coincidence, and indicative of severe procrastination. Entries received after the Punch-Up will still be counted, but inelligable from April results.

To enter, send your selections to mikeXX@XXnitelitetheatreXX.com, making sure to remove the XX's and enter the address in all lowercase. Please include the subject header, 1st Annual Infinite Wars Fantasy League.

Be sure to include your five selections (from different groups), a name for your team (witty, or otherwise), your name/handle, and if you have one, website. This a great opportunity not only for a bit of fun, but help the Infinite Wars better integrate with the blogosphere. I hope to see some of you bloggers joining in to adopt a team of characters. Perhaps something relevant or thematic to you and your cause.
Get creative! Make a meme of it! On the double!!!

Choose Your Destiny...
GROUP A
#1 Spider-man
#2 Batman
#3 Iron Man
#4 Hulk
#5 Wolverine
#6 Captain America
#7 Mr. Fantastic
#8 Superman
#9 Daredevil
#10 Thing
#11 Human Torch
#12 Invisible Woman
#13 Black Adam
#14 Venom
#15 Sub-Mariner
#16 Ryu
#17 Thor
#18 Steel
#19 Green Lantern
#20 Catwoman
#21 Green Arrow
#22 Storm
#23 Beast
#24 Iron Fist
#25 Silver Surfer

GROUP D
#76 Venom
#77 Nova
#78 Deathstroke
#79 Black Canary
#80 Atom
#81 Fei Long
#82 Green Lantern
#83 Colossus
#84 Black Widow
#85 Gambit
#86 Hawkwoman
#87 Dark Claw
#88 Black Bolt
#89 Lyja
#90 Tabitha Stevens
#91 Raiden
#92 Black Panther
#93 She-Thing
#94 Powergirl
#95 Lethal
#96 The Gorgon
#97 Human Torch
#98 Black Mask
#99 Death's Head
#100 Soldier

GROUP G
#151 N/A
#152 N/A
#153 Hellboy
#154 The Blonde
#155 Jin Kazama
#156 Rose
#157 Hurricane
#158 Sand
#159 Spoiler
#160 Wildcat
#161 Steel Phoenix
#162 Moonstone
#163 Blade
#164 Thanos
#165 Dr. Light
#166 Chun-Li
#167 Atlas
#168 Mach-1
#169 Songbird
#170 Moon Knight
#171 Wonder Man
#172 Galactus
#173 Elektra (Skrull)
#174 Deadshot
#175 Sinestro

GROUP J
#226 Frank Drake
#227 Rachel Summers
#228 Steel
#229 Nightcrawler
#230 Monica Rambeau
#231 Crystal
#232 Brainwave
#233 Shun
#234 Havok
#235 Northstar
#236 Catgirl
#237 The Captain
#238 Elsa Bloodstone
#239 Super-Soldier
#240 Janis Jones
#241 Wizard Shazam
#242 Bucky
#243 Ms. Marvel
#244 Doc Samson
#245 Joystick
#246 Beak
#247 Fantomex
#248 Emma Frost
#249 Esme
#250 Shriek

GROUP M
#301 Igor
#302 Mikhlo
#303 Paetor
#304 Scope
#305 Captain Nazi
#306 Hyena
#307 Count Vertigo
#308 Balrog
#309 Zor
#310 St. Roch
#311 Turk
#312 Diablo
#313 Abnegazar
#314 Rath
#315 Ghast
#316 Tri-Sentinel
#317 Lobo
#318 N/A
#319 Nimrod
#320 Scarecrow
#321 Hyena
#322 Kingpin
#323 Deathstrike
#324 KGBeast
#325 Eclipso

GROUP P
#376 Hammerhead
#377 Boomerang
#378 Ronan
#379 Mandarin
#380 Butterfly
#381 Quake
#382 Deluge
#383 Sickle
#384 The Ray
#385 Damage
#386 Black Condor
#387 Phantom Lady
#388 Iconoclast
#389 Firefly
#390 Super Adaptoid
#391 Executioner
#392 Baron Mordo
#393 Mr. Majestic
#394 Loki
#395 Sasquatch
#396 Annihilus
#397 Defile
#398 Constrictor
#399 Mr. Sinister
#400 Paibok

GROUP S
#451 Mercury Monster
#452 Victor Zsasz
#453 Glass Man
#454 Golden Roc
#455 Clay
#456 Slade
#457 Little Marcello
#458 Tiger's B. Daughter
#459 Gen. Thunderbolt Ross
#460 Maj. Glenn Talbot
#461 Whirlwind
#462 Sabretooth
#463 Killer Croc
#464 Rhino
#465 Tigra
#466 Hercules
#467 Norman Osborn
#468 Moleman
#469 Uncle Sam
#470 Human Bomb
#471 Metallo
#472 Toad
#473 Bane
#474 Attuma
#475 Azraeuz
GROUP B
#26 Luke Cage
#27 Hawkman
#28 Rogue
#29 Deadpool
#30 Dhalsim
#31 The Phantom
#32 Ken Masters
#33 Red Robin
#34 Dr. Doom
#35 Wasp
#36 Flash
#37 Robin
#38 Zatanna
#39 Elektra
#40 The Demon
#41 Jason Blood
#42 Kitty Pryde
#43 Ghost Rider
#44 Nightwing
#45 Tara
#46 Morbius
#47 Thin Man
#48 Union Jack
#49 Spitfire
#50 Scarlet Spider

GROUP E
#101 N/A
#102 Bizarro
#103 The Destroyer
#104 Atom Smasher
#105 Noob Saibot
#106 Akuma
#107 Mephisto
#108 Ganthet
#109 Sayd
#110 Drax
#111 Phantom Stranger
#112 Dr. Fate
#113 Deadman
#114 Zauriel
#115 Dr. Occult
#116 Access
#117 Tally Man
#118 Mallen
#119 Clone Thor
#120 Doppelganger
#121 Sakura Kusanago
#122 Harley Quinn
#123 Crimson Dynamo
#124 Tommy Jagger
#125 Deathlok

GROUP H
#176 Superboy
#177 Tryco Slatterus
#178 Thundra
#179 Fin Fang Foom
#180 MODOK
#181 Medusa
#182 Techno
#183 Machine Man
#184 Mr. Hyde
#185 The Wrecker
#186 Thunderball
#187 Bulldozer
#188 Piledriver
#189 Jubilee
#190 Captain Cold
#191 Unus
#192 Sulumor
#193 Vega
#194 Sadler's Cyborg
#195 Crossbones
#196 Lex Luthor
#197 Cheetah
#198 Spider-Woman
#199 Slam Bradley
#200 Captain Marvel

GROUP K
#251 Starfox
#252 Swordsman
#253 Isis
#254 Captain Marvel
#255 Arachne
#256 Century
#257 Gladiator
#258 Neosaurus
#259 Stuff
#260 Squorm
#261 Monstra
#262 Cosmo
#263 Arc
#264 Plutonia
#265 Blimp
#266 Schism
#267 Fader
#268 Oracle
#269 Manta
#270 Stepford Cuckoos
#271 Angel Salvadore
#272 Wyatt Wingfoot
#273 Colleen Wing
#274 Dazzler
#275 Dr. Octopus

GROUP N
#326 Plasmus
#327 Blacklash
#328 Cloak
#329 Wiccan
#330 Hulkling
#331 Goliath
#332 Patriot
#333 Stature
#334 Hawkeye
#335 Dagger
#336 Man-Ape
#337 Tigershark
#338 Dr. Dorcas
#339 N/A
#340 N/A
#341 N/A
#342 N/A
#343 Silver Samurai
#344 Kraven
#345 Amazo
#346 Mastermind
#347 Atomic Skull
#348 Space Phantom
#349 OGRE
#350 Echo

GROUP Q
#401 Ra's Al Ghul
#402 Manticore
#403 Macro-Man
#404 Ra's-A-Pocalypse
#405 Dragomir
#406 N/A
#407 Mongul
#408 Banshee
#409 Hammer
#410 N/A
#411 N/A
#412 N/A
#413 N/A
#414 Matter Master
#415 Kobra
#416 Ahab
#417 Saviour
#418 Preus
#419 Dai Loe
#420 Giganta
#421 Girder
#422 Clayface
#423 Mister Atom
#424 Hydro
#425 Gouken

GROUP T
#476 Two-Face
#477 Electro
#478 Solomon Grundy
#479 Jocasta
#480 Masked Marvel
#481 Quicksilver
#482 Brick
#483 Lizard
#484 Taskmaster
#485 Zangief
#486 Magneto
#487 Dan Hibiki

#000 Apocalypse
#000 Libra
#000 Psylocke
#000 Goro
GROUP C
#51 Captain America
#52 Hellcat
#53 Batroc
#54 Flash
#55 Guile
#56 The Spectre
#57 Rainbow Mika
#58 Green Lantern
#59 Phoenix
#60 Angel
#61 Yellowjacket
#62 Martian Manhunter
#63 Dr. Strange
#64 USAgent
#65 Black Cat
#66 War Machine
#67 Iceman
#68 Blazing Skull
#69 Aquaman
#70 Cable
#71 Wonder Woman
#72 Cyclops
#73 Sagat
#74 Bullseye
#75 Ronin

GROUP F
#126 Gravity
#127 Firebird
#128 Dr. Polaris
#129 Zoom
#130 Ultron
#131 Captain Atom
#132 Burnout
#133 Maul
#134 N/A
#135 Despero
#136 Warlock
#137 Cannonball
#138 Forge
#139 Sunspot
#140 Banshee
#141 Frankin Richards
#142 Thunderhawk
#143 Superman
#144 Monolith
#145 The Sandman
#146 The Hood
#147 Termini
#148 Green Lantern
#149 Superman-Prime
#150 N/A

GROUP I
#201 Venom
#202 Scarecrow
#203 Professor X
#204 Scarlet Witch
#205 Super-Skrull
#206 The Punisher
#207 Scorpion
#208 The Trapster
#209 Wingless Wizard
#210 Baron Zemo
#211 Psycho-Pirate
#212 The Joker
#213 Birdie
#214 Vision
#215 She-Hulk
#216 Sandman
#217 Tombstone
#218 Radioactive Man
#219 Penance
#220 Darkseid
#221 Elongated Man
#222 Blue Beetle
#223 Abomination
#224 Equus
#225 Ghost Rider

GROUP L
#276 Stilt-Man
#277 Dr. Druid
#278 Puppet Master
#279 Alfred Pennyworth
#280 Ron Troupe
#281 Robot
#282 The Green Lantern
#283 Dr. Mid-Nite
#284 Stargirl
#285 The Flash
#286 Mr. Terrific
#287 Mrs. Arbogast
#288 Juggernaut
#289 Falcon
#290 Vulture
#291 Swordsman
#292 Lionheart
#293 Speedy
#294 Charnal
#295 Xorn
#296 Phantom Lady
#297 The Ray
#298 Doll Man
#299 Zorrm
#300 Grom

GROUP O
#351 Jack Flag
#352 Timber Wolf
#353 Colossal Boy
#354 Wildfire
#355 Shadow Lass
#356 Karate Kid
#357 Tyroc
#358 Dawnstar
#359 Shrinking Violet
#360 Sun Boy
#361 Yurrd
#362 Roggra
#363 Titanium Man
#364 Mysterio
#365 Krang
#366 Tri-Gorr
#367 Rommbu
#368 Giganto
#369 Green Goblin
#370 Dragon Man
#371 Carnage
#372 Grey Gargoyle
#373 Shocker
#374 Chameleon
#375 Hydro-Man

GROUP R
#426 Black Hand
#427 Sodom
#428 Grim Reaper
#429 Demogoblin
#430 Tarantula
#431 The Stalker
#432 The Jester
#433 The Penguin
#434 Felipe DeClaude
#435 Warden Nuchitt
#436 Gomdulla
#437 The Matador
#438 Billy
#439 Captain Marvel Jr
#440 Terrax
#441 Parallax
#442 Kryptonite Man
#443 The Sentry
#444 Moondragon
#445 Gruagach
#446 Ganryu
#447 Bruce Irvin
#448 Jack Staff
#449 Ord
#450 Stone God

UNRANKED
Can't find a character you want to draft? Be sure to browse thoroughly in case a character has been listed under an alternate name. Otherwise, feel free to draft as many unranked characters as you like. Unlike other groups, there's no strategic advantage in including unranked characters, so you can include as many unranked characters as you like!


6 comments:

Stephen said...

im confused i pick five in each group? or five from different groups?


by the way i'm really excited about this so hurry up and respond so i can get a good line up

Mike Haseloff said...

Hah! I got your entry, so you obviously figured out, but for anyone else who might be wondering something similar: Five characters in total.
The rule is just that you can't double up with more than one character from the same group.

This is to help keep the spread even, so people don't pick an unstoppable dream team. Although, there are strategic advantages to anticipating lower ranked characters on the rise. Hence, super stock!

Response has been minimal, so if you're browsing the comments and haven't thrown in, please do so! In the name of fun!

Cvazi said...

Just out of curiosity, since Tim is becoming the new Batman (http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=9712), will his wins count towards Batman, or Robin, Tim Drake?

Mike Haseloff said...

@cvazi: Very reasonable question! Despite some descriptive inconsistencies, tags are used to identify a single character in all of their iterations.

So, should Tim Drake assume the mantle of the Batman, his wins will continue to count toward Tim Drake (despite still being tagged as Robin).

For the sake of keeping things as uncomplicated as possible, this same logic applies to alternate realities where, with only the occasional exception for strong cases of individuality.

Hopefully that helped, but be sure to follow up if you need.

Cheers!

Steve V said...

Mike I'm IN! I didn't know you were running a league but then I'm unfortunatly famous for skimming...I'll stop IF I get a team...

Do I just pick and post here?

~Steve

Mike Haseloff said...

@Steve V: Yo, there's e-mail details in the post (toward the bottom) for submitting a team.

Barring an unforseen swell of protest, the Fantasy League probably won't continue into 2009, so December's the last month of activity. You can definitely draft a team if you like, but it might only be for one month. :-P

At the end of the day it was an idea that probably just couldn't be executed effectively in such a subjective environment, without automated trades.

2009 might restructure to be an in-fiction watch of teams.