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August 2014 Character of the Month: Batman

The Dark Knight eventually becoming the CotM was bound to happen, so why not during his 75th anniversary?!

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"I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Comic Vine's Character of the Month!"

Our latest Character of the Month theme was the Justice League and the original members from the New 52 roster were added to the poll. Wonder Woman took a strong lead at first, but the Caped Crusader was able to catch up and it became neck and neck. Meanwhile, Superman and Cyborg bonded over what it's like not to receive any love from the voters and Green Lantern, Flash, and Aquaman raced for third place. In the end, the Dark Knight took the victory over Diana by a mere 1% (somewhere, Blue Beetle is laughing and saying "One percent! One percent!"). It was an absurdly close race between the two Justice Leaguers, but it looks like Batman must have busted out some Amazon repellent bat-spray at the last second.

What does this victory mean for Bruce Wayne, you ask? Throughout August, Batman will receive his own edition of Must Read Stories, Best Battles, Best Covers, and occasionally appear in our Question of the Week or have his abilities tested in a Battle of the Week. So, if you're happy Batman won or want to learn more about him, you should keep your eyes on CV's homepage this month! But you were already going to do that anyway, right? If you want to make suggestions for any of these articles, you're obviously welcome to toss some ideas at us in the comments. At any rate, it was a really close race for the top spot and we want to thank everyone for voting and posting their opinions! Here's the final results of the poll.

  • Batman 22%
  • Wonder Woman 21%
  • Aquaman 17%
  • Flash (Barry Allen) 16%
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 11%
  • Superman 9%
  • Cyborg 4%

Let's start the celebration right now! Share your favorite image of Batman in the comments below and explain why you think it's so great. Let the Batman praise begin!

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

No one saw this coming.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Posted by MrTummyTumms

Dang, I was rooting for the flash or aquaman.

Posted by PunyParker

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Posted by Kal'smahboi

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Right? The top result isn't surprising, but I expected Supes to be more even with the others.

Posted by Rubear

He-he. It's coming....

Edited by i_dont_like_comics

thank god. we don't get enough batman.

Edited by sagejonathan
Edited by Outside_85

So the character that already gets far too much attention gets even more... bleh...

Posted by Squalleon
@theamazingimmortalman said:

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Right? The top result isn't surprising, but I expected Supes to be more even with the others.

Yeah, only 9%! It was very sad.

So the character that already gets far too much attention gets even more... bleh...

Well, the viners decided they wanted more so what can you do...

Posted by MrTummyTumms

Haha funny thing is that it was the viners that voted for him.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Sigh... more F@cking Batman. Nothing against the character, but after this anniversary I hope we see a lot less of him.

Posted by TheMetalGearZero

Yay! Best results!

Posted by Outside_85


Well, the viners decided they wanted more so what can you do...

Do you think it makes it more or less irritating knowing that there is nothing to do, but accept the judgement of people with no imagination?

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Also poor Cyborg

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

@theamazingimmortalman said:

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Right? The top result isn't surprising, but I expected Supes to be more even with the others.

Same here

Edited by Transformers1024

Where's WenjunChew when you need him, eh?

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Posted by MrTummyTumms

@outside_85: so because they wanted batman to be character of the month, they have no imagination?

Edited by Dernman

@theamazingimmortalman said:

@kal_smahboi said:
@theamazingimmortalman said:

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Right? The top result isn't surprising, but I expected Supes to be more even with the others.

Same here

Agreed I voted for Superman. I didn't expect him to win but I thought he would do better than he did. Surprised WW did as well as she did.

Is it time we renamed the site to BatVine? :p

Posted by judasnixon

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

@dernman said:

@theamazingimmortalman said:

@kal_smahboi said:
@theamazingimmortalman said:

SMH at the fact Superman only received 9% of the votes

Right? The top result isn't surprising, but I expected Supes to be more even with the others.

Same here

Agreed

Is it time we renamed the site to BatVine? :p

lol, that would be a fitting name

Posted by The Stegman

The answer is always Batman. This isn't a joke or an internet saying, this is one of the fundamental laws of the universe. Trying to deny this is like trying to resist gravity or time itself.

Edited by Saren

That's what you get for liking Blooperman and Blunder Woman. Defeat.

Remember, it's not too late. Be a winner. Pick up a Batman comic today.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

WOOOOOO

Posted by Outside_85

@outside_85: so because they wanted batman to be character of the month, they have no imagination?

Apparently, since it's a rule of the internet that the answer is always Batman.

Posted by k4tzm4n

"Well, maybe you should have fought harder for them."

Magneto

Posted by MrTummyTumms

@outside_85: or maybe it's because he's a great character that many people enjoy?

Edited by judasnixon

@saren said:

That's what you get for liking Blooperman and Blunder Woman. Defeat.

Remember, it's not too late. Be a winner. Pick up a Batman comic today.

Posted by SilverPool

Lol cyborg

Posted by SOG7dc

I s Batman eternal good? I feel like it isn't.

Posted by Outside_85

@outside_85: or maybe it's because he's a great character that many people enjoy?

Normally Batman is the most boring character in any given scene, so I really doubt that.

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Edited by MrTummyTumms

@outside_85: Hmm well judging by his comic sales, a lot of people would seem to disagree with that statement.

Posted by Outside_85

@outside_85: Hmm well judging by his comic sales, a lot of people would seem to disagree with that statement.

Like I said, a lot of people lack imagination.

Edited by Mad_Titan

Well, that came across as a surprise. Or maybe not.

Posted by Zoch81

So the character that already gets far too much attention gets even more... bleh...

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Nice let's get his month out of the way first.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@dernman: I'm really happy for WW as a character, finally getting the recognition she deserves.

Edited by TDK_1997

That's it,that's it. This month's gon' be good!

Posted by RustyRoy

@mrtummytumms said:

@outside_85: Hmm well judging by his comic sales, a lot of people would seem to disagree with that statement.

Like I said, a lot of people lack imagination.

Like you?

Posted by TimeLordScience

Nice let's get his month out of the way first.

A good way to think about it.

Posted by RustyRoy

People can at least be happy about the fact that its the last time Batman will be in character of the month.

Posted by Vitalius

What a suprisse, i totally never see this coming.

Posted by G_leno

GOD F%*KING DAMN IT! Batman battle of the month every week! Trying to argue against all the Batwankers for a whole month is gonna get me down. I'm a sad panda.

Edited by MrTummyTumms

@mrtummytumms said:

@outside_85: Hmm well judging by his comic sales, a lot of people would seem to disagree with that statement.

Like I said, a lot of people lack imagination.

Posted by JamDamage

never in a million years would I have thought the popularity voting would have went this way. except for Batman on top.

Posted by tparks

Hey it's Batman month!!!!

....Wait. How is this different from every other month? :P

Edited by ScarletBatman

Posted by Outside_85

@rustyroy said:

People can at least be happy about the fact that its the last time Batman will be in character of the month.

You must have missed the thing about it being Batman month, every month, on Comicvine. So having this is pretty much just a complete waste of time and effort.

Posted by RustyRoy

Its sad that it will be less celebrating and more whining.

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