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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Favorite Current Animated Series

What show does the Comic Vine community dig the most? Beware the Batman? TMNT? Ultimate Spider-Man? Teen Titans Go? Avengers Assemble? None of the above?

There aren't too many comic book shows airing at the moment, but we were curious to see which you all loved the most out of the limited options. Voting was open for two days and when the dust settled, one show was left with a rather respectable lead. Much to my surprise, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned a fair majority, defeating the likes of Batman and more.

If you're a regular over at our little corner of the internet, then you know this outcome is surprisingly pleasing to me. I've been loving the show since its debut and think it's a wonderful reinvention of the franchise -- one that a fan of any age can enjoy. Virtually every episode proves the creative team is super passionate about the franchise's long history, always managing to incorporate elements from the various takes on the Heroes in a Half Shell since their comic debut in 1984. Plus, we know next season will introduce Casey Jones and that's definitely something worth celebrating. Naturally, I voted for this show too (though the latest Beware the Batman showed serious potential!) and I'm happy to see it receiving so much love.

But how'd the other shows hold up in the poll? Here's the results.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30%
  • Beware the Batman 22%
  • I don't enjoy any of them 20% (ouch!)
  • Teen Titans Go! 13%
  • Ultimate Spider-Man 9%
  • Avengers Assemble 6%

If you're part of the 30% who are loving the show, remember to tune in tonight for the hour-long season finale! We'll have a review posted on the homepage shortly after. And speaking of the homepage, don't forget to check it next Tuesday for an all-new question of the week!

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Posted by k4tzm4n

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

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Posted by ThorBoy

Was skeptical of the new TMNT show when it first aired. Fell in love with it. Grew up with the 80's toon, collected all the mirage comics and this show throws everything together making it a fan boy's dream come true!

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

I actually really like Avengers Assemble. Guess I'm in the minority it's incredibly good in my opinion.

Edited by maxicere

Maybe MARVEL could read this poll, something is wrong with the shows

Posted by 2cool4fun

@maxicere:

I heard hulk agents of S.M.A.S.H. is going to be similar to ultimate Spiderman ( you know like: the lame humor, the lame voices, lame setting, lame team, horrible versions of the characters, and talking to us...the audience... )

Posted by Trevel8182

@maxicere: It made me very happy seeing Spidey and Avengers so low!

Posted by Master_Thief

@k4tzm4n said:

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

YES FINALLY

Posted by Mezmero

Oh yeah the New TMNT rocks. As a fan of the old cartoons and movie I think it captures a lot of what was great about that franchise. I really thought I wouldn't be sold on the CG art but this series proved me wrong time and time again. The other shows on this list are just not on that same level of quality yet though some of them are still in their early days. Whatever, the poll has spoken! High three!

Posted by Planet_arium

@maxicere: Yeah, the "something wrong" is that they're on the Disney channel. Put Spider-Man back on MTV and maybe we can get a good show out of it.

Posted by Wolverine08

TMNT for me.

Edited by batshrine

@k4tzm4n said:

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

YES FINALLY

If this poll happened when we've gotten a whole season of Batman instead of just 4 episodes...I bet the results could have easily been different seeing how well BtB is actually doing.

But for me whats puzzling is why does DC kill it every time in comparison to Marvel in animation, but comics it struggles with competing, and movies (besides Batman) it also has a hard time matching up...

Posted by CitizenJP

Ninja Turtles has been pretty awesome. Not a fan of Beware the Batman though. Been following it but I just can't get into it. Maybe eventually I dunno. ;/

Posted by MrMazz

I don't particularily like TMNT (just in general) but I recognize how solid and all around good that show is. But yea it's really easy to vot none of them when 3 of the choices are basically universally scorned for existing (damn you Joef Leob)

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642: I saw Hulk Agents of SMASH and I must say that it blows Ultimate Spider-Man AND Avengers Assemble out of the water. It's actually good!!!!! Nothing cringe worthy in it, yet anyway as I only saw the first episode, but I like it so far. Now I wait for them to cancel it for being too good.

Posted by danhimself

@maxicere: Yeah, the "something wrong" is that they're on the Disney channel. Put Spider-Man back on MTV and maybe we can get a good show out of it.

so you're saying that the Spider-man series on MTV was good?

Posted by CaseyJones

@k4tzm4n said:

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

TMNT is baws

Posted by medulaoblaganda

@2cool4fun: did you watch episode 1 of hulk the agent of smash? its an ok show, they broke the fourth wall, but the fourth wall they broke is far better than ultimate spider man fourth wall. try and watch hulk agent of smash. you are gonna love it.

Posted by G-Man

Only 400 votes :(

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Posted by Pokeysteve

Would have loved to see this poll if Young Justice or EMH was still on.

I'm actually liking this new Batman show.

Posted by tigerkaya

Oh yeah!!! Good to see TMNT won. Sorry Beware The Batman your just an animated series of Batman: Vengeance.

Posted by mewmdude77

I like most of the shows that were on the list, but I just thought TMNT is a better successor to the old show, than the others shows to their previous incarnations (except Beware the Batman, I haven't seen that one).

Posted by tajvader

AAAAXXE COOOOPP!

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

@g_man: a lot of non US readers couldn't vote (like me) since we don't get those shows that easily. The only way for me to watch Avengers or Beware the Batman would be illegally over the internet, so I don't. I have to wait for them to hit DVd or blu and then import them from the states (it was the same with young justice and I still haven't seen the second season of that)

Posted by kriminal

marvel just isn't bringing it when it comes to cartoons right now. avengers emh, wolverine and the x-men, x-men evolution, and their whole 90s lineup were great.

dc is doing good. green lantern tas and young justice ended too soon. but beware the batman is good(and that's coming from a batman hater) and teen titan go is at least funny. but the original teen titans was better.

tmnt is what I voted for. the turtles are great for television series when written right.

Edited by Enzeru

I just watched "Avengers Assemble" for the first time. Episode 7 with Hyperion and it was pretty damn good. Good animations, good action and great voice acting.
I'll follow that one for sure.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

HELL YEAHH!! TMNT!!!!
Screw you other crappy animated shows that were on the list.

Edited by vandinejd_1991

Seriously?!!!! Avengers Assemble should beat all of those shows. If I had any say in the matter TMNT would be last preceded by Teen Titans Go!, Beware the Batman, and Ultimate Spiderman

Posted by Black_Claw

@planet_arium: Or better yet, bring back Spectacular Spider Man. Hey a guy can dream can't he?

Posted by Mr. Messy Face

How many votes were influenced by the anger of Spectacular Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes being cancelled? I liked both and I like the new ones too.

My Top 5 are:
1. TMNT
2. Avengers Assemble
3. Ultimate Spider-Man
4. Teen Titans Go!
5. Beware the Batman

Edited by ULTRAstarkiller

@k4tzm4n said:

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

Zinger

Posted by noj

Beware the Batman is actually pretty good. If it had been on as long as TMNT currently has I would imagine those numbers would be reversed. Eventually the haters that dismissed it before it even aired will give it a chance. Still getting 22% of the vote after only four or five episodes is impressive.

Posted by Provehito

Beware the Batman has been pretty solid actually. I was sceptic about the series, but I've been proved wrong.

As for USM...no. Spectacular Spider-man was a great show. I'm still disappointed it was cancelled, same thing with Young Justice.

Those two should've been in the poll instead.

Posted by iceslick

It's a good thing my favorite cartoon TMNT came on number 1! But Teen Titans Go! should have been on number 2 instead of Beware the Batman. In my opinion I think it's a better show.

Edited by StellarX

Have just attempted to watch the first episode of 'Avengers Assemble'. Had hopes for the series given how enjoyable Avengers EMH was. Sadly it's extremely poor, on several levels... not a patch on its precursor. *sigh* - Will have to give TMNT a try.

Posted by bludii

The outcome was not surprising at all.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@k4tzm4n said:

So, I guess Batman doesn't always win? :P

Posted by benblanks86

BtB isn't half as bad as the preview made it out to be. Each episode gets a little better I think. I actually kind of like that they lifted Geoff Johns take on Alfred from Earth One.

Posted by Severian19

I can't stand the animation style on any of these shows, especially Beware the Batman, sooo awkward, cold, and lifeless.

My vote goes for the Venture Bros., trumps every one of of these shows in any possible way

Posted by McG

No Transformers Prime? That show is amazing (my opinion) before everyone goes off on one at me, also the knew TMNT is perfect, couldn't ask for a better Turtles show! :)

Posted by medulaoblaganda

@mcg: i haven't watch TMNT animated show, but the cgi doesn't look good, that is why i didn't give it a chance to watch it. avengers assemble is getting better especially thor vs midguard serpent episode which in my opinion is the best episode yet. and Hyperion episode to is very good. i will never give up on that show, because they just started, whereas TMNT has started long time now.

Posted by LyraFay

I have watched Beware the Batman, its okay but not the standard as DC universe other versions of Batman (even the awkward 2006 version). And call me a purist but I just want Batman to fight his old foes not a guy in a pug mask and a Window in the Willows character. Even that female villain they introduce was basically like Catwoman, so why didn't they bring her in!! Err, this is even worst than Arrow!! Come on DC, you're better than that in animation.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Surprised actually 20% say they dont like any. Kinda harsh :/

Posted by McG

@medulaoblaganda: If your a fan of the turtles you HAVE to watch the show, I personally love the animation but I know it's not for everyone.

Posted by medulaoblaganda

@mcg: hulk and the agent of smash is coming. i watched episode 1, it was ok. avengers assemble has improved so far.

Posted by ChillinVillain

TMNT is a good show, but just look at how pathetic the rest of that list is....

Posted by Raw_Material

Nice!

Can't wait for Season 2, Casey's gonna be crime stompin' with the turtles!

Posted by Miss_Garrick
Posted by sasquatch888

do people running marvel animation actually think that avengers assemble is better than avengers earths mightiest heroes ??? what the hell are they watching ? its almost laughable how much they regressed in every aspect of the show..jeph loeb could suck it...just like assemble sucks it ...its like 90 percent of what he touches turns to crap since he left DC

Edited by Super_Phil

Beware the Batman is awesome, why do so many people dislike it?

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