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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Favorite Spider-Man Family Series

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE FAVORITE SPIDER-MAN TITLE!

"Peter Parker" may not be around at the moment, but there's still a whole lot going on in his universe (or alternate one in Miles' case). Marvel is currently offering quite a few Spidey-related books for your reading pleasure, but this week, we were wondering which one has won you over the most. It was a close race between SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and SCARLET SPIDER, but in the end, Kaine came out on top, taking 31% of the votes. See, everyone loves you, Kaine, so stop feeling like you're such a bad dude! Here's the full poll results:

SCARLET SPIDER earned my vote as well. It's a darker and more brutal take on Spider-Man, yet it isn't flooding with depressing and bleak material thanks to co-writers Christopher Yost and Erik Burnham. In fact, the book is often quite fun and hilarious. I mean, we're talking about a book where Kaine fought a group of robbers dressed as Santa, after all! Then there are those glorious Ryan Stegman covers. That alone should be enough to grab anyone's attention. Plus, the fact Yost has established a rather lovable and unique cast of supporting characters doesn't hurt, either. Let's just hope they make it through the latest storyline in one piece...

I'm pleasantly surprised to see SCARLET SPIDER win, especially since it hasn't really had the best sales around. So, if you truly love it, go ahead and scream it from the rooftops and help get the title more attention. The last thing we'd want to see is this book get canceled, especially so soon after VENOM.

Which series took your vote and why, Viners? Also, has this poll motivated you to check out any of the titles? Lastly, don't forget to check back next Tuesday for an all-new 'Comic Book Question of the Week!' In the meantime, if you have a suggestion for a future question, we're more than happy to hear it! So, if you've got one, feel free to share it below!

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Posted by HollowPrince65
  1. Scarlet Spider
  2. Venom
  3. UCSM
  4. Superior Spider-man
  5. Superior Carnage
Posted by TobenRacicot

Yes! I voted for Scarlet Spider. I really hope it doesnt get canceled!

Posted by Dm225

Yay Scarlet Spider! Currently tied with Daredevil for my favorite Marvel title.

Posted by kriminal

they shold come out with untold tales of peter parker until he comes back. they could have it take place when gwen was alive so we could have her in a comic again

Edited by Fallschirmjager

Yes! I voted for Scarlet Spider. I really hope it doesnt get canceled!

Edited by Taylors005

from marvel i really only look forward to reading the Spider-Books.

  1. scarlet spider
  2. venom
  3. superior spider-man

is my personal ranking

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

YEAY! SCARLET SPIDER!!! My favorite Marvel title with Avengers and Thor! Kaine is just one of the coolest guys in the Marvel U and I hope we get a long run out of this series! I love it!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Damn right. F*ck Superior :D

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Posted by Lvenger

Glad something of good quality won the vote at the end of the day.

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Posted by TobenRacicot

is the fan base of Superior really a minority? Please dont personally attack me, i just want to talk about it. I like it. Why do so many on Comicvine dont?

Posted by Wolverine08

Scarlet Spider has a cult following here on the Vine. I love it.

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Posted by ColonelRunAway

My people stand triumphant.

Edited by Mr. Messy Face

I happen to like them all, except Ultimate Spider-Man, because I never got into the Ultimate universe. But I had to vote for Superior Spider-Man because it's the only book I've been able to stay caught up on. I need to catch up on Scarlet Spider and Venom badly. And Foes and Team Up I am caught up on and like, but it's definitely not my favorite. I've been picking up Carnage but haven't even attempted to start it yet.

Posted by DonFelipe

Interesting!

Posted by obscurefan

This is what Marvel is doing so well these days in comparison to DC, they're willing to go with different tones and reach different audiences. DC at the moment seems to be going for the same audience with almost all of their books having the exact same tone. But just look at this list of Spider books, each of them is so different from one another and because of that it grabs a wider audience, and that's exactly why a book like Scarlet Spider could be the winner of a poll like this. It's so different from the regular Spider-Man series (or most other comics out there) that it can develop a strong fan base and dig out its own unique niche on the comic stands. I love seeing that books like this are succeeding and I want to see even more of it.

Edited by Trevel8182

Scarlet is by far the best!!!!

Posted by kid Apollo

soooo despite all the b*tching and complaining about shody characters and writing people still voted for Superior Spidey?

i love that

Posted by Barkley

my favorite Spider-man Comic book is Amazing Spider-man!!!!!

Posted by Mrgreenlantern

god bless the kaineiacs on comicvine! kaineamania is running wild on these boards BBBBRRRROTHER!

Edited by Mucklefluga

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

Posted by k4tzm4n

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

YOU. KNOW. NOTHING.

But really, I was shocked, too!

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Posted by Strider92

Scarlet Spider FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Squalleon

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

No it was expectable.
Seriously from day one Scarlet Spider overwelmed the other titles and why shouldn't it. It proved again and again that it is a consistently good title.

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@mucklefluga said:

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

No it was expectable.

Seriously from day one Scarlet Spider overwelmed the other titles and why shouldn't it. It proved again and again that it is a consistently good title.

Well, sales definitely say otherwise.

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Edited by TobenRacicot

@obscurefan i completely agree. i think thats one of the reasons why i am loving Marvel more is because you can read all sorts of books and they are all different. One of the reasons i dropped a lot of DC books is because i felt like i was reading the same book.

Marvel FTW!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Yep I totally agree with the outcome of this pole, SS is by far the best.

Posted by Squalleon

@k4tzm4n said:

@squalleon said:

@mucklefluga said:

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

No it was expectable.

Seriously from day one Scarlet Spider overwelmed the other titles and why shouldn't it. It proved again and again that it is a consistently good title.

Well, sales definitely say otherwise.

We both know that quality=/=quantity, also we both saw the comments on the vote section. It seems SSM doesn't have loyal fans.

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Edited by k4tzm4n

@squalleon said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@squalleon said:

@mucklefluga said:

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

No it was expectable.

Seriously from day one Scarlet Spider overwelmed the other titles and why shouldn't it. It proved again and again that it is a consistently good title.

Well, sales definitely say otherwise.

We both know that quality=/=quantity, also we both saw the comments on the vote section. It seems SSM doesn't have loyal fans.

Of course and I never implied otherwise. What I'm saying is Scarlet Spider winning shouldn't be expected. Despite there being a very vocal opposition to Superior, there's still a very large amount of people who appreciate it and because of that, I honestly expected it to take the vote. Also, there are quite a few voters who don't comment. After all, there were almost 400 votes. Meanwhile, only 2 pages of comments.

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Posted by Strider92

@k4tzm4n said:

Of course and I never implied otherwise. What I'm saying is Scarlet Spider winning shouldn't be expectable. Despite there being a very vocal opposition to Superior, there's still a very large amount of people who appreciate tolerate it and because of that, I honestly expected it to take the vote.

Fixed!

Edited by theTimeStreamer

quality has won.

Edited by Mrgreenlantern

I've solved the sales issue !!! everyone currently buying Scarlet Spider just buy two!!!! win win that way we can just pass it off to a friend and maybe it picks up its own sales

Posted by mightypug78
Posted by angelalfonso

scarlet its a great book

Edited by TobenRacicot

@tobenracicot: people don't like change

i do. and i think it is very important in story telling. Dan Slott is a perfect example. Everything he has been doing is changing it up!

And this poll is the perfect example. Who was the first scarlet spider? Ben. It *changed* to Kaine. People like it. I like it. I like Superior Spider-Man. Its different. Its fresh.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

-_- Scarlet Spider isn't even that good.

Posted by WWAJfan

Venom only getting 13 % was unexpectted

Posted by ChaosMarvel

The best title won.

Posted by DecoyElite

WHOOO!

Scarlet is fantastic, can't wait to jump back onto that title.

Posted by DecoyElite

-_- Scarlet Spider isn't even that good.

Don't you ruin this for me.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

@madeinbangladesh: For me its the best Spiderbook ever, but I have to say that I really dislike the main Spider-man universe since almost a decade. I longed for a good and somewhat darker take on the spider-man myth and thats exactly what I get out of Scarlet Spider. I wouldtake Kaine any day over Peter, as iconic as Peter may be.

@k4tzm4n: maybe you could send a link to this voting to the folks at Marvelto show them how much love there is for Kaine, so he don't press the cancel button too soon. I know that sales are still much more important than a small poll like that, but at least Chris Yost would like to see this.

Edited by Mezmero

I personally voted for Superior Spidey but this result isn't that surprising given the quality of Scarlet Spider and the negative sentiments against Superior as a concept. I've only read a little bit of Kaine's book and I can tell it's good but it wasn't really my thing. I'll need to read it for reals at some point but right now I've got more than enough monthly and bi-monthly titles to keep me occupied. There are so few anti-villain books out there like Superior Spider-Man and I'm hoping stuff like Forever Evil can fill that some of that niche in the future.

Posted by Captain13

Funny enough, Scarlet Spider has not been breaking the top 100 over the last few months which is a sign that cancellation is looming right around the corner. Not sure if it will even make it to Christmas.

Posted by k4tzm4n
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Posted by Captain13

Also, I don't understand why Ultimate Comics Spider-man isn't first. Like really. It's the most well written of the bunch--by far in terms of interpersonal interaction, characterization, and character development. Scarlet Spider is written like a manga...

Posted by laflux

@k4tzm4n: I voted for Scarlet Spider, because of its cheap price (2.99 is a steal, and its even cheaper here in the U.K cause of the pound :) ), great art and solid story telling, which really reminds of JMS run with Spider-Man, which is the reason I got in Spider-Man comics, and comics as whole in general.

That being said, I probably pick up Venom once its over, I've been following it at arms length, and it's impressed me. Likewise goes for Ultimate Spider-Man.

Also most importantly, I hate to think what @strider92 would have done if Superior Spider-Man had beaten out Scarlet Spider for the win.

Posted by saoakden

When I voted Superior Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider where neck and neck. I like most of the Spider-Man titles. I don't care for The Superior Foes though.

For me its

  1. Superior Spider-Man
  2. Scarlet Spider
  3. Venom
  4. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
  5. Superior Carnage
  6. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up

I ended up voting for Scarlet Spider mainly due to the arc he had with Wolverine, that was awesome. I am still bummed Venom is ending. One of my favorite titles. He is going to show up in Superior and I'm curious to see what happens. & I am curious to see what happens to Miles in Cataclysm. SCARLET SPIDER BETTER NOT END!!! I BETTER SEE IT IN THE DECEMBER SOLICITS AND IT BETTER NOT SAY FINAL ISSUE!!!!

Posted by laflux

@k4tzm4n said:

@squalleon said:

@mucklefluga said:

Surprising poll result, it was probably fixed tho knowing Katz ;D

No it was expectable.

Seriously from day one Scarlet Spider overwelmed the other titles and why shouldn't it. It proved again and again that it is a consistently good title.

Well, sales definitely say otherwise.

THEN SPAM BEST BATTLES WITH KAINE'S EXPLOITS!!! DO NOT RELENT!!!!!!

Posted by laflux
Posted by Mezmero

Scarlet Spider is written like a manga...

Haha! I said the same thing in the voting thread. Not that that's a bad thing, but it's a valid comparison. Yost is a really great writer, I'm just not that invested in the series.

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