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2014 is here. We don't have flying cars or jetpacks -- at least not yet -- but thankfully, we still have awesome comics and this year has a lot of potential. This week, we wanted to know which publisher's plans are the most exciting to you and the result is pretty surprising. We've had a tie in polls before, but never a three-way tie! Congrats, Marvel, Image, and DC!

It's easy to understand why there's so much hype behind each of these companies. Image has announced a swarm of new titles by plenty of talented creators and said books are covering a wide range of genres. Marvel has dozens of new titles coming out, so there's quite literally something for everyone in there. And DC Comics hasn't announced that many new books, but there's a lot of news regarding specific characters having new roles in the universe and even the return of other characters. In the poll thread, Comic Viner Jphu8414 gave support to all thee of the winners.

"DC looks really promising in the the post-Forever Evil world

I mean Lex Luthor in the Justice League, Wally West coming back, A Justice League United Team, Batman Eternal looking epic? Yeah I'm looking forward to that.

Marvel was a close second, lots of good titles coming out (yay Silver Surfer, Magneto, and Moon Knight books), Image looks really good too."

Here's the poll results.

Did your vote to go any of the three winners or did one of the other publishers earn your love and support? No matter who you sided with, it's safe to say this is definitely looking like it'll be a solid year for us comic fans. That's something worth celebrating, right? Anyhow, remember to check the homepage next Tuesday for an all-new 'Comic Book Question of the Week.' See you then, Viners.

#2 Posted by Outside_85 (10299 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

#3 Edited by Overlander (552 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it!

#4 Edited by SynCig (658 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad that other people have a lot more optimism about the future of DC. I'm hoping that everything turns out as great as it has potential to but I'm a little reluctant to put my trust in DC editorial. Marvel has been doing great stuff and Image releases the most consistently acclaimed books out there.

#5 Posted by BR_Havoc (1340 posts) - - Show Bio

That is a pleasant surprise, But lets face it there is a ton of great stuff coming out of every publisher now.

#6 Posted by timelord (819 posts) - - Show Bio

Great time to be a comic fan so much good stuff happening in 2014.

Super stoked for Justice League United by Jeff Lemire probably my most anticipated book this year.

#7 Edited by acomicbooklook (63 posts) - - Show Bio

It would have been really cool to see Image take this one, I mean if you look at the ratio of books that are good compared to books that suck, DC definitely doesn't win. Although DC has amazing books right now, their lower sales books are almost unreadable because the quality is very poor. Still happy Marvel isn't on top.

#9 Posted by LCazT1996 (532 posts) - - Show Bio

Image got my vote for all the high-profile creator-owned stuff coming out soon. But DC is in second place with Wally's return (plus the GLC writing duo and Brett Booth becoming the new Flash creative team), JLU, Blue Beetle/Lex Luthor in JL, Futures End, and so on. I'm excited for 2014.

#10 Posted by MrTummyTumms (885 posts) - - Show Bio

I love DC comics, glad to see that people still have some faith in them.

#11 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (426 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Image, and I'm glad so did a lot of others. It's really been hitting everything out of the park.

#12 Posted by Wardishy (934 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Image, but you know what? I would've voted for all three of them if I could have. Legitimately excited for stuff that all of them are bringing this year.

#13 Posted by Grey56 (744 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22996 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Valiant, but a 3 way tie is surprising

#15 Posted by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm happy with the results!

Really really glad that a lot of people has their eyes on Image.

And it's pretty awesome that Valiant got 15% with so little books. Good for us, comic readers! Great taste!

#16 Posted by Transformers1024 (4366 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Image. I'm really surprised that it's on par with both Marvel and DC now, but it definitely deserves to be! I havnt been disappointed with any of their titles so far!

It really is a great time to be a comic fan. Marvel unloading new titles and bringing Peter Parker back to the role as Spider-Man. DC is really shaking up their characters. Indie comics are FINALLY becoming bigger to where they're easily on par with Marvel and DC. Valiant is threading their new universe together. 15 Marvel/DC movies announced for the next few years and they're only getting bigger!

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#17 Edited by Catsnlynne (1060 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad Marvel was a winner and even tho DC comics has been annoying me lately congratulations to them too.

#18 Posted by micah (2755 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant Hung in their, CONGRATS!!!!!!

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#19 Posted by UlquiorraSchiffer (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant 4 Life

#20 Posted by mak13131313 (724 posts) - - Show Bio

Way to go Image!

#21 Posted by LyraFay (2536 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah some of DC line-up looks good. I hope Forever Evil becomes a trade, I want to read that.

#22 Posted by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio

Love DC

#23 Posted by fables87 (1085 posts) - - Show Bio

interesting numbers. cool it's a tie.

#24 Posted by Mucklefluga (2602 posts) - - Show Bio

Crazy!

#25 Posted by MasterBelmont (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! Now THAT'S what I call a result. Shows there are so many differing opinions out there (thankfully) and that there's some great stuff on the way. I think this'll be a good year.

#26 Posted by ScottyHawkeye (213 posts) - - Show Bio

DC

IDW

Marvel

sound the most promising

#27 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1193 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the results. I find it a sign of a healthy industry.

#28 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#29 Posted by patrat18 (10872 posts) - - Show Bio

DC!

#30 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1510 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the results. I find it a sign of a healthy industry.

So much this. But lets face it we all know that Image is the best ;P

#31 Posted by J_HickmanIsGod (321 posts) - - Show Bio

guys...Image Comics should be first, and we all secretly know it but it shouldnt be a SECRET ANYMORE!

they've literally destroyed Marvel/DC for the past two years, publishing out of the box ideas and truly letting the creators roam free.

how can anyone think DC/Marvel, who are technically corporation can compete with that kinda of freedom you have at Image.

the True list (in my humble opinion)

1)Image
2) DC (pretty much cuz Snyder/Capullo's run of Batman will continue and Batman Eternal)
3) Marvel (Hickman's run on New Avengers/Remender's run on Uncanny Avengers)

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#34 Posted by TheUnN4med (86 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL. I'm glad that Image is 2nd. They are the best! (We all know the truth, they are 1st)

#35 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4899 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait... what? How did DC...? What? Image clearly should have won. I understand peoples optimism with Marvel since Parkers coming back and they been promoting All New NOW! But, DC?

What has DC promoted lately? I'm serious. I haven't seen DC promote anything new.

*sigh*

it is the damn DC biasness that lives in the Vine, I'm telling ya. DC Fanboys Run the Vine.

Wait, disregard. I forgot. W. West, and S. Brown are coming back. I guess their return is enough apparently.

Too bad Dynamite didn't get any love. Their direction looks way more promising than the Big TWO's. But, hey, at the end of they day, we're all ruled by fanboyism/fangirl-ism.

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#36 Posted by ravisher (695 posts) - - Show Bio

what are the odds?

#37 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4977 posts) - - Show Bio

lol, 3 most popular publishers end in a 3 way tie. Although I do feel like DC can only go uphill from where it is (as long as we're not talking about live action movies)

#38 Posted by The Stegman (26055 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! Image getting some love! I'm excited for DC too!...Marvel...eh.

#39 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n Jetpacks and flying cars you say? Interesting.

#41 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

How the hell do people still have faith in Marvel or DC?

#42 Posted by Transformers1024 (4366 posts) - - Show Bio

@yung_ancient_one:

I respectfully disagree with your statement about the fanboys running the site and rigging the number system. Don't get me wrong, I know there are fanboys. But Marvel and DC have been around for 70+ years and still going strong. They are the reason there are even comic books today. And somehow after all these years they are still continuing to crank out new and exciting stories with characters that we've all grown to love to read about. Yes I think their quality in their books has indeed declined over the past year or so, but that's no reason to discard them completely.

But every user on the vine should easily know by now that Image is pumping out great titles that are ranked as high as the big 2. Heck I was at school the other day and overheard some guys talking about The Walking Dead (comic), Invincible and Saga. So I think they may be seeping into mainstream a bit.

But all of this all does go down to opinion though since we all have different tastes. I do agree with your optimism about Image. The writers are finally telling the stories that they want to tell and not being forced to by their higher ups or editors. They keep everything at a low price of 2.99 with no continuous ads. No unnecessary crossovers just for them to make more money. And IMO I do prefer them over Marvel and DC.

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#43 Posted by American_Flag (22 posts) - - Show Bio

TED KORD! ....that's all I have to say. :o)

#45 Edited by RustyRoy (13968 posts) - - Show Bio

DC rules

#46 Edited by Mister_X_1 (263 posts) - - Show Bio

the only way Image can get to read them is if they returned Al Simmons and

Todd Mcfarline is the drawer.

#48 Posted by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4899 posts) - - Show Bio

@transformers1024: You have a very good solid points. I just personally didn't catch DC promoting anything new for this year. I seen Image and Dynamite promote a bunch of new series and even Marvel with their ALL NEW title promotion. All I've seen from DC is, West is coming back and Steph Brown too. But, very well then. I will chew on your thoughts on the matter that you have posted.

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