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Posted by k4tzm4n (44428 posts) 7 months, 25 days ago

Poll: Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Most Promising Publisher of 2014 (288 votes)

Dark Horse Comics 1%
DC Comics 27%
Dynamite Entertainment 1%
IDW Publishing 2%
Image 27%
Marvel 27%
Valiant 15%
Other (Specify below) 1%

We're just about a month into 2014 and various publishers have already revealed some of their big plans for the year. Marvel's releasing dozens of new comics; DC has given us a glimpse of their future via April solicits; Dynamite has made several cool announcements; IDW is creating an X-Files crossover; Dark Horse is bringing back the Alien and Predator franchises; Valiant's crafting a big story for X-O Manowar and doing a Bloodshot and Archer & Armstrong crossover; and Image has announced a number of brand new creator-owned comics. So yeah, it goes without saying there's A LOT of appealing announcements for us comic fans. However, this week, we want to know which publisher has the strongest grip on your interest. So, which will it be, Viners?

Voting will stay open until Thursday morning (ET). Check the homepage on that day to see which publisher took the prize and why. If you get your elaboration on and make an awesome post, we just may highlight it in Thursday's article! See you then, Viners.

#1 Posted by Outside_85 (9055 posts) - - Show Bio

Giving it to Marvel since I don't read anything from the independent lables and DC as of late has done nothing but disappoint with their new books.

#2 Edited by bladewolf (763 posts) - - Show Bio

DC, honestly. I think Future's End and Batman Eternal both sound promising, while other titles like Green Arrow are just downright amazing these days.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33484 posts) - - Show Bio

Image

Valiant

Dark Horse

#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (5747 posts) - - Show Bio

Image, by far.

#5 Posted by leokearon (1807 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW for Autobot Megatron

#6 Posted by Jphu8414 (3758 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

To not answer obviously, Valiant makes wonderful stuff

#8 Posted by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a loaded survey because let's be fair: There's a LOT of readers who don't read books from all publishers. So then the vote basically isn't about which seems promising, but who the voter just happens to like more currently. The first comment here even says so.

I don't think there's any way at all to ask this question and get a real, honest or even remotely accurate result.

#9 Posted by superior_prime_maybe (384 posts) - - Show Bio

valiant was the least disappointing for me last year... i dont remember regretting buying their comic once

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33484 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by MasterBelmont (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel for me. Even though Valiant's currently my favorite publisher and I'm so happy to see two of the series I read crossing over, Marvel's giving so many different characters new series this year, which I really like because it shines light on lesser characters and makes their fans happy that they're finally getting a series.

#12 Edited by k4tzm4n (44428 posts) - - Show Bio

@thomaselliot said:

This is a loaded survey because let's be fair: There's a LOT of readers who don't read books from all publishers. So then the vote basically isn't about which seems promising, but who the voter just happens to like more currently. The first comment here even says so.

I don't think there's any way at all to ask this question and get a real, honest or even remotely accurate result.

Wait, you mean not everyone will take every option properly into account before voting? GASP! But really, who cares what wins or loses? The objective here is to make people aware of what's coming up and give everyone the chance to discuss it and say why they think it's awesometastic. Sure, the winner gets highlighted on Thursday, but there's still two full days of discussing every option here. So, care to say what you're going to vote for or no?

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#13 Posted by Experio (16080 posts) - - Show Bio

Always Marvel and DC.........

#14 Posted by MaccyD (4081 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoah, Image is beating Marvel? What trickery is this? Most comicviners rarely read outside the big two!

#15 Edited by braynehurricane (130 posts) - - Show Bio

If DC had unleashed all the new titles I was expecting in the April Solicits (judging from all the cancellations, it looks like all the good stuff will be in the May Solicits), they might have taken it - but Image is killing it hardcore. So they've got my vote.

#16 Posted by TommytheHitman (3204 posts) - - Show Bio

To not answer obviously, Valiant makes wonderful stuff

Agreed. But I have to go for DC.

#17 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have voted Dynamite but where's missFury?

#18 Edited by k4tzm4n (44428 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Horse is only at 2%? Guess not many are as stoked about the new Predator and Alien comics!

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#19 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21880 posts) - - Show Bio

I went Valiant

#20 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe DC is winning. I have hardly seen anything from their solicitations that looks worth reading. Or Marvel (minus Daredevil). Image definitely has 2014 just like they dominated 2013.

#21 Posted by SynCig (443 posts) - - Show Bio

Image. I don't read a lot of Image but I haven't read anything bad from them and the word of mouth on almost all of their titles is good. As a big DC fan, I'd like to be able to agree with the people voting for them but their future is every bit as in flux as it has been since the New 52 started. In conclusion, the thing that should be taken away from this survey is that all of these publishers have a lot of good stuff. No matter what your tastes are, it is easy to find great comics to read and that makes me happy.

#22 Posted by thesleuth (54 posts) - - Show Bio

The stuff Image will bring out this year looks cool, but in the end I voted for valiant. Why? Because they are crafing a cohesive universe by interlocking their titles. They give us a 'superhero' universe that feels that little different from the more classical 'verses.

People who don't read valiant yet should really give it a go!

#23 Edited by silverJuggernaut (136 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel is doing some greate stuff. They are starting to focus a lot in the cosmic area. Silver surfer is getting his own series. I'm eally likeing all the avengers titles mostly new avengers and avengers A.I. fantastic four is awsome. Inhumans is awsome. The invaders looks awsome. I'm enjoying galactus in the ultimate universe. I'm enjoying captain america. Marvel is awsome awsome awsome.

#24 Edited by EpicMeltDown (66 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like there are a lot of exciting things coming up for Image. They seem to be winning at the moment. Although, I assume that ultimately since this site mostly covers DC and Marvel publications and therefore attracts mostly DC and Marvel fans that the answer will be....wait for it.....DC or Marvel.

#25 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

@silverjuggernaut said:

Marvel is doing some greate stuff. They are starting to focus a lot in the cosmic area. Silver surfer is getting his own series. I'm eally likeing all the avengers titles mostly new avengers and avengers A.I. fantastic four is awsome. Inhumans is awsome. The invaders looks awsome. I'm enjoying galactus in the ultimate universe. I'm enjoying captain america. Marvel is awsome awsome awsome.

I just don't think Mike Allred is right for Silver Surfer. Don't get me wrong, he's a great artist and I loved FF but I can't see his art on a more cosmic title like Silver Surfer. You need something more serious and detailed than what he brings to the table. Chris Samnee is one of my favorite artists ever, I love what he's done on Daredevil but for the same reasons, I don't think he'd be right for Silver Surfer (Issue 30 with him was great, but not a solo title).

#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33484 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

Dark Horse is only at 2%? Guess not many are as stoked about the new Predator and Alien comics!

As well as the new Project Black Sky line of comics and the new Conan the Avenger comic

#27 Edited by Transformers1024 (1945 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm happy to see Image is in the lead. Their new series that were just announced sound great! I'm only picking up 1 DC comic and 1 Marvel title now. Everything else now goes to Image!

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#28 Edited by Arkhamc1tizen (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

image

#29 Edited by I3IO_HAZARD (403 posts) - - Show Bio

DC but only because batman eternal looks good I want to see what happens to Nightwing

#30 Posted by viin (586 posts) - - Show Bio

DC...Green Arrow is the best book out

#31 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (10608 posts) - - Show Bio

And people say there's a DC bias on this site....

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#32 Posted by Jphu8414 (3758 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_wildcard: I had no idea people loved Image this much until I came on to this website. Not complaining, Image is pretty good but dang...

#33 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6935 posts) - - Show Bio

TIE BETWEEN MARVEL AND IMAGE. They have some great new series coming out.

#34 Edited by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely a toss up between Image and Marvel but the Image Expo announcements blow Marvel's renumberings and new series out of the water (although Ellis on Moon Knight is my most anticipated title of the year). As much as I love DC, I'm not too interested in the weekly books, but the recent Dark teaser was cool. Arrrrgh they all make me so happy!

#35 Posted by CoryNick (57 posts) - - Show Bio

Image! BlackScience, Velvet, Deadly Class! What more can you say those three titles alone are great!

#36 Edited by GraniteSoldier (7884 posts) - - Show Bio

Hard to decide between Marvel and IDW. Marvel has my hopes high with the return of Peter Parker and the addition of Venom to Guardians of the Galaxy and Scarlet Spider on the New Warriors. However, TMNT has been a grand slam since its beginning and I am really looking forward to seeing where it takes its readers in 2014.

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#37 Posted by Jolt92 (174 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea what the Image books are about, so I'll go with Marvel. DC ain't bad a couple of cool new titles, not sure if there's anything new from Dark Horse I want but they have a lot of good stuff already.

#38 Edited by impossibilly (886 posts) - - Show Bio

Michel Fiffe is bringing back Copra in 2014, so Copra Press gets my vote for most promising publisher.

#39 Posted by Catsnlynne (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Marvel. I use to read a lot of DC but either the books have been cancelled or I stopped reading them and now down to only a few. The only independent ones I read are Black Bat and Captain Midnight so didn't vote for them.

#40 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel for me

#41 Posted by Wolverine08 (42473 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW, Marvel, and Image.

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#42 Posted by youknowwhattodo (1172 posts) - - Show Bio

Image for me.

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#43 Posted by Oy_the_Billy_Bumbler (820 posts) - - Show Bio

Image, IDW, Dark Horse. Probably Image for me though, with IDW as a very close second. Maybe Oni Press too. I love Sixth Gun, and I hear Hellheim is off to a great start.

#44 Posted by micah (1410 posts) - - Show Bio

Going away from the norm. Normally I would say Marvel or DC (and believe me I am hype for what's coming from them) but with upcoming Armor Wars and more Unity issues, my votes going with Valiant

#45 Posted by fables87 (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

IMAGE FTW!

#46 Posted by Xwraith (18347 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant (can I have my Ninjak solo book now?)

#47 Edited by ravisher (691 posts) - - Show Bio

image for sure

#48 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6344 posts) - - Show Bio

DC.

#49 Posted by Onemoreposter (4057 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I can't believe Image is taking this. Really nice to see so much support behind Valiant and Image though.

#50 Edited by viin (586 posts) - - Show Bio

Image seems to be shaping up and getting alot more interesting books besides the walking dead. Im looking forward to them, they deserve it just as much as DC or Marvel.