Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you know how many comics were published in 2012? No? Well, neither do I, but we do know what was the best comics 2012 based on your votes!

That's right! The results are in! Yesterday, you saw who won Comic Vine Community Recognition for 2012 as posted by RazzaTazz. Now, today, we get to see the Comic end of this poll as posted by the apparently the "helpful", "hardworking", "Most Community Involved" "Favorite Moderator" (I question "Helpful" :P but seriously I'm honored and humbled...). Anywho, on to the results!

Best Writer of 2012

Scott Snyder used his Jedi powers to make you vote for him!
  1. Scott Snyder
  2. Geoff Johns
  3. Dan slott
  4. Grant Morrison
  5. Matt Fraction

Best Artist of 2012

  1. Jim Lee
  2. Francis Manapul
  3. Fiona Staples
  4. David Aja
  5. J.H Williams III

Best Cover Artist of 2012

  1. Fiona Staples
  2. David Aja
  3. Francis Manapul
  4. Skottie Young
  5. Alex Ross

Best Ongoing Series of 2012

  1. Batman
  2. Amazing Spider-Man
  3. Saga
  4. Aquaman
  5. Green Lantern

Best Mini Series of 2012

  1. Spider-Men
  2. Punisher: War Zone
  3. Star Wars Darth Maul: Death Sentence
  4. Avengers: The Children's Crusade
  5. Avengers Vs. X-Men

Best Single Issue of 2012

  1. Batman #14
  2. Indestructible Hulk #1
  3. Green Lantern Annual #1
  4. Uncanny X-Force #34
  5. The Walking Dead #100

Best Male Hero of 2012

  1. Batman
  2. Aquaman
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Nightwing
  5. Superman / Animal Man (tie)

Best Female Hero of 2012

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Batgirl
  3. Ms Marvel (captain Marvel)
  4. Batwoman
  5. Psylocke / Spider Woman (tie)

Best Male Villain of 2012

  1. Joker
  2. Doctor Octopus
  3. Dr. Doom
  4. Cyclops
  5. Daken / Negan (tie)

Best Female Villain of 2012

  1. Cheetah
  2. Lady Shiva
  3. Enchantress
  4. Hera
  5. Talia Al Ghul

Best New Character of 2012

  1. Talon
  2. Simon Baz
  3. Alana
  4. Harper Row
  5. Nobody

Best Moment in Comics of 2012

  1. Surprise Twist in The Amazing Spider-Man #698
  2. Joker returns to DC, has his face cut off and begins his "Death of the Family" plot
  3. Formation of the Justice League formation and Battling Darseid
  4. Events of Court of Owls
  • DOOP Issue (Wolverine and the XMEN)
  • Origninal XMEN goes to the future ( ALL New XMEN)
  • Daredevil finally having enough of Kingpin in DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #1
  • Kid Loki has to send Leah away without talking to her
  • Swamp thing #14 Swamp thing gets very big

Later 5 are tied...

And that's all folks!

#1 Posted by TheCannon (19008 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.
#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised that Mark Waid didn't get into the best writers list...

#3 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7385 posts) - - Show Bio

:( all things popular won.

#4 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7385 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

That's your opinion. I'm not a big fan of Geoff Johns. Scott Snyder did amazing things this year (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire)

#5 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18402 posts) - - Show Bio

Some great picks.

#6 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice

#7 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

As @MadeinBangladesh: said, that's your opinion. I like the styles of both writers (please don't crucify me fans, but I would prefer either of those two to Morrison any day, but I digress..).

You asked how Synder won best writer. Johns had 16 votes (I won't/can't tell you how many people that means because of my system, but if you have a mind you can look it up). Now double that and that's what Snyder has. 32. The next highest, Dan slott has 7 (which means Johns is double plus one over Slott).

Your first question is in regards to best series. You may ask me in an informal setting whose series I prefer, but in threads like this I try to be the impartial host. Batman had 20 and Aquaman, a series written by Johns, had but just 9. Please don't take this the wrong way but based on this data it seems a lot of people like Snyder's work. This doesn't mean Johns isn't a good writer (I have never seen many low ratings to his work and his work has appeared as a canadate in my Best of the Month Poll numerous times), but perhaps this means there are more readers of Batman than say Aquaman or the many other series Johns writes for.

I don't know. It's hard to tell with stuff like this...if its caused by less readership, people preferring Synder to Johns, or what the deal is. I can only give you my data.

#8 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga>Batman for me. I don't think Lee deserves to be on the list only because much of his old stuff is better. Capulo has absolutely killed it though.

#9 Posted by sinestro_GL (3248 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow...I didn't think anyone else was going to vote for GL Annual #1 for best issue :D

Although I kinda disagree with Batman #14 getting the nod for best issue, for me, i.e. in my OWN opinion, that wasn't even the best Batman issue since the reboot.

#10 Posted by tomlikesfries (4696 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. But seeing Batman #14 as best of the year is a bit weird. I guess people forget the past issues. I mean, Batman #5 or #8 were better in my opinion.

#11 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL said:

Wow...I didn't think anyone else was going to vote for GL Annual #1 for best issue :D

yeah, it was nice issue. Was a little suprised it wasn't in the subscription I was given last year for christmas, but at least I got it...

@tomlikesfries said:

Nice. But seeing Batman #14 as best of the year is a bit weird. I guess people forget the past issues. I mean, Batman #5 or #8 were better in my opinion.

well, of the Batman issues 14 was the one with the most backing. 8 & 5 were voted for, but they just weren't high enough actully get anywhere.

I was really suprised how diverse the Best issue was. It was really spread out more than I thought it would be...

#12 Posted by Maikky (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Shits Rig yo, Batwomen should have won and be all the nominees .

#13 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@Maikky said:

Shits Rig yo,

you honestly think that's true? I would be happy to show you my spread sheet where I have talleyed everything. or you could count the votes. Here's a link to the voting thread: http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/comic-vine-2012-comic-awards-and-community-recognition/731466/ If you have any questions feel free to ask me. Best moment might be the most chaotic so compiling that will be fun, but I'm sure you'll do fine :D

If anyone including you thinks this is rigged I can provide evendence to the contrary, but I don't need to...

#14 Posted by Maikky (22 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Yeah, sarcasm doesn't translate well into text forum, tis my fault for that .

Anyway, Batwomen = the best in my book .

#15 Posted by drgnx (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow? DC Pwn3d these awards, only lost "Best Moment in Comics of 2012"

#16 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@Maikky: oh, ok. thanks for the clarification

@drgnx said:

Wow? DC Pwn3d these awards, only lost "Best Moment in Comics of 2012"

yeah, and even that was just by one point...

#17 Posted by drgnx (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet:Go figure ;)

#18 Posted by RazzaTazz (9676 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Cool stuff! Lots of good work and a well deserved thank you for compiling this as well as every other monthly list throughout the year :)

Moderator
#19 Posted by higher_evolutionary (2016 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

come on man geoff is good but scott is just better, way better

@The Poet:greet awards,but why is fraction in the top 5 anyway, the last time i read him was his atrocious fear itself and his tasteless thor

#20 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@higher_evolutionary: why? that's really not a question I can answer. I can interpret the data and tell you he had 6 points (which is the same amount as Morrison got with Dan Slott ahead by one with 7). however, I can not explain why he was choice. how is a question I can answer, but why is something I can't explain. My data on that side of the voting is quite lacking...

@RazzaTazz said:

@The Poet: Cool stuff! Lots of good work and a well deserved thank you for compiling this as well as every other monthly list throughout the year :)

my pleasure...

:)

#21 Posted by CapFanboy (5332 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

1) Batman was an absolutely brilliant series this year full of amazing writing and art. Geoff Johns is usually my pick for best DC writer as well but his stuff this year just felt meh. It was nowhere near as good as I was expecting it to be.

2) Snyder just out-shined Johns this year. Batman was a much better series than anything anyone else at DC wrote. Maybe next year.

#22 Posted by CapFanboy (5332 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@higher_evolutionary: why? that's really not a question I can answer. I can interpret the data and tell you he had 6 points (which is the same amount as Morrison got with Dan Slott ahead by one with 7). however, I can not explain why he was choice. how is a question I can answer, but why is something I can't explain. My data on that side of the voting is quite lacking...

Iron Man? He did some decent stuff there. Guess It's just personal taste

#23 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I can really agree with a lot of this choices It's a good list

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

2. Justice League... your argument is invalid (Geoff is awesome, but teams are his weak point, if he wouldn't done so crappy with JL maybe he could have won)

@guttridgeb said:

I'm surprised that Mark Waid didn't get into the best writers list...

Pretty much agree.

#24 Posted by Billy Batson (58152 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedOwl_1 said:

(Geoff is awesome, but teams are his weak point, if he wouldn't done so crappy with JL maybe he could have won)

Nah, his JSA and Teen Titans were great.
BB

#25 Posted by time (5072 posts) - - Show Bio

Matt Fraction is on th list, that's just sad. Glad too seen Jim Lee there, Lee the Man.

#26 Posted by TDK_1997 (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

I love all of your picks.This is really accurate.

#27 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

I love all of your picks.This is really accurate.

well not really my picks. It's what the voters wanted. I would have a few slight alterations to the results if I was in charge, but that's another thread to be released at another time I'm sure...

#28 Posted by Hanson724 (565 posts) - - Show Bio

No Punk Rock Jesus for best miniseries? Wow thats a great book.And I'm not surprised Capullo didn't win but to not even make the list....ouch

#29 Posted by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

I'm gonna ask two things:

  1. How the heck did Batman take first for best series? It doesn't compare to ANYTHING written by Geoff Johns.
  2. How did Geoff Johns not take #1 for best writer? Did everyone just decide this year not to vote for him? He is the greatest comic book writer DC has ever had, and makes Snyder's work look like it belongs in the sewer.

Like Geoff Johns but Snyder's work is somehow darker than Johns.