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Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the first edition of the Best of the month in the year 2013!

What is this?

This is one edition of Comic Vine's Best of the Month Poll, which is a poll designed for the CV community voice their oppions on what what are the best issues and comics of a certain month.

Each vote placing is worth different points (1st place = 3pts, 2nd place = 2pts, 3rd place = 1 pt) and the highest 5 of each category will be declared The Best of The Month!

Example Ballot

for comics...

Best Cover Artwork

1st Batgirl #25

2nd Darkwing Duck #19

3rd Snarked #13

for characters...

Favorite Male Hero

1st Alfred Pennyworth - Batman's Butler #1

2nd DW - Darkwing Duck #19

3rd

Reminder: Voting is ONLY for comics in THIS month (meaning Jan 2013)

Voting Ends: Feb 6th (exact time will be specified closer to date)

At any time until Feb 6th, you may edit your vote. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :)

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st

2nd

3rd

Best Interior Artwork

1st

2nd

3rd

Best Cover Artwork

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite DC Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st

2nd

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Hero

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Female Hero

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st

2nd

3rd

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#1 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Best of the Month time, again... sweet! Will leave my votes this weekend.

What are the odds "Death of the Family" is going to be the Best Story Arc of the Month?

Batman always wins!

This just made my day!

My young nephew will like Darkwing Duck, too.

Thanks for the inspiration, .

#2 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on, people!

#3 Edited by judasnixon (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Brian K. Vaughan: Saga 

2nd Matt Fraction: Hawkeye #7

3rd Brian Azzarello Wonder Woman #16

Best Interior Artwork

1st FF #3

2nd Sage #9

3rd Bat Woman #16

Best Cover Artwork

1st Saga #9

2nd Harvest #5

3rd The Massive #8

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Hawkeye #7

2nd Uncanny X-Force #1

3rd Young Avengers #1

Favorite DC Comic

1st Wonder Woman #16

2nd Bat Woman #16

3rd Batman #16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Saga #9

2nd The Massive #8

3rd Fatale #11

Most Underrated Comic

1st X-Factor #250

2nd The Massive #8

3rd Captain Marvel #9

Favorite Male Hero

1st Hawkeye (Hawkeye #7)

2nd Old Thor (Thor #4)

3rd Young Loki (Young Avengers #1)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Psylocke (Uncanny X-Force #1)

2nd Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman #16)

3rd Kate Bishop (Hawkeye #7)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Yancy Street Gang (FF #3)

2nd The Joker (Batman #16)

3rd The God Butcher (Thor #4)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Hurricane Sandy (Hawkeye #7)

2nd Spiral (Uncanny X-Force #1)

3rd I don't know the Black Swan I Guess... (New Avengers #2)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

I'm bias being a person who went threw Hurricane Katrina  
(Hawkeye #7)
#4 Posted by SavageDragon (2248 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Ed Brubaker (Fatale)

2nd Brian K Vaughan

3rd Scott Snyder

Best Interior Artwork

1st Batman

2nd Saga

3rd Earth 2

Best Cover Artwork

1st Saga

2nd Bloodshot

3rd Red Hood and The Outlaws

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Punisher War Zone

2nd All New X-men

3rd Savage Wolverine

Favorite DC Comic

1st Talon #4

2nd Batman

3rd Earth 2

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Fatale

2nd Saga

3rd Bloodshot

Most Underrated Comic

1st Fatale

2nd Bloodshot

3rd Punisher War Zone

Favorite Male Hero

1st Calvin Rose

2nd Batman

3rd The Will

Favorite Female Hero

1st Josephine

2nd Storm

3rd Kate Bishop

Favorite Male Villain

1st Joker

2nd The Gotham Butcher

3rd

Favorite Female Villain

1st Hurricane Sandy

2nd Spiral

#5 Edited by GothamRed (2562 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Kieron Gillen: Young Avengers #1

2nd Matt Fraction: Hawkeye #7/FF #3

3rd Jason Aaron: Wolverine and the X-Men #24

Best Interior Artwork

1st Avengers #3

2nd FF #3

3rd Bat Woman #16

Best Cover Artwork

1st Journey into Mystery #648

2nd Invincible #100

3rd Young Avengers #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Hawkeye

2nd Wolverine & The X-Men

3rd Young Avengers

Favorite Male Hero

1st Hawkeye (Hawkeye #7)

2nd Hyperion (Avengers #4)

3rd Wolverine (Wolverine & the X-Men #24/Uncanny Avengers #3)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Kate Bishop (Hawkeye #7)

2nd Kitty Pryde (All-New X-Men #6/Wolverine & the X-Men #24)

3rd Jean Grey (All-New X-Men #6/Wolverine & the X-Men #24)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Red Skull (Uncanny Avengers #3)

2nd The Joker (Death of the Family)

3rd A.I.M. (Avengers #4)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Hurricane Sandy (Hawkeye #7)

2nd Mystique (All-New X-Men #6)

3rd Spiral (Uncanny X-Force #1)

#6 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6116 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna vote after I finish reading all of them

#7 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@DonFelipe: yeah, DW was a nice series (both tv and later comic)

I just couldn't help myself in saying 19 even though it ended (RIP) with issue 18. Eventually Marvel will get their game on and actully do Disney comics (you would think they would exploit having Walt's company as an employer, but no. plus even worse they already have a writer and an artist who have started doing the comic but nothing has been done yet. Just because Boom lost their contract with Disney doesn't mean people have lost interest in Disney comics...).

anywho...@judasnixon: @GothamRed: @SavageDragon: thanks for voting!

two things though: PLEASE please, please add appearances to the characters you are listing here (character name - series name # issue number) and issue numbers. Just something which makes compiling easier so I don't have to say, "now they voted for Wonder Woman. Now I know WW was WAY better than JL so they must be voting for WW." that would be an assumsion...

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#8 Posted by Yai_Inn (352 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Shadowman 3

2nd FF 3

3rd New Avengers 2

Best Interior Artwork

1st Avengers 3

2nd Savage Wolverine 1

3rd Uncanny X-Force 1

Best Cover Artwork

1st X-Factor 250

2nd Gambit 7

3rd XO Manowar 9

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st FF 3

2nd Superior Spider-Man 2

3rd Dare Devil: End of Days

Favorite DC Comic

1st Justice League Dark 16

2nd Batman 16

3rd Animal Man 16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Shadowman 3

2nd TMNT: Secret history of the Foot Clan 2

3rd XO Manowar 9

Most Underrated Comic

1st Avengers Arena 3

2nd Iron Man 5

3rd Deadpool Killustrated 1

^ not so much under-rated as much as over-hated

Favorite Male Hero

1st Spider-Ock - Superior Spider-Man 2

2nd The Thing - F4 3

3rd Hulk - Indestructible Hulk 3

Favorite Female Hero

1st Katy Perry or Darla w.e. they're calling her - FF 3

2nd Shanna - Savage Wolverine 1

3rd Katie Kate - Hawkeye 7

Favorite Male Villain

1st Commander Trill - XO Manowar 9

2nd Yancy Street Gang - FF 3

3rd James Jr. - Batgirl 16

honorable mentions: Stilt Man (Dare Devil) and Vulko (Aquaman)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Black Swan - New Avengers 2

2nd Spiral - Uncanny X-Force 1

3rd ... that chick from Cable and the X-Force I guess..

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

Throne of Atlantis

#9 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yai_Inn: thanks for voting

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#10 Posted by GothamRed (2562 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: I fixed mine to include issue numbers

#11 Edited by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Brian K Vaughan - Saga 9

2nd Justin Jordan - Shadowman 3

3rd Christopher Yost Scarlet Spider 13 & Avenging Spider-Man 16

Best Interior Artwork

1st Paco Medina - Avenging Spider-Man 16

2nd Michael Walsh - Comeback 3

3rd Fiona Staples - Saga 9

Best Cover Artwork

1st Paolo Rivera - Avenging Spider-Man 16

2nd Michael Walsh - Saga 9

3rd Kris Anka - Age of Apocalypse 11

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Avenging Spider-Man 16

2nd Superior Spider-Man 2

3rd Ultimate Spider-Man 19

Favorite DC Comic

1st Flash 16

2nd Batman 16

3rd Swamp Thing 16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Saga 9

2nd Comeback 3

3rd Shadowman 3

Most Underrated Comic

1st Comeback 3

2nd Age of Apocalypse 11 Series is getting cancelled cuz you people have no taste >:(

3rd I Vampire 16 Series is also getting cancelled >:(

Favorite Male Hero

1st Spider-Ock - Superior Spider-Man 1 & 2 Avenging Spider-Man 16

2nd The Will - Saga 9

3rd Flash - Flash 16

Favorite Female Hero

1st Ms. Thing - FF 3

2nd Katie Kate - Hawkeye 7

3rd Alyssa - Shadowman 3

Favorite Male Villain

1st Joker - Batman 16

2nd Gorilla Grodd - Flash 16

3rd Steppenwolf - Earth 2 8

Favorite Female Villain

1st Fury - Earth 2 8

2nd Black Swan - New Avengers 2

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st Gorilla Warfare

2nd Death of the Family

3rd Rotworld

#12 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I've finally picked up enough comics to warrant a vote, so:

Best Writing

1st Dan Slott - Superior Spider-Man #1

2nd Jonathan Hickman - Avengers #3

3rd Mark Waid - Indestructible Hulk #3

Best Interior Artwork

1st Kenneth Rocafort - Superman #16

2nd Jerome Opena - Avengers #3

3rd Ryan Stegman - Superior Spider-Man #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st Stuart Immonen - All-New X-Men #6

2nd Tradd Moore - Deadpool #4

3rd Michael Del Mundo - Deadpool Killustrated #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Superior Spider-Man #1

2nd Avengers #3

3rd Indestructible Hulk #3

Favorite DC Comic

1st Superman #15

2nd Justice League #16

3rd Injustice: Gods Among Us #3

Favorite Male Hero

1st Hulk - Indestructible Hulk #3

2nd Superman - Superman #15

3rd Hyperion - Avengers #3

Favorite Female Hero

1st Captain Universe - Avengers #3

2nd Wonder Woman - Superman #16

3rd Kitty Pryde - All-New X-Men #6

Favorite Male Villain

1st Zombie Lincoln - Deadpool #4

2nd Ex Nihilo - Avengers #3

3rd H'el - Superman #16

Favorite Female Villain

1st Abyss - Avengers #3

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st H'el on Earth - Superman/Superboy/Supergirl

2nd Throne of Atlantis - Justice League/Aquaman

#13 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@GothamRed: thanks :)

@guttridgeb: @JairamGanpat: and thanks for voting :D

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#14 Edited by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Batman #16

2nd Indestructible Hulk #3

3rd Batman Incorporated #6

Best Interior Artwork

1st All new X-men #5

2nd Avengers #3

3rd Swamp Thing #16

Best Cover Artwork

1st All new X-men #5

2nd Batman incorporated #6

3rd Young Avengers #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st All new x-men #5

2nd Indestructible Hulk #3

3rd Young Avengers #1

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman #16

2nd Swamp Thing #16

3rd Batman Incorporated #6

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Saga #9

2nd Shadowman #3

3rd-

Most Underrated Comic

1st Detective comics #16

2nd I, Vampire #16

3rd winter Solider #14

Favorite Male Hero

1st Swamp Thing

2nd Batman (Batman)

3rd Captain America (Avengers)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman (Own series)

2nd Captain Marvel (Ms Marvel) (Avengers)

3rd Mera (Aquaman)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Joker (Batman)

2nd Anton Arcane (Swamp Thing)

3rd Steppen Wolf (Earth 2)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Fury Earth 2

2nd Black Swam New Avengers

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st Death of the Family

2nd Rotworld

3rd Throne of Atlantis

#15 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@broo1232: thanks for voting :D

Remember to include where the characters you are voting for appeared since characters like Joker, Wonder Woman and Mera appeared in more than one series this month. I can assume which series you read them from, but I don't like to assume...

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#16 Posted by namtabmi (99 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Nightwing 16

2nd Batman 16

3rd Flash 16

Best Interior Artwork

1st Teen Titans 16

2nd Superman 16

3rd Batman 16

Best Cover Artwork

1st Teen Titans 16

2nd Red Hood and the Outlaws 16

3rd

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite DC Comic

1st Nightwing 16

2nd Teen Titans 16

3rd

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st

2nd

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Hero

1st Red Hood - Teen Titans 16

2nd Batman - Batman 16

3rd

Favorite Female Hero

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

1st Joker - Nightwing 16

2nd

3rd

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st Death of the Family (Solid reads from B&R, Nightwing and Teen Titans made DotF exceptional this month)

2nd Gorilla Warfare (? - Current Flash story arc is pretty badass)

3rd

#17 Posted by wmwadeii (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Saga

2nd Walking Dead

3rd Wolverine and the Xmen

Best Interior Artwork

1st Wolverine and the Xmen

2nd All New Xmen

3rd Superior Spider-man

Best Cover Artwork

1st Superior Spider-man (Campbell & Young)

2nd New Avengers

3rd Deadpool Killistrated

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Wolverine and the Xmen

2nd Superior Spider-Man

3rd Cable & X-Force

Favorite DC Comic

1st Teen Titans

2nd Detective Comics

3rd Team 7

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Walking Dead

2nd Saga

3rd Judge Dredd

Most Underrated Comic

1st TF: Robots in Disguise/TF: More Than Meets the Eye

2nd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

3rd G.I. Joe/Cobra/Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow

Favorite Male Hero

1st Gambit (Self Titled)

2nd Red Robin (Teen Titans)

3rd Spider-Man (Superior Spider-man)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Domino (Cable & X-Force)

2nd Red She-Hulk (Self Titled)

3rd Fairchild (Ravagers)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Foot Clan (TMNT: Foot Clan)

2nd Joker (Bat Books)

3rd Scorponok (Regeneration One)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Spiral (Uncanny X-Force)

2nd Mystique (All New X-Men)

3rd Catwoman (Self Titled)

#18 Posted by ME24601 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st: Saga #9 by Brian K Vaughan

2nd: Young Avengers #1 by Kieron Gillen

3rd: New Avengers #2 by Jonathan Hickman

Best Interior Artwork

1st: Saga #9 by Fiona Staples

2nd: Batwoman #16 by JH Williams, III

3rd: Avengers #2

Best Cover Artwork

1st: Batwoman #16 by JH Williams, III

2nd: Saga #9 by Fiona Staples

3rd: Talon #4 by Guillem March

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st: Young Avengers #1 by Kieron Gillen

2nd: New Avengers #2 by Jonathan Hickman

3rd: X-Men Legacy #4 by Simon Spurrier

Favorite DC Comic

1st: Batman and Robin Annual #1 by Peter Tomasi

2nd: Batman #16 by Scott Snyder

3rd: Justice League Dark #16 by Jeff Lemire

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st: Saga by Brian K Vaughan

2nd: Bedlam by Nick Spencer

3rd: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

Most Underrated Comic

1st: I, Vampire by Joshua Fialkov

2nd: X-Men Legacy by Simon Spurrier

3rd: nil

Favorite Male Hero

1st: Batman in, in Batman #19 by Scott Snyder, and Detective Comics #19 by John Layman

2nd: Damian Wayne, in Batman and Robin Annual #1 by Peter Tomasi

3rd: The Will, in Saga #9 by Brian K Vaughan

Favorite Female Hero

1st: Kate Bishop in Hawkeye #7 by Matt Fraction

2nd: Princess Amethyst in Sword of Sorcery #4 by Christy Marx

3rd: Batwoman in Batwoman #16 by Haden Blackman and JH Williams, III

Favorite Male Villain

1st: The Joker, in Death of the Family

2nd: Anton Arcane in Rotworld

3rd: The God Butcher in Thor: God of Thunder

Favorite Female Villain

I didn't read anything this month with a good female villain in it...

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you bythe community!

1st: Death of the Family by most Bat-Family Writers

2nd: Throne of Atlantis by Geoff Johns

3rd: Rotworld by Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder

#19 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@namtabmi: @ME24601: @wmwadeii: thanks for voting guys :D

10 voters! and we have several days left so I suspect we'll be able to get around twice that...plus I will vote...

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#20 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6134 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Batwoman #16

2nd FF #3

3rd Avengers Assemble #11

Best Interior Artwork

1st Batwoman #16

2nd Avengers Assemble #11

3rd FF #3

Best Cover Artwork

1st Batwoman #16

2nd Avengers #3

3rd Captain Marvel #9

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st FF #3

2nd Avengers Assemble #11

3rd Avengers #3

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batwoman #16

2nd Justice League Dark #15

3rd Catwoman #16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Hellblazer #299

2nd

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st Avengers Assemble #11

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Hero

1st Hyperion(Avengers #3)

2nd Human Torch(FF #3)

3rd Ant Man(FF #3)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Batwoman(Batwoman #16)

2nd Captain Marvel(Avengers Assemble #11)

3rd Zatanna(Justice League Dark #15)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Doom, The Annihilating Conqueror(FF #3)

2nd The Hook (Batwoman #16)

3rd Ex Nihilo(Avengers #3)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Medusa (Batwoman #16)

2nd Abyss (Avengers #3)

3rd Silver Banshee One (Ame-Comi Girls #4)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st Batwoman: Worlds' Finest.

2nd Justice League Dark: The Death Of Magic.

3rd Hellblazer: Death And Cigarettes.

That was quite difficult choosing for each category, so either I'm not reading enough comics, or this month has been difficult to categorise. I suppose I'll be able to compare if I vote next month though. :)

#21 Edited by sithfrog (909 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Christos Gage (Angel & Faith)

2nd Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers)

3rd Jonathan Hickman (New Avengers)

Best Interior Artwork

1st Rebekah Isaacs (Angel & Faith)

2nd Steve Epting (New Avengers)

3rd Brian Ching (Willow: Wonderland)

Best Cover Artwork

1st Superior Spider- Man #1

2nd Red Hood and the Outlaws #16

3rd Deadpool Killustrated

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st New Avengers

2nd Uncanny Avengers

3rd Thunderbolts

Favorite DC Comic

(sorry, I don't read any other DC currently)

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Angel & Faith

2nd Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9

3rd Willow: Wonderland

Most Underrated Comic

1st Angel & Faith

2nd Thunderbolts

3rd Dark Avengers

Favorite Male Hero

1st Captain America

2nd Venom

3rd Hawkeye

Favorite Female Hero

1st Carol Danvers

2nd Black Widow

3rd Faith

Favorite Male Villain

1st Red Skull (Uncanny Avengers)

2nd Eyghon (Angel & Faith)

3rd Joker (I may not be reading DC, but the Joker demands respect, especially as he's cutting a swath through the Bat Family books)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Black Swan (New Avengers)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st Death and Consequences (Angel & Faith)

2nd Thunderbolts

3rd New Avengers (Memento Mori)

Thanks for putting all the time and effort into this project!

#22 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: yeah, sometimes it is harder to vote than other months. thanks for voting!

@sithfrog: thanks for voting!

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#23 Posted by usabfb (58 posts) - - Show Bio

BEST WRITING

1. Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire)

2. Matt Fraction (Hawkeye)

3. Jonathon Hickman (Avengers, New Avengers)

Best Interior Artwork

1. Greg Capullo (Batman)

2. Guillem March (Talon)

3. Klaus Janson (Daredevil: End of Days)

Best Cover Artwork

1. New Avengers #2

2. American Vampire #34

3. Star Wars #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1. Hawkeye

2. X-Men Legacy

3. Thor: God of Thunder

Favorite DC Comic

1. Batman

2. Justice League

3. Swamp Thing

Favorite Non-Marvel Or DC Comic

1. Saga

2. Fatale

3. Star Wars

Most Underrated Comic

1. Avengers Arena #3 (really, the whole series)

2. Captain America #3

3. Uncanny Avengers #3

Favorite Male Hero

1. Thor (Thor: God of Thunder, Uncanny Avengers, Avengers, Punisher: War Zone)

2. Batman (Batman)

3. The Will (Saga)

Favorite Female Hero

1. Psylocke (Uncanny X-Force)

2. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman)

3. Man-Bat Barbara Gordon (Swamp Thing #16)

Favorite Male Villain

1. Joker (Batman)

2. The God Butcher (Thor: God of Thunder)

3. Felix Harmon (Talon)

Favorite Female Villain

1. Talia al-Ghul (Batman Incorporated)

2. Abyss (Avengers)

3. Black Swan (New Avengers)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc

1. Death of the Family (Batman)

2. The God Butcher (Thor: God of Thunder)

3. Rotworld (Both Swamp Thing and Animal Man)

#24 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@usabfb: thanks for voting :D

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#25 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

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Voting Ballot

Best Writing

Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Batman Beyond Unlimited #11/12

Flash #15/16

Best Interior Artwork

Flash #15/16

Wonder Woman #16

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Best Cover Artwork

Batman #16

Wonder Woman #16

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Gambit #8

Favorite DC Comic

Batman Beyond Unlimited #11/12

Flash #15/16

Batman #16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Most Underrated Comic

Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Batman Beyond Unlimited #11/12

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Favorite Male Hero

John Steed - Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Barry Allen - Flash #15/16

Simon Baz – Green Lantern #16

Favorite Female Hero

Emma Peel - Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman #16

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

Joker – Batman #16

The Joker King - Batman Beyond Unlimited #11/12

Gorilla Grodd - Flash #15/16

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

10,000 Clowns

Gorilla Warfare

Death of the Family

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#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32848 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Jon_Anon do good?

Best Writing

1st Ed Brubaker (Fatale)

2nd Brian K Vaughan (Saga)

3rd Joshua Dysart (Harbinger)

Best Interior Artwork

1st Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9

2nd Saga #9

3rd The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9

2nd Fatale #9

3rd Saga #9

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Fantastic Four #3

2nd Uncanny X-Force #1

3rd Hawkeye #7

Favorite DC Comic

1st Aquaman #16

2nd All Star Western #15

3rd Earth 2

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Fatale #9

2nd Saga #9

3rd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets Of the Foot Clan #2

Most Underrated Comic

1st Fatale #9

2nd Harbinger #8

3rd Conan The Barbarian #12

Favorite Male Hero

1st Flash Gordon (Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #9)

2nd Conan (Conan the Barbarian #12)

3rd Pete Stanchek (Harbinger #8)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Josephine (Fatale #11)

2nd Belit Queen of the Black Coast (Conan the Barbarian #12)

3rd Faith (Harbinger #8)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Ming the Merciless

2nd Harada (Harbinger #8)

3rd The Foot (TMNT Secrets of the Foot #2)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Livewire (Harbinger #8)

2nd Princess Aura (Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #8)

3nd Spiral (Uncanny X-Force #1)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st Harbinger Wars

2nd Conan the Barbarian: The Death

3rd Saga: Chapter Nine

#27 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: looks good to me. thanks for voting :)

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#28 Edited by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st New Avengers #2

2nd Hawkeye #7

3rd Batman #16

Best Interior Artwork

1st FF #3

2nd The Flash #16

3rd Captain Marvel #9

Best Cover Artwork

1st X-Men Legacy #5

2nd Hawkeye #7

3rd Invincible #100

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st All New X-Men #5/6

2nd Daredevil #22

3rd FF #3

Favorite DC Comic

1st Aquaman #16

2nd Justice League Dark #16

3rd Animal Man #16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Manhattan Projects #8

2nd Sweet Tooth #40 (even though it ended, last issue came out in January)

3rd Chew #31

Most Underrated Comic

1st X-Men Legacy #5

2nd Captain Marvel #9

3rd Great Pacific #3

Favorite Male Hero

1st Daredevil - Daredevil #22

2nd Aquaman - Aquaman #16

3rd Doc Ock Spider-Man - Superior Spider-men #2

Favorite Female Hero

1st Zatanna

2nd Batgirl

3rd Captain Marvel

Favorite Male Villain

1st Gorr the God Butcher (Thor God of Thunder)

2nd Ocean Master - Aquaman #16

3rd Dinosaurus - Invincible #100

Favorite Female Villain

1st Abyss (New Avengers)

2nd Spiral (Uncanny X-Force)

3rd Mystique (All New X-Men)

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st Reservation X (Ultimate Comics X-Men)

2nd Rotworld

3rd Death of the Family

#29 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@RawrImADragon: thanks for voting!

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#30 Posted by cyberchop979 (451 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st BKV- Saga #9

2nd Matt Fraction Hawkeye #7

3rd Peter Tomasi- Batman and Robin Annual #1

Best Interior Artwork

1st FF #3

2nd Saga #9

3rd Batwoman #16

Best Cover Artwork

1st FF # 3

2nd Saga #9

3rd Batwoman #16

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st All-New X-Men #6

2nd FF #3

3rd Thor God of Thunder #4

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman #16

2nd Wonder Woman #16

3rd Earth 2 #8

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st Saga #9

2nd Walking Dead #106

3rd Revival #6

Most Underrated Comic

1st X-Factor #250

2nd Captain Marvel #9

3rd Revival #6

Favorite Male Hero

1st Batman

2nd Damian Wayne

3rd Flash

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman

2nd Ms. Thing

3rd Kate Bishop

Favorite Male Villain

1st Joker

2nd Ex Nihilo

3rd Gorr the God Butcher

Favorite Female Villain

1st Spiral

2nd Fury

3rd Catwoman

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st Death of the Family

2nd The God Butcher

3rd Throne of Atlantis

#31 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberchop979: thanks for voting!

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#32 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

I nominate the Batman and Robin Annual for everything.

I just loved that issue.

#33 Posted by VictorVonDoom_1 (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st Dan Slott - Superior Spider-Man #2

2nd Jonathan Hickman - Avengers #3

3rd Bendis - All New X-Men #6

Best Interior Artwork

1st Jerome Opena - Avengers #3

2nd Aja - Hawkeye #7

3rd Ryan Stegman - Superior Spider-Man #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st Stuart Immonen - All-New X-Men #6

2nd Tradd Moore - Deadpool #4

3rd Michael Del Mundo - Deadpool Killustrated #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Superior Spider-Man #2

2nd Avengers #3

3rd All New X-Men #6

Favorite DC Comic

1st Superman #15

2nd Justice League #16

3rd Wonder Woman #16

Favorite Male Hero

1st Captain America - Avengers #3

2nd Spider-Man - SSM #2

3rd Raphael - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #2

Favorite Female Hero

1st Captain Universe - Avengers #3

2nd Wonder Woman - Superman #16

3rd Kitty Pryde - All-New X-Men #6

Favorite Male Villain

1st Zombie Lincoln - Deadpool #4

2nd Red Skull - Uncanny Avengers #3

3rd Madder Red - Bedlam #3

Favorite Female Villain

1st Abyss - Avengers #3

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st God Butcher - Thor: GOT #4

2nd Throne of Atlantis - Justice League/Aquaman

#34 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@VictorVonDoom_1: thanks for voting!

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#35 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (6116 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st. Punisher Warzone #4

2nd. Hawkeye #7

3rd. All-New Xmen #6

Best Interior Artwork

1st. Batwoman #16

2nd. Avengers #2 & #3

3rd. Saga #9

Best Cover Artwork

1st.Hawkeye #7

2nd. Batwoman #16

3rd. All New X-men #5

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st. Hawkeye #7

2nd. Punisher Warzone#4

3rd.All New Xmen #5 & #6

Favorite DC Comic

1st. Swamp Thing #16

2nd. Green Lantern #16

3rd. Batman #16

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st. Saga #9

2nd. Walking Dead #106

3rd. Clone #3

Most Underrated Comic

1st. Deathstroke #16

2nd. Punisher Warzone #4

3rd. Clone #3

Favorite Male Hero

1st. Clint Barton (Hawkeye#7)

2nd. Simon Baz (Green Lantern #16)

3rd. Frank Castle (Punisher Warzone#4)

Favorite Female Hero

1st. Jean Grey (All-New Xmen #5)

2nd. Kate Kane (Batwoman #16)

3rd. Kate Bishop ( Hawkeye #7)

Favorite Male Villain

1st. Joker (Batman #16)

2nd Neegan (Walking Dead #106)

3rd. Arcane (Swamp Thing #16)

Favorite Female Villain

1st. Hurricane Sandy ( Hawkeye #7)

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st. Death of the Family

2nd. Rotworld

3rd. Punisher Warzone

(Please God Don't let Batman win everything again!)

#36 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh said:

(Please God Don't let Batman win everything again!)

We'll see...

I had a terrible thought just now: what if we (ignoring the legal issues and all the differences) created Image Amalagram (a publisher which publishes DC comics, Marvel Comics and Image comics). I know it would be a terrible expensive idea to combine all 3 universes multiverses into one (without fusing characters like the original Amalagram), but hear me out...

THEN, since Batman the comic book series would be published by Image comics, DC comics and Marvel comics (even under one label), Batman (the character) would have the possiblity to win:

  • Best Writing
  • Best Interior Artwork
  • Best Cover Artwork
  • Favorite Marvel Comic (Image Amalagram)
  • Favorite DC Comic
  • Favorite Indie Comic (Image Amalagram...side note: forgot to change the category to this...next month I will...)
  • Most Underrated Comic
  • Favorite Male Hero
  • Favorite Female Hero (in Batman the comic we would include that universe where the genders were reversed so we would the non-Kate Batwoman as the winner of this catagory)
  • Favorite Male Villain (We could just have Owlman or Bazarro Batman or one of the other evil incarations of Batman win this...)
  • Favorite Female Villain (If there is a gender reversed universe, then there must be a mirror gender reversed universe -- say that 10 times fast!-- then that means instead of Owlman we would nominate Owlwoman for this catagory)
  • Wild Card: Best Batcostume

Then Batman could win all the categories! :D

I'm sorry...I had WAY too much fun thinking about that...what was I going to say? oh right! Thanks for voting :P

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#37 Edited by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Writing

1st - Mateus Santolouco - TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

2nd - Geoff Johns - Justice League #16

3rd - Mark Waid - Indestructible Hulk #3

Best Interior Artwork

1st - Ivan Reis - Justice League #16

2nd - Doug Mahnke - Green Lantern #16

3rd - Mateus Santolouco - TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st - Ivan Reis & Joe Prado - Justice League #16

2nd - Doug Mahnke - Green Lantern #16

3rd - Tradd Moore - Deadpool #4

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st - The Avengers

2nd - Indestructible Hulk

3rd - Captain America

Favorite DC Comic

1st - Aquaman

2nd - Justice League

3rd - Green Lantern

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st - TMNT

2nd - Great Pacific

3rd - Invincible

Most Underrated Comic

1st - TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

2nd - Captain Marvel #9

3rd - Deathstroke #16

Favorite Male Hero

1st - Captain America

2nd - Hulk

3rd - Spider-Ock

Favorite Female Hero

1st - Mera

2nd - Captain Universe

3rd - Wonder Woman

Favorite Male Villain

1st - Ocean Master

2nd - The Joker

3rd - Zombie Lincoln

Favorite Female Villain

1st - Hurricane Sandy

2nd - Black Swan

3rd - Spiral

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

-Note: this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of last month’s Wild Card winner. This month's category brought to you by the community!

1st - Throne of Atlantis

2nd - Death of the Family

3rd - Rise of the Third Army

#38 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini: thanks for voting!

I love saying this...20!

One more day to vote! (unless I feel like extending this, but we'll see this time tomorrow...)

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#39 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Poet said:

@MadeinBangladesh said:

(Please God Don't let Batman win everything again!)

[...]

  • Wild Card: Best Batcostume

Then Batman could win all the categories! :D

I'm sorry...I had WAY too much fun thinking about that...what was I going to say? oh right! Thanks for voting :P

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Hahaha! I like that category! Alternatively it could be just Best Costume... could be an interesting Wild Card, too.
 
"Batman always wins!" - When starting the Best of the Month post, you could mention something like "If you do not know (m)any non-DC comics, feel free to vote for Batman instead!" in your intro. You do want to encourage users to leave their votes, right? Even those users who don't know better. I'm thinking of Emperor Joker -- hehe!
#40 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@DonFelipe: I'm hesitant to mention that I don't decide the wild cards...the voters of the winner does...which makes me really really scared after all this. I mean I do have to approve it, but now that I think about it that is a lot of power

Really surprising when I asked for suggestions back in November/October I didn't get weirder nominations...Even I can think of a few which would work...

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#41 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Poet said:

@DonFelipe: I'm hesitant to mention that I don't decide the wild cards...the voters of the winner does...which makes me really really scared after all this. I mean I do have to approve it, but now that I think about it that is a lot of power

Really surprising when I asked for suggestions back in November/October I didn't get weirder nominations...Even I can think of a few which would work...

I didn't mean to add another nomination for the wild cards. I was just saying... 
You're right, most of the nominated wild cards are quite lame (including my ones). Next year I'll come up with more exciting stuff like Worst Facial Expression or Most Unusual Mode of Transportation. 
 
Well, I should stop leaving stupid comments and get to the voting part. I'm working on it.
#42 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally!
Note: None of my votes is for Batman and Death of the Family.
 
Best Writing

1st - Saga #9 (Image) by Brian K. Vaughan

2nd - Thor, God of Thunder #4 (Marvel) by Jason Aaron

3rd - The End Times of Bram & Ben (Image) by James Asmus

Best Interior Artwork

1st - Saga #9 (Image) by Fiona Staples

2nd - Shadowman #2 (Valiant) by Patrick Zircher

3rd - Ghost #3 (Dark Horse) by Phil Noto

Best Cover Artwork
The (sexy) Stalk and bloody Sif are killing it!

1st - Saga #9 (Image) by Fiona Staples

2nd - Journey into Mystery #648 (Marvel) by Jeff Dekal

3rd - The High Ways #1 (IDW) by John Byrne

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st - Thor, God of Thunder #4

2nd - New Avengers #2

3rd - Deadpool: Killustrated #1

Favorite DC Comic

1st - Wonder Woman #16

2nd - Animal Man #16

3rd -  All-Star Western #16
 
Close 4th: Frankenstein #16 (R.I.P... uhm!)

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic (Dynamite, Image, Vertigo Boom! IDW, etc.)

1st - Saga #9 (Image)

2nd - Shadowman (Valiant)

3rd - Nowhere Men (Image)

Most Underrated Comic

1st - The Massive (Dark Horse)

2nd - Nowhere Men (Image)

3rd - Saga #9 (it's such an amazing issue!)

Favorite Male Hero

1st - Shadowman

2nd - The Will (Saga #9, Image)

3rd - Fillmore Press (Bedlam #3, Image) 

Favorite Female Hero
Not even a spot left for Wonder Woman this month.

1st - The Stalk (Saga #9, Image) R.I.P

2nd - Slave Girl (Saga #9, Image)

3rd - Sif (Marvel) ... just because of this awesome cover!

Favorite Male Villain

1st - Gorr, The God Butcher (Thor, God of Thunder #4, Marvel)

2nd - Jake Niman aka Johnny Nightmare (Punisher: Nightmare #5, Marvel)

3rd - Madder Red (Bedlam #3, Image)

Favorite Female Villain

1st - Mama Sun (Saga #9, Image)

2nd - The Black Swan (New Avengers #2, Marvel)

3rd - Medusa (Batwoman #16, DC) ... there it is, my only vote for the Bat Family but Medusa isn't really a member of the family so I'm good.
 
Close 4th - Constance, the sexy nurse from All-Star Western #16 (DC). She really shouldn't have said "miserable, ungrateful, selfish bastard" to Jonah Hex in the end.

Wild Card: Best Story Arc of the Month

1st - The Rotworld by Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder

2nd - Punisher: Nightmare by Scott Gimple

3rd - Gorilla Warfare by Manapul & Buccellatto (or so), because I can't vote for that Caped Crusader guy.

Personal Wild Cards:

Favorite Villain Team (straight outta Mars Attacks Zombies vs Robots):

1st - Robots

2nd - Martians

3rd - Zombies

Last not least, the Kiss of the Month aka Most Amazing Dream of Month:
(Note: This kiss is the romantic part in the middle of the dream)
Pure Bliss: The Will & The Stalk kissing (Saga #9, Image)

Done!

#43 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

@DonFelipe: thanks for voting!

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#44 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting will end tommorow morning...I'll say around 7:30ish EST.

The result will be posted soon after...

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