Posted by flazam (2501 posts) 9 months, 21 days ago

Poll: Favorite Comic company aside Marvel or DC? (54 votes)

Valiant (Archer & Armstrong, X-O Manwar,Unity,Bloodshot,Shadowman) 19%
Image (Invincible,Walking Dead, Black Science) 52%
IDW (TMNT,Transformers,Doctor Who) 6%
Dark Horse (Hellboy,Star Wars Comics,Abe Sapien) 17%
Dynamite (Green Hornet,Masks,The Spider,The Shadow) 0%
Archie Comics (Archie) 2%
Other (Excluding Manga or Anime) 6%

I put some of the most well known or currently popular titles tell me if I have made a mistake or missed a company

#1 Posted by flazam (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta Say Valiant, It was tough though I was tempted to say Image.

I really like Bloodshot and X-O Manwar so......

#2 Posted by sagejonathan (1996 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant!

#3 Posted by Wolverine08 (43677 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW. TMNT and Samurai Jack for the win!

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#4 Posted by Xwraith (19368 posts) - - Show Bio

I was going to say Valiant, but TMNT is my favorite book not from the Big Two.

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#5 Posted by flazam (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

valiant is tanking

#6 Edited by Riding Ghost (57 posts) - - Show Bio

EC all the way! Nothing beats the classics.

#7 Edited by Fallschirmjager (18418 posts) - - Show Bio

Image and Valiant

Better than DC and Marvel.

#8 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy Image but Dark Horse deserves a mention as well considering Conan under Wood's pen is (soon to be was with the last issue coming up fast) one of my favourite books of last year.

It's great seeing these companies getting some recognition.

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

Fantagraphics \m/
Not sure why you excluded anime since it's animation...
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#10 Posted by FearTheLiving (3561 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering I've only read Walking Dead and Orc Stain outside of the big two I have to go with Image.

#11 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5947 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely going with Image! Invincible, Saga and Chew were amazing!

#12 Edited by laidblack (1297 posts) - - Show Bio

Since you excluded manga companies, I'll vote for Image.

#13 Edited by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

Image deserves to be winning but MetH voted for Valiant.

-ABstract4$$#073-

#14 Posted by laidblack (1297 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantagraphics \m/
Not sure why you excluded anime since it's animation...
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I think he just wanted to be really diligent in making sure no manga company is in this, but it's kinda funny since Dark Horse publishes quite a few mangas.

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

Image

#16 Posted by JeanRalphio (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

Once again,Doc Solar goes unnoticed.

#17 Edited by nintendork666 (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Horse.

They got my Buffy, my Angel, and my Ghost.

Take my money. Please, take it.

#18 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22214 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted valiant cause I know it needs votes. Image is up their

#19 Posted by JairamGanpat (957 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Image because It has the largest share of my pull list and my trade wait list. Mind MGMT from Dark Horse is Probably my favorite book right now though.

#20 Posted by Cap10nate (2452 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeanralphio: are you talking about the Valiant character? He hasn't been in a book in 15+ years and was only mildly popular at a small publisher back then. I bet most people on this site have never seen him in a book.

I voted Valiant. I enjoy all their titles. Image is right up there for me and everything I read from them is top notch.

#21 Edited by JeanRalphio (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeanralphio: are you talking about the Valiant character? He hasn't been in a book in 15+ years and was only mildly popular at a small publisher back then. I bet most people on this site have never seen him in a book.

I voted Valiant. I enjoy all their titles. Image is right up there for me and everything I read from them is top notch.

Technically Dr.Solar is a Gold Key Comics character from the 60s and Dark Horse recently rebooted him,but yeah that guy.

#22 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

Image, Invincible is just so good.

#23 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the variety and sometimes ingenuity of Image. I love Valiant too, of course, but it's just a little less varied and more similar to already seen stuff.

#24 Posted by IrishX (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Horse - Everything Mignola does is golden.

#25 Posted by Deadgod (1500 posts) - - Show Bio

Dynamite , love The Boys & Pulp fiction heroes

#26 Posted by Khan_Noonien_Singh (514 posts) - - Show Bio

Image by a landslide but I like all the other listed publishers too. They all bring something I like to read.

#28 Posted by Khan_Noonien_Singh (514 posts) - - Show Bio

@flazam: Probably should edit Dark Horse though. They don't get to publish Star Wars anymore.

#29 Posted by GeekyEverAfter (353 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW FO SHO

#30 Posted by silent_bomber (1830 posts) - - Show Bio

Rebellion (IPC/Fleetway) is my favourite by a mile (Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante, ABC Warriors, Kingdom etc etc).

I've read decent amounts of Dark Horse, its not really my thing but its ok

IDW are pretty much a faceless licensing corporation as far as I'm concerned, they don't have their own world/mythos.

I haven't read enough of Image to comment, but what I've read makes me think that they would be at the top 2nd only to Rebellion.

#31 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8238 posts) - - Show Bio

Image or IDW.

#32 Posted by Catsnlynne (1039 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Dark Horse because I read Captain Midnight, but I also like The Black Bat.

#33 Edited by judasnixon (6653 posts) - - Show Bio

#34 Posted by fables87 (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

Image for me and a better future (Morning Glories joke hardy-har-har)

#35 Posted by Manchine (4184 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible is my favorite comic by far so its an easy Image.

#36 Posted by COINRETURNSLOT (1052 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Horse! (Buffy ftw)

#37 Posted by Transformers1024 (2370 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta say that I'm a bot surprised that Image is in the lead. This place is packed with Valiant fans so I was expecting that to be in the lead.

But yea, I voted for Image! Love their books so much. I prefer them over Marvel of DC any day of the week. The Walking Dead, Saga, Chew, Invincible, Ten Grand, Spawn.

Also Vertigo! I don't care that their just a spawn off from DC. Their books are miles ahead than DC (IMO).

#38 Edited by explodingpineapple (837 posts) - - Show Bio

But TMNT...

#39 Posted by Transformers1024 (2370 posts) - - Show Bio

How did Archie get a vote? Also, why does everyone like IDW so much? They just make comic books about cartoons and TV shows.