Best of the Month (Dec 2013)

Hope you all are having a good holiday! We are extending this edition by a week so that I will have time to calculate Comic Vine 2013 Comic Awards and Community Recognition (vote if you haven't already!) and so you can get your comics if you are like me and you are traveling!

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

  • PLEASE stay with the below guidelines. Voting is ONLY for comics published THIS month (meaning December 2013)

Voting Ends: January 8th, 2014

Until this thread is locked you can post or edit your votes. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :)

To see the past results of this community poll check out: Best of the Month Poll Archive

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Best Cover Artwork

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Best Interior Artwork

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite DC Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Most Underrated Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. ComicBookTitle
  2. ComicBookTitle
  3. ComicBookTitle
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Posted by MannEffest

Once I get to the shop tomorrow I will certainly add my thoughts! :D

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

still a week left so yeah

Edited by scouts1998

Best Writing

  1. Green Arrow #26

  2. Swamp Thing #26

  3. Action Comics #26

Best Cover Artwork (next month, everyone put sex criminals #1 4th Printing cover!!!, it come out on the 8th of January)

  1. Forever Evil #4 (Aaron Kuder variant)

  2. Batman #26

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Trillium #5

  2. Green Arrow #26

  3. Action Comics #26

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Deadpool #21

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Action Comics #26

  2. Green Arrow #26

  3. Forever Evil #4

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. The Wake #5

  2. Trillium #5

  3. Doctor Who Special 2013 #1

Most Underrated Comic

  1. The Wake #5
  2. Doctor Who Special 2013 #1
  3. Trillium #5

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Animal Man - A-Man #26

  2. Superman - Action Comics #26

  3. Green Arrow - GA #26

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Wonder Woman - WW #26

  2. Lee Archer - The Wake #5
  3. Lana Lang - AC #26

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Lex Luthor - Forever Evil #4

  2. Brother Blood - A-man #26

  3. Power Ring - Forever Evil #4

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Strife - WW #26

  2. Superwoman - Forever Evil #4

  3. Atomica - Forever Evil #4

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. Batman
  2. Green Arrow
  3. Swamp Thing

As for next months options for wild card category

- Best sound effect

- Best reference to real life event that have nothing to do with the comic/story

- Best intro or exit by a character

- Best Pun

- Best ad

Edited by kilomac29

Best Writing

  1. Trillium #5
  2. Inhumanity #1
  3. Lazarus #5

Best Cover Artwork

  1. Superior Spider-Man #23
  2. Uncanny Avengers #15
  3. FF #15

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Amazing X-Men #2
  2. Green Arrow #26
  3. Batman #26

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Inhumanity #1
  2. Uncanny Avengers #15
  3. Superior Spider-Man #24

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Batman #26
  2. Forever Evil #4
  3. Justice League #25

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. East of West #8
  2. Lazarus #5
  3. Trillium #5

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Dead Body Road #1
  2. Wonder Woman #26
  3. All New X-Men #20

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Karnak- Inhumanity #1
  2. D. Oswald Heist – Saga #17
  3. Deadpool – Deadpool #21

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Forever Carlyle- Lazarus #5
  2. Nika – Trillium #5
  3. Gwendolyn – Saga #17

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Malekith – Thor: God of Thunder #16
  2. Prince Robot IV- Saga #17
  3. Zod – Superman Wonder Woman #3

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Superwoman- Forever Evil #4
  2. Mali – Nightwing #26
  3. Nol-Anj Green Lantern #26

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

  1. Saga
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. Batman

Posted by The Poet

@scouts1998: @kilomac29: thanks for voting!

Once I get to the shop tomorrow I will certainly add my thoughts! :D

look forward to seeing your votes (especially what you would say for the wild card. That one is the one whose results I will find the most fasinating. Kind of similar to Best Ongoing from the Comic Awards poll, but I don't care too much :P

still a week left so yeah

yeah, we got plenty of time for this. I'm still away on vacation, so I haven't picked up the last few comics from 2013.

What I didn't factor in when I posted the thread is that since next Wednesday is New years day most comic book stores will be releasing the 31st, so I suppose you right we will have one final week of comics...but my end date works either way so I'm happy (plus I won't want to deal with posting this when I start looking over the Awards next week...I might assemble both comics and community votes, but that depends on razz's internet and what I feel like doing...should be interesting)

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Best Writing

  1. Trillium #5

  2. Voice In the Dark #2

  3. Origin II #1

Best Cover Artwork

  1. Locke & Key Alpha #2

  2. Dead Boy Detectives

  3. Origin II #1

Best Interior Artwork

  1. The Private Eye #5

  2. Uncanny X-Men #15

  3. Green Arrow #26

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Wolverine and The X-Men #39

  2. Uncanny X-Men #15

  3. Origin II #1 Favorite DC Comic

  1. Justice League #25

  2. Swamp Thing #26

  3. Batgirl #26

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. A Voice In the Dark #2

  2. Locke & Key Alpha #2

  3. Trillium #5

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Locke & Key Alpha #2

  2. A Voice in the Dark #2

  3. Samurai Jack #3

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Tyler Locke - Locke & Key Alpha #2

  2. Samurai Jack - Samurai Jack #3

  3. Peter Stancheck - Harbinger #19

Favorite Female Hero

1. Zoey Aarons- A Vice in the Dark #2

2. Stargirl - Justice League of America #10

  1. Batgirl - Batgirl #26

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Dodge - Locke & Key Alpha #2

  2. Seeder - Swamp Thing #26

  3. Owlman - Justice League #25

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Mystique - Wolverine and the X-men #39

  2. Superwoman - Justice League #25

  3. Knightfall - Batgirl #26

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

1. Daredevil: End of Days

2. Quantum & Woody

3. Green Arrow

Posted by The Poet

@madeinbangladesh: cool thanks for voting.

I should vote myself...maybe tomorrow. Also need to bother some of our regulars and others I know can vote...

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Posted by EnigmaLantern

Best Writing

  1. Origin II #1

  2. Action Comics #26

  3. Superman Unchained #5

Best Cover Artwork

  1. Origin II #1

  2. Green Arrow #26

  3. Uncanny Avengers #15

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Origin II #1

  2. Superman Unchained #5

  3. Action Comics #26

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Origin II #1

  2. Uncanny Avengers #15

  3. Thor God of Thunder #16

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Action Comics #26

  2. Superman Unchained #5

  3. Green Arrow #26

Favorite Indie Comic

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Action Comics #26

  2. Superman Unchained #5

  3. Origin II #1

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Thor Odinson - Thor God of Thunder #16

  2. Kal El - Action Comics #26

  3. Wolverine - Origin II #1

Favorite Female Hero

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Malekith - Thor God of Thunder #16

Favorite Female Villain

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. Superman Unchained (delays have frustrated me but when it does come out I do highly enjoy the series)
  2. Thor God of Thunder
  3. Green Lantern
Posted by The Poet

@madeinbangladesh: I am curious after actually reading your votes. I see you voted for Samurai Jack #3. I'm curious: what do you think of the series? I never watched the show (and I haven't read the comic), but I am fasinated about hearing perspectives on series

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Posted by The Poet
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Posted by scouts1998

@the_poet When can we expect best of 2013 results?

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

@the_poet said:

@madeinbangladesh: I am curious after actually reading your votes. I see you voted for Samurai Jack #3. I'm curious: what do you think of the series? I never watched the show (and I haven't read the comic), but I am fasinated about hearing perspectives on series

It is a lot like the show. You would have to be fan of the cartoon to really appreciate the comic.

Posted by EnigmaLantern
Posted by The Poet

@the_poet When can we expect best of 2013 results?

a minute after I reply to you. I compiled and have had my blog up ready to publish (even have the callouts for all the voters I'll post as I pin it). Just wanted to wait till things simmered down in the community results (so many notifications at one time I'm sure would drive me insane especially since I like to read what people think).

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Edited by batkevin74

Best Writing: Aquaman

Favorite Marvel Comic: Hawkeye

Favorite DC Comic: Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman

Most Underrated Comic: Aquaman

Favorite Male Hero: Aquaman, Batman, Punisher

Favorite Female Hero: Wonder Woman

Favorite Male Villain: Lex Luthor

Favorite Female Villain: Strife from Wonder Woman

Poet's edited version:

Best Writing

  1. Aquaman #26

Best Cover Artwork

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Best Interior Artwork

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Hawkeye #14

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Aquaman #26

  2. Wonder Woman #26

  3. Batman #26

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Aquaman #26

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Hero

Aquaman - Aquaman #26

Batman - Batman #26

Punisher - __#__

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman #26

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Lex Luthor - ___

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Strife - Wonder Woman #26

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. ComicBookTitle
  2. ComicBookTitle
  3. ComicBookTitle
Posted by The Poet

@batkevin74: ok first off I want to say thanks for voting

second off I need to draw attention to the format I added to your post. This is what I need (otherwise I go insane because your format requires that I input each vote manually when you have 3 (where as now I can copy and past all three in at the same time). It was alright to vote that way in the Awards because we don't want to be specific on which issue/series Joker was the best villain in this year (because he was in so many in 2013), but I like to be more specific since this is the best of the month so we honor the creators and the series they write. And characters some times appear in more than one issue (Lex for example apears in numberious series a month because he's a popular charcter). Plus, I don't like researching (takes more time) and don't read marvel as much (just got into Amazing X-men and I will shortly be reading trades for hawkeye and might get a few other series), so I don't know for example where punisher appeared this month.

Just letting you know

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Posted by MannEffest

Best Writing

  1. Inhumanity #1

  2. Forever Evil #4

  3. Superior Spider-Man #24

Best Cover Artwork

  1. X-Men #8

  2. Inhumanity #1

  3. Superior Spider-Man #23

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Justice League #26

  2. Amazing X-Men #2

  3. Inhumanity #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. Inhumanity #1

  2. Superior Spider-Man #24

  3. Uncanny Avengers #15

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Forever Evil #4

  2. Justice League #26

  3. Harley Quinn #1

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. Quantum and Woody #6

  2. Red Sonja #6

  3. Black Science #2

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Uncanny Avengers #15

  2. Amazing X-Men #2

  3. Red Sonja #6

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Karnak - Inhumanity #1

  2. Lex Luthor - Forever Evil #4

  3. Batman - Forever Evil #4

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Wasp - Uncanny Avengers #15

  2. Red Sonja - Red Sonja #6

  3. Medusa - Inhumanity #1

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Superior Venom (SpOck) - Superior Spider-Man #24

  2. Power Ring - Forever Evil #4

  3. Owlman - Justice League #25

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Eimin - Uncanny Avengers #15

  2. Harley Quinn - Harley Quinn #1

  3. Lady Deathstrike - X-Men #8

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. Aquaman
  2. Superior Spider-Man
  3. Mara
Edited by The Poet
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Posted by MannEffest
Edited by The Poet

@manneffest: I will try to do so!

oh, you know what? You know what I just realized when you got me thinking about "keeping it up"? Once I calculate this edition, I will hosted the Best of the Month poll for 2 years. Well, technically I took the reigns January 2012 and then went back and compiled Dec 2011, but either way...intersting. Credit of course goes to @cosmo111687 who started this Sept 2011 and went until they posted the voting thread for Dec 2011. 2 years. that's cool. There was a little period where I was away from comicvine for a few months so it's not technically 2 years worth of results, but I'm being nitpicky...

I will see about voting shortly...

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Edited by lifeboy

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

  1. Superman #26
  2. Superman WonderWoman #3

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Superman WonderWoman #3
  2. Superman #26

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Superman #26
  2. Superman/WonderWoman #3

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Superman - Superman #26
  2. Superman - Superman WonderWoman #3
  3. Steve Trevor - Superman WonderWoman #3

Favorite Female Hero

  1. WonderWoman - Superman WonderWoman #3
  2. WonderWoman - Superman #26
  3. Lois Lane - Superman #26

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Zod - Superman WonderWoman
  2. Favorite Female Villain
  3. Harley Quinn - Harley Quinn #1

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. Catwoman
  2. Superman WonderWoman
  3. Miss Fury

I want to have a "most anticipated new title" wildcard.

Edited by The Poet
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Posted by MannEffest

@lifeboy said:

I want to have a "most anticipated new title" wildcard.

I second this motion!

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@lifeboy said:

I want to have a "most anticipated new title" wildcard.

I second this motion!

THIRDED! I wont be able to get the title as single issues, but I`ll be waiting for the trades.

Edited by lifeboy

I recall my idea for 'most anticipated new title.' K4tz4n just posted this exact same thing on the main page :/

And make a motion we use "most anticipated [old or new] title."

Posted by The Poet

@lifeboy: @kfhrfdu_89_76k: @manneffest: would you guys rather do (since as lifeboy said K4 is doing that at least for Marvel) like a semi-reverse of what we did this month like "Series You are Most Exciting about reading in 2014"

or a prediction-based wild card could be interesting. like "Series we think will be most successful in 2014" or something like that.

or since the new year is all about resolutions, we could do "Series we resolve to read" or something. Honestly, I'm just throwing out ideas.

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I should have my votes up before the deadline.

Posted by The Poet

@v_scarlotte_rose: Cool. and I may extend the deadline a few more days depending on our numbers Wednesday night. that and I still need to vote (keep saying I'll do that, but I haven't done it yet)

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Series we are most excited about reading.

Posted by lifeboy

@the_poet: "what upcoming issue number are you most excited about."

People can say for example, "Iron Fist #1" or "RHatO's #29".

Just throwing it out there. I don't know how must sense it makes or if others will think its fun.

Posted by The Poet

@lifeboy: the only reason I am hesitant is that we don't have a good track record for future or past issues (other than what we read this month). Like in the Comic Awards we have Best Issue of the year and the problem that some people have is they don't know issues or won't research those issues (most people are lazy).

Personally as a voter, I think I could get my three and I would be fascinated by the results, but as host I am hesitant because I don't know how many of our voters will vote in this category. They will more likely know a series than an actual number. That being said, I am not saying no so if the people want it I will have it as next month's wild card (just wanted to voice my concern).

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Edited by The Poet

so that @v_scarlotte_rose, myself and anyone else who still want to vote but haven't gotten around to it, I am extending this till Friday

Voting now ends Friday, January 10. with the results coming out soon after

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Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

  1. Justice League Dark #26

  2. FF #15

  3. Pretty Deadly #3

Best Cover Artwork

  1. Pandora #6

  2. FF #15

  3. Avengers A.I. #7

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Justice League Dark #26

  2. FF #15

  3. Uncanny Avengers #15

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. FF #15

  2. Avengers Assemble #22

  3. Avengers A.I. #7

Favorite DC Comic

  1. Justice League Dark #26

  2. Arkham War #3

  3. Phantom Stranger #14

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. Pretty Deadly #3

  2. Ghost #1

  3. Powerpuff Girls #4

Most Underrated Comic

  1. Avengers A.I. #7

  2. Ursa Minor #2

  3. Trish Out Of Water #3

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Phantom Stranger - Phantom Stranger #14

  2. Daredevil - Avengers A.I. #7

  3. Captain America - Uncanny Avengers #15

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Wasp - Uncanny Avengers #15

  2. Ghost - Ghost #1

  3. Pandora - Pandora #6

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Blight - Justice League Dark #26

  2. Death - Pretty Deadly #3

  3. Doctor Doom - FF #15

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Toxic Doxie - Avengers Assemble #22

  2. Ravonna - FF #15

  3. Sedusa - Powerpuff Girls #4

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. ComicBookTitle
  2. ComicBookTitle
  3. ComicBookTitle
Posted by The Poet

@v_scarlotte_rose: thanks for voting!

btw, you didn't read a series you were thankful for reading last year?

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@the_poet: I'm not totally sure how to answer that question.

Edited by The Poet

@v_scarlotte_rose: well, really titles you enjoyed reading last year. To paraphrase the staff copy of this: what was at the top of your pile every month? That is assuming you read the good stuff first. I personally like to savor my comics so I reverse that concept, so after I read the not as good stuff I can wash that taste out of my mouth with some good entertaining series.

I don't allow you guys to vote directly for Best Issue of the Month (it's based on a compilation of all the comic based catagory votes), but if you could decide what series won most months last year...what series would you pick? You can consider the titles you vote for best writing, art, etc. this month and other times.

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@the_poet: I also read the good stuff last most of the time, though sometimes it'll alter depending on certain storylines.

I tried to decide on what to vote for, but it seemed kind of difficult for me to compare a whole years worth. I would probably have voted for Batwoman, even though it may have gone wrong in the last 2 issues, but I couldn't quite choose a second and third option. I'll maybe have another think about it and put a vote in if the deadline is still open.

Posted by scouts1998

@the_poet When will voting close and results be posted?

Edited by The Poet

Best Writing

  1. Doctor Who Special 2013 #1
  2. Superman Unchained #5

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Best Cover Artwork

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Origin II #1

Best Interior Artwork

  1. Amazing X-Men #2

  2. Superman Unchained #5

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Marvel Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite DC Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Indie Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Most Underrated Comic

  1. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Hero

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Female Hero

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Male Villain

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Favorite Female Villain

  1. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  2. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

  3. Character'sName - ComicBookTitle #xxx

Wild Card: Series You are Most Thankful for Reading in 2013!

-Note: this category changes every month. If you want to suggest a category for next month please post your ideas in the results thread!

  1. ComicBookTitle
  2. ComicBookTitle
  3. ComicBookTitle
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