Comic Vine Votes! - Best of the Month (July 2012)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the Best of the Month Poll: Pinned Edition (that is if any staff members don't object :P )

What is this?

This is a poll to decide what is the best issues and comics of a certain month (in this case: July).

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

Voting Resources

In case you don't remember what comics you read this month:

Example Ballot

for comics...

Best Writing

1st Batman's Butler #6

2nd Batman's Butler #7

3rd Cap's Gah! threads

for characters...

Favorite Male Hero

1st Alfred Pennyworth - Batman's Butler #6

2nd The Poet - Handsome Hosts #1

3rd

Reminder: Voting is ONLY for comics in THIS month (meaning July 2012)

Voting Ends: August 1st (exact time will be specified closer to date)

At any time until August 1st, 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: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st

2nd

3rd

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45 Comments
Posted by primepower53

is this just for fan fics?

Posted by SupahForeigner

Best Writing

1st Batman #11

2nd Action Comics #11

3rd Nightwing #11

Best Interior Artwork

1st Batman #11

2nd Nightwing #11

3rd Superboy #11

Best Cover Artwork

1st Captain America #15

2nd Aquaman #11

3rd Teen Titans #11

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st X-Force #28

2nd Avengers Vs X-Men #8

3rd

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman #11

2nd Superboy #11

3rd Action Comics #11

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st Superboy #11

2nd Teen Titans #11

3rd

Favorite Male Hero

1st Batman - Batman #11

2nd Fantomex - X-Force #27 :'(

3rd Superboy - Superboy #11

Favorite Female Hero

1st Psylocke - X-Force #28

2nd Wonder Girl - Teen Titans #11

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

1st Lincoln March/Thomas Wayne Jnr - Batman #11

2nd

3rd

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st Avengers - Avengers vs X-Men #8

2nd Teen Titans - Teen Titans #11

3rd

Posted by The Poet

@primepower53 said:

is this just for fan fics?

this is for comic books released in the month of July (should have clarified when I mentioned it...). the Fic of the Month Showcase thread will be up August 1st.

@SupahForeigner: cool. thanks for voting! I'll create the excel document now....

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Posted by knighthood

Woot woot! I was just thinking about getting my list together.

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: I look forward to seeing what you are going to vote for...

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Posted by Hatutzeraze

Over half the comics I bought this week have yet to be read, including a few likely candidates.

Now that I think of it, I have a question. I expect a fair amount of people will be able to purchase Batman Inc. #3 despite the official delay because they'd already shipped before the decision was made. Should that comic be fair game for the month of July or should we agree to keep it out of this month's running until everyone has had a chance to get it?

I'm not sure how much it would matter or how many people would be considering the content of this title, but personally, as a rabid fan of both Morrison and Burnham, I know this would likely make my list of nominees if it were eligible.

Posted by The Poet

@Hatutzeraze: well you have a little bit till the 1st, so maybe you can read those comics and then vote...who knows?

I think we'll wait on that particular issue. Since there will be a low reader number, I lean toward having it in the running for next month (besides you might get more voters for that issue once it is released officially).

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

Best Writing

1st The Walking Dead 100#

2nd Batman #11

3rd AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690

Best Interior Artwork

1st AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690

2nd the walking Dead 100#

3rd Hulk # 55

Best Cover Artwork

1st Hulk #55

2nd Captain America #15

3rd Teen Titans #11

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690

2nd Hulk #55

3rd Venom #21

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman #11

2nd Superboy #11

3rd Action Comics #11

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st The Walking dead# 55

2nd

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st Superboy #11

2nd AVENGERS ACADEMY #33

3rd Teen Titans #11

Favorite Male Hero

1st The incredible Hulk #11- Hulk( though the comics itself is terrible)

2nd the walking dead 100#- rick grimes

3rd Batman - Batman #11

Favorite Female Hero

1st captain Marvel-CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

2nd wolverine AND THE X-MEN #14- kitty pryde

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

1st Lincoln March/Thomas Wayne Jnr - Batman #11

2nd Negan- the walking dead #100

3rd ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #12- prowler

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st Avengers - Avengers vs X-Men #8

2nd savage Six- venom 21-20#

3rd Teen Titans - Teen Titans #11

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@The Poet said:

@Hatutzeraze: well you have a little bit till the 1st, so maybe you can read those comics and then vote...who knows?

I think we'll wait on that particular issue. Since there will be a low reader number, I lean toward having it in the running for next month (besides you might get more voters for that issue once it is released officially).

thanks for the invite :)

Posted by minigunman123

I've only bought one July-published comic so far, because my budget is super thin now (lost my job, got another couple odd jobs that aren't paying much yet, and still catching up on other issues of comics). So unfortunately I won't be voting on this, because I've got dated information. But, I'll be keeping an eye on it! ^^

Posted by Mucklefluga

So the non-marvel or DC question is for any publisher apart from Marvel, right? So including Image?

Posted by The Poet

@TheAcidSkull: no problem.

@minigunman123: alright. no worries.

@Mucklefluga: yeah, that is any publisher that is not DC or Marvel (from Dynamite to Boom! to Image to IDW to another publisher). In the past, Cosmo (my host predecessor) had a rule against voting for any Vertigo comics in the "Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic" category, but as a Vertigo title has never won a "Favorite DC Comic" as far as I can remember I waved that rule so Vertigo can be included in "Non DC comic" category...

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Best Writing

1st Batman 11

2nd Saga 5

3rd Chew Secret Agent Poyo 1

Best Interior Artwork

1st The Walking Dead 100

2nd Saga 5

3rd Batman 11

Best Cover Artwork

1st Saga 5

2nd Batman 11

3rd Earth 2 #3

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Captain Marvel 1

2nd Uncanny X-force 27

3rd

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman 11

2nd Earth 2 #3

3rd Flash 11

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st The Walking Dead 100

2nd Chew Secret Agent Poyo 1

3rd Saga 5

Most Underrated Comic

1st Chew Secret Agent Poyo 1 !!

2nd Dancer 3

3rd Captain Marvel 1

Favorite Male Hero

1st Glenn - The Walking Dead 100

2nd Poyo - Chew Secret Agent Poyo 1

3rd Jay Garrick - Earth 2 #3

Favorite Female Hero

1st Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers - Captain Marvel 1

2nd

3rd

Favorite Male Villain

1st Negan - The Walking Dead 100

2nd Prince Robot IV - Saga 5

3rd Daken - Uncanny x-force 27

Favorite Female Villain

1st

2nd

3rd

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st X-Force - Uncanny x-force 27

2nd Justice League - Justice League 11

3rd

:)

Posted by The Poet

@Mucklefluga: thanks for voting :)

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Was there actually any Female Villains this month? :P

Posted by The Poet

@Mucklefluga said:

Was there actually any Female Villains this month? :P

good question....we've always had trouble with the female section and most people vote for the usual suspects (batgirl, Batwoman, Mary, Queen of Blood, etc) for heroes and Talia has won two months in a row for the villain category (she can't do three in the row because people just haven't read her appearance yet. I hope some other people vote for this catogry, because you don't want me to pick the winner...

I'm sort of thinking if no one votes for that catorogry the winners I'll choose will be:

  1. Magica De Spell
  2. Natasha Fatale
  3. Talia al Ghul (because she would normally be on the list)

I'll think of the last two later :P

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Edited by knighthood

@The Poet: I'll definitely contribute, I just need to finish a few more books. BTW - Do you consider Vertigo non-DC? I've noticed people vote that way in the past, and it just doesn't seem right to me.

Edit... Whoops, If only I read above. I try not to read too many comments before voting.

Posted by Nudeviking

@Mucklefluga said:

Was there actually any Female Villains this month? :P

Mystique showed up in Uncanny X-Force 27 in villainous mode.

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: yes, only because they have never won (as far as I remember) the DC section, so I have added a perenthesis on ballot:

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

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Posted by Mucklefluga

@Nudeviking: Oh yeah, forgot about her. Still not many tho compared to guys.

Posted by Katie24

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Saga #5

2nd Wonder Woman #11

3rd Batman #11

Best Interior Artwork

1st Saga #5

2nd Wonder Woman #11

3rd Captain Marvel #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st Wonder Woman #11

2nd Batwoman #11

3rd Avenging Spider-man #9

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Captain Marvel #1

2nd The Punisher #13

3rd Captain America #15

Favorite DC Comic

1st Wonder Woman #11

2nd Batman #11

3rd Batwoman #11

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

1st Saga #5

2nd The Spider #3

3rd Harbinger #2

Most Underrated Comic

1st The Spider #3

2nd Dial H #3

3rd Green Arrow #11

Favorite Male Hero

1st The Spider #3

2nd Nelson from Dial H #3

3rd Jay Garrick - Earth 2 #3

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman #11

2nd Captain Marvel #1

3rd Batwoman #11

Favorite Male Villain

1st Prince Robot IV from Saga #5

2nd Lincoln March from Batman #11

3rd Grundy from Earth 2 #3

Favorite Female Villain

1st Stalker from Saga #5

2nd Hera from Wonder Woman #11

3rd Artemis from Wonder Woman #11

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st Demon Knights

2nd JL: Dark

3rd Uncanny X-Force

Posted by The Poet

@Katie24: thanks for voting!

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Posted by Nudeviking

@Mucklefluga: Yeah, she's pretty much the only one I can think of that showed up this month.

Posted by The Poet

@Nudeviking said:

@Mucklefluga: Yeah, she's pretty much the only one I can think of that showed up this month.

I guess I get to pick :P

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Posted by CapFanboy

@The Poet said:

for comics...

Best Writing

1st Batman's Butler #6

2nd Batman's Butler #7

3rd Cap's Gah! threads

You love me!

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Posted by The Poet

@CapFanboy said:

@The Poet said:

for comics...

Best Writing

1st Batman's Butler #6

2nd Batman's Butler #7

3rd Cap's Gah! threads

You love me!

no...not really. I figured since no one reads the examples anyway I figured I would just have fun with them...

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Posted by CapFanboy

@The Poet: ...Fine. Deny it. It won't save your dog.

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Posted by The Poet

@CapFanboy said:

@The Poet: ...Fine. Deny it. It won't save your dog.

my poor pitiful dog...WHY?! why make her face such torture as being part of GAH!

you know...I just remembered...this is pinned to the General Section as well as the Latest Section, so almost EVERYONE will see this and have ZERO clue what what we are talking about :P

Just to be clear for future readers of this thread...we are both crazy people, but one us is crazier...guess who?

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Posted by CapFanboy

@The Poet said:

@CapFanboy said:

@The Poet: ...Fine. Deny it. It won't save your dog.

my poor pitiful dog...WHY?! why make her face such torture as being part of GAH!

you know...I just remembered...this is pinned to the General Section as well as the Latest Section, so almost EVERYONE will see this and have ZERO clue what what we are talking about :P

Just to be clear for future readers of this thread...we are both crazy people, but one us is crazier...guess who?

Because I hate pirates!

Also, it's you. I'm not crazy at all. Just ask Cthulhu and Elvis over there...

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Posted by knighthood

Okay, I've read up on everything and here are my votes.

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st - National Comics: Eternity #1

2nd - Hellblazer #293

3rd - Batman #11

Best Interior Artwork

1st - Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

2nd - Debris #1

3rd - The Cape 1969 #1

Best Cover Artwork

1st - Batwoman #11

2nd - Debris #1

3rd - Revival #1

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st

2nd

3rd

Favorite DC Comic

1st - National Comics: Eternity #1

2nd - Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

3rd - Animal Man #11

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

1st - Hellblazer #293

2nd - Revival #1

3rd - Punk Rock Jesus #1

Most Underrated Comic

1st - Rachel Rising #9

2nd - Alabaster: Wolves #4

3rd - Dark Horse Presents #14

Favorite Male Hero

1st - Christopher Freeman (Kid Eternity) - National Comics: Eternity #1

2nd - Ozymandias - Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

3rd - John Constantine - Hellblazer #293

Favorite Female Hero

1st - Dana Cypress - Revival #1

2nd - Batwoman - Batwoman #11

3rd - Manteau - Dial H #3

Favorite Male Villain

1st - Darby Quinn - National Comics: Eternity #1

2nd - Slate - Punk Rock Jesus #1

3rd - Lincoln March - Batman #11

Favorite Female Villain

1st - a faery - Hellblazer #293

2nd - Ma Stankiewicz - Revival #1

3rd - Artemis - Wonder Woman #11

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st - Minutemen (Silhouette, Nite Owl, Mothman) - Minutemen #2

2nd - Crew of the Kapital - The Massive #2

3rd - Medusa - Batwoman #11

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: thanks for voting! 5!

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Posted by knighthood

It is a hard category to fill, but there are plenty female villains to choose a top 3 each month.

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: there is a reason I like being host...I get to be a tie breaker and I don't have to worry about that kind of stuff :P

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Best Writing

1st. Batman #11

2nd. Spider-Men #3

3rd. Walking Dead #100

Best Interior Artwork

1st. Flash #11

2nd. NightWing#11

3rd. Punisher #13

Best Cover Artwork

1st. Earth 2 #3

2nd. Justice League #11

3rd. Batman #11

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st.Spider-Men #3

2nd..Avengers Vs. Xmen #8

3rd. Wolverine and the Xmen #14

Favorite DC Comic

1st. Justice League #11

2nd.Batman #11

3rd. Animal-Man #11

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

1st. Walking Dead #100

2nd.

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st. Silk Spectre#2

2nd. Deadpool #57

3rd. Daredevil #15

Favorite Male Hero

1st. Spiderman (Spider-Men #3)

2nd.He-man (Heman and the masters of the universe)

 
3rd.Night-Wing #11
 
Favorite Female Hero

1st. Kitty Pryde (Wolverine and the X-men#14)

2nd. Captain Marvel (captain Marvel #1)

3rd. Wonder Woman ( Justice League#11)

Favorite Male Villain

1st. David Graves (Justice league#11)

2nd. Owlman Thomas Wayne Jr (Batman#11).

3rd. Gurustein (Silk Spectre#2)

Favorite Female Villain

1st.KnightFall(Batgirl #11)

2nd.Poision Ivy (Birds of Prey #11)

3rd.

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you by RazzaTazz)

1st.Justice League

2nd.  X-force (Uncanny X-force)
 
3rd.Avengers (Avengers Vs. Xmen #7)

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
@The Poet: Voted :)
Posted by The Poet

@MadeinBangladesh said:

@The Poet: Voted :)

thanks so much!

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Posted by knighthood

@The Poet: lol, I just checked out the Natasha you were referring to earlier. Hilarious.

The three ladies, I nominated really wrecked ish in their appearances. The faery from Hellblazer completely messed a guy over. Here is sample of Ma's appearance from Revival. Artemis was pretty hardcore in Wonder Woman. If anyone wants to see some villainous ladies, check out those books.

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: yeah, she was...She was part of an animated tv show back in the 60s called the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" (well, Rocky & Friends and then the Bullwinkle Show, and then collectively as "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show", but whatever...). Made by the same guy who originally made George Of The Jungle and designed Captain Crunch. Jay Ward was awesome...The lady who voiced Natasha (June Foray) was the same lady who voiced Granny from selvester and tweety along with a host of others...

that lady with the teeth seems nice...

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Posted by htb106

Best Writing

1. Scott Snyder- Batman #11

2. Brian Michael Bendis- Spider Men #3

3. Kyle Higgins- Nightwing #11

Best interior artwork.

1. Nicola Scott- Earth 2 #3

2. Brett Booth- Teen Titans #11

3. R.B. Silva- Superboy #11

Best Cover Artwork

1. Eddy Barrows- Nightwing #11

2. Brett Booth- Teen Titans #11

3. Jim Lee- Justice League #11

Favourite Marvel comic

1. Spider Men #3 ( the only book I read from Marvel this month )

Favourite DC comic

1. Superboy #11

2. Batman #11

3. Teen Titans #11

Favourite male hero

1. Superboy- Superboy #11

2. Kid Flash- Teen Titans #11

3. Batman- Batman #11

Favourite female hero.

1. Caitlin Fairchild- Ravagers #3

2. Batgirl- Batgirl #11

3. Wonder Woman- Justice League #11

Favourite Male villain

1. Mysterio- Spider Men #3

2. Lincoln March/ Thomas Wayne Jr.- Batman #11

3. Brother Blood- Ravagers #3

There weren't many good female villains this month so I won't be voting in that category.

Posted by The Poet

@htb106: thanks for voting!

oh, in the future, if you don't/aren't able to do a catagory, then leave it blank (it's easier for me when I go through all this. I mean, the fact you left a comment works too...)

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Posted by The Poet

two more days to vote!

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Posted by RUKM

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st Near Death #10

2nd Hellblazer #293

3rd Batman and Robin #11

Best Interior Artwork

1st X-Factor #240

2nd Winter Soldier #8

3rd Venom #21

Best Cover Artwork

1st Scarlet Spider #7

2nd Batman Detective Comics #11

3rd Winter Soldier #8

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st The Defenders #8

2nd Uncanny X-Force #28

3rd Amazing Spider-Man #690

Favorite DC Comic

1st Batman and Robin 11

2nd Batwing 11

3rd All Star Western 11

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

1st Near Death 10

2nd Hellblazer 293

3rd

Most Underrated Comic

1st Near Death 10

2nd The Defenders 8

3rd All Star Western 11

Favorite Male Hero

1st Silver Surfer- Defenders 8

2nd Damien Wayne-Batman and Robin 11

3rd John Constantine- Hellblazer 293

Favorite Female Hero

1st Layla Miller- X-Factor 240

2nd Black Cat- Defenders 8

3rd Red Shulk- Defenders 8

Favorite Male Villain

1st Ra's Al Ghul- Batman Inc 2

2nd Taskmaster- Secret Avengers 29

3rd Crime Master- Venom 21

Favorite Female Villain

1st Tali Al Ghul- Batman Inc 2

2nd Black Widow- Winter Soldier 8

3rd Future Psylocke- Uncanny X-force 28

Wild Card: Favorite Team (this category changes every month and will be decided by the nominators of the Best Comic of the Month. This month's suggest brought to you byRazzaTazz)

1st Batman Inc

2nd Secret Avengers

3rd Uncanny X-force

Posted by The Poet

@RUKM: thanks for voting!

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Posted by RUKM

@The Poet: No prob

Posted by The Poet

Today's the final day for any voting...

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