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

It's that time agian! Time to get a watch! I mean...time to decide the Best of the Month of May!

The Rules

Using the Voting Ballot below, cast your votes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category (if possible, but if not skip it!).

When voting I need the following format ****VERY IMPORTANT!****

  • For Comics: [Title's name] [Issue Number]
  • For Characters: [Character's name] - [Title they appeared in's name] [Issue Number]

For example:

  • Justice League #1
  • Batman - Detective Comics #1

Things to keep in mind:

  • You may vote for the same Favorite character twice (or more) just as long as you list them in different issues.
  • The Hero/villain section depends on the comic in question. So Deathstroke can be considered a Hero in his own book. However, if he fought The Shade in the Shade's book, then Deathstroke would be considered a Villain
  • It's important to list a character with a SINGLE issue because all votes for a character contribute to The Best Comic of the Month!

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

Grading Scale:

  • 1st place votes are given 3pts
  • 2nd place votes are given 2pts
  • 3rd place votes are given 1 pt

The 5 highest will be winners of each category. The comic that receives the most votes in total will be declared The Best Comic of The Month!

Voting Ends: June 7th (exact time will be specified closer to date)

At any time until June 7th, 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

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

26 Comments
26 Comments
Posted by The Poet

The may poll is up!

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Posted by blur1528

Best Writing

1st Winter Soldier #5

2nd Batman Inc #1

3rd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10

Best Interior Artwork

1st Winter Soldier #5

2nd Uncanny X-Force #25

3rd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10

Best Cover Artwork

1st Batman Annual #1

2nd The Dark Knight #9

3rd Venom #17

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Winter Soldier #5

2nd Ultimate X-Men #11

3rd Ultimate X-Men #12

Favorite DC Comic

1st The Flash #9

2nd Batman Inc #1

3rd Earth 2 #1

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10

2nd The Walking Dead #98

3rd American Vampire #27

Most Underrated Comic

1st Green Lantern Corps #9

2nd Blue Beetle #9

3rd Resurrection Man #9

Favorite Male Hero

1st Tim Drake - Teen Titans #9

2nd Bucky Barnes - Winter Soldier #5

3rd Kaine - Scarlet Spider #5

Favorite Female Hero

1st Abby Holland - Swamp Thing #9

2nd Power Girl - World's Finest #1

3rd Buffy - Buffy SN 9 #9

Favorite Male Villain

1st Gorilla Grodd - The Flash #9

2nd Steppenwolf - Earth 2 #1

3rd Mr. Sinister - Ultimate X-Men #12

Favorite Female Villain

1st Talia Al Ghul - Batman Incorporated #1

2nd Rose Wilson - Teen Titans #9

3rd Amanda Waller - Resurrection Man #9

Posted by The Poet

@blur1528: thanks so much for voting

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Posted by blur1528

@The Poet: I actually managed to fill everything in this time. Usually I have a few blanks but this was a pretty big month.

Posted by The Poet

@blur1528: Huzzah!

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Edited by TheOptimist

Best Writing

1st Justice League Dark#9 (Jeff Lemire)

2nd Batman #9 (Scott Snyder)

3rd Earth 2 #1 (James Robinson)

Best Interior Artwork

1st Earth 2 #1 (Nicola Scott)

2nd Justice League Dark #9 (Mikel Janin)

3rd Aquaman #9 (Ivan Reis)

Best Cover Artwork

1st Ryan Sook (Justice League Dark #9)

2nd Ivan Reis (Earth 2 #1)

3rd Jason Fabok (Batman Annual #1)

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Wolverine & The X-Men #12

2nd Uncanny X-Force #25

3rd X-Factor #236

Favorite DC Comic

1st Justice League Dark #9

2nd Batman#9

3rd Earth 2 #1

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st Saga #3

2nd American Vampire #27

3rd Morning Glories #18

Most Underrated Comic

1st Justice League Dark#9

2nd Dial H #1

3rd I, Vampire #9

Favorite Male Hero

1st Bruce Wayne, Batman (Batman#9)

2nd John Constantine (Justice League Dark#9)

3rd Alec Holland, Swamp Thing (Swamp Thing #9)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman #9)

2nd Abigail Arcane (Swamp Thing #9)

3rd Black Orchid (Justice League Dark #9)

Favorite Male Villain

1st William Cobb, Talon (Nightwing #9)

2nd David Graves (Justice League #9)

3rd Felix Faust (Justice League Dark #9)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Talon (Batgirl #9)

2nd Mary, Queen of Blood (I, Vampire #9)

3rd Talia al Ghul (Batman, Inc. #1)

Posted by The Poet

@TheOptimist: thanks for voting

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Posted by Afro_Warrior

Best Writing

1st Justice League Dark#9 (Jeff Lemire)

2nd Batman #9 (Scott Snyder)

3rd Batman Annual #1 (Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV)

Best Interior Artwork

1st Justice League Dark #9 (Mikel Janin)

2nd Red Hood and The Outlaws #9 (Kenneth Rockafort)

3rd Green Lantern New Guardians #9 (Tyler Kirkham)

Best Cover Artwork

1st Brian Bolland (Dial H #1)

2nd Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern New Guardians #9)

3rd Ryan Sook (Justice League Dark #9)

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st Age of Apocalypse #3

Favorite DC Comic

1st Justice League Dark #9

2nd Dial H #1

3rd Earth 2 #1

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st American Vampire #27

Most Underrated Comic

1st Dial H #1

2nd Justice League Dark #9

3rd Demon Knights #9

Favorite Male Hero

1st John Constantine (Justice League Dark#9)

2nd Nelson (Dial H #1)

3rd Bruce Wayne, Batman (Batman #9)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman #9)

2nd Exoristos (Demon Knights #9)

3rd Black Orchid (Justice League Dark #9)

Favorite Male Villain

1st Mr Freeze (Batman Annual #1)

2nd Xiao Long, Talon (Red Hood and The Outlaws #9)

3rd Alton Carver, Talon (Batman: The Dark Knight #9)

Favorite Female Villain

1st Mary, Queen of Blood (I, Vampire #9)

Posted by htb106

Can we skip some categories because there are some I can't do like Marvel or Non- Marvel/ DC.

Posted by The Poet

@Afro_Warrior: thanks for voting!

@htb106: sure! whatever you can do.

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Posted by htb106

Best writing

1. Scott Snyder ( Batman #9)

2. Scott Lobdell ( Teen Titans #9)

3. Geoff Johns ( Justice League #9)

Best interior artwork

1. Brett Booth ( Teen Titans annual #1)

2. Kenneth Rocafort ( Red hood and the Outlaws )

3. R.B. Silva ( Superboy #9 )

Best cover artwork

1. Brett Booth ( Teen Titans #9)

2. Greg Capullo ( Batman #9)

3. Jim Lee ( Justice league #9)

Favourite DC comic

1. Teen Titans #9

2. Justice League #9

3. Batman: The dark knight #9

Favourite male hero

1. Barry Allen ( Justice league #9)

2. Damain wayne ( Batman inc. #1)

3. Bart Allen ( Teen Titans #9)

Favourite female hero

1. Cassie Sandsmark ( Teen Titans #9)

2. Starfire ( Red hood and the Outlaws #9)

3. Bat-cow ( Batman inc. #1 )

Favourite Male villain

1. Harvest ( Legion Lost #9)

2. William Cobb ( Nightwing #9)

3. Warblade ( Superboy #9)

Favourite female villain

1. Rose Wilson ( The ravagers #1)

2. Leviathan ( Batman inc. #1)

3. Misbelief ( Superboy #9)

Posted by The Poet

@htb106: thanks for voting

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Edited by Hatutzeraze

Its a bit of work to figure out which ones came out this month.

OK - I think I found a good list.

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

Grant Morrison Mark Waid Matt Fraction Kirkman/Spencer Hickman

1st - Grant Morrison (Action Comics)

2nd - Christos Gage (Avengers Academy)

3rd - Mark Waid (Daredevil)

Best Interior Artwork

1st - Jill Thompson (The Shade)

2nd - Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)

3rd - Francisco Francavilla (Dark Horse Presents)

Best Cover Artwork

1st - Francisco Francavilla (Lone Ranger)

2nd - Kaare Andrews (Ultimate Ultimates #10)

3rd - Adam Hughes (Fairest)

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st - Avengers Academy #29

2nd - Wolverine #306

3rd - Daredevil #12

Favorite DC Comic

1st - Action Comics #9

2nd - Shade #8

3rd - Batman Inc. #1

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st - Dark Horse Presents #12 (favorite comic of the month bar none)

2nd - XO Manowar #1

3rd - Saga #3

Most Underrated Comic

1st - Dark Horse Presents

2nd - Avengers Academy

3rd - DCU Presents

Favorite Male Hero (for this month, I assume?)

1st - President Superman

2nd - Spider-Man

3rd - Shade

Favorite Female Hero (struggling w/this - apparently I dont read many female-lead comics or even team books these days)

1st - Wonder Woman

2nd - She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)

3rd - X-23

Favorite Male Villain

1st - Dr. Rot

2nd - Goat Boy (Batman Inc #1)

3rd - The Gryphon (Snarked)

Favorite Female Villain

1st - Queen of the Rot (Abby!)

2nd - Z.C. Branke (All Star Western)

3rd - Bast (Avenging Spider-Man)

Posted by The Poet

@Hatutzeraze: it is indeed. I usally used comixology to look up what came out when from my pull list (of course it is easier when you have mostly DC, like I do, to say "this month all the number 9 issues came out...")

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Posted by Afro_Warrior

bumpity bump

Posted by The Poet

@Hatutzeraze: thanks for voting!

@Afro_Warrior said:

bumpity bump

what he said...

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Posted by knighthood

I'm still finishing up my categories. They should be up manyawna. (tilde-free bump)

Posted by RyuHayabusa

Best Writing

1st Batman Annual #1

2nd Justice League Dark 9

3rd Animal Man annual

Best Interior Artwork

1st Justice league Dark #9

2nd Batman #9

3rd Flash #9

Best Cover Artwork

1st I, Vampire #9

2nd Justice League Dark #9

3rd Batwoman #9

Most Underrated Comic

1st I, Vampire #9

2nd Voodoo #9

3rd Captain Atom #9

Favorite Male Hero

1st Batman (Batman annual)

2nd Superman (Superman #9)

3rd Barry Allen (Flash #9)

Favorite Female Hero

1st Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman#9)

2nd Batwoman (Batwoman #9)

3rd Zatanna ( Justice League Dark #9)

Posted by The Poet

@RyuHayabusa: thanks for voting!

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Posted by knighthood

Voting Ballot

Best Writing

1st - Animal Man Annual #1 (Jeff Lemire)

2nd - Batman Annual #1 (Scott Snyder)

3rd - Justice League Dark #9 (Jeff Lemire)

Best Interior Artwork

1st - Elephantmen #39 (Axel Medellin)

2nd - Batwoman #9 (Trevor McCarthy)

3rd - Swamp Thing #9 (Marco Rudy)

Best Cover Artwork

1st - Saga #3 (Fiona Staples)

2nd - Rachel Rising #8 (Terry Moore)

3rd - FF #18 (Kalman Andrasofszky)

Favorite Marvel Comic

1st - Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #5

2nd - FF #18

3rd - Uncanny X-Men #12

Favorite DC Comic

1st - Animal Man Annual #1

2nd - Justice League Dark #9

3rd - Batman Annual #1

Favorite Non-Marvel or DC Comic

1st - Saga #3

2nd - Rachel Rising #8

3rd - The Spider #1

Most Underrated Comic

1st - Rachel Rising #8

2nd - The Shade #8

3rd - The Spider #1

Favorite Male Hero

1st - Jacob Mullin (Animal Man Annual #1)

2nd - Batman (Batman Annual #1)

3rd - The Spider (The Spider #1)

Favorite Female Hero

1st - Abigail Arcane (Swamp Thing #9)

2nd - Alana (Saga #3)

3rd - Meru (Mind MGMT #1)

Favorite Male Villain

1st - Homunculus (The Shade #8)

2nd - Felix Faust (Justice League Dark #9)

3rd - Ephraim Newhouse (Catwoman #9)

Favorite Female Villain

1st - Natalie (Rachel Rising #8)

2nd - Yvette (Elephantmen #39)

3rd - Rose Wilson (The Ravagers #1)

Posted by The Poet

@knighthood: thanks so much for voting!

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Posted by Hatutzeraze

@The Poet said:

@Hatutzeraze: it is indeed. I usally used comixology to look up what came out when from my pull list (of course it is easier when you have mostly DC, like I do, to say "this month all the number 9 issues came out...")

After I voted, I realized the list I was using was actually missing a few comics, so I forgot a few good candidates for each category. It's not worth taking the time to adjust, but I will try to give myself more time to post next time. You do this every month, I hope.

Posted by The Poet

@Hatutzeraze: yep. every last wednesday of the month I post this poll.

This will actully be the 6th month I've hosted if I'm counting right. (before me was cosmo111687 who started it last year before I took it over at the beginning of the year)

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Posted by The Poet

bump

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Posted by htb106

when do we get to find out who's won?

Posted by The Poet

@htb106 said:

when do we get to find out who's won?

was sort of hoping to get more voters...that and I sort of forgot I published this last Wednesday and not this Wednesday...

I'll keep it open for today in case we get any last minute voters, but I'll tabulate it and publish it tomorrow for sure.

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