CV's Top 100 Superhero List 2011

Ladies and of course gentlemen! Welcome to Comic Vine's Top 100 Superhero list 2011!

Starting Thoughts and Explinations. oh, and THANK YOUS!

On August 18th, 2011, the user known as Jnr6Lil (however you pronounce that) suggested Comicvine should do a top 100 Comic book Superhero List (sort of like IGN's list, "but better"). I, The Poet, took up this idea and with the help of users such as (but not limited to) Aztek the Lost, Silkcuts, Turoksonofstone, and of course Liberty, the list had become a reality in a sense. I say "and of course Liberty", because Liberty has helped me immensely on this project from figuring out what publishers should be included to figuring out how to vote. So, I thank you very much!

Publishers

Anyway, we decided on 20 different publishers (actully we put some together so its more than 20, but whatever) and so I started a blog to get more participants, which has currently amassed a total of 14,245 views and 1,190 posts (there will be even more of both when I post this in that blog!).

To represent those publishers, we got 22 different users (very long story) and those include:

The understanding duo of Dark Huntress and Primmaster64 (DC), the outstanding duo of TheRedRobin96 and Gambit1024 (Marvel), the exuberant Baddamdog (Top Cow Comics/Image Comics), the friendly IrishX (Dark Horse), the hairy? :P Bearded Justice (Dynamite Entertainment), the unique harleyquinn12 (Archie / Red Circle / Mighty Comics/ Impact), the challenge accepting Danhimself (IDW Publishing), the helpful Aztek The Lost (Vertigo), creative Damswedon (Fleetway / Rebellion), the interesting Trodorne (Acclaim / Valiant), the persistent Grifter78 (Wildstorm), the historian, teacher, and all round crazy person Turoksonofstone (AC), the overqualified Silkcuts (America's Best Comics / Milestone / First), my "man" for Quality comics Chalkshark (Harvey / Quality), the perfectly timed J1ml33 (Epic / Malibu), the slightly confusing but nice PikminMania (Dell), the brilliant Pikahyper (Gold Key), the great Razza Tazz (Charlton / Fawcett), the passionate Jekylhyde14 (Eclipse), and the the EXTREMELY helpful Liberty (Fox)

The Narrowing Down Vote

From all those users we got 8 characters per publisher (in other words: 160 characters!). Now, you notice the title of this list? Top 100 Superheroes. that is 60 additional characters! So, we needed to narrow it down, so there was a vote. Several of the 22 declined to vote off characters (one who I won't name called it, "inhuman"), so 5 users stepped in and voted for them, including: jhazzroucher, Haydenclaireheroes, Jnr6Lil (who also thought up the concept for this), SC, and ReVamp (who helped some of the nomination reasons!). In addition to the total of 19 voters, there were 3 tie breakers including TheShepherder, The Impersonator and of course teoP_ehT (who is very handsome, btw).

The Finalizing Votes

With the characters narrowed, we needed to get the order satisfied. We had the most participants in this with some surprises. Each user had 3 votes to use however they wanted. The 81 voters Include:

  • Liberty
  • Jekylhyde14
  • Razza Tazz
  • Turoksonofstone
  • difficlus
  • HigorM
  • Graysonfan11
  • PowerHerc
  • Primmaster64
  • IrishX
  • Baddamdog
  • ragdollpurps
  • spiderbat87
  • cosmo111687
  • Tonis
  • SurelockeHomes
  • jloneblackheart
  • Chalkshark
  • DoomDoomDoom
  • Silkcuts
  • B'Town
  • THUNDERBOLT30
  • JayUK
  • Kairan1979
  • Zomboid
  • batmanbeyond234
  • Omega Ray Jay
  • Aztek The Lost
  • TheRedRobin96
  • The Impersonator
  • RedheadedAtrocitus
  • ladydeath
  • PikminMania
  • butterflykyss
  • saiyan_earthling
  • EpitomeofCool
  • ithinkitwasyou
  • Whoa
  • Queen Ororo
  • Roxanne Starr
  • Billy Batson
  • etragedy
  • SUNMAN
  • M.S. Feather
  • V1ctorAugusto
  • super_psycho
  • Bearded Justice
  • Roddy010
  • Rabbitearsblog
  • Umbraa
  • Storm Calling
  • iLLituracy
  • The Dark Huntress
  • Darkchild
  • The_Tree
  • Iridium
  • ReVamp
  • Jnr6Lil
  • Youknowmyname
  • riri4life
  • xmenfallen
  • gokuwarrior
  • jubilee042
  • tim2081
  • Pikahyper
  • ReplicaRex
  • Haydenclaireheroes
  • HBIC89
  • moywar700
  • Chase_Stein
  • Osiris1428
  • Thunderscream
  • kfhrfdu_89_76k
  • jhazzroucher
  • J77
  • Yumulu
  • crestfallen
  • Wader0069
  • Christina
  • Afro_Warrior
  • The Poet :-)
  • Now Characters started with a certain amount of points when they started:

    • 1st 160 + Current voting.
    • 2nd 140 + Current voting.
    • 3rd 120 + Current voting.
    • 4th 100 + Current voting.
    • 5th 80 + Current voting.
    • 6th 60 + Current voting.
    • 7th 40 + Current voting.
    • 8th 20 + Current voting.
    • The 60 runner-ups 0 + Current voting.

    Voting started Monday 17th October 2011 and ended Monday 24th October 2011 by 7:30pm EST. The Points are included, so all can see. I'm sorry if some characters got a low score (I really am for some characters *batman*), but it was ultimately determined by the voters. Perhaps next year...

    Conclusion

    These are the results of all that work. The words were written by users for users. Although I lent my hand to adding some of them, most were written by their nominators.

    "Very Nice!" --G-man, October 27th 2011

    To read addition responses which do not appear here on the blog (or on the list commenting section) check out Storm's Storm is #1 in Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes 2011

    To check out who the Runners up were for this list, click this link!

    List items

    39 Comments
    Posted by Mercy_

    This is amazing! Will read this over fully in the next day or so.

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    Posted by The Poet

    @The Dark Huntress said:

    This is amazing! Will read this over fully in the next day or so.

    Took all of today (minus the time I worked on other stuff), but its done! now...I'm off!

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    Posted by The Impersonator

    Awesome list!

    Posted by Primmaster64

    AWESOME

    Posted by The Poet

    @Primmaster64 said:

    AWESOME

    keep in mind that the order will be changed...

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    Posted by aztek_the_lost

    only one of my nominations made the Top 20 but he also made the Top 3 so I'm glad I could supply something of note to this effort :D

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    Posted by Liberty

    Very interesting five of my all time favorites made the list and I only voted on three.  I'm happy.

    Posted by ReVamp

    Amazing. This is very good. Well Done Poet.

    Posted by haydenclaireheroes

    Awesome list. Glad to see this all come together

    Posted by Gambit1024

    Cool. Glad to be involved

    Posted by Baddamdog

    Wow, what different and unexpected results!

    Can I just take this opportunity to thank The Poet for ALL of his hard work and all the time he's put into making this list. It was clearly no easy task and it's something we've all enjoyed taking part in! Thank you Poet for all of your hard work :)

    Posted by chalkshark

    An exceptional effort. Well done. 

    Posted by The Poet

    @chalkshark said:

    An exceptional effort. Well done.

    thanks and thank you!

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    Posted by turoksonofstone

    Whoa! @The Poet:  
    You put so much work into this and it shows really fantastic list and it reflects the taste of the site's fans really 
    well! Thanks again Poet for this great list! 

    Posted by The Poet

    @turoksonofstone:Thanks!

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    Posted by Trodorne

    Finally it is done. great work poet

    Posted by Silkcuts

    ^_^
    It was my honor to be part of this, thank you for the opportunity.

    Posted by SC

    Amazing job Poet and all involved. Great stuff, and great to see the Community coming together. 

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    Posted by The Poet

    @SC said:

    Amazing job Poet and all involved. Great stuff, and great to see the Community coming together.

    thanks

    @Silkcuts said:

    ^_^ It was my honor to be part of this, thank you for the opportunity.

    no probem!

    @Trodorne said:

    Finally it is done. great work poet

    There was some doubt it would ever finish (the never ending list!), but we succeeded!

    To the future!

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    Posted by Hawkeye446

    Nice work! I meant to vote, never got around to it. Well done!

    Posted by The Poet

    @Hawkeye446 said:

    Nice work! I meant to vote, never got around to it. Well done!

    thanks. Maybe next time we can get you to vote or something in the next lists (like the villain list...)

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    Posted by cosmo111687

    Just. Wow.

    Posted by Hawkeye446

    @The Poet said:

    @Hawkeye446 said:

    Nice work! I meant to vote, never got around to it. Well done!

    thanks. Maybe next time we can get you to vote or something in the next lists (like the villain list...)

    OMG. Please, I would love that :)

    I still can't believe I missed out.. :(((((

    @cosmo111687 said:

    Just. Wow.

    QFT

    Edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k

    Awesome. Simply put, awesome.

    Posted by The Poet

    @kfhrfdu_89_76k said:

    Awesome.

    that's one word to describe this. Another would be exhaustion, but either one works :)

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    Posted by Superskrull86

    Wow. I thought this list would be exactly like IGN's list. This one is actually unique.

    Posted by The Poet

    @Superskrull86 said:

    Wow. I thought this list would be exactly like IGN's list. This one is actually unique.

    thanks. that was what we were going for...unique! to fit the comunity :)

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    Posted by SmoothJammin

    Best top 50 ever

    Posted by The Poet

    @SmoothJammin said:

    Best top 50 ever

    you can thank the nominators and voters for that...they decided that :)

    even if it was quite controversial...

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    Posted by higher_evolutionary

    great great work poet the way to organized this along with the nominees that list really puts that stupid ign list to shame although i hate storm being no1 and batman not no3

    Posted by The Poet

    @higher_evolutionary: thanks! (thats what I was going for!)

    Well, we got a lot of storm fans it seems...also there was an order problem which I think we have fixed for the Super-villain list, but we'll see...

    sometime soon check out the villain list so you can possibly help the community nominations!

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    Posted by astrangerinthestreet

    There's a villain list! I'm heading right over there. Slightly put out by the lack of Angel/Archangel on this list, but I guess everyones opinions are different.I literally just joined this site, and this is one of the first things i've looked at, it bodes well :)

    Posted by The Poet

    @astrangerinthestreet said:

    There's a villain list! I'm heading right over there. Slightly put out by the lack of Angel/Archangel on this list, but I guess everyones opinions are different.I literally just joined this site, and this is one of the first things i've looked at, it bodes well :)

    Its really cool that this is one of the first things you looked at after joining the site!

    Maybe later in the year when we do either the superhero or the villain list agian, you'll be able to be one of the nominators (or at least one of the voters). that would be neat!

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    Posted by TheAcidSkull

    wow, just wow

    Posted by LaurelB

    black canary?

    Posted by The Poet

    @LaurelB said:

    black canary?

    was not nominated or voted upon for this list. Sorry, but that's the truth. normally I would say "I wish you had been able to participate", but trust me when I say this was chaotic mess. This was our first community project list and it turned out well considering it was our first. I didn't like the system we used, so I revamped it in the villain list (which was even more improved in the other lists).

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    Posted by Inverno

    Really cool list, Poet :D

    Posted by The Poet

    @CaioTrubat: thanks. Not my favorate comunity project list, but then this was the first so I have to have some respect for it...

    the thread announcing Storm's win was extremely long due to the controversial nature of her being on the top...

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    Posted by jhazzroucher

    I still remember this and I'm so glad Storm took the top spot. Ororo Munroe rocks!