Readers' Favorites of 2009 Tourney: COVER Round 2

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Round 1 of voting has closed for Favorite COVER of 2009, and like with ARTIST, DC Comics has eliminated the competition in one round. The first Bracket went to Ethan Van Sciver's electrifying cover to Flash: Rebirth #1. Bracket 2 was won easily by ARTIST Round 2-er J.H. Williams III and his cover to Detective Comics #855. Bracket 3 went to Frank Quitely's Batman and Robin #3 cover, though several readers (and contributors) thought #1 should've been the nominee. Bracket 4 was the obligatory close call. In the end, Alex Ross's cover to Justice Society of America #26, with three interlocking images that featured the ENTIRE cast for writer Geoff Johns's final issue, beat out Djurdjevic's Daredevil #500 cover by a mere 50 votes.

And of course, we're going to help your refresh your memory for the covers we've nominated, so CLICK HERE for a Gallery of all 4 semi-finalists.  

For Round 2, we'll be pitting the winners of Brackets 1 and 4 against each other, and the winners of Brackets 2 and 3 facing off. After one week of voting, the winners of Round 2 will go head to head in a final round to see who is crowned the Favorite COVER of 2009.

Remember, you don’t have to be a registered Newsarama reader to participate. EVERYONE can help choose by picking one choice in each of the below brackets. Again, there are TWO of them in Round 2, so keep going until you’ve voted in BOTH brackets. Voting for Round 2 will remain open for 1 week.

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There is still time to vote in round 1 of these categories:

Click here to vote for Favorite LIMITED SERIES or ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL of 2009, Round 1

Click here to vote for Favorite ONGOING SERIES of 2009, Round 1

** 11 Newsarama contributors submitted their lists for their personal Top 20 in each of the five categories. The results were tabulated using a weighted system that awarded an escalating number points according to how high the nominee appeared on the list - 20th place was worth 1 point, 19th place 2 points ... up to 20 points for 1st place.

The final nominee lists for round 1 are the top 16 nominees with the highest point totals in each category.

Each bracket is seeded according to point total, with the highest vote-getter in each bracket moving onto the next round.

The winners of Round 2's polls will go head-to-head in the final round to see who will be crowned champion.

There will be 3 total rounds for each category (the “Sweet 16”, “Final Four” and Finals) eventually resulting in one overall “Favorite of 2009”.

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