Readers' Favorites of 2009 Tourney: WRITER Final Round

We asked, and you answered. Starting with a round of 16 writers, we wanted to know your favorite of the year in 2009. You spoke out about who was missing from the list, who was overrated and underrated, and you voted and voted and voted. Now, there are only two, and it's exactly who many of you predicted from the very first round.

Geoff Johns has had what can only be called a banner year. In Blackest Night and the ongoing Green Lantern, Johns is currently telling the culmination of the last several years of stories featuring the willful hero. His stories span universes. His books are consistently at the top of the charts.

After an extremely prolific 2008, Grant Morrison took a bit of a step back in 2009, focusing almost exclusively on the next chapter of his Batman epic, Batman and Robin. With Dick Grayson, the first bat-family sidekick, now under the cowl, and Bruce Wayne's own son as the tempetuous new Robin, Morrison launched a book that is at once clearly Batman, but unique to the new characters. It too has been one of the best, if not the best selling ongoing comic not just for DC, but for monthly books in the direct market altogether.

Now, there can only be one Favorite. Time to vote, and sound off below why Geoff Johns or Grant Morrison should be  Newsarama's Favorite Writer of 2009.

Remember, you don’t have to be a registered Newsarama reader to participate. EVERYONE can help choose by picking one choice in the below bracket. Voting for the Final Round will remain open for 1 week.

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<a href="">Favorite Writer of the Year - FINAL ROUND</a><span style="font-size:9px;">(<a href="">polls</a>)</span>


There is still time to vote in Round 2 in these categories:

Click here to vote for Favorite ARTIST of 2009, Round 2

Click here to vote for Favorite COVER of 2009, Round 2

Click here to vote for Favorite LIMITED SERIES of OGN of 2009, Round 2

Click here to vote for Favorite ONGOING SERIES of 2009, Round 2

** 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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