Click Here for the Final Result of Readers' Favorite Writer: GEOFF JOHNS
Click Here for the Final Result of Readers' Favorite Artist: IVAN REIS
Click Here for the Final Result of Readers' Favorite COVER: DETECTIVE COMICS #855
Click Here for the Final Result of Readers' Favorite LIMITED SERIES: BLACKEST NIGHT
Without that pesky (beautiful) J.H. Williams III Cover, Geoff Johns and his collaborators would've had a complete sweep.
The tournament started by having 11 Newsarama Contributors submit lists
of 20. Amongst these, there were 79 different titles
submitted for the "Favorite Ongoing Series"
category, the least individual submissions of all the categories. While stalwarts Marvel, DC, and Image were well represented, it was interesting to see more than one BOOM! Studios title make that list of 79, with two even making it into the top 16. Anyhow, it came down to a list
16, 4 brackets of 4,
and the voting began. After one week, only 4 remained, and then it came
down to two. DC Entertainment literally swept the finals, earning the top two spots in every category. Detective Comics
and Green Lantern
, two books also represented in multiple other categories, stood alone as the finalists.
This one started off pretty close. Both writers wound up conversing about this poll on Twitter, and eventually the winner became more and more clear: Green Lantern
was your favorite Ongoing Series of 2009. With Geoff Johns as your Favorite Writer, series artist (for part of the year) Ivan
Reis as your Favorite Artist, and Blackest Night
as your Favorite Limited Series, it's clear that this was the year of Hal Jordan. With the movie reportedly nearly set to begin filming, and more excitement in Hal Jordan's life right around the corner, it's a safe bet that Green Lantern
will be a major contender in 2010, too. Oddly enough, the majority of the comments in this round supported either Detective Comics
, or merely made mention of how good BOTH series are and how difficult it was to choose.
The full bracket is below, winners of each round in bold:
BRACKET #1: Detective Comics, Anchor, Unwritten, Incredible Hercules
BRACKET #2: Batman and Robin, Ultimate Spider-Man, Irredeemable, Fables
BRACKET #3: Green Lantern, The Walking Dead, Tiny Titans, Invincible Iron Man
BRACKET #4: Secret Six, Red Robin, Green Lantern Corps, Daredevil
BRACKET #1: Detective Comics vs. Green Lantern Corps
BRACKET #2: Batman and Robin vs. Green Lantern
Detective Comics vs. Green Lantern