Newsarama Readers' Favorites of '10 Tourney: ONGOING Rd. 1

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The comic book industry is (currently) built on a monthly, serialized model. The adventures of rich, obsessed inventors, forgotten fictional characters of yesteryear, survivors in a zombie apocalypse, and even a down-on-his-luck kid who just wants to accept his responsibility continue each month and show that an amazing range of stories can (and should) exist in this market.

There are some great comic book tales being told right now, but a few are definite stand-outs. With the most nomination points of any of the five categories, plus nominations for the Writer, 2 of the artists, and even one of the covers, Batman and Robin is the number one seed for the Favorite Ongoings of 2010 Tournament. Not to be outdone is arguably Marvel's flagship character, who supported 100 issues of a thrice-monthly title, and now has a bi-monthly story being told by top industry talent. Amazing Spider-Man is the number two seed.

Image and BOOM! Studios show that the indies are here to stay, and Vertigo actually matches Marvel with four nominations. Also, like Judd Winick, matched against himself in round one of the Limited category, writer Jonathan Hickman is up against himself in round one of this one, as S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fantastic Four go head-to-head.

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 eight of them in Round 1, so keep going until you’ve voted in ALL eight brackets. Voting for Round 1 will remain open for 1 week.

Newsarama Note: Full methodology for nomination is below the polls. Voting is open until Thursday, Dec 15 at 5pm EST.

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10 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 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.

There will be 4 total rounds for each category (the “Sinister 16”, "Extremis 8", “Fantastic Four” and Finals) eventually resulting in one overall “Favorite of 2010” for each group.

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