Rama Readers' Fave of '10 Tourney: ONGOING Semi-Finals

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The closest poll yet saw a photo finish. Bouncing back and forth, it's clear that a LOT of people like both Batman and Robin and Green Lantern. At the time of poll closing, however, Grant Morrison's tale of Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne came out ahead by nine votes.

Meanwhile, zombies devoured Superman's cousin in the other top-half bracket, bringing Kirkman's multi-media behemoth The Walking Dead into the semi-finals.

In the other half of the bracket, Marvel reigns supreme, with a couple of surprising titles in the semi-finals. The 11th seeded Fantastic Four started the tournament upsetting it's higher-ranked and also-written-by-Hickman brother, S.H.I.E.L.D.. A narrow victory against fellow upset-kid Detective Comics now brings it here, pitting it against another Marvel title that earned its way in, Secret Avengers. It should be less of a surprise, as you the readers picked Secret as your favorite of the Avengers titles in another poll several weeks back.

Now it's up to you to vote again.

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 the Semi-finals, so keep going until you’ve voted in BOTH brackets. Voting for the Semi-finals will remain open for 1 week.

Newsarama Note: Full methodology for nomination is below the polls.

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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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