Readers Faves of '10 Tourney: WRITER Final JOHNS V KIRKMAN

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All being number one means is everyone is looking to take you down. So it seems, at least, for the number one seed in this tournament.

Geoff Johns pulled the upset in the semi-finals, with a win over Grant Morrison. Both writers have once again been at the top of the selling list at DC Comics in 2010, and continue to guide their respective characters and groups into next year, as well. The final count had Johns defeating Morrison 50.27% - 49.73%. Astoundingly close. Now Johns has the chance to repeat his championship from 2009, and with The Flash, Green Lantern, and Brightest Day, he has a pretty good shot.

Mark Waid's upset in round two could not propel him to victory against Robert Kirkman and his legion of undead. While most of the focus around Kirkman this year has been around the record-breaking success of the TV adaptation of The Walking Dead, he also hit issue 80 of the comic, along with a steady and consistently acclaimed run on Invincible, and a part to play in the on-again off-again Image jam session Image United.

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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