Readers Faves of '10 Tourney: ARTIST Final WILLIAMS/MANAPUL

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Style and design sense that's unmatched in superhero comics. Speed and beauty seen in few books on the stands today. An "overnight sensation" that's been working for years and a young up-and-comer whose best is surely ahead of him. The artist finals brings two amazing DC exclusive artists head-to-head in our first 1 seed versus 2 seed matchup.

J.H. Williams III is set to bring Batwoman to her own solo, self-titled comic for the first time in 2011, and gave a preview of that with the zero issue and covers to the end of his Detective Comics run with Greg Rucka and JOCK in 2010. Unconventional panel layouts, fluid motion, and picture-perfect expressions are all frequently mentioned in reviews of his comic book work.

Francis Manapul is a rising star moving with the aid of the speed force. With "Favorite Writer" Finalist Geoff Johns, DC's relaunch of The Flash has allowed Manapul to explore speed and action, but also intricate detail and a sense of joy missing from many of today's "dark" comics.

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.

Who are your top artists of the year?

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