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You Decide ’11 – Master List of Polls and Results

Here are the polls that have been conducted so far for You Decide ’11. Each poll lasts five days. The results are revealed every Tuesday.

1. What is Your Favorite Current Avengers Title?

2. Who Are Your Favorite Non-Founding Members of the Satellite Era JLA?

Results for Polls #1 and 2

3. Who is Your Favorite Regular Fantastic Four Writer?

4. Who is Batman’s Second-Best Villain?

5. Which current Vertigo ongoing series is your favorite?

6. What is your favorite series Brian Michael Bendis is currently writing?

7. Which is your favorite one of Marvel’s “Double Feature” titles?

8. What is Your Favorite Loeb/Sale Collaboration?

9. Who is the Greatest Avengers Villain?

Results for Polls #3-9

10. Who is the Greatest Villain Created/Co-Created by Jack Kirby?

11. What is your favorite current ongoing Batman title?

12. Who do you want to see as the current Batgirl?

13. What do you like better – Kirby/Lee Fantastic Four or Ditko/Lee Spider-Man (the first 41 issues of each)?

14. What do you like better – Kirby/Lee Fantastic Four or Ditko/Lee Spider-Man (the full runs)?

15. Whose Avengers run have you enjoyed the most?

16. What’s the best Batman story written by Frank Miller?

Results for #10-16

17. Who is your least favorite member of the Fantastic Four?

18. Battle of the Second-Tier Heroes!

19. Which decade had the most good Marvel comics?

20. Which pair of male friends do you think is the best “bro-mance” in superhero comics?

21. Who is your least favorite Green Lantern Corps member from Earth?

22. Who would win in a fight – Captain America or Daredevil?

23. What was your favorite Milestone Media ongoing series?

24. Who would win in a fight – Batman (Dick Grayson) or Captain America (James Barnes)?

25. Who would win in a fight – Superman or Thor?

26. Who is the Best Costume Designer in Superhero Comics?

27. What Was the Best Marvel Comics Run of the 1980s?

28. What is the Best Live Action Batman Feature Film?


May I suggest a few polls for things that I think a lot of people would be genuinely curious on how the voting would turn out?

Who is the definitive Batman artist? (Adams, Rogers, Aparo, Sale, Miller, Sprang, Kane, Robinson, Breyfogle, Mazzuchelli… I could see all of those guys getting serious support, plus I’m sure I’m forgetting some.)

Who is the 4th best X-Men writer? (Or just who is the best X-Men writer besides Claremont, Morrison, and Whedon.)

What is the WORST “event” story of the 2000s? (Civil War, House of M, Infinite Crisis, Identity Crisis, etc. Which one do people hate the most?)

What creator who has never had a run on a big two comic would you most like to see on one?

Which Marvel series that hasn’t gotten the Essential treatment most needs it? (Shang-Chi, New Mutants, Excalibur, Alpha Flight, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, Sgt. Fury, Black Panther, New Warriors, I’m sure there’re more.)

@Third man – like your suggestions – esp worst event and best batman artist, but with the Xmen writer I’d rather see a poll for the FIRST BEST WRITER, not who you think are the best 3, and then go from there. ;)

thirding the “worst event” suggestion, but don’t put ultimatum in, because it’d win by a landslide

!. New Avengers
2. Firestorm and Elongated Man
3.Mark Waid
4. The Riddler
5. American Vampire

The Vertigo poll isn’t working.

1. Avengers
2. Zatanna – Firestorm
3. Jonathan Hickman
4. Scarecrow
5. I, Zombie

1. New Avengers
2. Firestorm Zatanna
3. John Byrne
4. Bane
5. DMZ

I’d love a poll on how people’s tastes changed as they aged as comic readers? The numbers I see say that people are still only buying superhero mainstream books, but almost everybody I actually know has gravitated to the full range of comic book types.

Brian, the polls are a GREAT idea, but you really need to add an iteration of the “other – posted in comments” or “I don’t follow/read these books” to each poll to be fair, otherwise you’re going to get quite a few “click submits” on random stuff. Not enough to skew the results, but enough that, in the end, it’s not going to be as accurate as you’d probably like.

And by “an iteration”, I mean ONE “other/I don’t read these / non participant” option, not several.

But customized on a per poll basis, dependent on the subject.

Burma Shave.

1. Secret Avengers (Only one I buy, I’m sick of Bendis right now).
2. Green Arrow (His personality, though Firestorm came close)
3. Lee/Kirby easily.
4. Two-Face
5. I don’t collect any of the vertigo title monthly right now, but I just bought 1st and 2nd trade of Scalped, and it got my vote. I still love Hellblazer and Fables, too. Problem with Vertigo is that they are better read in a bunch rather than waiting every month (to me).

1. Secret Avengers
2. Green Arrow
3. Lee/Kirby
4. Ra’s al Ghul
5. Scalped
6. Tales of Suspense
7. The Long Halloween

How about a poll for who is your favorite gay character? But a seperate one for both men and women. Because you just know all the straight guys will only pick a female.

Thanks! :)

Dawnell Bouknight

February 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Interesting Polls, hope there’s more.


February 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Favorite Superman “rip off”?

The more recent polls are missing (’80s Marvel run, Batman film…)

Ed (A Different One)

April 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Yeah – I just scrolled back through the CSBG archives to see whatever happened to those last polls – doesn’t look like the results were ever posted.

What’s up Brian – do you have something special planned for those last poll results? It seemed like the question re: the Great 80’s Marvel Runs generated a ton of feedback, so I don’t know if you decided to shift gears and do something different with it. Don’t mean to be a pesky fan, but I was just really interested in seeing the results for that one, which is why I went searching through the archives for it. Do you have something cool you’re going to lay on us or was it just an oversight?

One of the polls had a match-up that could have been (and was) in the DC/Marvel Character Tournament, so I figured I’d hold off until the tournament was over.

Ed (A Different One)

April 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

Thanks Brian – makes sense. Those polls were a lot of fun and I’m really curious to see results re: the 80’s Marvel runs.

Thanks for running these things for us – they’re a ton of fun.

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