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You Decide ’11 – What is your favorite current ongoing Batman title?

Each day this month, I’ll be posting a different poll question – each poll will last five days, and I’ll reveal the results of the finished polls every Tuesday.

This way, for this month, we can see what our readers feel about various comic book questions. For a month, you folks will decide! Click here to see the other questions that you can answer as well as checking out the latest poll results!

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17 Comments

funkygreenjerusalem

February 12, 2011 at 2:57 am

That was almost a tough one, but one more issue came out for one, and so Batman Inc was a cinch.

I’m torn, but I think I’ll go with INC. as well.

But I want a Knight and Squire ongoing, even though I haven’t read 5 yet. So don’t spoil it for me.

Batman Inc is so new, it hasn’t had a chance to have bad issues yet, which seems kind of cheating to call it my favorite ongoing Batman title. Batman & Robin started off similarly great but it’s definitely wandered into mediocrity since. I could also see myself voting for Detective Comics, since it’s been pretty good lately. Since I could talk myself in to almost half the choices, I’m going to pass on voting.

Sorry Morrison fans, Dini’s still doing fantastic work on Streets of Gotham. I’ve heard good things about Scott Snyder (whom I love on American Vampire) and his work on Detective Comics, but I have yet to witness it firsthand by picking up an issue. Dini’s track record on Streets (which spins out of his also excellent track record on Detective) makes this a no-brainer for me.

At the moment, Snyder and Jock’s Detective run is my pick. I really enjoyed their first arc.

I always like Morrison’s work, but for some reason Inc. hasn’t clicked with me as much as B&R and the stuff before it did. But it’s early yet, so that could easily change.

Blarg, if this was favorite Bat-family book this would be easier. Batgirl is fantastic and Red Robin is also keeping me really happy. But several of these titles are new and its hard to really have a feel for them. Or the creative teams have/will be shifting around, making it hard to really call out one as my favorite.

As it is I’m torn between Streets and Detective. Both have been pretty solid. I’ll probably vote for Streets since it has been canceled and I think it should get the shout out before it goes away, because its been a solid read for me.

Like Craig and Amanda, I gave the nod to Streets of Gotham, even though I think it’s done when “House of Hush” finishes.

If it were a “Batman Family” vote, I’d have voted for Batgirl.

“Batman Family” — man, as long as they have a zillion Batman titles, there’s one they really should bring back.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold by a country mile. (I heart team-up books.)

I like Batman Inc.

The others… I read ‘em as they come through the library. I forget everything about them eight minutes later. I end up with a vague feeling of bland adequacy peppered with annoyance that they’re STILL using Black Mask even though he’s the stupidest villain ever.

Although I haven’t read whichever-the-hell-one Jock is drawing. I’m definitely looking forward to that. -in 7-8 months.

I would have voted for Batgirl as well. It was the only Bat-family book I was really tempted to not drop after my purge at the end of 2010.

I chose Detective. Its been a solid and enticing read. Not that INC isn’t buildling a good storyline, but Morrison’s plots are typically conceptual and sometimes a bit too abstract, that the story payoff comes much later down the road. After a few years of this, its just a nice change of pace to have a book as creatively refreshing, but a bit more concrete in its delivery.

Detective or Batgirl for me. Refreshingly different books.

the full order of finish

1. Batman Inc.
2. All-New Batman and the Brave & the Bold
3. Streets of Gotham
4. Detective (I’m not a Jock fan)
5. Batman & Robin (and dropping like a rock)
6. Batman
7. Batman: Dark Knight (never bought)

Red Robin would rank #4 if it was a Batman Family question

I’m the only Confidential fan, though it’s not surprising (it won’t be ongoing after April). I loved the classical feel, the stories not mired in continuity, and the rotating creative teams leading to some great work. Issue #49 is one of the best Batman stories I’ve read in years. I’d take a hundred of those or the entire Do You Understand These Rights/Bad Cop saga over Grant Morrison’s wacky tale about Dr Hurt and time travel. Batman is a character best exemplified by classic detective work, and Confidential was the best example of that. I’m glad to see Detective Comics continuing the tradition, though I’m slightly disappointed it’s not Bruce Wayne.

funkygreenjerusalem

February 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

But I want a Knight and Squire ongoing, even though I haven’t read 5 yet. So don’t spoil it for me.

Oooh.

It’s a good one.

Batman Inc is so new, it hasn’t had a chance to have bad issues yet, which seems kind of cheating to call it my favorite ongoing Batman title.

Yeah, but it’s had twice as many issues as the current B&R team, and only one less issue than the new Detective team.

Batman and Streets Of Gotham are the only two that have been going considerably longer… and Batman Confidential has a different team every few months.

So I don’t think we’re being too quick to call it for Batman Inc.

The others… I read ‘em as they come through the library. I forget everything about them eight minutes later. I end up with a vague feeling of bland adequacy peppered with annoyance that they’re STILL using Black Mask even though he’s the stupidest villain ever.

I don’t think any of them currently are

I’m not even really reading any of these… I was hoping it would include Red Robin, but oh well…

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