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You Decide ’11 – Week 3 Results!

Each day in February I give you folks a poll question. Each poll will last five days. The results will be posted every Tuesday. Here is the master list of all questions asked so far!

And here are the next batch of poll results!

Enjoy!

All amounts are rounded up except in the case of breaking ties.

Out of 1,115 replies to the question:

Who is the greatest villain created/co-created by Jack Kirby?

You decided that the greatest was:

46% Doctor Doom

28% Darkseid

12% Magneto

9% Galactus

3% Red Skull

1% Loki
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Out of 652 replies to the question:

What is your favorite current ongoing Batman title?

You decided that your favorite was:

46% Batman Inc.

23% Detective Comics

14% Batman and Robin

6% Batman

5% The All-New Batman: Brave & the Bold

4% Batman: Streets of Gotham

1% Batman: The Dark Knight

0.31% Batman Confidential
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Out of 825 replies to the question:

Which of these three characters would you like to see as the current Batgirl?

You decided that you would like to see:

48% Stephanie Brown

35% Cassandra Cain

17% Barbara Gordon
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Out of 2,292 replies to the question:

Which series of comics do you like better?

You decided that you liked:

66% Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s Spider-Man run (Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-38, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1-2

34% Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four #1-38, Fantastic Four Annual #1-3)
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Out of 571 replies to the question:

Which run do you like better?

You decided that you liked:

57% Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four run

43% Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s Spider-Man run
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Out of 770 replies to the question:

Whose tenure as the “main” Avengers writer have you enjoyed the most?

You decided that you most enjoyed:

32% Kurt Busiek

20% Brian Michael Bendis

19% Roger Stern

10.13% Roy Thomas

9.61% Steve Englehart

6% Jim Shooter

1.3% Bob Harras

1.17% Stan Lee
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Out of 1,222 replies to the question:

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

You decided that the best was:

55% Batman: Year One

40% Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2.86% All Star Batman and Robin

2.7% Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
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Check back next Tuesday for the latest results, and stop by every day to vote on the You Decide ’11 question of the day!

17 Comments

Wow – some interesting results here.

I’m intrigued with the fact that Ditko/Lee’s ASM won out over Kirby/Lee’s FF as a “series”, but that the results were almost exactly the opposite concerning which “run” the fans preferred.

I’m also surprised that Batman: Year One beat out Dark Knight Returns. I thought DKR would be the runaway winner on that one.

The hardest one for me was the question concerning the Kirby Villians. There were some true heavy-hitters listed there, but I think the fans voted for the right one.

I guess that’s why they “play the game” folks (or, in this case, “run the poll”) . . . .

Although I voted for her, I honestly was NOT expecting Stephanie Brown to win that poll.

And I am so glad that she did.

I’m not surprised by that, because I voted for Steph without caring about her one way or another. I’m a Babs fan who thinks it would be ludicrous to put her back in the cowl at this point. It would be like a successful lawyer digging out her prom dress to wear again.

I was surprised that the Crazy Miller stories ranked so low, but not displeased. I’m a bit dismayed that Thomas (who had my vote) and Shooter ranked so low on the Avengers poll, but at least Busiek beat out Bendis.

I voted for Galactus, but I can’t argue with the Doom and Darkseid ranking otherwise.

The Spidey-FF results were pretty predictable the way the questions were phrased, although they look more contradictory in summary here.

I abstained from the current Bat-title poll, because I tend to wait for the trades and haven’t read any of them.

Ditko’s Spider-Man had a stronger percentage than I expected, in both polls.

I’m very, very pleased (and a bit surprised) that Year One won so handly. My faith in the sanity of mankind is recovered. I was afraid that All Star Batman and Robin would have at least 25% of the votes.

I’m disappointed that Busiek + Bendis get 52% of the Avenger vote. It shows just how much the public is polarized between ultra-traditionalism and radical deconstruction. I think the four guys that came after them had much more consistent, enjoyable, and important runs. At least Bendis beat Bendis, there is some consolation in that.

Doom won. Nice, but unsurprising.

Really don’t care much about the Bat books and Batgirl, so whatever.

Ooops.

At least BUSIEK beat Bendis.

@Rene: I think we all got that! :)

For the ones I voted in I went for Darkseid, Cassandra Cain and The Dark Knight Returns.

Second place every time :(

“I’m disappointed that Busiek + Bendis get 52% of the Avenger vote. It shows just how much the public is polarized between ultra-traditionalism and radical deconstruction. I think the four guys that came after them had much more consistent, enjoyable, and important runs.”

I’m not a Bendis-hater like so many folks who post on this site seem to be – but I was chagrined to see him rank ahead of so many of the other names on that list, many of whom hail from that “golden era” of comics that constitutes much my own childhood. And while Busiek being so far ahead did surprise me a little, I have no problems with him taking the top spot.

At least Roger Stern placed well. He was practically tied with Bendis (20% to 19%).

I am just glad Doom won. Obvious to you guy I guess but I was not so sure. I voted for Roy Thomas’s Avengers run, I just hit home for me. Yay for Steph’s win I am really liking her as Batgirl.

Look at the vote totals on the first Spidey vs FF question. Over 1K more than any other poll. Something fishy was going on. Further, considering the numbers, even if that is legit many people likely voted without reading both series.

Batman and Avengers answers were correct. Darkseid coming in second shows how much people love Doom, as the Marvel characters in general split votes up.

Something fishy was going on.

It was linked on the front page of CBR. Nothing fishy there. The bro-mance one was linked on the front page, too, so expect a big voting total there, too.

I think he’s using “fishy” in the same sense that he uses “correct”–that is to say, to reflect how closely they conform to his own druthers.

That makes more sense Brian. So maybe the excess of votes or front page viewers’ tastes differ from the CBSG hardcore? That might explain the difference in the two polls rather than the different wording.

That makes more sense Brian. So maybe the excess of votes or front page viewers’ tastes differ from the CBSG hardcore? That might explain the difference in the two polls rather than the different wording

The replies in the comment section were pretty clear – people felt that the best parts of the Kirby/Lee FF happened in the issues after the ones listed in the first poll (particularly the legendary period between the introduction of the Inhumans through the introduction of the Black Panther, and then right into the Doom stealing the Power Cosmic storyline). So it would make sense that when you take those issues out of the equation, people felt that the Ditko/Lee Spidey issues were tops. You put the other FF issues into the mix (as we did in the second poll) and the Kirby/Lee FF issues come out on top.

Busiek over Shooter, Englehart, Stern and Thomas. LOL Real Avengers fans, where are thou?

@Frank I guess there’s not that many Avengers hardcore fans. I voted for Busiek because I haven’t read Stern, Shooter, Thomas or Englehart Avengers.

@ Frank:

i have read all the authors that you list & still voted Busiek. He’s my favorite writer of all time & i loved his Avengers run & voted for it. Stern was my 2nd by far. The great thing about the Avengers is that there have been some great writers on it who have created memorable runs…

and then there’s Bendis. [Vomits loudly]

DFTBA

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