Monday, December 6, 2010

Top Five 5

Hey everyone, once again welcome to the Top Five 5's! Sorry for the late post, I had this done yesterday but had internet problems courtesy of Comcast. Anyway this is the Top Five 5,  My favorite and only bi-weekly feature here at JTCS. So, of course we're gonna do things just like always, I'm going to list each category along with each person's picks. So let's get into it. And just to remind everyone, here's the color guideline:

Jason Todd
Marc 
Kello
Paul C.
X-Man
Falisha


Top Five X-Men

Wolverine
Deadpool (He counts!)
Iceman
Cyclops
Gambit (Yeah... I said it.)

Wolverine
Beast
Angel
Iceman
Chamber

Wolverine
Storm
Cyclops
Gambit
Nightcrawler

Nate Grey (hey, he WAS an X-Man for like 3 issues!)
Wolverine
Jean Grey
Beast
Cannonball
 
Kitty Pryde
Cyclops
Banshee
Beast
Wolverine


Colossus
Nightcrawler
Wolverine
Armor
Pixie

Top Five Robots/Cyborgs

Metallo
Brainiac
Skeets
Cyborg-Superman
Boodikka (I guess?)

Cyborg Superman
The Vision
Hourman (android version)
Ultron
Metal Men (can I count them as one?) (I'll allow it buddy!)

Cyborg from Teen Titans of course~
Metallo
MODOK
Brainiac
Skeets

Ultron
Umm, Cyborg?
Machinesmith
Machine Man
Vision(he's an android, but he should count, right?)

R2-D2
Optimus Prime
Vision
H.E.R.B.I.E.
The Terminator

Cyborg Superman
Skeets
Beta Ray Bill
The malfunctioning Doombot from Matt Fraction’s Punisher: War Journal #4 (the classic “Funeral of Stilt-Man” issue)
Cyborg (Vic Stone)

Top Five Spider-Man Characters (Not including Spidey)

Black Cat
Eddie Brock (as Venom)
Norman Osborn
J. Jonah Jameson
Carnage

J. Jonah Jameson
Norman Osborn
Harry Osborn
Flash Thompson
Ben Reilly

Venom
Black Cat
Aunt May
Green Goblin
Carnage

J. Jonah Jameson
Mary Jane
Venom(Eddie Brock)
Norman Osborn
Carnage
 
Mary Jane Watson
Aunt May
J. Jonah Jameson
Ezekiel
Kitty Pryde (in the Ultimate Universe)
 
Mary Jane
J. Jonah Jameson
Gwen Stacy
Green Goblin
Robby Robertson


Top Five books that seem like they should have been cancelled a long time ago…

Titans
Teen Titans
Azrael
Outsiders
Deadpool Team-Ups

Deadpool Team-Up
Deadpool Corps
Deadpool Max  (he really doesn't need more than one book)
Can't think of any more.

Brightest Day
Teen Titans
Titans
Batman and Robin
Streets of Gotham


Brightest Day!
X-Men Legacy
Booster Gold(sadly)
All of the Hulk books
Flash

Spawn (who still reads this??)
Savage Dragon (same question as above...)
Hulk (the Jeph Loeb one)
Any one of Deadpool's five dozen ongoing series
Brightest Day (from what you guys tell me!)

Azrael
Outsiders
X-Men: Legacy
Superman/ Batman
Doom Patrol


Top Five Comic Writers of The Year

Judd Winick
Gail Simone
Bryan Q. Miller
Geoff Johns
Daniel Way

Grant Morrison
Matt Fraction
Geoff Johns
Paul Cornell
Sterling Gates

Gail Simone
Judd Winick
Bryan Q. Miller
Jodi Picoult
J.H. Williams III

Ed Brubaker
Bryan Q. Miller
Tony Bedard
Daniel Way
Marjorie Liu

Have to pass on this one since I haven't read enough comics from the last year!

Judd Winick
Jonathan Hickman
Bryan Q. Miller
Dan Slott
Sterling Gates

Category Winners

Top X-Men Member - Wolverine
Top Robot/Cyborg - Three way Tie - Cyborg, Cyborg-Superman, and The Vision
Top Spider-Man Character - Tie between Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and J. Jonah Jameson
Top book that seems like it should've been cancelled - Brightest Day
Top Comic Writer of The Year - Bryan Q. Miller!

Thanks everyone for participating, and these picks are really shocking. I didn't expect to get a three way tie on the Top Robot or Cyborg but I think we all expected Wolverine to dominate the Top X-Man category. Jameson and Osborn show that nice guys do finish last since they are the top characters voted for Spidey's Universe besides the web-head himself. Brightest Day being the book that's voted to have been cancelled, that's pretty sad on DC's part but hey, what can ya do? And lastly, I'm glad that Bryan Q. Miller walked away with the writer of the year, the guy has been amazing so far and does deserve even a little recognition on my tiny blog. He's been great on Batgirl consistently, and especially on her Road Home issue, so great picks everyone. That's all for me, until next time, I'm your friendly neighborhood blogger-man, Jason Todd!

22 comments:

  1. Eww, how did Carnage get so many votes? Have you guys never actually read a comic with Carnage?? He's like the Gambit of the Spider-Man universe. LOL...

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  2. Some of us Like Gambit too :P Lol

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  3. It was to big for me to read but I do know this they need to get rid of Teen Titans! Speaking of
    Teen Titans. I kinda changed my blog where it does Marvel and DC. Yeah..... it's kinda the exact opposite of your blog but the background was inspired by yours. Anyway come by and look at if you have some time and tell me if its to copycat.

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  4. by the way its Ben or shield agent #41 .I changed my profile.

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  5. Woooo another Top 5!!!! I kind of had an idea who was gonna have the most votes for Fav. X-Men. But as always it's nice to see what people are digging now days.

    Aww come on Marc, Gambit is pretty awesome. :)

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  6. AARRRGGHH!! DIE GAMBIT DIE DIE DIE!!!

    Uh...wait, where am I? I think I just had a rage blackout...

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  7. I've got to say, I'll always have a little love in my heart for Carnage from that Maximum Carnage storyline back in the day... Early Carnage was one of those characters who was so crazy he was great!

    Jeez, HOW did I forget Cyborg Superman?!? I mean the guy HAS the word Cyborg RIGHT IN HIS NAME! Stupid! If I could take it all back, Cyborg Supes would DEF earn one o' my spots.

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  8. Agreed, Maximum Carnage was great. Oh Kletus Cassidy, you crazy S.O.B.

    Thanks to you, Hank Henshaw was screwed out of a win. Hasn't he suffered ENOUGH X?!

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  9. I'd apologize to poor Cyborg Supes, but I doubt he'd accept it... He seems the type of guy who really holds a grudge, what with the whole trying to drag Superman's name through the mud and destroying Coast City and all... Oh well, regardless, I AM indeed sorry Cyborg Superman, where ever you are!

    Oh, and I chose Drake for the poll this week. Sure, Jason as an insane Batman would have been a blast, but I think if not Dick, then the Jinx should have become the next Batman.

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  10. Yeah, that guy. How dare he hold a grudge and be pissed off after his wife and friends got killed from something that pretty much just gave the Fantastic Four superpowers!

    I actually went with Jason, because since Dick was originally gonna die during Infinite Crisis, I figure that Jason would've been a more compassionate Nightwing type character instead of an insane Tony Daniel shoot-em-up for no reason character. Plus... he's owned Drake like THREE times! :P

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  11. "Pretty much"?? Wasn't it like the exact same storyline? But regardless, my apology stands.

    Yeah, I figured you did when I saw the results. But I was going if things had shaken out the way they did in the real DCU, not if Dick would have died during IC. I mean to be honest, if Dick HAD died during IC, Jason's entire existance would have been SO different. If Dick had been killed during IC, then I'd completely agree with you and have picked Jason, because I'm sure he'd have been way closer with Bruce by the time BftC rolled around. But with the way things did shake out, I can't see how Tim doesn't get it. Jason was crazy, Damian was too young, and I don't think the world would have been ready for a female Batman.

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  12. Yep, just another way Hank Henshaw got screwed over by the universe.

    I completely get your point, to be honest I kinda expected Tim to run away with this so I'm shocked that Jason is currently winning. Part of me wonders how different the DCU would be if Dick HAD died during IC.

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  13. You know, that sounds like a fun little What If? type of thing to do... If I'm ever feeling really creative(and bored!)during my Winter break, I might think about doing a "What If Dick Grayson died during IC?" sort of post.

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  14. That would be pretty awesome. I think it'd be pretty cool if ya did that, so now I'm gonna browbeat you about it until ya do it. :P

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  15. Haha, if only you'd known what you were getting yourself into.

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  16. I think it sounds good too! Heck, since you seem to care more about decent What If stories than anyone at Marvel, they should just hire you to write all those one-shots. :)

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  17. I'd happily take that job in a heartbeat, Marc!

    See, now I kind of want to do this... I'll have to see if I can squeeze this in between my reviews and the end of the year festivities.

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  18. I agree Jason. I don't even know what Drake is doing in the bat family. I mean the two most powerful boy of wonders are Dick and Jason. Drake well..... he is so-so.I do wan't to see a little redemption story line between bats and Jason(with non weird hair color). Jason has hidden potential. I think Dick will be more of a guest appearance character in the next few years. Anyways I'm short of comic review ideas can anyone help me?

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  19. I'd recommend going to your local library and just checking out whatever looks interesting to you, Ben. That's what I did when I was your age and didn't have much money of my own, and it's how I learned a lot about comics at a pretty early age.

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  20. Yeah, I look at the Doomsday/Superman collection. I can't put my finger on one thing how is it they kill Doomsday and he just keeps coming back stronger. Anyways you guys are all lucky I have to wait at least five between reviews so I can make the most of the two comics I get every week.
    By the way would you recommend heroes for hire?

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  21. The library is a very good source.

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