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The Comic Vine 2013 Superhero Championship - ROUND 2!

Round 2 of voting is now underway! Go support your favorite team!

As you likely know, there's this big thing coming up here in the United States called the Super Bowl. I'm not really a big fan of the sport, but I figured we comic fans deserve an equivalent!  So, I went ahead and picked 8 teams -- 4 from Marvel and 4 from DC -- and started the bracket earlier this week.   
 
Thankfully, the turnout was massive and winners have been declared.  We can now begin round 2 of voting!  

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REMEMBER, VOTING IS NOT BASED ON WHICH TEAM WOULD WIN IN A PHYSICAL CONTEST. IT'S SIMPLY VOTING FOR THE TEAM YOU LIKE MORE! 
 
Click the links below to vote!  
 
Voting for this round will end this Friday.
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Posted By k4tzm4n

Locking since the playoffs feature will go live soon.

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Posted By Kangaxx_54

Batman will win. The bat family is just icing on the cake (very nice icing though).

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Posted By k4tzm4n
@ripcurl said:

Avengers over Teen Titans.

Justice League over Batman.

And WHY does Batman get his own team instead of simply being included in the JLA team? That's retarded!

Thanks for the polite feedback! 
 
And because the Bat-Family consists of an entirely different roster of characters that people love (Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl, Damian, Red Robin, Alfred, etc).
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Posted By phillywonka

Ok seriously can we just skip to JL versus Avengers already........

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Posted By ripcurl

Avengers over Teen Titans.

Justice League over Batman.

And WHY does Batman get his own team instead of simply being included in the JLA team? That's retarded!

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Posted By batkevin74
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Batman for the win, he brought some guns just in case!

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Posted By Decoy Elite

@Mia26: Nah, someone should probably make a "Kill the bats" thread on the JLA board though.

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Posted By Mia26

@Decoy Elite: Maybe you should get some of your X-Men friends to vote for the Justice League to beat the Bat family. Let's just say I was expecting the X-Men to beat the bats.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

Voting will be open for 6 or so more hours.

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Posted By Superbat420

Green lantern corps should of won

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

YAY i voted again

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Edited By namtabmi

Most likely Bat-Family vs. Avengers in the final....and that could go either way. (Avengers will probably win.)

PS - Wow. Marvel got smashed in the first round.

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@weaponx: I tried to call the X-Men fans to arms, I even brought in the raindrops. But it was not enough. 
The Bats are too powerful. 
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Posted By weaponxx

@Decoy Elite: Gotcha, they should have challenged the call :P. Thanks.

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Posted By neiliusprime

Guardians of the Galaxy got beat by a bunch of teenagers...

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@weaponx said:

Wow, X-men v Batman Family says 50/50 (and currently says X-Men is the leader...).

At the time the thread was locked Bat family was winning by one. 
The X-fans jumped in too late.
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Posted By weaponxx

Wow, X-men v Batman Family says 50/50 (and currently says X-Men is the leader...).

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@Jonny_Rogers: This is all for good fun, it's not really serious. 
@LordRequiem said:

The Bat family beat the X-men? Riiiiiiiight.

Yup. Mostly because these aren't fights.
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Posted By Jonny_Rogers
@Decoy Elite: I'll give you that...  
I know that this Championship is supposed to be nothing more than harmless fun, but I'm just a little annoyed that the entire industry seems to be insistent on comparing and fighting with each other. Isn't it ironic that this championship is devoted to people working together, but is somehow dividing even more?
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Posted By LordRequiem

The Bat family beat the X-men? Riiiiiiiight.

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@Jonny_Rogers: You don't understand. The Bat fans have gone to war. 
Every other team is doomed because it's fans aren't as united to take down the competition. 
THE BATS COME THIS WAY AND WE ARE ALL DOOMED!
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Posted By Jonny_Rogers
@Decoy Elite: That's kind of my point. For every fan of the Batman films is a thousand haters that think Batman gets too much exposure... Why isn't this the same for the X-Men? How has it got to the stage where the franchises are even compared?
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Posted By Decoy Elite
@Jonny_Rogers: Actually X-Men were winning until a certain Bat fan rallied the Bat fans to rush the polls.
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Edited By Jonny_Rogers

As much as I hate to admit it, I'm almost entirely sure that Avengers will win. 
Looking at the previous round's results (and the way the current round is going), I find it fascinating how the standing order is pretty much the same as the amount of public exposure (specifically in recent years) that the respective teams have received. Not to be one of those annoying geeks that spend most of their lives complaining, I nonetheless find it distressing that this result would be entirely different, had the competition been released a few years ago. How can you even dare ask which team is the best without mentioning the JSA?
When they asked this question, it was always going to become Batman vs Avengers.  
Do we need even more division within the industry?

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Now that the GotG and FF are out I don't really care who wins

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Posted By Oscars94

Avengers!

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Posted By Oscars94

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Awesome!

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Posted By dtschemmel

Justice league. And teen titans. Jl has batman, and more...

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Posted By G_Money_Christmas

Batman has this

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Edited By pspin

@Decoy Elite said:

@pspin said:

There is no way in hell that the Bat-family beats the X-Men. Never.

These are not fights.

I know, but hey, as a huge X-Men fan, I can be sad or mad, you know?

@BoyWander said:

@Decoy Elite said:

@pspin said:

There is no way in hell that the Bat-family beats the X-Men. Never.

These are not fights.

But if it were, the Bat family could totally take the X-men. Cause Batman. lol.

Boo Bat-god.

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Posted By girth

This is the superhero championship. What better way to do it than to have the two most iconic teams go at it.

Justice League vs Avengers.

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Posted By BoyWander

@Decoy Elite said:

@pspin said:

There is no way in hell that the Bat-family beats the X-Men. Never.

These are not fights.

But if it were, the Bat family could totally take the X-men. Cause Batman. lol.

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Lets just have it be Justice League vs. Avengers people. That's the only way this should end up I say.

The Bats are killing the JLA. They have a legion, I honestly think they'll win it all at this point.
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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Lets just have it be Justice League vs. Avengers people. That's the only way this should end up I say.

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@pspin said:

There is no way in hell that the Bat-family beats the X-Men. Never.

These are not fights. 
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Posted By munkieKONG

Blah. How did everyone not see all of those coming.... Also, why were Batman and X-men put against each other while Teen Titans and Guardians put against each other? We all know X-men should have moved on in Teen Titans place.

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Posted By pspin

There is no way in hell that the Bat-family beats the X-Men. Never.

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Posted By lorex

Justice League and Avengers

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@MuyJingo: Just because of the order. 
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Posted By MuyJingo

@Decoy Elite: Yeah, I see the graphic, I just don't understand how it divides them up the way it does. Are Batman and the JL together just because of the order they were (arbitrarily?) placed in at the start, or is there more to it?

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Posted By Decoy Elite
@MuyJingo said:

@Decoy Elite: Can you clarify? I know nothing about Superbowl if iti's basedo n that....

The thing in the OP. It's a bracket, and you can tell who will fight who in the next round based on it.
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Posted By MuyJingo

@Decoy Elite: Can you clarify? I know nothing about Superbowl if iti's basedo n that....

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Posted By Reignmaker

@zeeguy91: maybe conference was the wrong term to use. I meant the bracket they're in. I mean c'mon X-Men, JL, and Batman ALL on one side of the bracket together? Avengers got an easy road to the finals here.

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Posted By crazyflashfan11

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Avengers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@X711 said:

LOL X-Men losing to BATMAN?! Just proves that this is POINTLESS. LOL

Because...?  I'm just going to go ahead and assume you didn't read the OP which plainly states this isn't a physical contest.
 
@Zeeguy91 said:

Does anyone else think that this should have been a larger conference?

I mean, there are still a LOT of famous comic teams that aren't represented, like SHIELD, the Legion of Superheroes, Birds of Prey, or the Justice League International (its separate enough from the Justice League for me). Hell, even throw in less-famous teams like Stormwatch, Alpha Flight, Thunderbolts, Suicide Squad, etc. or some of the New 52 exclusive ones (Demon Knights, Justice League Dark, etc.)

And if the Batman Family is being represented, then shouldn't the Superman Family (Superman + Supergirl, Superboy, and Steel) be as well?


I'll copy/paste what I said in the Round 1 feature: 
 

If I had more time in my schedule or came up with this idea sooner then I absolutely would have made the bracket larger. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Hopefully next year I can use 10+ teams :)

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Edited By Zeeguy91

Does anyone else think that this should have been a larger conference?

I mean, there are still a LOT of famous comic teams that aren't represented, like SHIELD, the Legion of Superheroes, Birds of Prey, or the Justice League International (its separate enough from the Justice League for me). Hell, even throw in less-famous teams like Stormwatch, Alpha Flight, Thunderbolts, Suicide Squad, etc. or some of the New 52 exclusive ones (Demon Knights, Justice League Dark, etc.). It might have actually changed the outcomes of some of these fights.

And if the Batman Family is being represented, then shouldn't the Superman Family (Superman + Supergirl, Superboy, and Steel) be as well?

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Posted By X711

LOL X-Men losing to BATMAN?! Just proves that this is POINTLESS. LOL

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Posted By Yung ANcient One

Bat Fam or JL are going to take this

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Posted By Icon

Justice League and Avengers.

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Posted By jeanroygrant

Justice League & Avengers.

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