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#1 Edited by Blacksmith_99 (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

And with the Unpopularity Tournament 2.0 finally over, we can finish 2017 with this popularity tournament. This time the theme is comic book story arcs, a continuation of last year's popularity tourney. As there are a lot of comic book story arcs, this tournament will have a nomination stage. Let's check out the rules before everything else, shall we:

  • A Story arc is a comicbook storyline which takes multiple issues to tell that concerned plotline or event. One-shots like The Killing Joke are not included in this tourney, only story arcs.
  • You may nominate 2 story arcs of your own choice. Take my two nominations as an example: The Sinestro Corps War and Red Son. There will be 64 story arcs in this tournament.
  • When voting, vote for the story that you liked the most, not the one that you feel that is more popular.
  • To a story arc win a match, it must have 15 or 12 votes, the first one to have 15 or 12 votes is the winner (in case of a tie). If it takes a long time and none of the stories have 15 or 12 votes, I will skip to the next fight and the one with the biggest quantity of votes is the winner.
  • It will be 1v1 matches with multiple rounds
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Nominees:

1. Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War

2. Superman: Red Son

3. Blackest Night

4. Flashpoint (2011)

5. Secret War

6. Batman: Death of The Family

7. Flash: The Return of Barry Allen

8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

9. Age of X

10. Deadly Genesis

11. Superman: Up, Up and Away

12. Planet Hulk

13. Batman: Endgame

14. Batman: Under the Hood

15. Super Sons: When I Grow Up

16. The Surtur Saga

17. Age of Apocalypse

18. Flash: Blitz

19. Thor: Ragnaroks

20. Batman: No Man's Land

21. X-men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

22. Justice League: Darkseid War

23. The Button (DC)

24. Batman: The Long Halloween

25. Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)

26. Batman: Hush

27. Old Man Logan

28. Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet

29. Batman: Year One

30. The Dark Knight Returns

31. Star Wars: Son of Dathomir

32. Secret Wars (1984)

33. Thor: The God Butcher

34. X-men Brood Saga

35. Daredevil: Born Again

36. Infinity

37. X-men: Days of Future Past

38. World War Hulk

39. Fear itself

40. Invincible: The Viltrumite War

41. Spiderman: The Other

42. Sword of the Atom

43. Kraven's Last Hunt

44. Crisis on Infinite Earths

45. Infinite Crisis

46. Injustice: Year One

47. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

48. The Great Darkness Saga

49. Elektra Saga

50. Annihilation

51. Batman: War Games

52. Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga

53. Batman: Knightfall

54. Axis

55. Marvel's Civil War

56. Marvel Zombies

57. JLA/Avengers

58. Superman: Birthright

59. House of M

60. The Walking Dead: All out War

61. Batman: Court of Owls

62. The Night When Gwen Stacy Died

63. Identity Crisis

64. All-Star Superman

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#3 Posted by Tomkatie (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

Can I nominate Blackest Night and Flashpoint (2011)?

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#4 Posted by Blacksmith_99 (2200 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (3503 posts) - - Show Bio

@blacksmith_99: Untag me from this tourney plz, I haven't read nearly enough arcs to be able to participate, keep taggin me in your other tourneys though!

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#6 Posted by RIKR2 (19449 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret War and Batman: Death of the family

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#7 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (15462 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Waid's Flash: The Return Of Barry Allen

Ed Brubaker's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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#9 Edited by T6 (527 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry, but I won't be participating in this tourney (I don't know enough story arcs, and out of the ones I have read (New 52), they were pretty mediocre). Thanks for tagging me though!

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#10 Posted by Titanbreaker (1273 posts) - - Show Bio

Can I nominate Up, up and away? (Superman)

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#11 Edited by IndomitableRegal (10190 posts) - - Show Bio

@blacksmith_99: I'm down. Planet Hulk and Batman Endgame please. Also, why only 10 votes? You got a lot in your last tourney.

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#12 Posted by Eto (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

- Under the Hood (Batman main title)

- When I grow up (Supersons title) :))

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#13 Posted by Blacksmith_99 (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

Can I nominate Up, up and away? (Superman)

Yes, and you can nominate one more.

I'm down. Planet Hulk and Batman Endgame please. Also, why only 10 votes? You got a lot in your last tourney.

I'm expecting this one to be more low key, as you can see some people already are quitting because they haven't read a lot of story arcs. Not to mention that the last tourney was a pretty broad theme, it being simply "hated characters".

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#14 Posted by destinyman75 (9591 posts) - - Show Bio

Surtur Saga...Simonsons arch was the best Thor story of all time.

Age of Apocalypse-- was an interesting read

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#15 Posted by IndomitableRegal (10190 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by Mutant1230 (3273 posts) - - Show Bio

No... Flashpoint! Gah!

Can I nominate Blitz and Ragnaroks?

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#17 Posted by kiba (1866 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman no mans land

Xmen dark phoenix saga

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#18 Posted by laughingbatman (1656 posts) - - Show Bio

Can I nominate Darkseid War and The Button?

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#19 Posted by Doc-Holiday (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to nominate Planet Hulk and Batman the Long Halloween

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#20 Posted by MrAugen (664 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)

Batman: Hush

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#21 Posted by Vj1234 (277 posts) - - Show Bio

Old man logan

Infinity gauntlet

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#22 Posted by infantfinite128 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Year One

The Dark Knight Returns

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#23 Posted by Hush114 (1212 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Hush

Star wars: son of darhomir

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#24 Edited by Kevd4wg (2089 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret Wars(1984)

Gorr The God Butcher

Online
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#25 Edited by HeroUp2112 (13064 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men Brood Saga

Daredevil: Born Again

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#26 Posted by rahiem9123 (994 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity - Hickman

Xmen days of future past

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#27 Posted by Pipxeroth (7385 posts) - - Show Bio

World War Hulk

Fear Itself

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#28 Posted by Blacksmith_99 (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to nominate Planet Hulk and Batman the Long Halloween

Planet Hulk has been nominated already, do you have any other you'd like to nominate instead?

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#29 Posted by DarkPsychicLord_Prime (672 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible Viltrumite War and Spiderman The Other

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#30 Posted by Tomkatie (1092 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by Doc-Holiday (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@doc-holiday said:

I would like to nominate Planet Hulk and Batman the Long Halloween

Planet Hulk has been nominated already, do you have any other you'd like to nominate instead?

Hm, I guess Sword of the Atom. The Atom doesn't have a lot of great comic story arcs but that one is among his most popular.

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#32 Posted by PenguinDust (5322 posts) - - Show Bio

The Long Halloween (Batman)

Kraven's Last Hunt (Spider-Man)

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#33 Edited by scott_summers52 (1609 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, my kind of tournament

I nominate Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis.

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#34 Posted by WARMACHINEROX3 (519 posts) - - Show Bio

Injustice: Gods Among Us?

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#35 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (3678 posts) - - Show Bio

If I can join in. The Great Darkness Saga (Legion of Super-Heroes) The Judas Contract (New Teen Titans) Elektra Saga and Born Again (Daredevil) Dark Phoenix (X-Men) The Death of Gwen Stacy (Amazing Spider-Man.) Court of Owls (Batman)

Now, do "runs" count..or only arcs? The Peter David Hulk run, the Alan Moore Swamp Thing run and Steve Englehardts Detective run are amongst my favorites, but had few if any arcs in them.

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#36 Posted by BlackLegRaph (5220 posts) - - Show Bio

Annihilation

Batman: War Games

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#37 Posted by rsh100 (178 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny X-Force the Dark Angel saga

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#38 Posted by TheKinfing (9054 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Born Again or The Long Halloween?

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#39 Posted by SuperGoku17 (2933 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Knightfall

World War Hulk

Axis

The Dark Knight Returns

Marvel Civil War

Heart of Monster

Batman Hush

I am Bane

Batman/Tmnt

Marvel Zombies

Transformers Combiner Wars

Supierior Spiderman

Batman the killing joke

Jla/Avengers

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#40 Posted by Hemehero (913 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: Birthright

House of M

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#41 Posted by Blacksmith_99 (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright, we got 64 nominees, that means we can start.

Wow, Planet Hulk was nominated by three different people and Watchmen hasn't even been nominated. So to kick off this tourney, take a look at the first matchup:

Justice League: Darkseid War vs. Kraven's Last Hunt - My vote goes to Kraven's Last Hunt

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#42 Edited by Tomkatie (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, no "Flash: Rebirth"? Aw, well

I vote Darkseid War. Haven't read Kraven's Last Hunt, tbh

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#43 Posted by Mutant1230 (3273 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraven's Last Hunt.

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#44 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (15462 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraven's Last Hunt.

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#45 Posted by rahiem9123 (994 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkseid war

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#46 Edited by Eto (3812 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkseid War

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#47 Posted by Pipxeroth (7385 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraven's Last Hunt

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#48 Posted by destinyman75 (9591 posts) - - Show Bio

Darksied war was more epic in scope but the story in last hunt was much better.

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#49 Posted by SuperGoku17 (2933 posts) - - Show Bio

Planet Hulk

Kravens Last Hunt

Avengers vs Xmen

Fear Itself

Batman RIP

Ultimate Spiderman

Superman Doomed

Shadowland

Supierior Iron Man

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#50 Posted by Hush114 (1212 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkseid war