CV's Top 100 Superhero List 2011
Ladies and of course gentlemen! Welcome to Comic Vine's Top 100 Superhero list 2011!
Starting Thoughts and Explinations. oh, and THANK YOUS!
On August 18th, 2011, the user known as Jnr6Lil (however you pronounce that) suggested Comicvine should do a top 100 Comic book Superhero List (sort of like IGN's list, "but better"). I, The Poet, took up this idea and with the help of users such as (but not limited to) Aztek the Lost, Silkcuts, Turoksonofstone, and of course Liberty, the list had become a reality in a sense. I say "and of course Liberty", because Liberty has helped me immensely on this project from figuring out what publishers should be included to figuring out how to vote. So, I thank you very much!
Anyway, we decided on 20 different publishers (actully we put some together so its more than 20, but whatever) and so I started a blog to get more participants, which has currently amassed a total of 14,245 views and 1,190 posts (there will be even more of both when I post this in that blog!).
To represent those publishers, we got 22 different users (very long story) and those include:
The understanding duo of Dark Huntress and Primmaster64 (DC), the outstanding duo of TheRedRobin96 and Gambit1024 (Marvel), the exuberant Baddamdog (Top Cow Comics/Image Comics), the friendly IrishX (Dark Horse), the hairy? :P Bearded Justice (Dynamite Entertainment), the unique harleyquinn12 (Archie / Red Circle / Mighty Comics/ Impact), the challenge accepting Danhimself (IDW Publishing), the helpful Aztek The Lost (Vertigo), creative Damswedon (Fleetway / Rebellion), the interesting Trodorne (Acclaim / Valiant), the persistent Grifter78 (Wildstorm), the historian, teacher, and all round crazy person Turoksonofstone (AC), the overqualified Silkcuts (America's Best Comics / Milestone / First), my "man" for Quality comics Chalkshark (Harvey / Quality), the perfectly timed J1ml33 (Epic / Malibu), the slightly confusing but nice PikminMania (Dell), the brilliant Pikahyper (Gold Key), the great Razza Tazz (Charlton / Fawcett), the passionate Jekylhyde14 (Eclipse), and the the EXTREMELY helpful Liberty (Fox)
The Narrowing Down Vote
From all those users we got 8 characters per publisher (in other words: 160 characters!). Now, you notice the title of this list? Top 100 Superheroes. that is 60 additional characters! So, we needed to narrow it down, so there was a vote. Several of the 22 declined to vote off characters (one who I won't name called it, "inhuman"), so 5 users stepped in and voted for them, including: jhazzroucher, Haydenclaireheroes, Jnr6Lil (who also thought up the concept for this), SC, and ReVamp (who helped some of the nomination reasons!). In addition to the total of 19 voters, there were 3 tie breakers including TheShepherder, The Impersonator and of course teoP_ehT (who is very handsome, btw).
The Finalizing Votes
With the characters narrowed, we needed to get the order satisfied. We had the most participants in this with some surprises. Each user had 3 votes to use however they wanted. The 81 voters Include:
Now Characters started with a certain amount of points when they started:
- 1st 160 + Current voting.
- 2nd 140 + Current voting.
- 3rd 120 + Current voting.
- 4th 100 + Current voting.
- 5th 80 + Current voting.
- 6th 60 + Current voting.
- 7th 40 + Current voting.
- 8th 20 + Current voting.
- The 60 runner-ups 0 + Current voting.
Voting started Monday 17th October 2011 and ended Monday 24th October 2011 by 7:30pm EST. The Points are included, so all can see. I'm sorry if some characters got a low score (I really am for some characters *batman*), but it was ultimately determined by the voters. Perhaps next year...
These are the results of all that work. The words were written by users for users. Although I lent my hand to adding some of them, most were written by their nominators.
"Very Nice!" --G-man, October 27th 2011
To read addition responses which do not appear here on the blog (or on the list commenting section) check out Storm's Storm is #1 in Comic Vine's Top 100 Superheroes 2011
To check out who the Runners up were for this list, click this link!