The rest of Newsarama’s Favorites of 2009 polls have moved on to round 2.
Covers: Ethan Van Sciver’s Flash: Rebirth #1 won its bracket in the first round of Favorite Covers, and goes up against Alex Ross’ Justice Society of America #26. I’m a little confused, because I could swear the gallery for round 1 showed the face-forward variant that was used for the second printing, but this round it shows the standard side-view cover.
Limited series: 3 of the 4 winners were written by Geoff Johns. Blackest Night goes up against Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, and Flash: Rebirth goes up against Wednesday Comics. (Personally, I’m kind of disappointed that Scott Pilgrim disappeared so quickly, but I think that’s largely because Newsarama combined original graphic novels and limited series into one category.)
Flash wasn’t in the running for ongoing series this year, of course, but Rebirth writer Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern run. Actually, both brackets this round are GL vs. Batman, with Green Lantern up against Detective Comics and Green Lantern Corps up against Batman and Robin.
And yes, every single winner of Round 1 in these categories was a DC book.
- Favorite Cover, Round 2 – Rebirth #1 vs. JSA #26 & Detective #855 vs. B&R #5
- Favorite Limited Series, Round 2 – Rebirth vs. Wednesday, BN vs. Lo3W
- Favorite Ongoing Series, Round 2 – GL vs. Detective, GLC vs. B&R
Also still open:
- Favorite Writer, Round 2 – Johns vs. Rucka, Morrison vs. Brubaker
- Favorite Artist, Round 2 – Manapul vs. Reis, Perez vs. Williams