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    Well y’all, the first round of the Comic Tower’s Best Graphic Novel of All Time (BGNoAT from here on) has come to a close and it has turned into an interesting race. So far we have ties in four of the five brackets. One of the brackets even had a five way tie for 3rd and 4th places.

    I would like to thank each and every one of y’all who voted and also ask that you encourage your friends to vote as well. I spoke with several people who felt that since they hadn’t read all the books that they shouldn’t vote. All I can say to that is this. If you haven’t read any of the books, you shouldn’t vote. However, if you have read, and enjoyed, even one of the titles being voted on then you have a favorite among the titles presented and should vote for that title. I have read literally hundreds and hundreds of comics and graphic novels, and I hadn’t even heard of one or two titles that were nominated much less read them. So please don’t let the fact that you haven’t read every title discourage you to vote. This IS, after all, a popularity contest. Thank you for your participation. Now to the results.

    Moving forward into Round 2 are:
    With 13 votes, Watchmen by Alan Moore
    With 11 votes, V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
    With 8 votes, Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    With 6 votes Maus by Art Spiegelman
    With 6 votes, The Crow by James O'Barr
    With 5 votes, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Robin Furth and Peter David
    With 5 votes, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont
    With 5 votes, Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
    With 4 votes, 300 by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis
    With 3 votes, From Hell by Alan Moore
    With 3 votes, The Dark Tower: Treachery by Robin Furth and Peter David

    We also have the following ties, which will be posted later in tie breaker voting polls to determine who makes the cut. These are arraigned by their Round 1 Brackets rather than votes.

    Bracket 1
    Tie for 4th place with 1 vote each:
    Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale
    Batman: Dark Victory by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale
    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison

    Bracket 2
    Tie for 3rd and 4th with 2 votes each:
    Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
    X-Men : X-Cutioner's Song by Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Peter David
    Kingdom Come by Mark Waid
    Invisibles: The Invisible Kingdom by Grant Morrison
    X-Men : The Messiah Complex by Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, Peter David, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost

    Bracket 3
    Tie for 4th with 2 votes each:
    The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison
    Ultimate Spiderman: Death Of A Goblin by Brian Michael Bendis

    Bracket 5
    Tie for 4th with 2 votes each:
    Love and Rockets: Maggie the Mechanic by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
    Blankets by Craig Thompson


    We will be posting the Tie Breaker polls soon so keep you're eyes open and your votes ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Well y’all, the first round of the Comic Tower’s Best Graphic Novel of All Time (BGNoAT from here on) has come to a close and it has turned into an interesting race. So far we have ties in four of the five brackets. One of the brackets even had a five way tie for 3rd and 4th places.

    I would like to thank each and every one of y’all who voted and also ask that you encourage your friends to vote as well. I spoke with several people who felt that since they hadn’t read all the books that they shouldn’t vote. All I can say to that is this. If you haven’t read any of the books, you shouldn’t vote. However, if you have read, and enjoyed, even one of the titles being voted on then you have a favorite among the titles presented and should vote for that title. I have read literally hundreds and hundreds of comics and graphic novels, and I hadn’t even heard of one or two titles that were nominated much less read them. So please don’t let the fact that you haven’t read every title discourage you to vote. This IS, after all, a popularity contest. Thank you for your participation. Now to the results.

    Moving forward into Round 2 are:
    With 13 votes, Watchmen by Alan Moore
    With 11 votes, V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
    With 8 votes, Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    With 6 votes Maus by Art Spiegelman
    With 6 votes, The Crow by James O'Barr
    With 5 votes, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Robin Furth and Peter David
    With 5 votes, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont
    With 5 votes, Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
    With 4 votes, 300 by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis
    With 3 votes, From Hell by Alan Moore
    With 3 votes, The Dark Tower: Treachery by Robin Furth and Peter David

    We also have the following ties, which will be posted later in tie breaker voting polls to determine who makes the cut. These are arraigned by their Round 1 Brackets rather than votes.

    Bracket 1
    Tie for 4th place with 1 vote each:
    Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale
    Batman: Dark Victory by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale
    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison

    Bracket 2
    Tie for 3rd and 4th with 2 votes each:
    Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
    X-Men : X-Cutioner's Song by Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Peter David
    Kingdom Come by Mark Waid
    Invisibles: The Invisible Kingdom by Grant Morrison
    X-Men : The Messiah Complex by Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, Peter David, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost

    Bracket 3
    Tie for 4th with 2 votes each:
    The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison
    Ultimate Spiderman: Death Of A Goblin by Brian Michael Bendis

    Bracket 5
    Tie for 4th with 2 votes each:
    Love and Rockets: Maggie the Mechanic by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
    Blankets by Craig Thompson


    We will be posting the Tie Breaker polls soon so keep you're eyes open and your votes ready.
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    Default BGNoAT Round One Results

    Well y'all, the first round of the Comic Tower's Best Graphic Novel of All Time is officially over. There were some surprises, some disappointments, and several ties. We even had one tie in the tiebreaker and had to employ THE HAT.

    I have arrainged the results in order of the number of votes garnered during the voting. Bear in mind though that votes during the tiebreaking rounds will not be counted toward this total. Since there was a tie, the winner/winners of the tiebreaker voting gained ONE vote only toward their official total and thus giving them just enough edge to boost them forward into the next round. If you would like to know the results per Bracket please pm me. Without any further ado here are the results.

    Moving forward into Round 2 are:
    With 13 votes, Watchmen by Alan Moore
    With 11 votes, V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
    With 9 votes, The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
    With 8 votes, Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    With 6 votes, Maus by Art Spiegelman
    With 6 votes, The Crow by James O'Barr
    With 5 votes, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Robin Furth and Peter David
    With 5 votes, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont
    With 5 votes, Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
    With 4 votes, 300 by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    With 3 votes, Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis
    With 3 votes, From Hell by Alan Moore
    With 3 votes, The Dark Tower: Treachery by Robin Furth and Peter David
    With 3 votes, Kingdom Come by Mark Waid
    With 3 votes, The Invisibles: Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison
    With 3 votes, Blankets by Craig Thompson
    With 3 votes, X-Men: The Messiah Complex by Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, Peter David, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost
    With 2 votes Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison


    Below you will find the complete listing of all titles entered into the BGNoAT. Again, they are arrainged by number of votes. Thank you for nominating, and thank you for voting.
    1. Watchmen by Alan Moore - 13 votes
    2. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore - 11 votes
    3. The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman - 9 votes
    4. The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman - 9 votes
    5. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore - 8 votes
    6. Maus by Art Spiegelman - 6 votes
    7. The Crow by James O'Barr - 6 votes
    8. The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Robin Furth and Peter David - 5 votes
    9. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont - 5 votes
    10. Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill - 5 votes
    11. 300 by Frank Miller - 4 votes
    12. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller - 3 votes
    13. Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis - 3 votes
    14. From Hell by Alan Moore - 3 votes
    15. The Dark Tower: Treachery by Robin Furth and Peter David - 3 vote
    16. Kingdom Come by Mark Waid - 3 votes
    17. Blankets by Craig Thompson - 3 votes
    18. The Invisibles: Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison - 3 votes
    19. X-Men: The Messiah Complex by Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, Peter David, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost - 3 votes
    20. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison – 2 votes
    21. X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song by Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Peter David – 2 votes
    22. Ultimate Spiderman: Death Of A Goblin by Brian Michael Bendis - 2 votes
    23. Love and Rockets: Maggie the Mechanic by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez - 2 votes
    24. Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot - 2 votes
    25. X-Men: X-tinction Agenda by Chris Claremont - 2 votes
    26. Johnny The Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez - 2 votes
    27. Sam & Max Surfing The Highway by Steve Purcel - 2 votes
    28. Invisibles: The Invisible Kingdom by Grant Morrison - 2 votes
    29. Batman: Dark Victory by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale - 1 vote
    30. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale - 1 vote
    31. Bone by Jeff Smith – 1 vote
    32. Tank Girl by Alan Martin – 1 vote
    33. Megatokyo Volume 3 by Fred Gallagher – 1 vote
    34. Alias by Brian Michael Bendis – 1 vote
    35. Judge Dredd: America by John Wagner – 1 vote
    36. The Maxx, Volume 6 by Sam Kieth – 1 vote
    37. Frank Miller's Robocop by Frank Miller and Juan Jose Ryp – 1 vote
    38. Brodie's Law: Project Jameson by Daley Osiyemi – not voted for
    39. Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham – not voted for
    40. Fables: Homelands by Bill Willingham – not voted for
    41. Hewligan's Haircut by Jamie Hewlett – not voted for
    42. Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis – not voted for
    43. Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson – not voted for
    44. A History of Violence by John Wagner – not voted for


    We will hold the drawing for the prize once the BGNoAT has crowned a champion. Please be sure to join us for Round 2, starting real soon.
    Margaret Emmie Mackey Catoe, you are, have been, and always will be my soulmate, and I love you.
    Con todo mi corazon, por todo de mis dias. And I always will, in this life and into the next.

    August 2, 1947 - September 24, 2010

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    I've put the 20 GN's that are in Round Two into The Hat program and here are the brackets for the next round :

    Bracket One
    1. 300 by Frank Miller
    2. Kingdom Come by Mark Waid
    3. Blankets by Craig Thompson
    4. Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

    Bracket Two
    5. The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
    6. Watchmen by Alan Moore
    7. The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
    8. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

    Bracket Three
    9. From Hell by Alan Moore
    10. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison
    11. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    12. The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Robin Furth and Peter David

    Bracket Four
    13. Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis
    14. The Crow by James O'Barr
    15. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont
    16. The Invisibles: Say You Want A Revolution by Grant

    Bracket Five
    17. The Dark Tower: Treachery
    18. X-Men: The Messiah Complex by Ed Brubaker, Mike Carey, Peter David, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost
    19. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
    20. Maus by Art Spiegelman

    Take a good look at the above and start thinking of your choices.

    The top two from each bracket will move on.

    I'm working on building the polls now, they should be up soon.

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    That damn Hat hates me. It really, really hates me.
    Margaret Emmie Mackey Catoe, you are, have been, and always will be my soulmate, and I love you.
    Con todo mi corazon, por todo de mis dias. And I always will, in this life and into the next.

    August 2, 1947 - September 24, 2010

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    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    I've heard of it. I've just never read it.
    Margaret Emmie Mackey Catoe, you are, have been, and always will be my soulmate, and I love you.
    Con todo mi corazon, por todo de mis dias. And I always will, in this life and into the next.

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