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2017 in Review: Readers’ Choice for Best Ongoing Series

By | December 26th, 2017
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Last week, we unveiled our top 10 ongoing series of 2017, topped by “Black Hammer” by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston. Later that same day, we asked you to vote on your favorite series of 2017 was, based on our top 10. Obviously, many of our readers would have picked a different top ten, but we wanted to compare apples to apples here. Interestingly, aside from the top choice – the aforementioned “Black Hammer” – your order was totally different from ours.

Again, here was our list:

1. “Black Hammer”
2. “Deathstroke”
3. “Detective Comics”
4. “The Mighty Thor”
5. “Giant Days”
6. “Paper Girls”
7. “The Wicked + The Divine”
8. “Doom Patrol”
9. “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl”
10. “The Wild Storm.”

Here are the results of our readers’ votes:

1. “Black Hammer” – 26%
2. “The Mighty Thor” – 14%
3. “The Wild Storm” – 11%
4. “Detective Comics” – 11%
5. “Giant Days” – 11%
6. “The Wicked + The Divine” – 8%
7. “Deathstroke” – 7%
8. “Doom Patrol” – 6%
9. “Paper Girls” – 4%
10. “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” – 2%

I expected one of two things to happen, neither of which did: I thought the list would swing wildly in favor of either creator-owned series or superheroes. And while “The Mighty Thor” moved up a few places and “Detective Comics” stayed put, the other superhero books dropped on the list. “The Wild Storm” made the biggest jump, from 10 to 3, and “Deathstroke” fell the farthest, from 2 to 7. It is interesting to see how our tastes differ, isn’t it?

Thanks for voting! Enjoy the last week of this cursed year.

//TAGS | 2017 Year in Review

Brian Salvatore

Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity. When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. He also has a dog named Lola, a rowboat, and once met Jimmy Carter. Feel free to email him about good beer, the New York Mets, or the best way to make Chicken Parmagiana (add a thin slice of prosciutto under the cheese).


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