How well did the Secret Six finale do in the latest Power Poll? Click to find out!
In 2010, a weekly Power Poll was conducted at the Outhouse to determine the top comic of the week. Unfortunately, the Power Poll was abandoned as its creator left for bigger and better things. However, good features rarely die...
LOLTron, the robotic caretaker of the front page took the Power Poll's smouldering carcass and rebuilt it, making it faster, stronger and more aware. For several months, the Power Poll lay dormant, building its strength and learning more about the wide world of comic book reviews.
Now reborn, the newly created PollTron has come back to the Outhouse, collecting data from reviews spread across a half-dozen different comic book websites. Once a week, PollTron collects this data and aggregates it, assigning scores based on the total number of positive reviews gathered from its ever-growing database of websites.
The Power Poll for 8/03/2011
1) Secret Six #36 - 11.525
2) iZombie #16 - 6.455
3) Knight of Vengeance #3 - 6.325
4) Avengers Academy #17 - 4.25
5) Scalped #51 - 4.12
6) Severed #1 - 3.955
7) Punisher #1 - 3.575
8) Hulk #38 - 2.75
9) Mystic #1 - 2.74
10) Jonah Hex #70 - 2.49
Analysis: Surprising absolutely no one, the finale to Gail Simone's Secret Six topped the charts to finish off its strong thirty-six issue run. The title was almost universally lauded, with perfect reviews from over half of the sites that make up the Power Poll base. In fact, only one reviewer had negative comments about the books and even those were in passing. Secret Six missed out on Daredevil #1's high mark only due to a lack of reviews from two sources.
In second was Chris Roberson and Mike Allred's iZombie, which really benefited from getting positive reviews from the most sites most heavily weighed by Power Poll. Just falling short of iZombie was the finale of Brian Azzerello and Eduardo Risso's Knight of Vengeance miniseries. Four of Knight of Vengeance's six reviews stated that the Flashpoint miniseries was stronger than the main Flashpoint series.
Rounding out the top five was the latest instalment of Avengers Academy and the latest instalment of Scalped, which finished just a tenth of a point behind the Fear Itself tie-in. Only Avengers Academy prevented DC from sweeping the top five spots.
Top Overall Books
1) Daredevil #1 - 13.73
2) Secret Six #36 - 11.525
3) Detective Comics #880 - 9.735
4) Uncanny X-Force #12 - 8.07
5) iZombie #16: - 6.45
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Written or Contributed by: PollTron
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About the Author - Christian Hoffer
Christian Hoffer is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Hoffer is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.
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