Thursday, November 17, 2011
Bracketology -- 2nd Round (second half)!
Doug: Welcome back to the second half of Round 2 of our Bronze Age brackets. If you are late to the game, no worries -- you can check out the beginning of the story here, as well as our first foray into this round.
Doug: I think we've seen a little anxiety as we've gone on with some of the match-ups. There was quite a bit of love for Linda Carter's Wonder Woman earlier in the week; alas, she was no match for the birth of the graphic novel. However, isn't it interesting that the graphic novel faced one of the closer contests of the 1st round, somewhat narrowly moving on past Luke Cage. But if you're going to feel bad, shed some tears for Superman: The Movie. It moved past the treasury editions in the closest win of the 1st round, but just got hammered by Giant-Size X-Men #1 over the past few days.
Doug: Looking ahead to the latter half of this round, some things that jump out at me are the all-DC match of Jeanette Kahn's takeover of the company paired with the DC Implosion. What are you going to do with that? A phoenix-like rise vs. a bottoming-out. And at the bottom, the relaxation of the CCA vs. the Englehart/Rogers Batman. Food for thought on that one, particularly if you buy Englehart's claim that he basically "wrote" the 1989 Batman film. But isn't that the fun of this whole exercise? Everyone brings a different perspective to the voting.
Doug: So below is the updated bracket, so you can see what lies ahead. You might also note that I've gone back and added the raw votes to each match-up. I think that's interesting as we watch all of this play out.