Cosmic Madness 2018 Final Four!
Welcome to the Final Four of Cosmic Madness 2018!
Thanks to everyone who's been voting so far! This round we got to see a Mark Millar showdown in the Elite Eight. Civil War narrowing edged out Old Man Logan by just five votes.
Now your region winners have been decided! DC's Watchmen never seemed to have much trouble making it though to the final four and looks to be the favorite going forward. However the Everything Else's Sandman could easily boast the same dominance throughout their bracket and may be Watchmen's biggest remaining challenge.
Our other match up features the beginning of the current Marvel Universe vs the hottest title from the past decade. That's right. Civil War vs The Walking Dead.
Once again the daunting task of choosing between these all time great books falls to you. How you vote will determine which books make it to the finals. Choose wisely.
The Final Four is made up of:
- DC vs Everything Else: Watchmen vs Sandman
- Marvel vs Image: Civil War vs Walking Dead
How do you even decide between these titles?? In any case, all you have to do is pick which titles you want to win in each contest. The Final 4 round of voting will go from today until midnight on Sunday, March 29, with the Final round kicking off on Monday, March 30.
All the info you need, including the complete bracket and info about the contest, is available at Cosmic Madness HQ! Now GET TO VOTING!
Written by Alan Moore
Illustrated by Dave Gibbons
It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story - the story of The Watchmen.
WHY IT SHOULD WIN: Watchmen has to be the early favorite of the tournament. Much like Frank Miller's Dark Knight re-imagined Batman, The Watchmen re-imagined the comic industry as a whole. There is a reason why this is the only book that does not feel the need to even put a title on the cover of their trade paperback and even thirty years later we are still getting a sequel (Doomsday Clock) and that is amazing too.
Written by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Sam Kieth & Various
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings" which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.
WHY IT SHOULD WIN: Neil Gaimans claim to fame. The critically acclaimed series ran for 75 issues and ended in 1996. While there are threads that tie everything together, iit all takes place in the same universe and there are multiple stories involving different characters throughout the series. There 10 trade paperbacks and at least that many different stories. That makes Sandman unique in our tournament.
WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE??
Written by Mark Millar
Illustrated by Steve McNiven
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother - and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon!
WHY IT SHOULD WIN: Want to know where the modern Marvel universe starts? I say right here. Civil war was a 7 issue mini-series published in 2006 and was really the first big huge annual event that Marvel did. Tons of crossovers. Tons of titles. Tons of characters. It was big and it set the stage for all the Marvel annual events to come. Sides were chosen. Battles where fought. And the Marvel Universe was never the same. Whose side are you on?
THE WALKING DEAD
Written by Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son.
WHY IT SHOULD WIN: What to say about Walking Dead. It's only the most important indy comic of the past decade. It won best book of the week and the month many times. Never forget the night (spoiler from 10 years ago) Carl got shot in the eye. Walking dead just lulls you right along and then really cool stuff happens. Haven't read it? Then what are you waiting for?