Mix March Madness 2012 Webcomics Tournament Round 2–Vote Now!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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31 Responses

  1. Timber says:

    Game 22’s poll has the wrong choices. (Currently: PVP vs. Sandra and Woo instead of PVP vs. Non-Adventures of Wonderella.)

  2. Timber says:

    Moldoff Division, that is.

  3. Sandy says:

    By my count, in the first round, the comic listed first in each poll has won 55/64 times. Were the brackets arranged by some sort of popularity seeding which would explain this statistical improbability? If not, there may be an unintended bias in the poll layout.

    • Mr. Graves says:

      The seeding appears to be based on ranking order of the initial nominations. MSPA (#1), QC (#4), Goblins (#2), and xkcd (#3) got the most so they’re in the #1 slots of their divisions, and the arrangement seems to be roughly in “first vs last” order (which is why the top four are in that arrangement, for example: if all of them won their respective divisions, #1 would face #4, and #2 would face #3, as per standard tournament procedure with the higher rank on top). Obviously, that doesn’t necessarily correlate to the first-listed winning EVERY time (Romantically Apocalyptic scored 10 times the votes in the first round vs. nominations, while half of MSPA’s fans seem to have not shown up for the actual tournament), but it does point to the first-listed being much more likely to win based on initial projections.

  4. James Rye says:

    Hm, i see no Drowtales to vote for…ah, maybe cause it´s a manga?

    • George says:

      I think a lot of comics didn’t make it because, in order to preserve the tournament structure, adding one more to the original 128 would have meant finding another 127 to go with it and adding another round or four more divisions. Not that it’s anything about them, just the way the math works out.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Drowtales didn\’t get enough votes in the nomination period.

  5. Justaguy says:

    Some very tough choices in there.

  6. Mirk says:

    Too many comics I like equally are getting put together. Also I think Dominic Deegan would’ve easily reached the next round if it hadn’t been matched against Cyanide & Happiness :P

  7. Hollis says:

    I seem to be on the wrong side of most of these. Why do the shitty webcomics invariably have more fans?

    Also, where the hell was Oglaf?

    • George says:

      They used Oglaf as their example of “NSFW and thus ineligible” when they explained the rules for choosing comics. As for the quality thing… look at the vote numbers. It’s pretty obvious that the “shitty” comics aren’t getting anywhere near the prize, so who cares about lower rounds? At least the “better” comic got publicity, right?

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      We kept Oglaf off because of NSFW content.

  8. Fish says:

    ahahahaha The Oatmeal vs. Dresden Codak
    wait
    fuck
    what?

  9. Foo says:

    It would seem fairer if you didn’t always list the one in the lead first in each pairing…

  10. zero says:

    cant believe Guilded Age got knocked off! Oh man, that’s one of my favorites!

  11. Grey says:

    I’m glad Sinfest will make it to the next round. It saddens me that it will lose to OotS, though. They’re two of my favorites, but I believe OotS has a much, much larger fanbase.

    I would’ve wanted Goblins to face OotS, though. They have roughly the same (initial) target audience (D&D players). Goblins has some established characters (the goblins), and is on its way to establish another group of characters (the adventurers). On the whole though, Goblins is much slower-moving than OotS. And the artwork is highly violent and bloody. It made sense when it was about the Goblins being slaughtered by uncaring adventurers, but in recent times less and less so. On the whole, OotS has a great world, very-developed characters and on a mission to play with any and all tropes pertaining to its genre or subject matter. So not only would OotS easily win, it would also easily deserve to win.

    I also find it objectionable that sex is deemed “NSFW” but violence is not. Ptui, people, ptui.

    Anyway, I will follow this contest with half an eye. I may even try some of the unknown ones. Good spirits, all.

  12. malicity says:

    duuuuude. putting power nap against penny arcade? that’s just cruel.

  13. Paul1963 says:

    Well, this bracket is the first time two strips I read were up against each other. And it happened in two divisions, too. Hard to choose.

  14. Ardid says:

    How do you vote?

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