The 5th Annual Mainpage Awards

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Alright, let's see what I can help with on my end.

Don't vote for the Parasyte review. Wasn't good. Sort of thrown together and I know Hannah worked a ton more on her stuff.

IIWY stuff, I guess my standouts would be the WWE Heroes and Joe the Barbarian reviews.

Game reviews, my best were Assassin's Creed and Bayonetta, probably.

Best Extra Lives episode? I'd say 7 (TGS and Hot Drinks) and 9 (the birth of the banana joke).

Also want to point out the two pre-official audio Tirades (Murder-Set-Pieces and DOA). The Saw episode has to be in there somewhere.

Honestly, I wish I'd written more last year, but I like to think I made up for it in podcast stuff. Now that I have those figured out, writing is going to be a much bigger priority for me this year.

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I'm currently starting my re-read of this year's IIWY reviews both to kill some time and to do the proper prep work for the nominations. It's tough to acknowledge what's gone into each review, after all a borrow this is inherently going to display less passion and have less material than a fuck this book. Currently the reviews I've shortlisted have tended to strike a balance between hilarious dismantlement and great job of selling a book. I'll post my list of advised reading when it's done.

edit- I swear Dub's is showing off with his regularly unconventional reviews. :)

I'm secretly convinced that Mike decides to pick on a reviewer by handing them stuff they'll hate. There's no other reason that Dubs would be asked to review both WWE Heroes 1 & 2.

OK, I'm finished, my shortlist of recommended reviews is-

Thunderbolts #140 DW 02/02

Siege #2 Sean Lemberg 16/02

Wolverine: Weapon X #10 DW 16/02

Joe The Barbarian #2 DW 03/03

Justice League: Cry for Justice #7 DW 16/03

A-Team: War Stories – Hannibal Desmond Reddick 30/03

WWE Heroes #1 DW 30/03

Marvel Zombies 5 #1 Sean Lemberg

WWE Heroes #2 DW 04/05

Shadowhawk #1 Desmond Reddick 25/05

The Expendables #1 Hannah Krueger 01/06

Nemesis #2 22/06 Sean Lemberg

Fantastic Four #579 Preston Nelson 08/06

Ultimate X #3 Preston Nelson 29/06

Thunderbolts #145 Hannah Kreuger 06/07

Superman #702 Michael David Sims 24/08

Scarlet #2 Sean Lemberg 14/09

Thunderbolts #148 Sean Lemberg 28/09

Apologies if I’ve left out anyone’s personal favourite or a review that someone put a lot of work into, this is just a cherry picked few based on a quick look back through the whole year. Props go out to everyone who contributed, especially Sean who reviewed an intimidating number of books in the last 12 months and did so with well-written consistency and intelligence.

It was also intensely amusing to see how varied opinions were regarding the Thunderbolts this year, ranging from fuck this book to buy it. Personally I just thought it was ok.

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I'm secretly convinced that Mike decides to pick on a reviewer by handing them stuff they'll hate.

Oh, it's not a secret. He's admitted to it. He relished giving me horrible books. RELISHED it.

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I'm secretly convinced that Mike decides to pick on a reviewer by handing them stuff they'll hate. There's no other reason that Dubs would be asked to review both WWE Heroes 1 & 2.

While it's true I sometimes purposely hand out crappy books, I do believe DW requested at least one of those WWE comics.

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I'm secretly convinced that Mike decides to pick on a reviewer by handing them stuff they'll hate. There's no other reason that Dubs would be asked to review both WWE Heroes 1 & 2.

While it's true I sometimes purposely hand out crappy books, I do believe DW requested at least one of those WWE comics.

Is that a polite way of saying he was asking for it?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I forgot Mike was super-busy this week, so I'll just go ahead and post this here for everyone. Send all ballots to All ballots must be received by February 1st. Any received after that will not be counted. Also, make sure you put things in the right category. I will be forced to DQ any votes for things in the wrong category. Any questions, simply PM me, or ask here and I'll be happy to clarify.

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Contributor of the Year (AKA: “The MVC”)




Podcast of the Year




Best New Podcast (only podcasts that debuted in 2010 are eligible to win this)




Best Individual Podcast Episode of the Year






Individual Written Review of the Year (this includes Movies, Comics, TV, Video Games, Anime)






Feature Article or Column of the Year




Funniest Podcast Moment of the Year




Funniest Written Review of the Year




Bumping this to remind people you have till Tuesday and these are the categories.

And Mike's post of everything:

List of everything published in 2010


Michael Cole

James Deaux

Thomas Deja

Derrick Ferguson

Adham Fisher

Randy Forbister

Tom Hemmings

Steph Ives

Nicolette Kittinger

Hannah Krueger

Sean Lemberg

Brennan Lumsden

Preston Nelson

Dave Probert

Desmond Reddick

Megan Reddick

Aaron Robinson

Kellen Scrivens

Jenny Seay

Michael David Sims

Dan Toland

James Trenchard

Damien Wilkens

Ian Wilson

Darryll ?

Have I forgotten anyone?

Anime / Manga

Baccano! by Hannah Krueger

Paranoia Agent by Hannah Krueger

Parasyte, volume one by Damien Wilkens

Revolutionary Girl Utena by Hannah Krueger

Comic Books

Action Comics Annual #13 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 153)

Amazing Spider-Man #619 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 116)

Amazing Spider-Man #627 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 123)

Amazing Spider-Man #638 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 139)

American Vampire #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 121)

Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 128)

Astonishing X-Men #34 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 136)

Astro City: The Dark Age, Book Four #2 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 120)

A-Team: War Stories - Hannibal by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 121)

Atlas #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 130)

Avengers #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 130)

Avengers Academy #4 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 146)

Avengers Prime #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 132)

Batgirl #15 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 151)

Batman #695 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 114)

Batman #701 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 138)

Batman and Robin #8 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 118)

Batman Beyond #2 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 139)

Batman: Orphans #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 153)

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 151)

Batman: Streets of Gotham #8 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 115)

Batman: Streets of Gotham #11 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 126)

Black Widow #2 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 129)

Black Widow #5 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 143)

Booster Gold #29 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 118)

The Brave and the Bold #31 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 115)

Brightest Day #4 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 134)

Brightest Day: The Atom Special by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 137)

Captain America #606 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 133)

Captain America: Forever Allies #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 140)

Casanova #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 137)

Cloak and Dagger by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 123)

Daken: Dark Wolverine #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 145)

Daredevil #505 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 119)

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 132)

Darkwing Duck #2 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 139)

Daytripper #2 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 114)

Dazzler by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 131)

DC Universe: Legacies #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 130)

Deadpool #19 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 119)

Deadpool #26 by Michael David Sims (IIWY 142)

Deadpool MAX #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 148)

Demo, volume 2 #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 117)

Detective Comics #866 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 135)

DMZ #53 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 129)

DMZ #57 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 145)

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 138)

Doctor Who #7 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 114)

Dungeons & Dragons #0 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 141)

DV8: Gods and Monsters #1 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 130)

The Expendables #1 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 130)

Ex Machina #50 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 142)

Fantastic Four #579 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 131)

Fantastic Four #583 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 146)

Fearless Dawn #2 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 114)

Firestar by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 126)

The Flash #2 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 129)

The Flash #6 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 152)

The Flash: Secret Files and Origins 2010 (IIWY 124)

Franken-Castle #17 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 132)

Gen 13 #35 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 125)

GI Joe: Hearts & Minds #1 by Michael David Sims (IIWY 131)

GI Joe: A Real American Hero #156 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 139)

Gorilla-Man #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 138)

Gotham City Sirens #8 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 116)

Greek Street #7 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 115)

Green Arrow #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 135)

Green Arrow #4 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 147)

Green Hornet: Parallel Lives #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 136)

Green Lantern #50 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 116)

Green Lantern #55 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 136)

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 141)

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 132)

Hellblazer #264 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 119)

Hellboy in Mexico by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 128)

Hellboy: The Storm #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 137)

Hellcyon #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 125)

Heroic Age: One Month to Live #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 144)

Hit-Monkey #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 137)

Hulk #23 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 135)

Incredible Hulk #606 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 115)

Incredible Hulk #611 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 141)

Irredeemable #11 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 120)

Invincible Returns #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 124)

I, Zombie #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 128)

Joe the Barbarian #2 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 119)

Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 132)

Jonah Hex #62 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 153)

Justice League: Cry for Justice #7 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 120)

Justice League of America #43 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 123)

Justice League of America #46 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 136)

Justice League of America #50 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 150)

Kick-Ass 2 #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 150)

Knight and Squire #2 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 152)

The Last Phantom #1 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 142)

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 130)

Machete #0 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 147)

Madame Xanadu #22 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 127)

Marvel Zombies 5 #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 124)

Mighty Avengers #34 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 120)

Mighty Avengers #36 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 127)

Mystery Society #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 131)

Namora by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 135)

Nemesis #2 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 133)

New Avengers #63 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 122)

New Avengers #64 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 127)

New Avengers Finale by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 129)

New Mutants #13 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 129)

Northlanders #26 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 122)

Northlanders #33 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 149)

Nova #36 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 126)

Osborn #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 152)

Outsiders #27 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 119)

Phonogram: The Singles Club by Tom Hemmings

Pilot Season: Demonic #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 116)

Power Girl #12 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 131)

Psylocke #4 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 119)

REBELS #18 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 138)

Red Robin #12 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 128)

Robocop #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 116)

Sam and Twitch: The Writer #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 129)

Scalped #38 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 131)

Scarlet #2 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 144)

Secret Avengers #1 by Michael David Sims (IIWY 131)

Secret Six #26 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 148)

Secret Warriors #14 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 122)

Secret Warriors #19 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 143)

Shadowhawk #1 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 129)

SHIELD #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 124)

Siege #2 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 117)

Siege: Loki by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 125)

Spectacular Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special by Preston Nelson (IIWY 136)

Spider-Girl #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 152)

Spider-Man Fever #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 124)

Star Wars: Invasion - Rescues #1 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 131)

Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #2 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 141)

Supergirl #49 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 116)

Supergirl #54 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 140)

Supergirl #55 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 142)

Supergod #3 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 122)

Superior #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 149)

Superman #701 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 138)

Superman #702 by Michael David Sims (IIWY 141)

Superman/Batman #68 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 115)

Superman/Batman #70 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 122)

Superman/Batman #74 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 139)

Superman/Batman #76 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 146)

Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #3 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 148)

Superman: Secret Origin #5 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 124)

Superman: Secret Origin #6 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 143)

Superman: War of the Supermen #1 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 128)

Superman: World of New Krypton #12 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 117)

Teen Titans #89 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 153)

The Terminator: 1984 #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 147)

The Terminator: 2049 #2 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 127)

Thor #611 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 136)

Thor: First Thunder #1 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 145)

Thor and the Warriors Four #2 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 128)

Thunderbolts #140 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 115)

Thunderbolts #143 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 127)

Thunderbolts #145 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 135)

Thunderbolts #148 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 145)

Titans #23 by Desmond Reddick (IIWY 121)

Turf #3 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 150)

Ultimate Avengers #6 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 126)

Ultimate Avengers 3 #1 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 141)

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #3 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 139)

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 129)

Ultimate X #3 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 134)

Uncanny X-Men #522 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 122)

Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 138)

Untold Tales of Blackest Night by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 149)

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #5 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 118)

Wolverine: Weapon X #10 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 117)

Wolverine: Weapon X #16 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 142)

Wonder Woman #43 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 127)

Wonder Woman #600 by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 136)

WWE Heroes #1 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 121)

WWE Heroes #2 by Damien Wilkens (IIWY 126)

X-Campus #1 by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 136)

X-Factor #207 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 139)

X-Force #25 by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 123)

X-Force: Sex and Violence #3 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 145)

X-Men #2 by Tom Hemmings (IIWY 141)

X-Men: Blind Science by Sean Lemburg (IIWY 131)

X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade by Sean Lemberg (IIWY 143)

X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Smoke and Blood by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 144)

X-Men Origins: Deadpool by Hannah Krueger (IIWY 138)

Zatanna #2 by Preston Nelson (IIWY 135)

Movies / TV

The Last Airbender by James D. Deaux IV

Lost: The Finale by The forum members

Video Games

Assassin's Creed 2 by Damien Wilkens

Bayonetta by Damien Wilkens

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story by Aaron Robinson

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 by Damien Wilkens

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad by Damien Wilkens

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor by Aaron Robinson

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 by Damien Wilkens

Articles / Columns

An Ongoing Look at Indie Gaming, part three by Aaron Robinson

An Ongoing Look at Indie Gaming, part four by Aaron Robinson

Comic Reel-lief: Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, and Lucifer by Ian Wilson

DW Does Indie, part one by Damien Wilkens


Animezing Podcast, episodes 43-71

Avatar: The Last Podcast, episodes 1-5 (new in 2010)

Better in the Dark, episodes 72-97

Bigger on the Inside, episodes 30-54

DJ Comics Cavalcade, episodes 39-54

Dread Media, episodes 123-174 The Show, episodes 369-430

Extra Lives, episodes 1-13 (new in 2010)

For Your Ears Only, episodes 21-26

Married to Movies, episodes 1-31 (new in 2010)

Mike & Niki Make a Podcast, episodes 6-9

Shake and Blake, episode 1 (new in 2010)

Tranquil Tirades, episode 1 (new in 2010)

World's Finest Podcast, episodes 70-94

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Just wanted to update everyone so you all don't think this has been forgotten. I am close to finishing the counting of the ballots. The reason I've stopped for the moment is because I'm working tirelessly on my WFP retrospective column to make sure I get that done by the end of this week. I should have the ballots completely counted by the week of WFP #100.

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