RESULTS: Which Was Your Favourite Mainstream Superhero Movie Of 2012?

Incredibly, we received a total of over 24,000 votes when we asked you which of this year's superhero movies (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises) most impressed you and you can find out the sure to be controversial results!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/25/2012

Well, this is a surprise! Marvel's The Avengers was met with unanimous praise from critics and fans alike, but it appears as if The Dark Knight Rises still came out on top for you guys despite the slightly mixed reaction from some. Both films were absolutely incredible in their own way, although Christopher Nolan's epic finale to The Dark Knight Trilogy is definitely the better film (just!) in my opinion. Does that really make Warner Bros. the better studio though? Well, that's what you decide, although it's hard to agree with that considering what Marvel Studios achieved this year by finally bringing Earth's Mightiest Heroes to the big screen. It's also worth noting that there was little love shown for Sony Pictures' Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and The Amazing Spider-Man! However, you came out in your thousands to cast your votes and here are the results in full...


Read my review of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance by clicking HERE.

Read my review of The Avengers by clicking HERE.

Read my review of The Amazing Spider-Man by clicking HERE.

Read my review of The Dark Knight Rises by clicking HERE.

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ksommer - 7/25/2012, 1:42 PM
Seriously? Warner Brothers beat Marvel Studios? Shows certain people voted over and over again.
ClarkWayne91 - 7/25/2012, 1:48 PM
The Fire Rises!!!
DarthMauve - 7/25/2012, 1:48 PM
Bunkum
GoILL - 7/25/2012, 1:49 PM
I didn't vote for the movies at the time since I had yet to see TDKR but I did vote for Marvel Studios.
McGribble - 7/25/2012, 1:49 PM
Yeah, Im sorry but the numbers don't lie... The Avengers kicked the crap out of DKR. Nolan made a good movie, but the Avengers was better!
NerdyGeek - 7/25/2012, 1:49 PM
What? No!
Lizardking310 - 7/25/2012, 1:50 PM
thats pretty accurate. i was expecting spidey to get more votes though it wasn't terrible just average movie any other summer it would have been the number 1 movie of the summer just had the bad luck of going up against 2 power house in the avengers and the dark knight rises
myparentsaredead - 7/25/2012, 1:50 PM
Kinda surprised at the studio poll, TBH...
Jnichols326 - 7/25/2012, 1:51 PM
this poll doesn't matter, marvel will win the year, dark knight rises isn't going to outgross the avengers, im not hating on dark knight rises, it's just impossible for it to beat avengers
GizmoEl - 7/25/2012, 1:51 PM
Having this poll immediately after the release of TDKR doesn't help. I came out of the theater so pumped up from the ending I was on a "batman high" that's going away now and it's clear to me Avengers was a better movie.
comiccow6 - 7/25/2012, 1:51 PM
Nolaniiiiiiiiiiiites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
superbatspiderman - 7/25/2012, 1:51 PM
The Dark Knight Rises ftw. I think it was the movie of the summer.
marvel72 - 7/25/2012, 1:53 PM
wow talk about multiple voting. :D

best mainstream comic book movie of 2012

1st the avengers 4/5
2nd the dark knight rises 3/5
3rd the amazing spider-man 3/5
4th ghost rider spirit of vengeance 1/5
CBMM1 - 7/25/2012, 1:53 PM
Yeah there's no way WB should have beaten Marvel Studios. Marvel worked their tails off to set up The Avengers and it was a massive success.
Intothepoop - 7/25/2012, 1:53 PM
"Marvel's The Avengers was met with unanimous praise from critics and fans alike, but it appears as if The Dark Knight Rises still came out on top for you guys despite the slightly mixed reaction from some. "

ain't nothin mixed about 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. Avengers and TDKR share the same avg rating too. Both were big successes in my mind.
Goliath93 - 7/25/2012, 1:54 PM
Avengers had great action, and TDKR had a compelling story both were great.
95 - 7/25/2012, 1:54 PM
TDKR winning is no surprise, it got my vote. Warner winning? Eh, they did a good job marketing, but as far as securing a good future for comic book adaptations, Marvel Studios is the clear winner. CBMs is what Marvel does. Eh. Majority has spoken (or minority cheated, lol).
MJPETTY7 - 7/25/2012, 1:56 PM
I have a feeling those who are mad are just mad because they lost.

Anyway, if anyone accuses "Nolanites" or DC fans of voting over and over again, don't worry, I'm sure Whedonites and Marvelites did the exact same thing ;)
MidnightSpider - 7/25/2012, 1:56 PM
Regardless of the poll, Avengers and ASM took it for me this year. Don't understand how WB beat Marvel Studios. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the TDK trilogy and Batman in general, but the other 2 just edge it out.
lunesta - 7/25/2012, 1:56 PM
a funnything on rotten tomatoes is the avengers is 92 8.0 while the dark knigth rises is 87 8.0 hmmm seems to me there preety cool
MJPETTY7 - 7/25/2012, 1:57 PM
But honestly, how could over a hundred people even vote for Ghost Rider? I mean, I understand why ASM didn't win (although I think it was just as good as Avengers), but I can't believe anyone actually voted for Ghost Rider: SOV...
CaptainObvious - 7/25/2012, 1:57 PM
OH NO! THE AVENGERS DIDN'T WIN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
GraGar - 7/25/2012, 1:58 PM
Now we know the answer to "Avengers v. TDKR"
GoILL - 7/25/2012, 1:58 PM
If this poll just let people vote once it would be more accurate but as it was pointed out in the story with the actual poll you could vote multiple times for the same movie with a simple refresh of your browser.
Zordan - 7/25/2012, 1:58 PM
nolan
marvel72 - 7/25/2012, 1:59 PM
batman begins & the dark knight are both better than the dark knight rises,the avengers is better than the dark knight rises.
Nick56 - 7/25/2012, 2:00 PM
Ghost Rider 2 was likely one of the worst superhero films ever made.
The Amazing Spider-Man was not bad just lame.
The Avengers was great but is very much a "comic-book" film.
The Dark Knight Rises was thrilling, smart, epic, and the perfect end to any trilogy.

Even though im a Marvel fan, The Dark Knight Rises is just easily a better film.
LoudNoises - 7/25/2012, 2:01 PM
I really don't like these polls very much. They allow for multiple votes and regardless of who wins they get accused of multiple votes. It's too bad the system isn't set up to allow for only one vote then disables to prevent further voting. I enjoyed TDKR the most this summer but Marvel is hands down doing far more and breaking new ground this year in completing phase 1 initiative with the MCU and already hard at work tackling phase 2.
SigmaCenturion - 7/25/2012, 2:01 PM
Horseshit. That is all.
Lert - 7/25/2012, 2:02 PM
TDKR is the main course, Avengers is the desert and TAS is the mint!
Goliath93 - 7/25/2012, 2:04 PM
@intruderass
Exactly hahaha
soforizo - 7/25/2012, 2:04 PM
DC fans have always outnumbered Marvel fans on this site. Just goes to show that DC has done a better job cultivating its base in the past, and now that DC will expand its movie universe, more good things await.
marantaz - 7/25/2012, 2:04 PM
Yeah, aside from splitting the vote for Marvel characters 3 ways, I have multiple ways of voting (2 phones, work and home pc, 3 laptops), I could have voted 7 times ... if I lacked integrity.
dahamma - 7/25/2012, 2:05 PM
These are never really right since you can vote unlimited amount of times. And of course the movie that just came out always gets the most votes.

But I have to be honest the best studio WB? Thats total BS
lunesta - 7/25/2012, 2:05 PM
Lert lol for some reason i found that funny
Minotauro - 7/25/2012, 2:05 PM
TDKR & Avengers are both my top movies this year(until expendables 2, Hobbit, Skyfall, Django, etc).


@Marvel72 - By that logic which might be true, TDK is better than the avengers, and so is Ironman. If you get what I'm saying.

Damn, feel bad for the TASM. Deserves more. Ghost rider tho, doesn't.
DDD - 7/25/2012, 2:05 PM
This is ridiculous and unscientific!

Again these NOLANITES voted multiple times!

This is not accurate or legitimate at all!

But in the end who really cares!
They are both fantastic films!
EVERYBODY WINS!

STOP THE COMPETITION NOW!!!

STATICMAN@ this answers nothing except
NOLANITES are liars and cheaters!
Emanuel14 - 7/25/2012, 2:06 PM
mine is TASM, and I didn't vote
NerdyGeek - 7/25/2012, 2:06 PM
Vote -> Remove Cookies -> Vote Again! Rinse and Repeat
Lert - 7/25/2012, 2:06 PM
im glad the movies came out when they did because i would have been so stuffed and would have passed on desert!
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