Golden Oldie voting

It's time to pick your winner for Character Contest 26: Golden Oldies! I've picked out a handful of outstanding Finalist / Honorable Mentions from the many wonderful submissions made, and now you get to decide who will be the overall winner. For some reason, none of the "Bulletman" revamps worked well enough for me to count as a finalist, I'm not sure why. Maybe I just love the ol' guy too much.

Anyway, here goes, congratulations everyone! Voting is for one week, the winner to be announced next Monday.

  • I liked Brons' overall design, and the idea of making Pinky a woman was intriguing as well.
  • DiCicatriz' "Minuteman" looks a lot like a border-patrolling Texas kind of guy, which would make for some fascinating stories and character development, which is what you want out of a good retcon in my opinion.
  • Gene's "Spy Smasher" did much the same for that character, placing him in the Middle East it looks like, which again is a good approach to what someone with that name would be doing in today's world, assuming he worked for America.
  • I liked Imp's "Minute Man" for hearkening back to the Colonial namesake, while still looking kind of bad-ass.
  • Jake's "Minute Man", on the other hand, has a great design to the overall illustration with the black hourglass and the faded out character. It's a really nice effect.
  • Kyle's female take on "Ms. Scarlet", along with a really nice pose, clenched its inclusion here.
  • Finally, Me Myself & I gave kind of a Zorro vibe to "Mr. Scarlet" which is neat. I get a feel that this is a real character.

Great job, to them and to everyone who entered. Using PollDaddy for the voting kind of limits me; I used to include Honorable Mentions (like Martian Blue's this time) that were funny or clever without being necessarily contenders for the overall title. But they one aspect or another was interesting enough to feature. With voting like this, I don't feel like that's necessarily fair, or fits, which is kind of a shame.

Anyway, thanks again to all our entrants!

16 Responses to Golden Oldie voting

  1. Gene says:

    Hey Jeff, that’s not my spymaster pic. Hopefully you got the wrong pic, and not the wrong guy ๐Ÿ™‚

    My Spy Smasher:

    Unless there was another Gene, and I didn’t notice…. In which case, just ignore this rambling post.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oops, sorry about that Gene — it was supposed to read “Gero”. My bad.

  3. Gene says:


    So Close….Just a couple letters..


  4. Demented The Clown says:

    I think make a superhero team would be cool for the next contest.

  5. gero says:

    Yay! I’m an honourable mention! Jeff, how come we can only pick one entrant this time? I’m picking mine, but I saw a couple others I wanted to vote for, too, and couldn’t. Last week we got to pick as many as we wanted…

  6. Jake says:

    Thanks Jeff! Great job everyone.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh, good catch Gero. I reset the poll options to allow multiple votes.

  8. MartianBlue says:

    Thanks for the nudge Jeff, and although I enjoy looking at the comedic/parody type entries, I entirely agree with you, that it shouldn’t have been included in the votes. I mainy did it just for fun, I meant to make a serious entry or two, but just didn’t get around to it.
    There are some great entrants here. I’m going to have to go with the Imp’s Minuteman, followed by DiCicatrizโ€™ Minuteman in a close second. Seeing as Captain America is by far the greatest hero of all time, I just have to give it to his patriotic counterparts.

  9. MartianBlue says:

    Also I like the idea DTC had of a super team themed contest.
    Not trying to jump the gun, but if a team contest was held, could members belonging to said team, have been entered seperately before or…

  10. Gero says:

    Awesome, Jeff, thanks.

  11. Dan Gonzalez says:

    Might I suggest that you keep the names of the entrants anonymous until the voting is complete? That way the voting is based solely on the strength of ths submission.

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    I did it that way with FNF, Dan, but people seemed to figure it out pretty quick. I thought the ability to vote for more than one entry would tend to cancel out any favoritism and whatnot, but I’m open to persuading that anonymity would be better. And I wanted all the Finalists to get recognition for superlative designs, making the cut should be a reward too, I think.

    Any opinions on all that one way or the other?

  13. kyle says:

    can we keep the number of votes anonymous.

  14. kyle says:

    to make it more fun

  15. Me Myself & I says:

    I think what Kyle is getting at is that if you keep the number of votes hidden then there is more suspence when it comes time to reveal the winner. With them visible before the revealing then you pretty much know what the outcome will be early on; a little anti climactic. Despite that it is nice to see the results after the revealing.