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The final votes have been cast in the Longbox Graveyard Sidekick Showdown March Madness Tournament, and your champion is …
Bucky rode a wave of last-minute Saturday votes to pull off the upset over the tournament’s top seed, Robin!
It was a see-saw week for Bucky and Robin, with Cap’s sidekick taking an early lead, before Robin settled into a seemingly-comfortable lead by mid-week. But as had been the case in previous rounds, Bucky enjoyed a Saturday Surge … maybe Bucky’s fans are like Winter Soldiers, awakening only once each week to vote for their hero?
Here’s the path Bucky took to the championship:
And so Bucky Barnes rides the perfect storm of circumstances to unlikely victory over Robin, the Boy Wonder. Just think of the odds Bucky had to overcome — from boy hostage to the idol of millions, headlining one of the biggest superhero movies of all time. A punchline no more, Bucky Barnes is the winner of the Longbox Graveyard Sidekick Showdown March Madness Tournament.
All hail the Winter Soldier!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Tournament, both by voting here on the blog, and in stumping for your favorite candidates on Twitter. It was a lot of fun … and we’ll do it again next year, with the Longbox Graveyard SUPER-PET Showdown March Madness Tournament!
(I understand Las Vegas already has Krypto as the prohibitive favorite!)
Was the fix in? Was the tournament fair? Did your favorite candidate get jobbed? Sound off in the comments section, below!
I will be a guest on Voc Nation tonight — Sunday, April 13th — starting at 11:30 PM EST!
Because you have nothing better to do at that hour, you need to listen. Even better, call in with a question or comment … this is a LIVE podcast, and while it will be immortalized in some archive after the show, tonight is your unique chance to call me names before a breathless online audience.
Talk to you soon!
And because it’s Friday, there has to be a Flipagram …
LONGBOX GRAVEYARD TOP TEN LISTS
- Top Ten Instagram Superheroes
- Top Ten Superhero Lairs
- Top Ten Manliest Superheroes
- Top Ten Longbox Graveyard Articles (Year One!)
- Superhero Music Top Ten
- Top Single Issue Stories
- Top 1o Loves of Peter Parker (Part 1)
- Top 10 Loves of Peter Parker (Part 2)
- Top Ten Marvel Comics Characters
- Top Ten DC Comics Characters
- Top Ten Spider-Man Battles (Part I)
- Top Ten Spider-Man Battles (Part II)
- Top Ten Captain America Villains
- Spider-Man’s Bottom 10 Bronze Age Bums
- Top Ten Superhero Spoonerisms
- Top 5 Captain America Graphic Novels You Can Actually Buy (Sometimes), Read, And Enjoy!
It’s the story that never gets old (or less painful) no matter how many times I tell it!
Join me for the “Curse of the Marvel Value Stamp,” a terrifying podcast recounting of how twelve-year-old me cut up his copy of Hulk #181 for a useless scrap of paper … and maybe became a better person for it!