The Longbox Graveyard Supervillain Tournament of Evil is complete, and the winner is …
Galactus got off to an early lead in the voting, but Doom built momentum throughout the week, and ending up winning handily, 60-40.
With his victories over Red Skull, Darkseid, Joker, and finally Galactus, Doctor Doom truly proved himself the greatest supervillain of all. All four of Doom’s foes were world-class … there was no easy matchups for Doom. Despite strong competition, Doom’s average margin of victory was 47 points!
Doom is in a class by himself.
(Now, if only the movies could get him right!)
Here’s the final bracket for our tournament:
Thanks to everyone who voted and commented in the tournament (and the comments section is open, below, to Praise Doom). If the fates are kind we will be back here next spring to run another tournament. Or maybe the Fall! I have an idea for a Halloween-month tournament that I might indulge …
… but for now, ALL HAIL DOOM!
Looks like we should have just jumped to the championship round for this tournament, sports fans … our Final Four was as devoid of drama as the preceding rounds!
The Cinderella run of #16 seed Thanos came to a screeching stop in the Final Four, as he proved no match for Galactus. Meanwhile, Doctor Doom showed the Joker that supervillainy is no laughing matter!
- Galactus d. Thanos, 64-36
- Doctor Doom d. Joker, 77-23
You know what that means, folks … that’s right, it’s an All-Jack-Kirby Final in the Longbox Graveyard Supervillain Tournament of EVIL!
Here’s the championship round bracket for the SUPERVILLAIN TOURNAMENT OF EVIL!
Let’s meet our challengers!
In the cosmic corner, wearing purple togs with a TV-Antenna helmet, hailing from Planet Taa by way of the Cosmic Egg, weighing in at 36,000 pounds, we have the Devourer of Worlds, the awesome, the mighty, the epicurean … GALACTUS!
And in the despotic corner, wearing a green cloak and an iron mask, the dread sovereign of Latveria, weighing in 415 armored pounds, sorcerer, scientist, and stealer of the Power Cosmic … DOCTOR DOOM!
The referee for tonight’s match is Mister Fantastic!
(pause while Galactus visibly blanches, and Doom throws up inside his mask)
The battle is joined! The outcome is in your hands!
ONLY THE MOST INFAMOUS WILL SURVIVE!
#3 DOCTOR DOOM vs. #5 GALACTUS
No Ultimate Nullifiers Allowed!
For the final time, vote early, and vote often — and tell your friends!
(And stand up for the villain of your choice in the comments section, below!)
More blowouts and beatdowns in the second round of our Supervillain Tournament of Evil! Is the lack of competition a surprise, or all part of some diabolical plan? I dunno. But once again, we had a round which went pretty much according to expectations, with only our “bottom seed” Thanos “upsetting” Loki and a big wipeout in our 4/5 matchup between Lex Luthor and Galactus coming close to raising eyebrows.
The second round results (by percentage of votes):
- Thanos d. Loki, 59-41
- Galactus d. Lex Luthor, 71-29
- Joker d. Ra’s al Ghul 65-35
- Doctor Doom d. Darkseid, 67-33
I thought that Lex Luthor would put up a better fight against Galactus, but he went down harder than anyone else this round. Maybe we are seeing Longbox Graveyard’s “Marvel bias” in action here … or maybe it wasn’t Luthor at all, but instead a robot loaded with Hate Tapes!
Regardless, our Final Four is set! It’s Thanos vs. Galactus, and the Joker vs. Doctor Doom!
Here’s the latest bracket for the SUPERVILLAIN TOURNAMENT OF EVIL!
ONLY THE MOST INFAMOUS WILL SURVIVE!
#5 GALACTUS vs. #16 THANOS
Deep Space Death Gods!
#2 JOKER vs. #3 DOCTOR DOOM
Clown Prince versus the most dreaded sovereign of them all!
As always, vote early, and vote often — and tell your friends!
(And agitate for the villain of your choice in the comments section, below!)