Thursday, July 10, 2014

Excelsior Motherfu%#ers!: The Mighty Results of the Mighty Marvel Poll & the Start of a Brand New All-Tarantino, All-the-Time Poll

Hey kids!! Looks like we are at the end of yet another All Things Kevyn poll. That means it is both time to let ya'll in on the results of said poll (a Mighty Marvel one at that!) and let ya'll in on what fascinating poll (Goddamn! I said goddamn!) is coming up next. But first things first. Howzabout them superheroing results!?

Out of the eighteen superhero teams that were chosen to represent the so-called classic days of Marvel Comics, which for the purpose of this poll, runs from 1961 up until 1990 (yeah yeah, I know, 1990 is not all that old and/or classic, but I really wanted to throw some of those eighties bands like Excalibur and X-Factor, into the mix), it was pretty much a two, almost three way race for the top spot. Battling it out for that aforementioned top spot were those uncanny mutant renegades and that non-team of defending dark heroes. In other words, it was a battle between the X-Men and the Defenders. The former was to be expected, but the latter was somewhat of a surprise. Granted, it was a welcome surprise, as I cast my vote for Dr. Strange and his Defenders, but a surprise nonetheless. It was a great thing indeed, to see all the love for those often all too underrated Defenders of my childhood comic book reading days. In the end though, the spoils of war would go to those wacky mutants, with 20 votes to the Defenders' 19. And of course, we're talking about those wacky mutants from back in the day, long before there were 23 X-titles out each month. As for that third team that almost made it a three-way race, The Avengers, long before there were 17 Avengers titles each month, scored 14 votes. And that's your top three, baby!

And then you have the rest, which were never ever even in the race to start with. There were a total of 100 votes cast in the poll (which is kinda pathetic - I really need to sell these polls better) and 53 of them were for the aforementioned top three, leaving a mere 47 votes to spread out among the remaining fifteen super teams. But, to get all the statistical information out in the open, here are the rest of the scores. Coming in a distant fourth, with seven votes, we have the original X-Men, back together again in X-Factor. These guys are followed by the band that started it all, The Fantastic Four. Reed and the gang garnered six votes for their fifth place finish. Next up are both Canada's Alpha Flight and those original Guardians of the Galaxy, each grabbing up five votes. And remember, these are Yondu and Starhawk, and the original Guardians, not to be confused with Rocket, Groot, and those soon-to-be movie star Guardians of today. Anyhoo, I digress. Next we have the West Coast Avengers (only two Avengers books in the 1980's) with four votes. Hawkeye and his Left Coast spinoffs are joined by two more fun surprises. Both The Champions and the Legion of Monsters also have four votes under their belt. Then, with three votes each, we have the Howling Commandos and the Inhumans, followed by the Squadron Supreme, New Mutants, and Excalibur, each with two votes a piece. And then we have those other three teams. Those three teams with absolutely no love from any of our 100 voters. Poor Starjammers, Invaders, and (to be expected) Power Pack. But alas, someone(s) had to come in last place. So there ya have the results of the Mighty Marvel Super Team Poll. 

But enough of all that Mighty Marvel Stuff. It's about time to move onto our brand new poll, which incidentally is up and running right this very moment (unless you're reading this more than five weeks after it was written and posted) over near the top of the blog's sidebar. And, as I am sure you have figured out by now (if the title didn't already give it away, the lovely Kill Bill/Wolverine mashup posters should have done the trick) that new poll is all about Quentin Tarantino. Well, about his films at least, but Quentin being Quentin, his films (and every film from which he admittedly steals) is indeed what it is all about. But once again, I digress. We're here to talk about the new poll, which is naming your favourite Quentin Tarantino film. Basically, here's the thing. You have eight films to choose from when picking your favourite Tarantino movie. Some would say just seven (if you count the Kill Bills as one) and others might say nine (if one were to count the director's Four Rooms segment) but it's eight people. So go ahead and pick your fave. Is it his debut, Reservoir Dogs, or is it the breakout Pulp Fiction? Is it the often forgotten Jackie Brown? Maybe it's one of the Kill Bill films (and yes, as they are vastly different styles of film, they are separate films) or perhaps your choice is Death Proof, the feature film that sprung from his Grindhouse collaboration? Or maybe your vote goes to QT's WWII classic, Inglourious Basterds. Then maybe it is the auteur's latest work, Django Unchained that flips your lidsville. Which one of these eight great films will it be? Tarantino haters need not apply. I just don't understand you people anyway. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you people anyway!? But hey, this is all about loving Tarantino, not hating him, so which film is your motherfucking BFF!?

So, there ya go. Now all you have to do is head on over to the poll and get your vote on. This poll will run for five weeks, ending at midnight EST the night of Wednesday, August 18th, with the results (and the announcement of a brand new poll) being posted on August 19th. You also have until then to let everyone you come in contact with know about our little poll here at All Things Kevyn. So share share share. And as for all those Tarantino haters out there...screw you, motherfuckers! As for how to vote, let me tell ya. Sure, you can give your choice in the comments section below (and I do encourage comments, so comment up galore - I'll love ya forever for it) but for your vote to actually count (no hanging chads here!) you must go over to the poll itself, which to reiterate, can be found oh so conveniently near the top of the sidebar (really, ya can't miss it) and do what you must. It's easy peezy, lemon squeezy. You can also check out the running results over there as well. Then after you vote, feel free to hop back over here and comment away. Remember, I'll love ya forever for it. So, with all that said, get on over there and get your vote on - and tell everyone you know to do the same! And let's try getting those vote totals up from the measly 100 votes tallied with our Mighty Marvel poll. I just know we can get that total up past 200, or even maybe 300. Imagine that!  That's it gang. See ya 'round the web. Now get out there and vote vote vote, or I'll sic Honey Bunny on ya!


  1. Oh boy this is a tough one because I love so many of his films. I love Christoph Waltz so it is between Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained. I think I have to go with the latter because of the crazy tooth on top of his wagon. he was a sympathetic Kraut and more intelligent than most in the film. I also love the imagery of Inglorious Basterds. The use of Red and music-It was such a lyrical film. I hope he will do a musical one day-That would be amazing

  2. I voted for Reservoir Dogs. Any film that can have a flashback in a flashback... (And if anyone else has done that, I haven't seen it.)

  3. B - I went with Pulp Fiction (a close second is Basterds though). I love that Pulp Fiction is a perfectly symmetrical film. I do love the David Bowie/Shosanna scene in Basterds though. And yes, I would love to see a QT musical.

    Fox - The part of Dogs where there is a flashback in a flashback in a flashback in a flashback and then repeated until we are back in the original scene, is quite amazing. That is one of my favourite aspects of Tarantino's filmmaking.

    Thanx for stopping by. Spread the word on my poll (if you are so inclined). See ya 'round the web.

  4. Give me the first Kill Bill, followed by Inglourious Basterds. Beatrix Kiddo and Shosanna Dreyfus are two of my cinematic idols.