Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare 3- Stan Lee VERSUS Art Spiegelman

And now for the election results you've all been waiting for...

The winner of the Great Wednesday Compare from two weeks ago(Beverly Cleary Vs. Stan Lee) with a final score of 6-3 was Stan Lee. And the winner of last week's Zombie edition (Neil Gaiman Vs. John Irving) with a final score of 9-3 was John Irving.

I'll comment on the zombie edition first. While I figured Irving would have taken the contest any other time of the year, I somewhat expected Halloween to bring out more Gaiman fans. Also, since Gaiman has been the more prolific, especially recently, I'd have thought that would have helped his case. I'm not greatly familiar with either author, so I'll trust your thoughts on these two.

As for Beverly Cleary's loss, I was okay with it. Recently I read two Ralph S. Mouse books to my daughter and enjoyed them as much as I remembered as a kid. Then again, I also loved the cheesy Spiderman cartoon when I was a boy (though I was never into comics), so it would have been a tough call.

Will this week's match-up come down to a comic book versus graphic novel debate?

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (Nov. 11th, 2008), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hmmmm, interesting match-up. I'm going with Spiegelman on this one.

Bybee said...

Stan Lee also created Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos, my all-time favorite comic series. Gotta go with him again this week.

Remi said...

I should probably lean towards Spiegelman but I can't resist throwing my support to Mr. Lee.

Spidey and the X-Men. Enough Said.

richard said...

Stan Lee has range, but Spiegelman has depth.

I'd vote for the brilliance of Maus, every time.

Melwyk said...

I'll also go with Speigelman this time - also on the strength of Maus.

Dale said...

I haven't read Speigelman but I'm going with him because I probably won't read any more Lee at this late stage.