While it's not really surprising that The Dark Knight Rises should top our poll, I doubt anyone could have expected the film to have clinched victory by such a comprehensive margin, with Nolan's Batman swansong pulling in over 400 more votes than its nearest rival, The Avengers. However, even more of a surprise is the fact that 58 readers thought that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the year's best superhero movie (seriously??) and only a late flurry of votes yesterday for Andrew Garfield's wall-crawler prevented The Amazing Spider-Man from picking up the wooden spoon.
Anyway, here's the full results...
The Dark Knight Rises - 1053 votes (58%)
The Avengers - 629 votes (34%)
The Amazing Spider-Man - 61 votes (3%)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - 59 votes (3%)
And lastly, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the poll!