Because it’s March, the month of cry-inducing elimination brackets, we’ve created a smackdown that truly showcases the power of Marvel women. Every week, different heroes and villains will slug it out for your amusement and wonder starting right here. We’ve selected 32 strong women (yes, we cut the list down already and we eagerly await your opinions on that), and divided them into two sides like East and West in a basketball bracket. One is full of goodie-goodies, the other packed with baddies. That’s right, it’s Heroes versus Villains this month on CNET. Here’s the lowdown: And now, voting for Round 2 is open! Based on all of your votes from last week, we narrowed it down and now it’s on to Round 2. Visit Twitter.com/CNET or click below to vote! And scroll down a little to see what happened during week 1, including some big upsets. Round One is over. The votes — more than 15,600 of them — have been tallied, and this tournament is shaping up to be a marvel-ous one. Here are a few things that stood out. In the Blockbusters division, Shuri defeated Okoye in the head-to-head Black Panther matchup. Captain Marvel escaped a tight race with Storm to advance to a second-round battle against Black Widow. In the Mavericks division, Jessica Jones narrowly defeated Agent Peggy Carter, setting up a hotly contested second-round matchup between Jones and Jean Grey. The closest score of the first round came between Valkyrie and Spider-Gwen. Valkyrie will test her luck against Domino… [Read full story]
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