Total Nerd The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes  

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List Rules Characters from comic books that are human or do not have super powers.

Superhero comic books tend to get all the attention and glory, but sometimes it's the characters without capes and cowls that really stand out. This list collects all the coolest comic book and graphic novel characters who don't fit the traditional superhero mold, who blaze their own trails, or who sometimes just supplement the action and provide a nice, relatable human counterpoint to the Spandex-clad, outer space-exploring, muscle-bound titans who defend humanity from existential threats.

Did we miss one of your favorite characters who has better things to do than patrol the thin line between criminality and innocence? Add your own picks for the best non-superhero characters in comics to this list below!

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Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

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984 285
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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971 258
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

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626 404
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

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611 289
Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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751 242
Alfred J. Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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294 186
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

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478 279
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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624 231
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
James Gordon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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577 277
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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310 306
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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343 145
Marv is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv Sin City

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361 121
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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236 304
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Spider Jerusalem Transmetropolitan

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Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Donald Duck Adventures

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197 274
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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262 268
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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171 258
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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197 129
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added Pepper Potts

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267 204
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ian T added Howard the Duck

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160 92
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx The Maxx

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176 256
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Redlance Elfquest

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135 119
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added Moira MacTaggert

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152 166
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

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122 176
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Obelix Asterix

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101 205
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

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139 148
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added May Parker

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154 267
Cerebus the Aardvark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Cerebus the Aardvark Cerebus the Aardvark

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158 264
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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115 201
Cutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Cutter Elfquest

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Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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122 156
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

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196 149
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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100 258
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

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105 144
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

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112 60
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added April O Neil

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130 105
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
J. Jonah Jameson The Amazing Spider-Man

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185 79
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

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41 72
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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139 87
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

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106 108
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

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151 76
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

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Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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120 72
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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89 126
Evey Hammond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

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8 40
Nemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asgeir Hovland added Nemi

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Daphne Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Daphne Blake