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The Coolest Non-Superhero Comic Characters

List Criteria: 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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    Sandman More
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    most listed
    John Constantine

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    the people's #1
    Dream

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    Hellboy: Seed of Destruction More
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    74
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    Swamp Thing

    73
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    Elfquest More
    72
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    67
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    63
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns More
    58
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bigby Wolf

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    Transmetropolitan More
    56
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    Cerebus the Aardvark

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    54
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    Rick Grimes

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    Elfquest More
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    added by: SarahBeth
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    Shenshen

    51
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    Donald Duck Adventures More
    49
    added by: ИльговВладимир
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    Sandman More
    46
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    Judge Anderson

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    2000 AD
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    Asterix More
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    The Yellow Kid

    39
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    Harry Dresden

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    Crispus Allen

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    Asterix More
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    The Adventures of Tintin More
    33
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    Mr. Natural

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    Spirou

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    Lucky Luke

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    BugHouse

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    Iznogoud

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    new! Adèle Blanc-Sec

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    Blueberry

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    American Flagg!

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    Buddy Bradley

    29
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    Martha Washington

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    Marv

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    Sin City
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    Evey Hammond

    22
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    V for Vendetta
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    21
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    Karic

    19
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    Mice Templar
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