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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
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    John Constantine

    Sandman More
    94
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    Dream

    Sandman More
    90
  4. 4
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    Hellboy: Seed of Destruction More
    88
  5. 5
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    Swamp Thing

    74
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    74
  7. 7
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    Elfquest More
    71
    added by: fuzzi
  8. 8
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    67
  9. 9
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    64
  10. 10
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bigby Wolf

    58
  12. 12
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    Transmetropolitan More
    56
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cerebus the Aardvark

    Cerebus the Aardvark More
    53
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    Rick Grimes

    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Shenshen

    51
  16. 16
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    Elfquest More
    51
    added by: SarahBeth
  17. 17
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    Donald Duck

    Donald Duck Adventures More
    50
    added by: ИльговВладимир
  18. 18
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    Howard the Duck

    49
    added by: Ian T
  19. 19
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    48
    added by: HeatherWard
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    46
  21. 21
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    45
  22. 22
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    43
  23. 23
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    new! Lucifer

    Sandman More
    43
  24. 24
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    Judge Anderson

    43
    added by: Riot18
    2000 AD
  25. 25
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    Asterix More
    43
    added by: BushWanker
  26. 26
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    40
  27. 27
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    The Yellow Kid

    38
    added by: Riot18
  28. 28
    Up 14
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    The Adventures of Tintin More
    35
  29. 29
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    Asterix More
    34
  30. 30
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    Harry Dresden

    34
  31. 31
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    often listed
    Crispus Allen

    34
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    often listed
    Mr. Natural

    33
  33. 33
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    Lucky Luke

    33
  34. 34
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    Spirou

    32
  35. 35
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    BugHouse

    32
  36. 36
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    Iznogoud

    32
  37. 37
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    Blueberry

    31
  38. 38
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    Adèle Blanc-Sec

    30
  39. 39
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    Martha Washington

    29
    added by: BushWanker
  40. 40
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    American Flagg!

    28
  41. 41
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    ranked high on reranks
    Buddy Bradley

    25
  42. 42
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    Marv

    24
    added by: Riot18
    Sin City
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    Evey Hammond

    21
    added by: Riot18
    V for Vendetta
  44. 44
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    Largo Winch

    20
    added by: Aswena
  45. 45
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    20
    added by: RichardBeecher
  46. 46
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    Karic

    18
    added by: Riot18
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