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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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    Adèle Blanc-Sec

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    Asterix

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    Blueberry

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    BugHouse

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cerebus the Aardvark

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    often listed

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    added by SarahBeth Elfquest

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    the people's #1 Sandman

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ИльговВладимир Donald Duck Adventures

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    Sandman

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    added by Riot18 Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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    Harry Dresden

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    Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

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    added by MarylyleMcCue Hopey Glass

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    added by Ian T

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    Iznogoud

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    The Amazing Spider-Man

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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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    most listed Sandman

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    added by Riot18 Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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    added by RichardBeecher

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    often listed & added by HeatherWard

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    Superman: War of the Worlds

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    Sandman

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    Lucky Luke

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    added by BushWanker Martha Washington

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    added by Riot18 Marv Sin City

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    new! & added by Meltdown Comics

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    often listed Mr. Natural

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    ranked low on reranks Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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    added by BushWanker Asterix

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    added by fuzzi Elfquest

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    Richie Rich

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    ranked low on reranks Rick Grimes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Shenshen

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    Transmetropolitan

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    Spirou

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    Swamp Thing

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    added by Riot18 The Yellow Kid

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    The Adventures of Tintin

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