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The Coolest Non-Superhero Comic Characters

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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 trail, or sometimes who just supplement the action and provide a nice, relateable human counterpoint to the spandex-clad out 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 to this list below!

List Criteria: Characters from comic books that are human or do not have super powers

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      new! Adèle Blanc-Sec

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      American Flagg!

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      Asterix More
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      Blueberry

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      Buddy Bradley

      33
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      BugHouse

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      Cerebus the Aardvark

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      Elfquest More
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      Sandman More
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      Donald Duck

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      54
      added by: ИльговВладимир
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      Dream

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      Evey Hammond

      36
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      V for Vendetta
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      Harry Dresden

      36
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      Hellboy: Seed of Destruction More
      89
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      Iznogoud

      36
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      Batman: The Dark Knight Returns More
      63
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      John Constantine

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      Judge Anderson

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      2000 AD
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      35
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      Karic

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      Mice Templar
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      Sandman More
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    29. 37
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      Lucky Luke

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    30. 42
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      Martha Washington

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      Marv

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      Sin City
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      Mr. Natural

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      Asterix More
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      Elfquest More
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      Rick Grimes

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      Shenshen

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      Transmetropolitan More
      60
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      Spirou

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      Swamp Thing

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      The Yellow Kid

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      The Adventures of Tintin More
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