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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Donald Duck Donald Duck Adventures

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

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

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

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

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Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Redlance Elfquest

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The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Maxx The Maxx

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Tintin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

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Obelix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Obelix Asterix

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Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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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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May Parker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

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Cutter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Cutter Elfquest

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Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

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Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Asterix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

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Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

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Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dr Horrible

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Snow White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Snow White Fables

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

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Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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Evey Hammond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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

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Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

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Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
J. Jonah Jameson The Amazing Spider-Man

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Mr. Natural is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mr. Natural

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