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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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  1. 38
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    Adèle Blanc-Sec

    30
  2. 9
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    64
  3. 40
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    American Flagg!

    28
  4. 29
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    Asterix More
    34
  5. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bigby Wolf

    58
  6. 37
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    Blueberry

    31
  7. 20
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    46
  8. 41
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    Buddy Bradley

    25
  9. 35
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    BugHouse

    32
  10. 13
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    Cerebus the Aardvark

    Cerebus the Aardvark More
    53
  11. 31
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    often listed
    Crispus Allen

    34
  12. 8
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    67
  13. 16
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    Elfquest More
    51
    added by: SarahBeth
  14. 1
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    Sandman More
    100
  15. 17
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    Donald Duck

    Donald Duck Adventures More
    50
    added by: ИльговВладимир
  16. 3
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    the people's #1
    Dream

    Sandman More
    90
  17. 43
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    Evey Hammond

    21
    added by: Riot18
    V for Vendetta
  18. 30
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    Harry Dresden

    34
  19. 4
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    Hellboy: Seed of Destruction More
    88
  20. 18
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    Howard the Duck

    49
    added by: Ian T
  21. 36
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    Iznogoud

    32
  22. 10
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns More
    59
  23. 2
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    most listed
    John Constantine

    Sandman More
    94
  24. 24
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    Judge Anderson

    43
    added by: Riot18
    2000 AD
  25. 45
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    20
    added by: RichardBeecher
  26. 46
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    Karic

    18
    added by: Riot18
    Mice Templar
  27. 19
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    48
    added by: HeatherWard
  28. 44
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    Largo Winch

    20
    added by: Aswena
  29. 23
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    new! Lucifer

    Sandman More
    43
  30. 33
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    Lucky Luke

    33
  31. 39
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    Martha Washington

    29
    added by: BushWanker
  32. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Marv

    24
    added by: Riot18
    Sin City
  33. 22
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    43
  34. 32
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    often listed
    Mr. Natural

    33
  35. 25
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    Asterix More
    43
    added by: BushWanker
  36. 7
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    Elfquest More
    71
    added by: fuzzi
  37. 21
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    45
  38. 14
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    Rick Grimes

    52
  39. 15
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    Shenshen

    51
  40. 12
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    Transmetropolitan More
    56
  41. 34
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    Spirou

    32
  42. 6
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    74
  43. 5
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    Swamp Thing

    74
  44. 27
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    The Yellow Kid

    38
    added by: Riot18
  45. 28
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    The Adventures of Tintin More
    35
  46. 26
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    40
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