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6.2k voters15 Comic Book Villains With Horrifying And Heartbreaking Origin StoriesComic villains are responsible for some of the most heinous acts in all of fiction. They commit the sorts of graphic crimes that m...
Superheroes
9.3k voters14 Superhero Movies You Need To Watch If You're Bored Of Marvel And DCIt seems like Marvel and DC are premiering a new superhero film every other month. However, even though there are some great DC an...
Superheroes
6.7k votersFuture Versions Of Your Favorite Superheroes That Are Really DisturbingThere's something inherently intriguing about weird alternate versions of superheroes. Fans of other entertainment genres may not ...
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326 votersSupervillain Children Who Stayed In The Family Business Of Being EvilLife as a costumed evildoer doesn’t seem to leave much time for dating or starting a family, and yet the children of supervillains...
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2.9k votersSuperhero Replacements Who Are Way Better Than Their PredecessorsAmazing alternate costumes for superheroes are always entertaining, but what about alternate superhero characters? The topic of “l...
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4.2k votersThe Top 30 Times Superheroes Went Bad"With great power comes great responsibility." Yeah, that's all well and good but no one is perfect. Ranker Comics has gathered th...
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87.2k viewsWhen Crimefighters Break Bad: Superheroes Who Became SupervillainsThe concept of heroes turned villains has been around in fiction since long before Breaking Bad mastered the trope, and nowhere ha...
Comic Books
376.1k viewsFamous Superpowers That Don't Work The Way You Think They DoSuperheroes have never been more mainstream, but some costumed crusaders are so ubiquitous they were household names long before t...
Comic Books
509 voters15 Superheroes Who Need a Resurrection, Already!The frequent deaths, and almost inevitable resurrections, of superheroes has become so noticeable that it’s now constantly used as...
Superheroes
347.2k views14 Beloved Superheroes You Forgot Are Cold-Blooded MurderersQuick: what do Charles Manson and Captain America have in common? If you answered, "They are both mass murderers," then you are si...
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7.4k votersThe Most Ridiculous Superheroes EverRidiculous comic book superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. And these are the characters voted by many to be the most ridiculo...
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129.4k votersThe Best Comic Book Superheroes Of All TimeList of the most badass, tough, and iconic comic book superheroes ever created. This list includes central characters from both th...
Supervillains
16.1k votersThe Best Comic Book VillainsWho are the best comic book villains of all time? This list of top supervillains in comics includes some of the most notorious evi...
Supervillains
18.1k votersThe Spookiest Villains in ComicsWho needs the likes of Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger, and Jason when we have villains in comics that are just as scary, if not sc...
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35.9k votersAwesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to HaveList of the best superpowers we all wish we had as voted by the Ranker community. This list of superpowers includes anything we've...
DC Comics
6.4k votersTop 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by FansIn general, comic books have not paid nearly enough attention to people of color. Even when a Black super hero did exist, they did...
Superheroes
6.0m views29 Superheroes Who Have Killed PeopleWhile comic villains are usually content with slaying anyone and everyone to prove their point, the heroes almost always have a "n...
Marvel Comics
1.8k votersClones Of Your Favorite Comic Book Characters Who Didn't Turn Out LameSend in the clones! In most media, clones are considered, as a rule, to be totally rad. You’ve got the award-winning clone drama o...
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2.7k votersThe Absolute Worst Superhero Costumes EverThere have been some pretty terrible costumes over the decades of comic book history, but the weird superhero outfits on this list...
Comic Books
3.6k votersGreatest Black Female SuperheroesWhen superheroes first appeared in comic books, many minority groups were heavily underrepresented. There was a criminally small p...