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The Best Comic Book Villains 

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List Rules Vote up the most formidable villains that were originally featured in comic books (not just movies).

Who are the best comic book villains of all time? This list of top supervillains in comics includes some of the most notorious evil-doers in comic book history. Some of them are among the best Marvel villains like Doctor Doom, Magneto and Galactus. Others are classic DC Comics villains like The Joker and Bane. Are they the best (or worst, depending on how you view supervillains)? Vote them up!

Feel free to add any great comic book villains who are missing from the list, and you can also re-rank this list your way, in any order you like. Any and all great comic book villains have one thing in common: They are the absolute arch rivals of some of the greatest and best superheroes in comics' history.

Every great protagonist needs a worthy antagonist to balance things out, after all. Several of the top supervillains listed here began their evil careers in comic books, but they quickly took their evil deeds to the big screen, starring in some of the best superhero movies ever made.

Who do you think are the top comic book villains? Vote now!
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Ultron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Mystique is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Penguin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Sandman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Clayface is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Reverse-Flash is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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General Zod is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains