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List Rules Villains that were originally featured in comic books (not 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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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,822 847
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,497 905
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,470 879
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

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1,350 604
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,178 942
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,259 713
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,322 846
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,370 676
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

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1,442 642
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

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979 800
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,203 569
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,258 784
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

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1,132 574
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,230 594
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,040 684
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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885 642
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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940 511
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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942 561
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,008 472
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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876 738
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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810 622
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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889 533
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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875 569
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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880 474
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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804 453
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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825 459
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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811 507
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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846 422
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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736 401
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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688 538
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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653 562
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 511
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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627 398
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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595 419
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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484 464
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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562 409
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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536 337
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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484 452
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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543 495
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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459 433
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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403 263
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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418 432
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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411 372
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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529 415
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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446 462
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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446 503
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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415 452
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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393 255
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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380 370
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains