Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Villains  

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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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1
4,749 1,096
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,872 1,510
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,482 1,537
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,740 1,074
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

5
2,254 1,527
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

6
2,283 1,301
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,152 1,056
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
2,232 988
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,857 1,434
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

10
1,525 1,236
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
1,940 842
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,833 1,155
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,861 906
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,965 895
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,593 991
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,367 939
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,806 1,228
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,532 732
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,453 793
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,237 884
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,387 857
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,241 1,084
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,326 649
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,246 803
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

25
1,222 740
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,286 838
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,116 579
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,187 682
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,159 700
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,235 715
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
952 791
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
917 787
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
942 770
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
882 608
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
902 576
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
664 695
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
718 650
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
808 502
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
817 585
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
791 662
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
638 620
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
623 630
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
620 542
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
660 410
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
638 672
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
587 611
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
751 571
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
512 665
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
599 405
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
468 353
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains