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
4,984 1,139
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,000 1,589
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,606 1,599
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,369 1,581
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
2,875 1,141
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,412 1,353
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,256 1,109
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
1,941 1,487
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,346 1,033
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,609 1,289
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,026 887
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,897 1,212
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,955 946
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
2,049 933
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,657 1,037
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,430 986
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,872 1,275
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,593 769
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,514 830
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,294 917
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,454 882
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,300 1,113
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,273 772
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,292 836
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

25
1,356 866
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,378 683
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,178 598
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,239 708
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,218 725
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,293 733
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
994 817
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
939 822
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
988 793
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
923 630
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
943 602
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
688 722
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
855 518
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
739 681
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
834 675
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
846 606
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
675 642
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
658 653
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
640 566
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
694 429
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
622 629
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
670 696
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
533 690
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
500 375
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
776 594
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
512 629
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains