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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
4,828 1,112
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,915 1,537
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,529 1,553
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,289 1,545
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
2,788 1,097
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,330 1,317
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,877 1,451
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

8
2,183 1,073
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

9
2,265 1,001
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,553 1,250
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
1,972 850
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,849 1,176
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,893 919
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,390 953
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,993 907
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,614 1,007
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,825 1,243
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,549 746
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,256 896
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,411 864
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,471 802
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,263 1,096
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,238 752
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,306 847
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,344 663
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,261 820
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

27
1,135 588
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,180 712
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,200 693
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,254 721
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
962 802
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
925 801
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
956 779
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
896 616
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
916 587
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
671 705
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
822 507
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
723 660
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
826 592
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
805 667
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
635 639
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
647 630
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
652 679
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

44
757 578
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
626 547
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

46
669 417
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
596 615
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
477 360
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
516 671
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
530 384
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains