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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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1,791 823
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
1,473 880
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,447 860
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
1,327 587
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

6
1,241 692
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,161 926
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

8
1,291 837
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,415 632
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

10
1,343 670
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

11
970 786
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

12
1,184 560
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,243 770
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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1,218 581
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,111 570
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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871 631
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,023 674
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

18
930 501
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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998 460
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
923 555
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
859 731
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
803 613
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
879 527
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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862 563
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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861 471
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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794 447
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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813 454
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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804 499
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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831 416
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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724 396
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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680 531
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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648 554
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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647 503
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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619 391
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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586 415
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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477 461
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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551 405
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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521 334
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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480 445
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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538 489
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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455 426
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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392 258
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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523 409
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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443 456
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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411 427
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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404 366
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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441 496
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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389 250
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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407 447
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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374 364
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains