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!
list ordered by

1
5,482 1,209
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,242 1,742
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,834 1,729
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
3,141 1,261
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

5
2,569 1,702
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

6
2,623 1,457
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,439 1,216
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
2,092 1,594
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,557 1,114
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,766 1,393
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,194 972
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
2,060 1,294
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
2,111 1,027
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
2,205 1,007
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
2,032 1,360
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

16
1,553 1,057
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,791 1,104
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

18
1,590 929
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,417 978
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,698 829
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,630 891
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,402 1,186
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,333 762
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,483 920
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,370 824
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains