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
4,831 1,116
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,919 1,539
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,532 1,555
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,292 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
2,790 1,101
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,335 1,319
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,185 1,074
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
2,268 1,001
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,878 1,452
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

10
1,555 1,250
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
1,973 851
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,850 1,176
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,894 919
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,993 908
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,614 1,007
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,390 954
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,827 1,243
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,550 747
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,472 802
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,257 897
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,413 864
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,264 1,097
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,238 753
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,262 820
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

25
1,344 664
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,307 847
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,136 588
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,201 693
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,180 712
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,256 721
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
965 802
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
958 779
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
897 616
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
917 587
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
823 507
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
827 592
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
806 667
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
626 547
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
671 417
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
653 679
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
597 615
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
758 578
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
516 671
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
477 360
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
494 611
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains