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
5,737 1,257
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
2
3,359 1,817
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
3
2,962 1,788
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
4
2,663 1,750
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright
5
3,314 1,320
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity
6
2,528 1,257
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added
7
2,731 1,499
Loki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
8
2,167 1,635
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602
9
2,648 1,141
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
10
1,822 1,435
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added
11
2,272 1,006
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
12
2,189 1,060
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
13
2,121 1,334
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
14
2,271 1,040
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
15
2,100 1,402
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis
16
1,858 1,132
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
17
1,610 1,085
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
18
1,645 958
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
19
1,755 848
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
20
1,472 1,011
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
21
1,676 916
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
22
1,439 1,217
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
23
1,375 789
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
24
1,416 847
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
25
1,381 764
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains