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
5,282 1,189
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,162 1,683
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,750 1,681
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,500 1,667
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
3,046 1,224
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,547 1,427
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,386 1,174
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
2,047 1,561
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,486 1,087
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,715 1,359
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,002 1,269
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
2,052 998
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
2,131 945
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,974 1,328
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

15
1,500 1,037
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
2,142 987
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,746 1,082
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

18
1,380 958
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,545 913
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,658 815
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,594 873
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,372 1,158
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,352 876
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

24
1,336 806
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,444 903
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains