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
4,734 1,091
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,860 1,500
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,473 1,531
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,726 1,068
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

5
2,244 1,521
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

6
2,273 1,298
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,144 1,052
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
2,226 984
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,847 1,430
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

10
1,519 1,230
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
1,931 839
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,827 1,152
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,853 903
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,960 890
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,588 987
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,362 939
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,802 1,227
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,530 731
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,451 792
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,231 884
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,383 856
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,237 1,081
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,322 648
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,217 737
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,240 802
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

26
1,282 835
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,114 576
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,184 679
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,154 698
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,230 712
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
949 788
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
914 784
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
938 767
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
880 606
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
900 574
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
664 692
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
717 648
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
805 501
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
816 584
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
790 660
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
637 620
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
620 629
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
619 540
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
658 410
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
637 671
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
587 610
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
748 571
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
599 403
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
512 663
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
468 351
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains