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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
5,300 1,190
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,168 1,692
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,759 1,686
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
3,056 1,226
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

5
2,508 1,671
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

6
2,388 1,178
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

7
2,557 1,428
Loki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

8
2,049 1,564
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,493 1,089
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,720 1,362
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,137 948
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
2,057 1,001
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
2,007 1,274
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
2,146 990
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,978 1,333
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

16
1,506 1,039
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,750 1,085
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

18
1,382 960
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,547 915
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,660 816
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,597 875
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,375 1,161
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,296 747
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
1,353 878
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

25
1,338 809
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains