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
4,997 1,144
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,012 1,595
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,614 1,608
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,378 1,587
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
2,885 1,146
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,419 1,359
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,264 1,114
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
1,949 1,490
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,353 1,038
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,615 1,295
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,035 890
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,904 1,216
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,960 951
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
2,059 935
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,664 1,040
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,434 991
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,880 1,279
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,600 771
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,521 834
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,301 920
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,460 885
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,304 1,120
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,297 839
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

24
1,363 871
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,275 778
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,382 688
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,184 601
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,245 711
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,223 728
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,300 735
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
998 820
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
941 826
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
992 796
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
929 631
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
691 723
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
947 604
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
858 521
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
741 685
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
838 677
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
850 607
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
677 645
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
661 655
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
644 568
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
698 431
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
624 631
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
673 697
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
505 376
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
535 693
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
636 429
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
780 596
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains