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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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3,558 798
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,197 1,070
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
1,844 1,122
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
1,747 1,114
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
1,845 785
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

6
1,681 1,013
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,430 1,137
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

8
1,666 770
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,654 809
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,477 888
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

11
1,177 963
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

12
1,432 711
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,458 670
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
1,508 716
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

15
1,482 957
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

16
1,246 800
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,223 560
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

18
1,058 770
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,129 627
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,123 674
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
975 717
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

22
1,025 875
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,035 676
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

24
961 600
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,034 636
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

26
945 546
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,028 507
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
966 546
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

29
886 459
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,020 578
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
768 658
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
779 633
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
769 609
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
575 541
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
705 498
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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743 466
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
579 530
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
665 480
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
649 562
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
634 404
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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618 484
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
513 513
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

The Spookiest Villains in Comics

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497 435
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added Taskmaster

44
524 576
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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499 493
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
496 520
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
503 315
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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521 516
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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479 312
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
452 434
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains