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
4,990 1,140
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
3,007 1,590
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
2,611 1,602
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

4
2,373 1,583
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
2,878 1,144
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Infinity

6
2,413 1,358
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
2,260 1,112
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added

8
1,946 1,487
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Marvel 1602

9
2,348 1,036
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

10
1,611 1,291
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added

11
2,032 887
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

12
1,900 1,213
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,956 949
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

14
2,054 933
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,660 1,037
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

16
1,433 986
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

17
1,873 1,279
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Countdown to Final Crisis

18
1,597 769
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

19
1,517 832
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

20
1,298 917
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
1,456 883
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
1,301 1,116
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
1,295 836
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
X-Men: Legacy

24
1,274 774
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

25
1,357 869
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

26
1,380 684
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

27
1,180 599
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

28
1,241 709
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

29
1,221 725
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

30
1,295 733
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

31
994 819
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

32
940 823
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

33
989 794
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

34
924 631
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

35
689 723
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

36
945 603
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

37
856 519
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

38
740 683
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

39
835 676
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

40
847 606
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

41
676 642
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

42
659 653
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

43
641 567
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added

44
695 430
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

45
623 629
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

46
671 697
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

47
501 375
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

48
533 692
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

49
513 629
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

50
777 595
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains