Total Nerd The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes  

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List Rules Characters from comic books that are human or do not have super powers.

Superhero comic books tend to get all the attention and glory, but sometimes it's the characters without capes and cowls that really stand out. This list collects all the coolest comic book and graphic novel characters who don't fit the traditional superhero mold, who blaze their own trails, or who sometimes just supplement the action and provide a nice, relatable human counterpoint to the Spandex-clad, outer space-exploring, muscle-bound titans who defend humanity from existential threats.

Did we miss one of your favorite characters who has better things to do than patrol the thin line between criminality and innocence? Add your own picks for the best non-superhero characters in comics to this list below!

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1,157 330
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

2
945 444
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

3
1,118 294
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

4
690 457
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

5
683 334
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

6
894 278
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

7
355 224
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

8
556 314
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

9
717 266
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

10
645 311
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

11
341 352
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

12
358 172
Marv is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv Sin City

13
397 144
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

14
654 762
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

15
253 340
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Transmetropolitan

16
278 273
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Adventures

17
221 306
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

18
287 299
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

19
223 152
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added

20
183 292
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

21
291 228
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ian T added

22
177 276
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Elfquest

23
169 115
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx

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145 136
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added

25
168 182
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Adventures of Tintin

26
136 191
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Asterix

27
152 166
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added

28
105 222
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added

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163 288
Cerebus the Aardvark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Cerebus the Aardvark

30
146 170
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Superman: War of the Worlds

31
166 287
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

32
119 218
Cutter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Elfquest

33
145 145
Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

34
117 155
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix

35
104 270
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

36
131 71
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added

37
200 164
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

38
154 114
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Amazing Spider-Man

39
218 89
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

40
50 84
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

41
119 122
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

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147 103
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

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178 88
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

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31 11
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Michonne

45
60 159
Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

46
89 259
Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

47
131 84
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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93 137
Evey Hammond is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Evey Hammond V for Vendetta

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68 135
Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

50
99 87
Daphne Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Daphne Blake