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

2
959 454
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

3
1,131 303
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

4
703 465
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

5
695 341
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

6
912 282
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

7
366 231
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

8
569 320
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

9
730 273
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

10
652 320
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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345 361
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

12
410 147
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

13
364 178
Marv is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv
Sin City

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655 772
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

15
256 349
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Transmetropolitan

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282 283
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Adventures

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227 313
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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291 307
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

19
231 158
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added

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186 300
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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298 235
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ian T added

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179 285
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Elfquest

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172 123
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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149 142
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added

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172 190
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Adventures of Tintin