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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1,167 334
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

2
952 449
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

3
1,124 298
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

4
697 460
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

5
690 338
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

6
902 279
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

7
362 227
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

8
560 317
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

9
723 268
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

10
649 314
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

11
342 355
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

12
403 145
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
361 173
Marv is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv Sin City

14
654 765
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

15
254 343
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Transmetropolitan

16
280 276
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Adventures

17
224 307
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

18
288 301
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

19
226 153
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added

20
183 294
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

21
293 230
Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ian T added

22
170 116
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx

23
177 278
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Elfquest

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146 137
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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169 183
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Adventures of Tintin

26
136 192
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Asterix

27
153 167
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added

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106 223
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added

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163 290
Cerebus the Aardvark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Cerebus the Aardvark

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147 171
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

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166 289
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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119 220
Cutter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Elfquest

33
145 147
Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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117 157
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix

35
104 272
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

36
132 72
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added

37
202 165
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

38
159 115
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Amazing Spider-Man

39
221 90
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

40
50 86
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

41
119 124
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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149 104
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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180 89
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

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34 12
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Michonne

45
60 161
Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

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89 261
Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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132 85
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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93 139
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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68 137
Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

50
102 88
Daphne Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Daphne Blake