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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1,175 338
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

2
957 453
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

3
1,129 302
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

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701 465
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

5
694 340
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

6
910 282
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

7
365 231
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Sandman

8
567 320
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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728 273
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

10
650 319
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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344 360
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

12
409 147
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
364 177
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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655 771
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

15
255 348
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Transmetropolitan

16
282 280
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
ИльговВладимир added Donald Duck Adventures

17
226 312
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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289 306
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

19
230 157
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added

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186 298
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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296 234
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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179 283
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Elfquest

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172 121
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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149 140
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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171 188
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
The Adventures of Tintin