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

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903 411
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

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1,042 280
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

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652 431
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

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649 304
Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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819 260
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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321 197
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

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516 294
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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671 246
James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
James Gordon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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614 291
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

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329 321
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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369 129
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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162 97
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx The Maxx

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

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142 124
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added Moira MacTaggert

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157 171
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

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125 180
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Obelix Asterix

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Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

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May Parker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added May Parker

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

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Cutter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Cutter Elfquest

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

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Judge Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Judge Anderson 2000 AD

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Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

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110 145
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

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196 152
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

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100 260
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

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118 63
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added April O Neil

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

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

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43 74
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

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141 90
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

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Snow White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

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

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

List of All of the Avengers The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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

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

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

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