Total Nerd The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
27.9k votes 3.2k voters 91.1k views 59 items

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!

Check out these awesome non superhero comics!

1
1,148 327
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

2
936 441
Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Death Sandman

3
1,105 294
Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Hellboy Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

4
681 455
Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Dream Sandman

5
679 332
Crow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

6
889 274
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

7
349 221
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucifer Sandman

8
552 312
Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

9
715 262
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

10
645 307
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Rick Grimes

11
340 349
Bigby Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

12
358 168
Marv is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Riot18 added Marv Sin City

13
394 143
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

14
654 759
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

15
252 337
Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Spider Jerusalem Transmetropolitan

16
270 271
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

17
219 303
Renee Montoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

18
285 296
Bone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

19
221 149
Pepper Potts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
alc1128 added Pepper Potts

20
182 289
Yorick Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

21
288 226
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

Things You Should Know About Marvel Studios' Phase 3

22
177 274
Redlance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
fuzzi added Redlance Elfquest

23
167 114
The Maxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added The Maxx The Maxx

24
145 135
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Ranker Comics added Moira MacTaggert

25
165 182
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Tintin The Adventures of Tintin

26
132 191
Obelix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
BushWanker added Obelix Asterix

27
151 165
May Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Meltdown Comics added May Parker

28
104 221
Katchoo Choovanski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
HeatherWard added Katchoo Choovanski

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

29
163 287
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

30
119 217
Cutter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
SarahBeth added Cutter Elfquest

31
165 286
Matthew The Raven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

32
142 170
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
RebeckaDanielsson added Lois Lane Superman: War of the Worlds

33
144 144
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
104 269
Shenshen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shenshen

35
114 155
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Asterix Asterix

32 Things You Didn't Know About Wolverine

36
130 70
April O Neil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
KBenClarke added April O Neil

37
200 163
Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Harry Dresden

38
150 113
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

39
212 88
Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Scooby Doo

40
48 83
Mazikeen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Mazikeen

41
116 122
Snow White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
lalispeter added Snow White Fables

42
146 102
Dr Horrible is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
CaptainTightpants added Dr Horrible

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

43
176 87
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Shaggy

44
30 10
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Michonne

45
58 159
Lucky Luke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Lucky Luke

46
89 258
Crispus Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

47
130 82
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

48
93 136
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

49
67 133
Captain Harloc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Captain Harloc

50
98 84
Daphne Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes
Daphne Blake