Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee  

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List Rules The best comic book characters originally created by Stan Lee

Stan "The Man" Lee is the most iconic and innovative comic creators of all time. He invented, or had a part in creating, over 339 (!) characters throughout his 50+ years in the comics industry. Which Stan Lee characters are the best? Now's your chance to vote and decide which Stan Lee comic book characters is the greatest.

Lee was responsible for ushering in the age of the realistic, down to earth, underdog type characters when the standard was the bright, shiny Superman type. They famously turned him down dozens of times when he brought them the idea of Spider-Man stating that not only was he too downtrodden, but that nobody liked spiders so it would never sell. The only reason Spider-Man (one of the most recognizable figures in the world) exists is that he snuck it into an already cancelled magazine, Amazing Fantasy, in their last issue and it sold like hotcakes.

So here, we acknowledge the man who's earned every single one of his Marvel movie cameos for his contribution to the world of comics. These are the best comic book characters created by Stan Lee
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

2
1,594 461
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

3
1,746 529
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Timetraveler55 added Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

4
1,445 424
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,690 520
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,561 534
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,227 462
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,109 454
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
979 450
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
738 313
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
1,111 561
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

12
709 318
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
976 481
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
988 491
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
977 501
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
897 477
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
827 481
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

18
741 422
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

19
778 452
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added

20
705 419
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

21
724 438
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
699 424
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
745 460
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
701 453
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
680 445
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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