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The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee 

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Updated June 14, 2019 102.4k votes 5.4k voters 93.3k views 125 items

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
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers
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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery
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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers
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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
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Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Loki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men
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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added
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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
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Galactus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Iceman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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Doctor Octopus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee