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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1,639 534
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Spider-Man Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

2
1,296 411
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

3
1,293 418
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
jrdale1 added Iron Man Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

4
1,264 409
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

5
1,157 376
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

6
1,038 361
Thor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Thor Journey into Mystery

7
963 345
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
790 371
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

9
865 432
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Daredevil Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

10
776 394
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
777 395
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
694 347
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
790 417
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
496 222
Loki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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733 388
Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
498 232
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
643 356
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added Juggernaut

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637 369
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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673 414
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Cyclops Astonishing X-Men

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589 351
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

21
573 347
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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593 371
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
559 354
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Nick Fury Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

24
572 383
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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558 377
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Thing Marvel 1602

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500 347
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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466 341
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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493 366
Angel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Coolest Comic Characters That Aren't Superheroes

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476 353
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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435 319
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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436 330
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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442 336
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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401 305
Odin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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470 373
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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383 327
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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420 369
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Gwen Stacy The Amazing Spider-Man

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395 356
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
J. Jonah Jameson The Amazing Spider-Man

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397 365
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Invisible Woman Marvel 1602

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322 292
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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378 356
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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353 331
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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341 337
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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321 324
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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307 318
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sif

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330 350
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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286 296
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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257 265
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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310 339
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Harry Osborn The Amazing Spider-Man

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275 303
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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244 267
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee