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
list ordered by

1
1,855 569
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
1,462 449
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

3
1,315 398
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

4
1,425 455
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

5
1,190 374
Thor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

6
1,364 464
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,052 390
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
904 404
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
797 373
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
585 244
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
953 483
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
853 427
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
568 251
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
842 427
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
844 451
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
778 422
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
679 395
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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18
720 437
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

19
634 374
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

20
671 403
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

21
620 374
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
632 390
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
601 374
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

24
612 402
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
598 398
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

26
536 367
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

27
517 374
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

28
495 360
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

29
465 339
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

30
519 392
Angel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

31
515 394
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

32
438 325
Odin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

33
468 356
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

34
466 360
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

35
461 384
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

36
416 340
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

37
426 375
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

38
425 382
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

39
350 311
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

40
406 378
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

41
374 347
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

42
367 351
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

43
346 338
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

44
355 365
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

45
327 336
Sif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

46
306 316
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

47
278 283
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

48
332 354
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

49
298 317
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

50
267 280
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee