Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee  

Ranker Comics
89.6k votes 4.5k voters 85.9k 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
list ordered by

1
2,220 618
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
1,726 509
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
1,561 450
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

4
1,421 411
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,664 507
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,540 518
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,203 447
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,074 447
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
720 298
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
952 434
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
690 309
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
1,082 551
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

13
953 473
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
964 485
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
963 494
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
884 470
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
815 475
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

18
730 415
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

19
770 446
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added

20
692 413
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
715 432
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
740 452
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
690 418
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
691 448
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
672 438
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

26
608 410
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

27
542 376
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

28
564 398
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

29
598 430
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

30
572 414
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

31
532 382
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

32
501 364
Odin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

33
572 431
Angel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

34
507 393
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

35
511 426
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

36
453 375
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

37
473 409
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
464 415
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

39
389 347
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

40
416 379
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

41
451 420
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

42
415 381
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

43
389 368
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

44
355 343
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

45
390 396
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

46
362 363
Sif is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

47
311 312
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

48
301 305
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

49
357 386
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

50
320 343
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee