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
Spider-Man Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

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1,373 442
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Timetraveler55 added Iron Man Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

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1,231 391
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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1,357 445
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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1,319 443
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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1,125 371
Thor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Thor Journey into Mystery

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1,006 375
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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847 397
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Doctor Strange The New Avengers

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911 458
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

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745 365
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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535 233
Loki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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815 413
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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813 412
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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821 434
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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529 246
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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753 410
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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660 377
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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652 391
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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697 426
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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612 364
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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601 362
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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608 382
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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578 367
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

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592 394
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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577 389
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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521 357
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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498 365
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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479 352
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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

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

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422 317
Odin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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495 388
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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

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454 351
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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400 332
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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440 380
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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414 368
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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412 377
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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342 304
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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395 369
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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363 342
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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357 344
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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337 330
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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319 328
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sif

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344 360
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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272 274
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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298 308
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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

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292 310
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Harry Osborn The Amazing Spider-Man