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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1,700 552
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
1,347 433
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
1,337 432
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

4
1,205 386
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

5
1,297 436
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,102 367
Thor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Thor Journey into Mystery

7
991 365
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
829 389
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
895 449
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
730 356
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
805 406
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
800 405
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
523 230
Loki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
812 426
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

Things To Keep In Mind While Worshipping Stan Lee

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518 242
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
747 401
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
653 370
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added Juggernaut

18
646 383
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

19
607 358
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

20
689 421
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Cyclops Astonishing X-Men

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591 358
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

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602 377
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
573 361
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
585 389
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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570 385
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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511 353
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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473 347
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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487 360
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The DC Universe Has Been Taking Shots At Stan Lee In Their Comics For Decades

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447 324
Henry Pym is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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499 375
Angel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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446 337
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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450 344
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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413 311
Odin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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486 381
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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394 331
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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432 376
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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409 363
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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407 372
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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333 298
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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388 364
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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359 336
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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349 341
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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329 328
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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312 324
Sif is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sif

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337 356
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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292 301
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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262 271
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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316 344
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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256 269
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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284 308
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee