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
1,930 583
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
1,527 459
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
1,378 406
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

4
1,480 467
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

5
1,246 379
Thor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

6
1,401 478
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,084 405
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
947 410
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
844 378
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
626 252
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
984 495
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
600 261
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
872 432
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
877 440
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
868 458
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
803 429
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
744 441
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

18
697 407
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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19
656 381
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

20
688 414
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

21
659 395
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
637 383
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
628 381
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
632 409
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
619 403
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

26
547 379
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

27
534 381
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

28
486 344
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

29
507 370
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

30
536 398
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

31
531 402
Angel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

32
454 333
Odin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

33
477 366
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

34
476 370
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

35
426 346
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

36
469 395
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

37
437 382
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
436 387
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

39
359 317
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

40
415 388
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

41
384 354
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

42
379 356
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

43
353 345
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

44
364 372
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

45
333 342
Sif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

46
314 323
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

47
287 290
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

48
340 361
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

49
276 285
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

50
302 323
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee