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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2,222 619
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
1,565 450
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

3
1,727 511
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
1,423 411
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,666 507
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,541 520
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,203 449
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,076 447
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
722 299
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
955 434
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
692 310
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
1,085 552
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
956 473
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
968 486
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
964 495
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
885 471
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
817 476
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

18
731 417
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

19
772 447
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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20
693 415
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
716 433
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
741 453
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
692 418
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
692 449
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
673 439
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

26
609 411
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

27
543 377
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

28
566 399
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

29
599 431
Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

30
574 414
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

31
533 382
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

32
502 364
Odin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

33
572 432
Angel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

34
508 393
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

35
511 427
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

36
453 376
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

37
474 410
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
464 416
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

39
390 347
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

40
416 380
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

41
452 420
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

42
416 381
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

43
389 369
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

44
356 343
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

45
390 397
Mister Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

46
362 364
Sif is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

47
311 313
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

48
302 305
Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

49
358 387
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

50
320 344
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee