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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2,289 633
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
1,609 466
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

3
1,758 535
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
1,458 429
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,699 527
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,573 541
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,234 469
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,122 458
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
991 454
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
749 315
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
719 322
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
1,121 566
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
983 487
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
993 496
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
981 508
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
903 482
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
750 424
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

18
832 485
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

19
781 456
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added

20
713 421
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
728 441
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
747 463
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
702 429
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
705 453
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
682 448
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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