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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1,934 584
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
1,531 460
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
1,383 406
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

4
1,483 468
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

5
1,249 380
Thor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

6
1,405 479
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,088 406
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
949 411
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
629 253
Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
845 381
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
988 496
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
875 433
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

13
600 264
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
880 441
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
869 461
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
804 430
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
699 407
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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18
745 441
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

19
656 383
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

20
662 395
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

21
688 416
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
638 383
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
629 381
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
633 409
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
621 403
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

26
548 380
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Marvel 1602

27
534 382
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

28
486 345
Ant-Man (Henry Pym) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

29
510 370
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

30
539 398
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

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455 333
Odin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

33
478 366
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

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

36
470 396
Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

37
439 382
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
436 389
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
386 354
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

41
415 390
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

42
379 358
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

43
355 345
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

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333 343
Sif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

46
315 323
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

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

48
342 361
Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man

49
277 285
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