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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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
1,624 470
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

3
1,779 539
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
1,473 432
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,710 532
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,580 550
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,246 473
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,137 460
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
1,003 458
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
759 320
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
727 326
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
1,130 571
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
993 491
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
1,003 499
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
988 511
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
908 487
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
760 428
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

18
838 491
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

19
787 462
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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20
719 425
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
736 443
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
753 466
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
707 432
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
712 456
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
689 450
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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