10 Most Popular Comic Book Villains

A superhero wouldn’t be a superhero without a super-villains. And sometimes, these super villains are so interesting that it is hard not to become obsessed with them. Here are the 10 most popular comic book villains that have kept us hooked.

#1. The Joker

The Joker

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The Joker first appeared in Batman comics (April, 1940) published by DC. He is considered to be one of the most insane and complicated villains of the comic world who turns out to be Batman’s nemesis. We never get to hear of his past and most often, he keeps changing his back story. Joker is chaotic, anarchist and psychotic and does not have any super powers except his psychopathic behavior.

#2. Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor is Superman’s biggest enemy sans any superpowers. He is probably the most charming and charismatic super-villains of all time who even held the office of the President of the USA. He is intelligent and sees himself above ordinary men and has managed to make Superman an enemy of humanity. He believes that only he has the right to defeat the an of Steel.

#3. Doctor Doom


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Doctor Doom has been one of the major villains of the Marvel universe who initially appeared in The Fantastic Four. He later turned his attention towards Avengers too. He is obsessed with proving his genius and can give a tough competition to Tony Stark and Reed Richards. In one accident, he blew his face which scarred him for life.

#4. Galactus

Galactus has an insatiable hunger that can only be satisfied by consuming the energy of planets. There is just one problem- people live on these planets! He existed even before universe did and was known as a Galen who flew into the maelstrom to either die gloriously or survive the Armageddon.

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