Top 20 Best Comic Book Characters

It has almost been a century since comic books have existed. So far comic book characters have not just existed in the books but have transitioned into the multimedia world. 

Today, these comic book characters are making a huge amount of money every year. Moreover, Marvel and DC characters have maintained the legacy of being number 1. 

There are so many comic book characters along with many stories and hence we are driven to the bookstore every once in a while. 

Here is a list of the best 20 comic characters that make our lives fun and adventurous.

1. Batman

When it comes to ‘The Best Comic Characters’, Batman has to be number 1. The character of Batman is so thoughtfully made that he stands out among all the other comic characters. There is not just one reason but many reasons to justify the fame of Batman. 

  • There is so much to the character of Batman that he is not only dear to the readers but the authors enjoy him equally.

2. Superman 

Another famous comic character is Superman. Be it little children or adults, who do not love Superman. Superman is just another name for a superhero and hence he is one of the most adored comic characters.

  • With time the character of Superman has evolved and has turned more interesting and complex.
  • Superman is an extremely genius comic character.

3. Barry Allen

Barry Allen is yet another loved the comic character and he has given so much to the DC series. Barry’s character has evolved heroically over time and has gained a special place in the heart of the audience. 

  • Barry Allen is seen in almost all the DC series.
  • Along with being a guy with the most interesting backstory, his character is also funny.

3. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is one of the most loved female comic characters. The contribution of Wonder Woman to the world of DC Comics is immeasurable. The character of Wonder Woman is not just an interesting and loved character but she is also an inspiration for women who are making efforts to fit into a certain environment. 

4. Joker

Joker has to be the best comic villain character who has been loved so much by the readers that he is no less than any other superhero in the comic world. Moreover, there is not even a single supervillain character who can stand the character of Joker. 

  • Joker is a very unique character, doing their best at what he does.
  • His character is completely scary yet loved regardless. 

5. Darkseid

Among the many supervillain comic characters, Darkseid is the one that inspires as well as is admired by the audience. Even though the backstory of Darkseid is not that interesting, he has only been a commoner making his way to becoming a tyrant- his character is still unique and interesting in so many ways.

6. Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor is well known for always creating trouble for all the Superheroes. Lex Luthor is a very interesting and genius character and hence has a wide quantity of fanbase. The characters of Lex Luthor and Joker are very similar in the sense of their relationship with Superman and Batman respectively. 

7. Dr. Manhattan

Dr. Manhattan is one of the best comic characters of all time. His character is very powerful and hence Dr. Manhattan is making his way to the top comic characters. 

  • Dr. Manhattan is a very strong character who can make the impossible possible.
  • He is more loved because of the genius mind he owns.

8. Rorschach

Despite being a very disturbing character, Rorschach is loved by the readers. Rorschach’s character is deep and more manic. 

  • Rorschach has become ruthless because of his bad past experiences.

9. Dream

‘Dream’ is a character who has evolved beautifully over time and has made its way to the best comic characters. The character of ‘Dream’ is authentic and the way he has developed throughout is similar to all the other humans.

10. Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge started to show up in the comic world as a mean and greedy uncle to Donald Duck and he soon was seen everywhere. He has a crazy character and hence is loved and famous in the comic world. 

11. Molecule Man

Molecule Man is another great supervillain character in the comic world. Molecule Man is well known for the extremity of his powers. Molecule Man has used the principles of science in his character since the start and hence his name.

  • Molecule Man is so much more to the character that his name fails to do justice to his powers. 

12. The Presence

Not among the best but the best powerful character in the DC comic world is The Presence. He is the creator of everything that exists. He has been seen in so many forms and with different titles in the history of the comic world.

13. One-Above-All

The name makes it clear, this character is another best comic characters. Talking about the Marvel series, there is no other character that is as powerful as the character of One-Above-All.

  • One-Above-All is present everywhere and is omnipotent.

14. Franklin Richards

Franklin Richards is another most powerful comic character. Franklin is well known for his superior powers and the cosmic radiation, which is the cause behind his parent’s mutation is also the source of his powers. 

15. Thanos

Thanos is one of the most famous comic characters. He is known for his energy and speed and with time the modifications in his character have only made him immortal as he can fight everything that comes his way. 

16. Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch is one of the most famous comic characters of all time. Scarlet is well known for her superior powers and that makes her different from all the other characters. 

  • The witch’s powers are well known for causing chaos.

17. Dormammu

Dormammu is another well-known comic character who has recently gained a lot of fame in the comic world. Dormammu is a powerful character. 

  • His powers are a result of his consuming a lot of matter. 

18. Sentry

Sentry is one of the most interesting comic characters as there are two sides of the character. One side of him is the heroic version who has incomparable powers used in the favor of the public while the other side of him is chaotic and devastating.

19. Nekron

Neron is one of the darkest characters in the comic world, and his powers are comparable to death. Nekron is related to everything that’s not life, and hence he is a symbol of darkness. 

  • Nekron kills people and gains powers from the dead.

20. Spectre

Spectre is a well-known DC character famous for the mysteries that he is surrounded with. Spectre is not seen involved with the superheroes, rather he is seen connected to humans and is aimed at punishing evil.


1. Who is the greatest comic book character?

Here is a list of the greatest comic book characters-

  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Wolverine
  • Spiderman
  • Joker
  • Morpheus, etc.

2. Who is the No. 1 superhero character?

If we talk about number one, Superman is one of the number one superhero characters in comics. 

3. Who is the iconic comic character?

One of the most iconic comic characters of all time is Iron Man, Captain America, and Spiderman.

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