If there's one thing about this site that I pride myself on, it's that I don't simply limit myself to horror. Sure, this site was built around it, but I like to talk about pretty much anything! One of the subjects I like to touch on a lot here is comic books. That brings us to today where we are going to breakdown what I feel is THE best 10 villains in comic book history!!
Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, and just about everyone else in the world of Marvel Comics has had to deal with the mob boss, Kingpin. If it's crooked, if it's dirty, and if someone is getting hurt, odds are the massive sized Kingpin has his dirty hands in it. I've never been a fan of mobsters in comics, after all Punisher pretty much gets stuck with them for his foes 90% of the time, but I make an exception for Kingpin.
If you lined up every single villain Batman has ever had to deal with The Riddler sticks out, and not just because of his green suit. Riddler, is probably the less violent of all the bad guys Gotham has ever had to deal with. The Riddler naturally likes to use his brains over force most of the time. But with Batman being so damn smart himself, it usually doesn't work out too well for our green clothed friend.
Deadpool is soo liked it's hard to even count him as a villain. I'm pretty sure now days he isn't even considered one, but the man did get his start on the wrong side of the Marvel Universe. Probably the funniest comic book character EVER, Deadpool constantly breaks the 4th wall of comics and reminds everyone around him of past events and what page they went down on. He often informs other Marvel characters that they are all in fact just characters in comics. Naturally, they all think he's insane, but he's more in-tune than they think.
The man who I consider Spider-Man's top foe! The man responsible for the death of Peter Parker's ex Gwen Stacie! In which that alone is enough to make geeks everywhere cry on their stack of comics! Goblin may look a little fruity, but he's got that awesome hover board he flies on so it's hard not to like the guy at least a little bit. PLUS, he does toss pumpkins..oh how I wish the movie had kept that.
The night to Superman's day. The oil to his water! If you've read a single comic about Superman, or have any idea at all about the character, you'll know it's hard to think of any other villain but Lex Luthor when in regards to Clark Kent. Lex is an evil man, but he goes about in ways that makes it less obvious a lot of times. Maybe he cant stand toe to toe with Superman (and really who can?), Lex uses his brains when in battle with Superman, a method that has shown to be the only affective way to deal with The Man of Steel on many occasions.
You know what makes a good villain? Someone who in their own mind they aren't actually the villain. Magneto, doesn't believe he's the bad guy. And you know what? Maybe he isn't? He makes a very good point about where he stands when it comes to the mutant situation in the Marvel universe. You could also add into that the fact that he may be the most powerful villain ever.
Another villain that is just soo cool that he has a bigger fan base than many of the heroes. Venom is an all around bad ass, and it's hard not to cheer him on at times. I can't even start to tell you how disappointed I was in how the character was used and presented in Spider-Man 3. Lets hope one day Venom again hits the big screen, and that then it's done right.
Hello!? The freakin' eater of WORLDS here!!?? If Galactus is here, everyone in the whole Marvel Universe knows it..I mean, how could anyone miss him, he's a God-like being?? Loaded with an army of henchmen and with an appetite for planets, Galactus has tried time and time again to eat Earth, but lucky for everyone involved in the comics, that hasn't happened...yet.
Victor Von Doom aka Dr.Doom may not win any style awards with his outfit, but the man is pretty hardcore when you break him down as a villain. Not only is Doom as smart, if not smarter, than many of the heroes he deals with, he's also The ruler of Latveria! Latveria is his own country if you didn't know. How many times has Doom went right to the united nations and TOLD then what he was going to do? And how man times has he actually did just what he said he was going to do? You don't want to cross Dr.Doom.
The hands down most known and maybe even most loved villain every to grace a comic book page. The legend of The Joker has only grown more and more with two Batman movies to which the character was played differently, but very awesomely in both. It's hard to keep track with just how man great stories with Batman had to do with Joker. Off the top of my head The Killing Joke stands out as a great story in the history of not just Batman or DC Comics, but comic book history as well. I think it might be hard for anyone to come up with a really good reason why Joker isn't the best villain ever.