The legendary Stan Lee is one of the most famous comic creators of all time. He is best known for his work at Marvel and the creation of many of today’s most famous superheroes including Spiderman, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Hulk to name a few. He passed away in 2018 leaving behind an amazing stable of character creations totaling well into hundreds. While he is most known for his Superhero work, Stan “The Man” Lee had some classic villain characters that most people don’t know came from his brilliant mind. Here is the ultimate list of popular Stan Lee Villains.
Villain Characters Created By Stan Lee
1) Dr. Doom
Many consider Doctor Doom Stan Lee’s greatest villain of all time. Doctor Doom made his first appearance back in July 1962 in the Fantastic Four #5.
His full name is Dr. Victor Von Doom and he is a Latverian politician. He wears an iron mask, armor, and a long green robe. He is considered one of the most brilliant sorcerers on planet earth. His main enemies are the Fantastic Four and Mr. Fantastic.
Dr. Doom Comic Debut
Fantastic Four Comic #5 – View On eBay
2) Loki Laufeyson
Loki the God of Mischief was brought to life in 1962 in the comic book Journey Into Mystery #85. He was the main nemesis of Thor.
He is actually a step-brother to Thor and wants to kill him to claim the throne of Asgard. Loki became even more popular as a villain today because of the fantastic portrayals of him in Marvel movies.
Loki Comic Debut
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3) Green Goblin
Another fantastic Stan Lee villain, The Green Goblin first appeared in the 1964 comic book, “The Amazing Spiderman #14”.
He is Spiderman’s arch-enemy and has super-human strength. Later in the progression of the character, it is revealed that the Green Goblin was in fact, Norman Osborn. This character is so popular he even had a theme park attraction named after him.
Green Goblin Debut
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4) Doctor Octopus
The Amazing Spiderman #3 is where we met Dr. Octopus for the first time. He is perhaps Spiderman’s most notorious enemy.
He is billed as a mad scientist who has a mechanical apparatus strapped to his back that gives him the use of octopus-like tentacles. His character look has changed dramatically over the years but the octopus arms are his main staple.
Doctor Octopus Debut
Amazing Spiderman #3 – View on eBay
The mafia man was introduced in 1967 in the comic book Amazing Spiderman #50.
Kingpin is the crime lord of the Marvel universe whose home base is New York City. He was originally the main enemy of Spiderman but went on to become the arch-enemy of Daredevil in the years to follow.
Amazing Spiderman 50 – View on eBay
Magneto aka Max Eisenhardt first appeared for Stan Lee in the 1963 X-Men #1.
Magneto is a mutant with the ability to control magnetic fields. Throughout history, his main conflicts have been with the X-Men and Professor Charles Xavier.
Magneto Debut Comic
X-Men #1 – View on eBay
The “Devourer of Worlds” debuted in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966.
Galactus was said to be the only survivor of the universe that was in place before the Big Bang. He is also the creator of the Silver Surfer character according to his background story.
Galactus Debut Comic
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X-Men # 12 is where you will see the debut appearance of Juggernaut aka Cain Marko.
Juggernaut is an absolute beast of a man and is considered one of the most powerful beings on earth. Juggernaut’s main battles are with the X-men.
Juggernaut Debut Comic
X-Men 12 – View on eBay
Kang first appeared in Fantastic Four #19 which was in 1963.
Kang is the time-traveling conqueror of the Marvel universe. His main enemies over the years are the Avengers.
Kang Debut Comic
Fantastic Four 19 – View on eBay
Sandman debuted in The Spiderman #4 way back in 1963.
Flint Marko is a small-time criminal who gains the ability to transform his body into sand after an accident.
Sandman was one of Spiderman’s earliest foes and the toughest for him to figure out. Sandman’s ability to transform his body into sand made him very elusive for Spiderman to get a hold of.
Sandman Debut Comic
The Spiderman 4 – View on eBay
11) The Rhino
The Rhino debuted in 1963 in the Amazing Spiderman #41
Aleksei Sytsevich is a Russian thug who undergoes an experimental procedure that gives him superhuman strength and a nearly invulnerable rhinoceros-like suit.
He is a recurring enemy of Spider-Man and has also fought other Marvel heroes.
The Rhino Debut Comic
Amazing Spiderman 41 – View on eBay