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 superhero’s 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 totalling 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.

Villains Created By Stan Lee

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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, armour and a long green robe. He is considered one of the most brilliant sorcerer’s on planet earth. His main enemies are the Fantastic Four and Mr. Fantastic.

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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 to 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 a villain today because of the fantastic portrayals of him in recent Marvel movies.

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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 revealed that the Green Goblin was in fact Norman Osborn. This character is so popular he even had a theme park attractions named after him.

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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 octopus like tentacles. His character look has changed dramatically over the years but the octopus arms are his main staple.

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5) Kingpin

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 a main enemy of Spiderman but went on to become the arch enemy of Daredevil in the years to follow.

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6) Magneto

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.

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7) Galactus

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.

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8) Juggernaut

X-Men # 12 is where you will see the debut appearance for 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.

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9) Kang

Kang first appeared in Fantastic Four #19 which was in 1963.

Kang is the time travelling conquerer of the Marvel universe. His main enemies over the years are the Avengers.

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10) Sandman

Sandman debuted in The Spiderman #4 way back in 1963.

Sandman was one of Spiderman’s most earliest foes and toughest for him to figure out. Sandman has the ability to transform his body into sand making him very elusive to get a hold of.

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