How many times have you read a comic book and found that you no longer even care about the hero? Sometimes Villains are the BEST! You just want more from the villain. For me, one of those villains was always Sabertooth back in the early 90s. Whenever he popped up, things were going to go sideways in a quick and violent way. Below is the original article from CBR and then the list of their villains with a little about them (if I know them).
Originally from CBR.com:
Marvel has given readers amazing stories over the years, starring their bountiful roster of heroes and villains. For many readers, the heroes are the biggest draw, and the stories are built around them. However, that’s not always the case. Many stories are lauded for their focus on the villain, as the antagonist takes the cake as the best character in the book.
Villains are a key ingredient to every story, and some stories take advantage of them more than others. Villains like Thanos and Doctor Doom become the stars of the show, moving events along and getting the best bits of the story. Without them, these comics wouldn’t be as interesting.
A.X.E. Judgment Day shook Marvel up, becoming the best Marvel event in ages. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Valerio Schiti gave readers an action-packed story, expanding the conflict beyond the initial war between mutants and Eternals to a battle for humanity. While the book starred members of the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals, the best character was far and away the Progenitor.
Here is the List:
- Doctor Doom – This one has always been one of my favorites and he was a bad guy for almost every hero at some point or another. He would even drop in the screw with Spider-Man from time to time. Anytime Dr Doom was on a page or in a panel that is where my attention went.
- Thanos – Even before Josh Brolin took him to the big screen, Thanos was one of the major baddies in Marvel comics. Add to that his intentions and his self-involved altruism and you have a villain that is going to steal the scene each and every time.
- Moria MacTaggert – Moria works as a hero or as a villain. Heck, she even works as a sidekick or a main character.
- Magneto – Magneto has swapped sides, backgrounds, identities, children, and… everything so many times it is hard to keep track of. Mags as a villain thought is the preferred way to deal with him. A vicious bad guy whose goal is to help mutants while destroying or at least subjugating humankind.
- Galactus and Silver Surfer – Galactus always left me a little bored. Anything body that big and powerful, who needs a set of intergalactic hype-men to herald him… a little boring.
- Sabretooth – See above. Sabretooth would be number 2 on my list. Not the strongest villain in this list but certainly one of the ones that was always a blast to read and follow.
- Mister Sinister – I think Sinister should be higher on the list. His ability to pop up anywhere and everywhere and to end up at the top of the story arc every time is almost second to none. Add to that, that he has one of the coolest looks in comics and he is a winner. Question: are you pro Sinister goatee?
- Cassandra Nova – I know enough about Cassandra Nova to do a little research and the bits I read… yeah she was a good villain for sure.
- Doctor Midas – No clue on this one.
- A.X.E. – I have no idea who this one is. Obviously from the time after I stopped reading on the reg.