Top 10 Tuesday: Worst Marvel Villains

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The worst of the worst, and by that I don’t mean the villain who has done the most destruction, or the villain who has been the biggest bane in a superhero’s life. These are just the worst, the most bad; the most awful villainous characters. These are the one who make you wonder, “Who thought this was a good idea?” I have left out villains who are obvious joke characters that have never been taken seriously (like any character who has only gone up against Howard the Duck).


Honorable Mention – Fancy Dan (Daniel Brito)

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– Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March, 1964) – Stan Lee and Steve Ditko –

He’s a normal guy, who is okay at karate, but tries to go up against Spider-Man, The Human Torch, and She-Hulk. Even Dazzler beat this guy.

10 – Bookworm (Nelson Gruber)


– Sleepwalker #4 (September, 1991) – Bob Budiansky and Rick Leonardi –

He can generate a physical form of any written material, which sounds cool until you realize that most written sources are boring love stories or poorly written listicles…

9 – Doughboy


– Captain America #209 (May, 1977) – Jack Kirby –

He was a creation of Arnim Zola and is a only scary to people who think they have Celiac disease or those annoying people on the paleo-diet.

8 – Matador (Manuel Eloganto)


– Daredevil #5 (December, 1964) – Stan Lee and Wallace Wood –

Not only are matadors not scary unless you’re a bull in Spain, that whole get-up was really wasted on Daredevil.

7 – Walrus (Hubert Carpenter)


– Defenders #131 (May, 1984) by Peter Gillis and Alan Kupperberg –

Hubert claims to have the proportionate speed, strength, and agility of a walrus, which is to say, he’s kind of strong and that’s about it.

6 – Blow-Hard


– X-Factor #11 (December, 1986)– Louise and Walter Simonson –

To quote a brilliant movie, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” He’s so lame he died in New Jersey.

5 – Unus the Untouchable (Gunther Bain)


– X-men #8 (Novemeber, 1964) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby –

An immigrant to America, I don’t think Gunther completely understands the English language to have chosen that title, which is one letter off from another untouchable (at least in my marriage).

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4 – Mister Fish (Mortimer Norris)

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– Power Man #29 (February, 1976) – Bill Mantlo and George Tuska –

In one issue this guy got bitten by a fish after being exposed to radiation and then thrown off a building by Luke Cage.

3 – Typeface (Gordon Thomas)


– Peter Parker: Spider-Man (November, 2000) by Paul Jenkins and Mark Buckingham –

He is a good fighter that glues refrigerator magnets to his face to represent his current mood.

2 – Shrunken Bones (Jerold Morgan)


– World of Fantasy #11 (April, 1958) by Steve Gerber –

He shrunk his bones (not the rest of his body) and then decided to conquer the world. He’s gross looking and a horrible scientist, like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, but more so.

1 – Phishy McPhish (Phisherman)


– Brotherhood #7 (January, 2000) – X and Essad Ribic –

He’s a terrorist and listens to a lot of Phish, which is redundant.


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