There can be no superheroes in the pages of comic books without villains. Marvel has a slew of great super villains, but they also have somer pretty lame ones. Here are my favorite Marvel comic book villains.
#5 – CARNAGE
Carnage was once a serial killer known as Cletus Kasady, and became Carnage after merging with the offspring of the alien symbiote called Venom during a prison breakout. The symbiote amplified his psychotic nature making him even less mentally stable than he had been previously, and therefore even more dangerous.
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1992)
#4 – MAGNETO
Harnessing his powerful magnetic abilities, he has become a radical freedom fighter in the name of his kind. His only priority is the preservation of the mutant race—even at the expense of what some might deem to be the greater good. He is the main adversary of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (1963)
#3 – ULTRON
Ultron was created by the original Ant-Man, Doctor Henry “Hank” Pym. Dr. Pym also founded the Avengers with his wife, Janet van Dyne (AKA the Wasp), whom Ultron would come to consider a mother. He has a different origin story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, released as part of Phase II in 2015.
First Appearance: The Avengers #55 (1968)
#2 – DOCTOR DOOM
Victor Von Doom overcame his difficult childhood to become one of the world’s most brilliant scientists—though, at every turn, he saw his achievements outdone by a man called Reed Richards. The egostical and maniacal Dr. Doom uses his brilliant scientific mind to augment his own power and quest for control.
First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #5 (1962)
#1 – THANOS
He is perhaps the most evil, bloodthirsty, and powerful villain in the universe—so powerful that religious sects have worshipped him as a god. His enemies include nearly every Super Hero in existence. Thanos is obsessed with Goddess Death and has waged genocidal campaigns in an attempt to placate her. Most famously, he has attempted to conquer the universe by wielding the Infinity Gauntlet. He is the Mad Titan.
First Appearance: Iron Man #55 (1973)
Those are my favorite Marvel comic book villains. Any questions or more recommendations, let me know!