Top 10 Smartest Comic Book Superheroes

The Top Ten
1 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael ...read more.

Bruce Wayne doesn't have any powers. Unlike a lot of other superheroes, the crimefighting life wasn't just handed to him. No, he had to work for it. And he did, since he was TEN YEARS OLD. He honed his body to physical perfection and trained his brain to mental and academic perfection.

He learned more than fifty languages, studied or obtained degrees in subjects like biology, maths, physics, mythology, advanced chemistry, technology, criminal justice, forensics, medical sciences, and more. Batman is considered the "World's Greatest Detective" a title that is not exaggerated.

Batman is considered the second smartest person on the ENTIRE planet, Lex Luthor being the first. However, Batman has single-handedly foiled Luthor's schemes more than once.

You could say that Superman has stopped Luthor on his own more than Batman, however, given the fact that Superman usually deducts Luthor's plan by using his super hearing and sight, it does not make him smarter than ...more

Batman is considered to be one of if not the smartest human ever to live. His intellect level is said to be between 8-9 making him easily one of the hardest superheros to defeat. He has manage to single handle manage to take out the entire justice league by himself. Although many say marvel fans say they would win in a fight with DC comics just with Bat man alone he can easily take down almost all of them with no further issues. Keep in mind he is Batman.

1. He makes a Justice buster that beat the entire justice league.

2. He become the God of knowledge

3.There's a dark version of Batman that kills the Dc universe. ( what I know is that he has powers in that version and he makes a Dimensions that continuously kill all version of Dc universe ( Multiverses). ( Search it on the youtube, comics explain Batman kills the Dc universe.

4. Batman with prep and time he can beat Gods, aliens, Robots, Monster etc... Evn he's just a human.

5. BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN!

My choice would be Mr Fantastic if it was a question of IQ. But I really admire Batman's smarts because he adds a cunning and the detective instinct for hunches and anticipation. He reads his foes and his friends, and he knows how to keep his own thoughts inscrutable. When I was young, Batman was much more cerebral. His comic was titled Detective and he was detective. We always got some fighting, but nowadays we get more fighting and less detectiving.

2 Iron Man Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance ...read more.

The persons who are on the second and third are true Ironman fans and as you all know that people will do anything to make their superhero first. Those two don't know who batman really is. It's not batman doesn't build his own suit. He does not build his suit in the Christian Bale series but wait till you see him build his suit with his own hands in the upcoming Batman v Superman. Not only does batman build his suit in the BVS but also in The Dark Knight Returns in which he defeats superman. So tell those two to shut their big mouth and speak what they know.

He is the best. And the smartest. I mean, how can a guy create a robot which is more intelligent than himself and capable of global destruction.
He is genius, he built his first suit in a cave with a common man to assisst him. He created all the things he owns. He created a program or Artificial Butler (J.A.R.V.I.S) which can run his company, talk to him and do all sorts of things you want him to do. Man he is by far the most Intelligent or the most GENIUS super hero of all time.

Let's remember... Tony invented time travel in like... three minutes!


p.s. Why is Hiro Hamada not on this list? He is far smarter than some of these people.

Sure batman is clever and smart, but he does not ever axtualg apply this knowlage, think about it, his suit and weapons have flaws and the bad guys he is against as simple thugs and robbers and a clown, for gid sake a clown, while iron man is a genius and follows though with his inventions and fights legit bad guys not minor robbers!

3 Mr. Fantastic

Honestly, I'm kind of surprised that he's only third in this list, Marvel in their classment said that Reed is smarter than Tony, he should be first. I was tempted to vote for Batman or Iron man because they are my two favourites heroes of all time but we have to be honnest, Reed is smarter

He should be no. 1 but sadly Batman And Ironman's popularity (and possibly there much better movies) have beaten out Mr. Fantastic for the top 2

in my opinion: the order should be:

1. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
2. Tony Stark (Ironman)
3. Hank Pym (Ant-Man)
4. Bruce Bannor (Hulk)
5. T'Challa (Black Panther)
6. Bruce Wayne (Batman)
7. Clark Kent (Superman)
8. Dr. McCoy (Beast)
9. Charles Xavier (Prof. X)
10. Barry Allen/Wally West (Flash)

Spidey's smart but not top ten. Batman is really smart but not too 5.

I suppose reed Richard's has an iq of 264 whereas when we talk about batman it is just 196 and Tony stark is 207 then we have doctor strange and black panther after Peter parker having an iq from range 210 to 250. Reed Richard's has the capability to study cosmic rays and his observation is no match for batman's detective skills. Peter parker being young gives him a lead but reed Richard created a Telenor ter at the age of just 10, so this just blows every1 up (batman is just liked by every1 because of his pre-preparations)

Reed Richards isn t just the brain of the Fantastic, he has also developed a portal to send Galactus to a different universe with the help of two other heroes.

4 Hulk Robert Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk or Bruce Banner, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was portrayed by Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A big misconception is that hulk is dumb. Not true at all. Calm hulk is similar to banner in terms of intelligence. World War Hulk has all of banners smarts, and has massive combat intelligence.

He has the intellectual skills and talents of understanding the concepts of gamma radiation and the tesseract.

Bruce Banner should be on here instead. Hulk only thinks about being mad.

Fave hero! I'm hulk's biggest fan yo! He is smart because he is a scientist.

5 Spider-Man Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the ...read more.

He's cool with at, always being fighting crime with supreme wise power of them all. Web makes him smart at all. he bites spider so he became spiderman. he can fly around the world like superman but not like greenlantern who can fly the galaxy forever during Christmas. Sad to know its all over for the recent franchise. I love spiderman but stick only to one because how can he save the city if there is confusion who spiderman really is. I hope this is not the end of the world for the Avengers. Nick Fury is great but he's blind, man. The shield is with a star but spidey has spider on his pecs. that's scary. I don't like how Shazam dressed up. Tony has Iron suits. its heavy. I wonder how he can carry that . Spidey cannot punch that he might get hurt. Hulk can crumple that suit. Thor is gay. Black Widow is a spider but cannot walk tru walls like spiderman. She's a bitch. Ant man is small.

He made a serum in the Amazing Spider man comic book that regenerates body parts.

If spiderman focused on studing he would be as smart or smarter than Tony Stark.

He's just a teen his brain isn't fully developed. He's still awesome though

6 Black Panther T'Challa, better known as the Black Panther, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, first appearing in Fantastic Four #52 (cover-dated July 1966) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He is known to be the ...read more.

This guy is the king of Wakanda the most advanced city in the marvel universe and guess why because of Black Panther I don't think Iron man can say anything like that as a comeback. If you saw him in Captain America Civil War he was bad ass. He is totally smarter than Spidey he should definitely needs to be higher

He used a sound weapon against Ullyses and ate a Wakandan heart shaped herb which gave him his abilities and intelligence.

In the Marvel Universe Black Panther is the 8th smartest man on planet earth.

I like black panther because he is smart and is a good superhero.

7 Professor X

Charles Xavier was one of the few responsible for creating Cerebro and is an expert on genetic mutation. SHould be a spot higher.

Come on! He can read minds. He can displace people's consciousness in different dimensions.

He is the invincible, inconceivable, incredible...

He knows everything, and he can see future also!

8 Beast Beast is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men.

Hank is easily one of the smartest comic supers ever to be on the pages of any comic book. Should be in the top 3... Actually it should go like this.
1. Mr.. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
2. Antman (Hank Pym)
3. Beast (Hank McCoy)

Hank Mcoy should be higher than Bruce Banner. He created a serum that can enhance and get rid of the mutant x-gene. He also assisted in the making of Cerebro.

He is well known and trusted as smartest member of X Men.

He sucks if he is not with Beauty.

9 Superman Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. ...read more.

Although the bat for sure is smarter, giving him a chance to fight against him, Superman is good at learning from his mistakes, or watching and learning from others. With this man of steal what lacks in strength makes up for intelligence.

He's been outsmarted so many times it's not even funny; consudering he's so much stronger than bat man how is it that he has been beat by him on so many occasions? Batman is smarter. A lot smarter. Fanboys stop voting for a hero for anything just because you like him

Superman is smarter than most give him credit for, but he is no where near as smart as Batman. People need to stop making baseless statements.

Superman is often shown to have flawless, eidetic Memory of everything he has ever seen, read, heard, or otherwise experienced.

10 Brainiac 5

He has TWELFTH level intelligence. Saying batman is smarter than him because he has legions of fans is like saying Nicki Minaj is a better singer than Susan Boyle because she's more popular.

'Brainiac 5 possesses a twelfth level intellect. By comparison, 31st century Earth as a whole is a ninth level intellect.'

No contest.

Is intelligent enough to figure out a cure for death.

Contest over, Brainiac wins!

The Contenders
11 Ant

Other than being one of the heroes who transported Galactus into another universe, he is also creator of Ultron.

12 Flash The Flash is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. His first appearance was in October 1956 and was created by Robert Kanigher. His main ability is super speed through the Speed Force and can run at speeds exceeding light.

The Flash's brain can process things at extreme speeds, which makes him able to counter enemy moves before they even get close to him. He can read books super fast, which enables him to learn lots of things in seconds. He once ran all of the people in a burning building out onto the sidewalk, ran to the library to read hundreds of books, and used what he learned from the books to rebuild the entire building - all in a few seconds. He's mostly only known for his speed, and he should get more recognition for his creativity and ingenuity.

Everyone knows Spider-Man is OP and the first superhero you learn about and stuff, but come on. He isn't smarter than the Flash. Captain America? There is literally nothing smart about him, and he is also such a stupid superhero. I'm Black and Everyone Loves Black Oanther, but he isn't smarter than the Flash. Here is how the list should go...
1-Iron Man
2-Light Yagami
3-Flash
4-Professor X
5- And maybe Spider-Man or Beast

Flash is underrated when it comes to science and if I'm just clear I'm talking about Barry Allen not Wally west. He is basically the same as Spider-Man there about the same age who loved doing experiments and we're always straight A's

He is the smartest superhero there is I mean he is a c.s.I agent and every time they defeat someone it has to do with science.

13 Thor Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather ...read more.
14 Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and ...read more.

He is not really smart but smart enough. Batman, Iron Man, Red Robin, Nightwing, Spider Man, Robert Banner, Professor X, Beast, Flash, Nick Fury... they are all smart than him.

He may not be scientifically smart but he is stratigacly smart, like a true captain.

He can lead a whole army troop and make decisions lightning fast, find the best strategy, Save a whole army from read skull I think cap is a true leader

15 Wolverine Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.

He is immortal, and he has born hundreds of years ago world war one, and he is still alive, and he has traveled to all the countries. So, he knows all the languages, and he is the smartest person, and has a ton of GK!

He has very smart instinct, he's wise, strong and he's one of my favorite Marvel heroes.

He's wise, not sure about smart though...

He is not exactly smart I would say.

16 Raven Raven is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26, and was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George PĂ©rez.
17 Hank Pym

He invented Pym Particles, even Tony and Howard Stark couldn't do that.

18 Nick Fury Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, Fury first appeared in Sgt.

He is very much as he plans very good strategies to accomplish the mission as well as he is also the director of S.H.E.I.L.D. A intelligent can only figure out an intelligent superhero in this world

19 Black Bolt Black Bolt is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appears in Fantastic Four #45.

His thunder scream is awesome
He is an inhuman and superb marvel character

20 Red Tornado Red Tornado is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. The character first appeared in Justice League of America #64, and was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dick Dillin.
21 Cyborg

He can hack, login in to, control and access any software, computer, or any other machine.

He is the smartest and he's half robot so he understands machines

He must be in top 10

22 Jean Grey Jean Grey, or Jean Grey-Summers, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been known under the aliases Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix. ...read more.
23 Batwoman
24 Green Arrow Green Arrow is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. His real name is Oliver Queen, a billionaire businessman and owner of Queen Industries, also a well-known ...read more.

He owns a multi billion dollar company. He built a massive lair by himself. He is the mayor of Star city I believe he is one of the smartest heros

25 Magneto Magneto is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.
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