In the latest issue of Black Panther: Man Without Fear, Black Panther states he's the eighth smartest man in the world.
This reference comes up occasionally having come up before in Mighty Avengers and some Hulk issue.
The list (I'm not entirely sure on this so feel free to check):
1. Reed Richards
2. Dr. Doom
3. Tony Stark
4. Bruce Banner
6. Hank Pym
7. Amadeus Cho
8. Black Panther
Spidey states that they never rank him in this list. I for one think he is an eligible contender. Sure he's only supposed to be a little smarter than the average guy to make him relatable but recently he's made these new really powerful suits in Amazing Spider-man and he's always able to use his brain whenever he runs into a tight spot. He's able to check up on Reed's math and he's come up with solutions faster than Iron Man. So where would you rank him?
Also, you must have noticed that there are no women on this list. Surely you'd think one be smart enough to be in the top 10 category. All I can think of Valeria Richards,who is a ten year old and might be smarter than Reed.
So who do you think are the top 10 smartest humans in Marvel?