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The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History 

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Updated October 7, 2017 5.2k votes 449 voters 9.5k views 61 items

List Rules British superheroes and characters that have appeared in comic books.

Like it or not, the British have been some of the most important players in world affairs for hundreds of years, and if comics have anything to say about it that won't be going away any time soon. The best British superheroes exemplify all the traits that make their country great: fortitude, intelligence, and the need to be right about everything. Some British heroes are so transparent in their patriotism it's almost comical. Captain Britain and Union Jack especially are essentially walking British flags that eliminate crime and flaunt their super powers. It's easy to think all British super heroes would be so blatant, but that isn't always the case.

In fact, many British characters you've read on the page you probably didn't know were actually British in origin. Psylocke, for example, started out as a supporting character in Captain Britain's adventures before having her mind transferred to the body of a Japanese ninja. Even Blade, a character many associate with America, was actually born in Britain under the horrible circumstances that led to his condition as a "Daywalker."

The X-Men also love their heroes from the U.K., with Banshee, Pixie, Chamber, Meggan, and Moira Mactaggert all hailing from oversees and playing in important roles in the hardships mutants everywhere have faced. Also, while he originated in books, the famous British hero Alan Quartermain was central to Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, one of his most celebrated works. Astonishing X-Men writer Warren Ellis also created Jenny Sparks for The Authority. Jenny was not only as British as they come, but also the leader of the team and defender of the planet. And let's not forget John Constantine, who is the most beloved supernatural detective this on side of existence. So, if you love your union jacks, tea, and awesome heroes, check out the list of the best British superheroes below and vote for your favorite!

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Marvelman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvelman, Miracleman, Warrior
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Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Excalibur
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Elsa Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
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Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Ninjak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Ninjak Bloodshot, X-O Manowar
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Sláine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Sláine 2000 AD
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Rachel Summers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Merlyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
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Pied Piper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe
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Ka-Zar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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High Evolutionary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Jack O'Lantern is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Jack O'Lantern Marvel Universe
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Destiny (Irene Adler) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Death's Head is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Death's Head Marvel Universe
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Proteus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
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Doctor Druid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Toad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Celeste Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Dodger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dodger Green Arrow/Black Canary
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Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Shamrock Marvel Universe
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Killpower is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Killpower Motormouth
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Cullen Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
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Alistaire Stuart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Alistaire Stuart
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Justin Hammer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Iron Man 2, Marvel Universe