Total Nerd The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History  

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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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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Constantine, Constantine, DC Universe

2
101 37
Psylocke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

3
94 41
Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

4
75 39
V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
V for Vendetta

5
70 44
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Generation X, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

6
73 46
Blade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade

7
62 36
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Union Jack Captain America, The Invaders

8
65 47
Etrigan the Demon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe

9
36 21
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

10
35 21
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Spider-Woman, Marvel Universe

11
47 41
Alan Quartermain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Alan Quartermain The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

12
37 31
Meggan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

13
38 33
Spitfire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

14
40 35
Wolfsbane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
The New Mutants, New X-Men

15
39 34
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

16
42 38
Spider-Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spider-Woman Marvel Universe

17
26 20
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

18
37 33
Pixie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

19
27 22
Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Merlin, Excalibur, Dr. Strange

20
45 46
Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Tank Girl

21
27 24
Legion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

22
27 26
Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

23
26 28
Siryn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

24
27 32
Moira MacTaggert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

25
26 32
Jenny Sparks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

26
26 34
chamber is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

27
22 31
Marvelman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvelman, Miracleman, Warrior

28
13 19
Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

29
20 29
Pete Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Excalibur

30
12 19
High Evolutionary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

31
18 28
Sláine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Sláine 2000 AD

32
4 8
Cullen Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
go_sullivan added Cullen Bloodstone

33
18 29
Elsa Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

34
17 28
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

35
14 24
Rachel Summers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

36
18 31
Merlyn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

37
11 21
Destiny (Irene Adler) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added

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18 32
Death's Head is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Death's Head Marvel Universe

39
12 23
Ka-Zar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

40
10 20
Celeste Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

41
17 31
Pied Piper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe

42
18 33
Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Shamrock Marvel Universe

43
11 23
Jamie Braddock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

44
3 11
Alison Double is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Darren Wilson added Alison Double

45
10 22
Proteus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

46
9 21
Jack O'Lantern is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

47
9 21
Mad Jim Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

48
12 26
Ninjak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Ninjak Bloodshot, X-O Manowar

49
10 23
Toad is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added X-Men, Marvel Universe

50
11 25
Blind Al is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added