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
105 42
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
106 44
Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

4
84 42
V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
V for Vendetta

5
83 47
Blade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade

6
73 40
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Union Jack Captain America, The Invaders

7
76 48
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Generation X, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe

8
72 49
Etrigan the Demon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe

9
43 24
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
39 24
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
54 42
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
43 34
Spitfire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

13
44 36
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

14
30 21
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

15
44 37
Wolfsbane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
The New Mutants, New X-Men

16
32 24
Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Merlin, Excalibur, Dr. Strange

17
32 24
Legion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe

18
46 40
Spider-Woman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spider-Woman Marvel Universe

19
39 33
Meggan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

20
41 36
Pixie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe

21
48 47
Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Tank Girl

22
29 29
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
29 29
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
31 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
32 34
chamber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe