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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147 48
John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Constantine, Constantine, DC Universe
2
119 44
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
124 49
Captain Britain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
4
88 41
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Union Jack Captain America, The Invaders
5
95 53
Blade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade
6
90 50
V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
V for Vendetta
7
58 26
Union Jack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe
8
84 53
Etrigan the Demon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
DC Universe
9
82 55
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Generation X, X-Men: First Class, Marvel Universe
10
53 36
Spitfire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
11
43 29
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Spider-Woman, Marvel Universe
12
57 46
Alan Quartermain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Alan Quartermain The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
13
38 26
Legion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe
14
51 40
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
15
38 27
Morgan le Fay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Merlin, Excalibur, Dr. Strange
16
43 36
Meggan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
17
49 43
Spider-Woman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Spider-Woman Marvel Universe
18
33 26
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Marvel Universe
19
46 41
Wolfsbane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
The New Mutants, New X-Men
20
44 39
Pixie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
21
50 51
Tank Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Tank Girl
22
32 31
Siryn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe
23
35 36
chamber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Marvel Universe
24
33 34
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
31 32
Leo Fitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best British Superheroes in Comic Book History
Dimos Dicoudis added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.