Best of British!

The best of Britain! A very incomplete list of comic characters with rather tentative connections to the British Isles!

God save the Queen.

List items

  • THE Dennis the Menace (not 'that' other one). Making the kids of the U.K. smile since 1951 with Dennis' constant quest of chaos and mayhem throughout Beanotown. Softies beware!

  • He is THE LAW! Judge, jury and occationally, excutioner of Mega-City One. From the pages of the marvelous 2000 AD.

  • Possibly the most fun character ever created in the history of everything? Yeah, probably. The Doctor, a Timelord from the planet Gallifrey, traveling through time and space. His main hobby is saving THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AGAIN AND AGAIN!

  • It is a fact, huh? Death's Head is my favourite comic character of all time, yes? During my childhood I excitedly read about Death's Head cutting a swath of death and destruction through the Autobot and Decepticon ranks, hrm? Even blowing poor Bumblebee into tiny yellow pieces, uh? DH had a rather amusing way of speaking with nearly every sentence being a question, yes?

  • Everyone's favourite chain smoking Liverpudlian demon hunter (I made sure that there was no evidence that The Beatles hunted demons before I made that statement).

  • Marvel's official British superhero. Only way he could be anymore British would be if he wore a monocle and a top hat and said "I say old chap, jolly bad show".

    As well as being very British, Captain Britain was the savior of omniverse and the multiverse... well EVERYthing bascially.

  • It was elementary that the greatest detective of all time would make the list.

  • Robin Hood, Robin Hood. Riding through the glen. Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men. Feared by the bad, loved by the good,Robin Hood! Robin Hood! Robin Hoooooood!

  • Why are butlers always British? Seriously... think of a butler and I bet he'll be British.... and called Jeeves.

  • This guy makes Conan look like a pussy cat. He's got an axe called Brainbiter for goodness sake! Slaine also has a genuine 'bersker mode' (RPGers rejoice) when his body goes all Hulkified and he goes into a battle frenzy.

  • The worlds unofficial strongest man! Desperate Dan is a cowboy from the American town of Cactusville. He's been in every single issue of The Dandy which started way back in 1937! That must be some sort of record, phone Guinness!

  • OK so he's not a comic character but he should be with that wizard-like beard. Writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, just happens to be 3 of my favourite comics of all time.

  • Yeah, I know he's French but everyone thinks he's British! He drinks earl grey tea for heavens sake!

  • Well it was about time Marvel bought the rights to Marvelman. I mean 'Marvel'man, duh! I've read loads of his 50's comics and they're so cheesey they're positively stilton. In one story the King of the Vegetables invaded the surface because two farmers were arguing over the size of their marrows.

  • Football (soccer to some) extordinaire. Was the main character in the comic strip, Roy of the Rovers, which lasted from '57-'93. He somehow managed to get kidnapped or be the target of a murderer every football season.

  • Nessy herself. Single handedly (flipperedly?) reponsible for keeping Scottish tourism going for the last 50 years.

  • Dan Dare, pilot of the future!! Saving the Earth from alien forces in the late 1990s! Thats right the 1990s. Now I'm not seeing many spaceships or invading aliens recently. I'm still waiting for my hover boots and 3-course meals that come in pill form.

  • Lets face it guys, she's famous for having huge norks. Ok, so her first game wasn't bad for its time but it was only the success it was because of Lara's giant fun-bags.

    Run out of slang words for 'breasts' now that won't get me banned from Comicvine. No wait just thought of milk machines, lol.

  • 4 of the original 5 were British. And wasn't Captain Nemo educated in England? That's practically four and a half out of the five.

  • Was surprised the bifocal-clad wizard was even on CV but yep, he's been in a few issues of MAD. Amazing there hasn't been a proper series comics to add to the Harry Potter cash-cow.

  • I did mention in the list description about 'rather tentative connections' and this is one.

    I love the Transformers. I love it like a fat kid loves lollies. So I was desperate to shoehorn one of them in. And Perceptor has an English accent. He also transforms into a microscope which is just marvelous!

  • Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. (I love cut and paste)

  • Little known fact! The British flag is only called the Union Jack if it is flying at sea. Back on terra firma is just called the Union Flag although that would be a rubbish name for a superhero.

  • This is one Corps thats not afraid of bananas, bumblesbees, rubber ducks or anything else that's yellow.