British characters - part 2

Characters that are British by geography, not necessarily those that are produced in Britain (so no Judge Dredd or the Doctor, for example), but including those who might predate Britain as a nation.

Part 2: From the launch of the Dandy in 1937 to just prior to the launch of 2000AD in 1977.

NB - Breaking the original list into parts, as it had become so large it was no longer viable for editing.

List items

  • Anthropormorphic cat. Debuted in Dandy #1, 4th December 1937.

  • Eternally hungry boy. Debuted in Dandy #1, 4th December 1937.

  • Exceptionally nosy child who constantly spies on people. Debuted in Dandy #1, 4th December 1937.

  • Extremely rich schoolboy. First appeared in Beano #1, 30th July 1938.

  • Rubber-bodied man. Debuted in Beano #1, 30th July 1938.

  • The Strong Man's daughter. Debuted in Beano, 17th December 1938.

  • Wartime heroine. Debuted in Speed Comics #12, March 1941.

  • Robotic fighter. Introduced in Thrill Comics #1, April 1940.

  • DC addition to the Knights of the Round Table. Introduced in Adventure Comics #66, September 1941.

  • The first Citizen V. Introduced in Daring Mystery Comics #8, January 1942.

  • Armoured fighter pilot. Introduced in Air Fighters Comics #2, November 1942.

  • Batman's butler. Debuted in Batman #16, April–May 1943.

  • The "smartest dog in Scotland." First appeared in Dandy #280, 25th November 1944.

  • Mule puppet. Though his career started in vaudeville in 1933, his TV debut was on For The Children, 20th October 1946.

  • French-created British hero. Introduced in Paris-Monde Illustré #26, 1946.

  • Spectral Flash foe, debuted in Flash Comics #88, October 1947.

  • Donald Duck's rich and miserly uncle. First appeared in "Christmas on Bear Mountain", Four Color Comics #178, December 1947.

  • Anthropomorphic bear, former cover star of the Beano. Introduced in Beano #327, January 24th 1948.

  • WWII evacuee who adventured in Narnia with her siblings. Introduced in C.S. Lewis' 1950 novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

  • Pilot of the future. Introduced in Eagle #1, April 14th 1950.

  • Dan Dare's batsman. Introduced in Eagle #1, April 14th 1950.

  • Comic strip pirate turned children's TV series star, created by John Ryan. Introduced in Eagle #1, 14th April 1950.

  • Puppet boy. Debuted in BBC's For the Children on 20th June 1950.

  • DC Comics, British vigilante created by Bill Finger in Batman #62, December 1950. The current Knight is Cyril Sheldrake, an ally of Batman.

  • Knight's sidekick. The original Squire (who has since become the current Knight) debuted in Batman #62, December 1950.

  • Scientist ally of Dan Dare. Introduced in Eagle, early 1950s.

  • Tearaway terror. Introduced in Beano #452, 17th March 1951.

  • Robotic adventurer. First appeared in The Jungle Robot in Lion #1, 23rd February 1952.

  • Bear puppet star of children's TV. Debuted on BBC's Talent Night in 1952.

  • Trouble-making girl. Introduced in Topper #1, 7th February 1953.

  • Ian Fleming's spy, who first appeared in 1953's Casino Royale.

  • Head of MI6 and James Bond's superior. First appears in Casino Royale, 13th April 1953.

  • Work-shy kid who finds "dodges" to avoid doing chores or homework. Introduced in Beano #561, 18th April 1953.

  • Boy controller of miniature robot army. First appeared in Beano #584, 26th September 1953.

  • Naughty schoolgirl. Debuted in Beano #596, December 19th 1953.

  • Obese opponent of Minnie the Minx. Introduced in Beano, 1953

  • Victim of Dennis the Menace's bullying. Introduced in Beano, 1953.

  • Very literally a British version of Captain Marvel. Introduced in Marvelman #25, 3rd February 1954.

  • Marvelman's partner. Introduced in Young Marvelman #25, 3rd February 1954.

  • Troublesome school kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Leader of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Ugliest of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Most naive of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Most thoughtful of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Fattest of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Nemesis of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in "When the Bell Rings", Beano #604, 13th February 1954.

  • Top footballer. Introduced in Tiger, 11th September 1954.

  • Space explorer. Introduced in The Daily Express on 15th February 1955.

  • Marvel's Arthurian era Black Knight, introduced in Black Knight #1, May 1955.

  • Marvel's version of Arthur's villainous son. Debuted in Black Knight #1, May 1955.

  • Marvel version of Morgan Le Fay. Debuted in Black Knight #1, May 1955.

  • Youngest member of the Marvelman family. Introduced circa Marvelman #101, July 1955.

  • Sixth century knight. First appeared in The Brave and the Bold #1, August 1955.

  • WWII pilot. Introduced in Sun #361, 7th January 1956.

  • Paternal canine star of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Canine star of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations. In the novel she is a wet nurse for Pongo's wife, Missis, rather than Pongo's spouse as she is in the movie, and her own love, Prince, turns up at the end of the book to become the one hundred and first Dalmation.

  • Villain of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Henchman villain in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations, though there he is called Saul Badun.

  • Henchman villain in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Dalmation owner in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Dalmation owner in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Character from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations.

  • Northern layabout. Debuted in The Daily Mirror on 5th August 1957.

  • MI6 armourer. Mentioned in Casino Royale, 13th April 1953, but first appears in Dr. No, 31st March 1958.

  • The "Sherlock Holmes of the mouse world." Introduced in Eve Titus' 1958 novel Basil of Baker Street.

  • Mouse physician. Introduced in Eve Titus' 1958 novel Basil of Baker Street.

  • Mouse criminal. Introduced in Eve Titus' 1958 novel Basil of Baker Street.

  • Dandy character who regularly destroys things accidentally. Introduced in The Dandy, 1958.

  • Star of TV Comic's longest running strip. Introduced in TV Comic #384, 9th March 1959.

  • Member of The Rescuers. Debuted in Margery Sharp's novel The Rescuers, 1959.

  • Member of The Rescuers. Debuted in Margery Sharp's novel The Rescuers, 1959. Though the movie depicts her as Hungarian, in the novel she is British.

  • Newspaper strip gang of youths. Debuted in the Daily Mirror on 19th October 1959

  • Sentient Welsh steam engine. Introduced in Ivor the Engine, 28th December 1959.

  • Ivor the Engine's driver. Introduced in Ivor the Engine, 28th December 1959.

  • Secret agent. Debuted in Danger Man, 11th September 1960.

  • Secret agent. Introduced in The Avengers "Hot Snow", 7th January 1961.

  • Miniature creatures living inside Edd Case's head, controlling his senses and directing his behaviour. Introduced in The Beezer, 24th March 1962.

  • Invulnerable adventurer. Debuted in Knockout on the 21st July 1962.

  • Secret agent. Debuted in The Avengers "Mr. Teddy Bear", 29th September 1962.

  • IPC Publications, debuted in Victor. Hercules Hurricane, superstrong Royal Marine Commando active during World War II. Introduced in Valiant #1, 6th October 1962.

  • Invisible save for his prosthetic hand, Louis Crandell went from villain to hero over time. Introduced in the first issue of Valiant, 6th October 1962.

  • Canine star of Daily Mail comic strip, who first appeared on July 8th 1963.

  • TV puppet character, first appeared in The Three Scampies children's show in 1963.

  • Plant controller. First appeared, as Plant-Man, in Strange Tales #113, October 1963.

  • Ally of Dr. Strange and the Black Knight. Introduced in Strange Tales #114, November 1963.

  • Companion of the Doctor. Debuted in Doctor Who "An Unearthly Child" on 23rd November 1963.

  • Companion of the Doctor. Debuted in Doctor Who "An Unearthly Child" on 23rd November 1963.

  • Disney's later addition to Arthurian legends, a malevolent witch living in the forest near where the young Arthur grew up. Debuted in The Sword in the Stone, December 25th 1963.

  • Villainous foe of Iron Man. Introduced in Tales to Astonish #52, February 1964.

  • Marvel Comics, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Mortimer Toynbee, leaping mutant radical. Introduced in X-Men #4, March 1964.

  • Speedster kid. Introduced in the Beano #1139, 16th May 1964.

  • Junior Spy. Introduced in Wham! #1, 20th June 1964.

  • World War II soldier and member of the Howling Commandos. Introduced in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #8, July 1964.

  • Chocolate Factory owner who debuted in Roald Dahl's 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  • The Rottenist Crook in the World. Introduced in Wham! #4, 11th July 1964.

  • Victorian era crook transported to the 1960s. Introduced in Buster, July 20th 1964.

  • Villainous dwarf who both used and fought Mytek. Introduced in Valiant, 26th September 1964.

  • Robotic boy. Introduced in Dandy, 1964.

  • Superstrong Crusader. Debuted in Lion, 3rd October 1964.

  • 25th century orphan and companion of the time-travelling Doctor. Debuted in "The Powerful Enemy", the first episode of Doctor Who's The Rescue, 2nd January 1965.