British characters

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.

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  • 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.

  • While the pulps era Ka-Zar was an American, his 1960s replacement was British born. Debuted in X-Men #10, March 1965.

  • Asterix the Gaul's British cousin. Debuted in Asterix in Britain, initially serialised in Pilote in 1965.

  • Arachnid-themed master crook turned hero. Introduced in Lion on the 26th June 1965.

  • Space pilot and companion of the time-travelling Doctor. Introduced in Doctor Who "The Chase", episode 6 "The Planet of Decision", on 26th June 1965.

  • British quisling who betrayed his country to Nazi Germany. Introduced in Tales of Suspense #69, September 1965.

  • Secret agent. Introduced in The Avengers "The Town of No Return", 2nd October 1965.

  • Space Security Service agent and companion of the time-travelling Doctor. Introduced in Doctor Who "The Dalek Masterplan", episode 4 "The Traitors", on 4th December 1965.

  • Camberwick Green windmill owner. Introduced in Camberwick Green, 3rd January 1966.

  • The Plunderer, Ka-Zar's villainous brother. Introduced in Daredevil #12, January 1966.

  • Edwardian adventurer frozen in ice and revived in the 1960s. Introduced in "A Vintage Year for Scoundrels," Adam Adamant Lives!, 23rd June 1966.

  • Companion of the first and second Doctors. Introduced in Doctor Who "The War Machines" on 25th June 1966.

  • Companion of the first and second Doctors. Introduced in Doctor Who "The War Machines" on 25th June 1966.

  • The starship Enterprise's Chief Engineer. Debuted in Star Trek "The Man Trap" on 8th September 1966, though only his voice was heard (and this was not the first episode he filmed, merely the first to air). First actual appearance (and the first episode he filmed) was "Where No Man Has Gone Before", which aired on 22nd September 1966.

  • Genetics obsessed scientist. Introduced in Thor #133, October 1966.

  • Companion of the second Doctor. Introduced in Doctor Who "The Highlanders" on 17th December 1966.

  • Secret agent. Debuted in Fleetway Super Library Secret Agent Series #1, January 1967.

  • Teen Titans foe. Debuted in Teen Titans #7, February 1967.

  • DC Thomson character from the Beano. William Grange, incredibly agile teen hero, who often works with his equally superhuman cousin, Katie the Cat. Introduced in Beano #1289, 1st April 1967.

  • Indestructible secret agent and foe of the Mysterons. Introduced in Captain Scarlet "The Mysterons" on 29 April 1967.

  • Bully who targeted Chips. Debuted in The Dandy, June 19th 1967.

  • Victim of Bully Beef. Introduced in The Dandy, June 19th 1967.

  • Scruffy Beezer character. Introduced in Beezer, 1967.

  • Businessman whose trips to a fancy dress shop result in amazing adventures. Introduced in David McKee's book "Mr Benn – Red Knight" in 1967.

  • The Bash Street Kids' dogs. Introduced in Pups Parade, Beano, December 9th 1967.

  • Head of the British contingent of UNIT, ally of the Doctor, and defender of the Earth against any and all who would seek to harm it. Introduced in Doctor Who "The Web of Fear" episode two on 10th February 1968.

  • Dennis the Menace's (second) dog. Introduced in Beano #1363, 31st August 1968.

  • Secret agent. Debuted in The Avengers "Forget-Me-Knot", 25th September 1968.

  • Steed's superior. Introduced in Forget-Me-Knot, The Avengers, 25th September 1968.

  • Bear-like creatures who live in burrows, most famously on Wimbledon Common, and who recycled human junk for their own use. Introduced in Elisabeth Beresford's The Wombles in 1968.

  • Womble patriarch. Introduced in Elisabeth Beresford's The Wombles in 1968.

  • Womble engineer. Introduced in Elisabeth Beresford's The Wombles in 1968.

  • Occult investigator. First appeared in Smash!, 15th March 1969.

  • Victorian escapologist. Introduced in Smash!, 15th March 1969.

  • Teenage girl able to fly via her winged cloak. Debuted in Sally #1, 14th June 1969.

  • Michael Moorcock's secret agent. First appeared in The Final Programme, 1969.

  • Would-be footballer wearing apparently possessed boots. Introduced in "Billy's Boots", Scorcher #1, 10th January 1970.

  • Norman invasion-era wizard accidentally transported to the 20th century. First appeared in Catweazle "The Sun in a Bottle" on February 15th 1970.

  • British sailor transformed into stone god of the Savage Land. Debuted in Astonishing Tales #2, October 1970.

  • Time-lost indestructible adventurer. First appeared in Thunder #1, October 17th 1970.

  • Studious Womble. Introduced in Elisabeth Beresford's The Wandering Wombles in 1970.

  • Villainous butler. Debuted in The Aristocats, December 11th 1970.

  • Companion of the third Doctor. Introduced in Doctor Who "Terror of the Autons" on 2nd January 1971.

  • Marvel Comics, created by Archie Goodwin and Gene Colan. George Chelm, Scotland Yard inspector and foe of Dracula. Introduced in Tomb of Dracula #3, July 1972.

  • Vampire hunter. Introduced in Tomb of Dracula #3, July 1972.

  • While Etrigan himself is from Hell, his human host, Jason Blood, is from Arthurian Britain. Debuted in The Demon #1, August 1972.

  • Swotty classmate of the Bash Street Kids. Introduced in the Beano, circa 1972.

  • Villainous star of Rat-Trap. Debuted in Cor! in 1972.

  • Victim of Dracula. Introduced in Tomb of Dracula #7, March 1973.

  • The Flying Highwayman. Introduced in Hotspur #714, 23rd June 1973

  • British-born vampire slayer. First appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #10, July 1973.

  • Disney's cartoon version of the Sherwood outlaw. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Disney's cartoon version of the Sherwood outlaw. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Disney's cartoon version of Maid Marion. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Disney's cartoon version of the Sherwood outlaw. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Disney version of Prince John Lackland. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Disney version of Robin Hood's nemesis. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • The Disney Prince John's sidekick. Debuted in Robin Hood, November 8th 1973.

  • Companion of the third Doctor. Introduced in Doctor Who "The Time Warrior" on 15th December 1973.

  • Saggy old cloth cat who comes to life when his owner is asleep. Introduced in Bagpuss, "The Ship in a Bottle", 12th February 1974.

  • MI6 agent and ally of Shang-Chi. Introduced in Master of Kung-Fu #17, April 1974.

  • Youthful apprentice mage accidentally transported from medieval times to the modern day. First appeared in Valiant & Lion, 25th May 1974.

  • Partner of Dai Thomas and ally of Blade. First appeared in Giant-Size Dracula #2, September 1974.

  • MI6 agent and ally of Shang-Chi. Debuted in Giant-Size Master of Kung-Fu #3, March 1975.

  • Marvel Comics, created by Chris Claremont. Former Scotland Yard inspector and ally of Blade, later antagonist and subsequent ally of Captain Britain heading countrywide special police taskforce. Introduced in Marvel Preview #3, September 1975.

  • Arthurian-era mage corrupted by the demon Chthon. Introduced in Marvel Chillers #1, October 1975.

  • Renegade MI6 agent and foe of Shang-Chi. Debuted in Master of Kung Fu #33, October 1975.

  • Football-obsessed kid. Introduced in Beano #1735, 18th October 1975.

  • Ally of Softy Walter and foe of Dennis the Menace. Introduced in Beano, 1975.

  • Geneticist ally of the X-Men, introduced in X-Men #96, December 1975.

  • SOE operative during WWII with prosthetic hand. Introduced in Battle - exact issue unknown, but between 1975 and 1984.

  • Given powers by a scratch from a radioactive leopard, Billy Farmer became the crimefighting Beast of Selbridge, a.k.a. the Leopard from Lime Street. First appeared in Buster, 27th March 1976.

  • The World War I Union Jack. Introduced in Invaders #7, July 1976.

  • Vampire brother of the WW I Union Jack. Introduced in Invaders #7, July 1976.