The Forties

The war years and the influence of American comics saw the creation of the first genuine British comic book heroes. Demand soared as American comics became harder to obtain; a market had been created and now it needed needed filling. Some characters, such as the Bat, were obvious rip-offs of U.S. characters, but others were more original concepts, such as Robert Lovett, "Back from the Dead".

Post war Britain saw the influence of Superman become very evident, with a growing number of heroes with similar powers. Few of these characters lasted very long.

Superheroes

Ace Hart

Acromaid

Argo

Atom

Atomic Tommy

The Bat

The Bat

Captain Crash

Captain Magnet

Captain Might

Cat-Girl

Crash Britanus

Electro Girl

Elektra 

The Falcon

Gail Garrity

Garry

Garth

Halcon

Iron Fish

The Iron Teacher

The Iron Warrior

Jack Flash

Ju-Jitsu Jimmy

Krakos the Egyptian

Litening

Marsman

Maskman

Maxwell the Mighty

Mr Muscle

Mr. X

Moon Man

Powerman

Quicksilver

Ray Spede

Robert Lovett

Speed Gale

Streamline

Superboyo

Thunderbolt Jaxon

Tigerman

TNT Tina

TNT Tom

Tola the Strong

Tornado

Wonderman

Zom of the Zodiac

Phantom Maid

G-Boy

Wonder Boy

Venus

Starlite Rand

Captain Zoom

Cast-Iron Chris

Iron Boy

Villains

Nameless Nazi

Human Torpedo

People with Powers

Jimmy Watson

Zogg the Wizard

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