The Smuggler King
Real Name: Unknown - but of Royal blood.
Identity/Class: Normal human
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: The Smuggler King (a Penny Dreadful published in 1844)
History: The Smuggler King was an anti hero who turned out to be of Royal blood.
Comments: Created by Thomas Peckett Prest, who was best known for inventing Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.
Many thanks to Terry Hooper for informing me of this character and providing me with his picture. As Terry states "the old Penny Bloods or Penny Dreadfuls no doubt influenced many later creators especially with the anti-hero/super hero/supervillain.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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