The Smuggler King

Real Name: Unknown - but of Royal blood.

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Smuggler

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: The Smuggler King (a Penny Dreadful published in 1844)

Powers/Abilities: None

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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