UK Heroes

Other sites covering British comic characters:

www.26pigs.com/comics.htm

www.comicsuk.co.uk - one of the best resources for information on UK comics, still growing fast.

The Superhero Store - www.superherostore.co.uk

Toonhound's Fleetway Street site.

Neither of the first two are great for in depth coverage of the heroes but they do cover some aspects of the comics most of them originally came from. Other information on the net is far more scattered and haphazard. Characters and titles that seem to have a good degree of coverage are (unsurprisingly) Dan Dare, 2000A.D. (but only some of the characters), and the later works of the more influential British writers (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis, etc.) that have been distributed by American publishing houses.

To make the list of heroes (and the odd villain) easier to navigate, I've split it into sections. In order to keep things at a manageable size, I've had to lay ground rules as to who does or doesn't qualify for entry. I'm not going to include any of the innumerable western or war comic strip heroes unless they have a "superheroic" twist to them; if I did include them this list would be endless. The same goes for literary adventurers and detectives - there are just too many of them, so unless they have a strong element of the fantastic to them, I've left them out (so no Miss Marple but yes to Sherlock Holmes who has been credited with some paranormal adventures).

Historical / Mythical: The heroes that have been handed down to us from hundreds of years ago.

Literary: Heroes who originated in prose, whether it be novels or short stories.

Television, Radio and Film: British fictional heroes who first appeared on the small or big screen.

Roleplaying Characters: Two roleplaying games in particular feature British heroes created by British authors - Golden Heroes and Kingdom of Champions. Listed here are the heroes, villains and others from those games.

General comic book heroes: From the forties to the present day, characters who appeared in titles such as Hotspur, Valiant, 2000A.D. and the Eagle.

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