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Dunder Ed
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Britain's Favourite Comic Character

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On my blog I would really like to have a vote concerning Britain's favourite comic character. I will hopefully do a 64 knock-out tournament where characters will be picked out at random (although bigger characters will be seeded) and go up against another character. There well be a large vote at the beginning where you will have to vote 32 times between the 64 characters, but after this it will get closer and closer to finding the nation's favourite. I am writing this post to ask the first 16 people to respond their 4 favourite comic characters. If someone before you has nominated a character please try to choose different characters. I would like a vast spectrum of characters from the D.C Thomson titles to IPC and everything in between. They must be from a British publication.

Once I have received all of the nominations needed I will post here again to show you how to vote for your favourite. I hope this will give people some fun, and cause people to back their favourite character right to the end. If anyone would like to do the vote in conjunction with my blog I would be happy to oblige. Once I have 64 contenders I will hopefully get a national news site or something like that run the story and publicise it enough so that we get a real shot of a national vote.

I hope this is interesting to you.

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Nagorama
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Granville
Little Plum
Rogue Trooper
The Leopard from Lime Street

:)
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So as it's favourite character, not strip, would people have to pick Puss or Boots, rather than Puss an' Boots, and an individual from the Bash Street Kids rather than 'The Bash Street Kids', etc.?

If you really got a national vote, though, it's ultimately going to be Dennis the Menace winning, isn't it, because, with a possible handful - if that - of exceptions, 99.999% of the public simply won't be familiar with any of the others, or won't have thought about them since they were ten!

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I was hoping for strips rather than characters themselves. I recognise that most of the public would only know a handful. But I think it would surprise some to see some people voting for their favourite childhood character that they particularly remember. When I ask my Dad about his favourite characters, Spunky and His Spider comes up. I doubt many others would remember this strip. So I think that some people will remember some characters that even we would find obscure. Rather than coming out with a favourite character, I hope this vote would put British comics back into the spotlight and bring back memories to those who may have forgotten. I bet some would look at the list and some of the names would jog their memories.

The vote wouldnt be all 64 against each other, but one vs one much like a knock out world cup. This should provide some interesting match ups that would force people not just to vote for the only one they know. As we get further down the list I would hope to also add a bit of info about each character.

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Oor Wullie
The Broons
Alf Tupper
William Wilson

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Would have gone with Alf Tupper but obeying your rules:

Janus Stark
Captain Britain
Trigan Empire
Adam Eterno......of course!

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The Nervs
The Cloak
Grimly Feendish
V for Vendetta
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Jupe (from the VCs)
Willi Kastner (from Big Willi)
Bearpaw Jay (from The Mantracker)
Marlon Shakespeare (aka Chopper)

And I remember Spunky and his Spider. Bill Holroyd drew that did he not?
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Older ones_____
Happy Andy and his playful pets
Deed a day Danny
Laurel and Hardy (film fun)
Dan Dare
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judomole
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Dennis The Menace
The Three Bears
Hookjaw
Tomb of Dracula ( reprinted in Dracula lives Marvel U.K. 1974 )
these are the ones that stay with me the most but I would need another 50 nominations to get them all e.g. Little Plum ,Minnie the Minx, Bash Street Kids , Thunderbirds strip, Death Game 1999 and Heros The Spartan to name just a few
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So difficult and some of my most enjoyed strips/characters are already taken. So..............
Stoogie.
P. C. 49.
Jonah.
Billy the Cat.

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Bella Barlow
Katie Jinx (The Jinx From St Jonah's)
Molly Mills
The Four Marys
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The Spider
Frankie Stein
Heros the Spartan
Charley's War

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Rupert Bear
Dan Dare
Andy Capp
Modesty Blaise
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Freddie Frog
Mr Toad
Minnie the Minx
Kid Chameleon

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