Greatest 12 Characters of the 1810's

Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!

 Frank Sad =[


This is one of a set of lists I made showing a progression of the greatest characters in a heroic style throughout time. Focusing for the most part on one decade at a time. The heroes that we know and love today were inspired by heroes before them. Some are even real people who moved into folklore. Before comics there were pulp magazines. Before that there was dime novels and before that was the penny dreadfuls. There were many others as well like Gothic novels, story papers and yes even a real novel.  

The List 

This is a list of the best characters from the decade of 1810-1819.  These would be characters who will go on to be the biggest influences in comics either directly or indirectly.  In other words these will become great inspirations to future comic characters and stories. Right now they are in order of year.  

 Ivan Hoooo!

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I had a real problem with this this as you can tell.  I was only able to find a few.  Here is the point where characters are much more scarce.  I believe that this has to do with the birth of America.  Comic Books being an American institution are most likely going to be inspired by American literature.  Obviously this is not exclusive.  I only have three more of these early decade lists 1820's, 1810's and 1800's.  I could use any suggestions.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1800's

Here is the next list   

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1820's

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Posted by Mr.Q
Frankenstein. one of my favorite stories. possibly the only good thing that came from "The Year With Out A Summer".
Posted by cbishop

I'd like to see more on this list before recommending it, but very cool start.  The actual Frankenstein novel was pretty cool.  I read it as a teenager and parted with the book along the way.  I later found it again, as part of an omnibus paperback that also had Dracula and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in it.  I was shocked at how short Jekyll & Hyde was.

Posted by kuonphobos

@Mr.Q: certainly the greatest thing from that event was Mary's tale but Dr. Polidori's cheeky attempt to cast aspersion upon Lord Byron via the Vampyre has had it's own ripples through literary and pop-culture history.....

Posted by kuonphobos

Let me look into some info for Lord Ruthven for this list if you like. Perhaps I can attempt to create a page as there was at least one appearance of the character in one of the classic black and white mags of the 70's to my recollect. BTW I really like this list and others of it's ilk.

Posted by Mr.Q
@kuonphobos: and then it became tiresome which led to the undead's undignified literary Twilight.