Greatest 12 Characters of the 1840's
Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!
Synopsis 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 ListThis is the list of the greatest characters in comics from 1840 to 1849. 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.
New StuffBelieve it or not this was one of the hardest lists. There were several I wanted to put in but because I wanted to limit it to twelve I was forced to cut at least four characters who would have been staples in later decades. For example I had a harder time finding twelve characters for the 1850's, 1860's and 1870's than I did for this particular decade.
Here is the past list Greatest 12 Characters of the 1830's
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1850's