Greatest 12 Characters of the 1850's

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

 The last Days of Pequod


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 

 These are the greatest characters between the years of 1850 and 1859.  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.  

 Now you will know hatred!

New Stuff

Just about all these characters are from novels.  About half are from the book Moby Dick.  This novel has been made into comics over and over again and the characters are the basis of other stories as well.  Even Jean Luc Picard was compared to Ahab when pursuing the Borg.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1840's

Here is the next list   

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1860's

List items

Posted by cbishop

No Ishmael?

Posted by Wise Son

^ What he said. 
People don't say, CALL ME ISHAMEL, for nothing.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Well, he is here now.