Greatest 12 Characters of the 1880's

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

 The Battle


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 ten best characters between the years of 1880 and 1889.  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.  

 That's Right, We Bad

New Stuff

In the 1880's the detective Stories takes off with characters like Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Donovan.  There are more serials in magazines and the Pulp Novels will start being produced after there success.  This is also just about the end of the Dime Novels.  The many folk legends of their own time like Buffalo Bill will become much more rare.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1870's

Here is the next list 

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1890's

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wow , you really know your're history