Greatest 12 Characters of the 1910's

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

 Thank You Mr. Burroughs!
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 List 
This is a list of the greatest comic characters to first appear in literature between the years of 1910 and 1919.  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 Stuff 
This list is mainly made up of magazine adventure characters who would later be printed in novels.  This is the decade of Edgar Rice Burroughs because so many of his greatest creations were produced in this decade.   Six of them made this list and some are still being printed in comics today.

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Here is the past list 
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1900's 

Here is the next list 

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1920's

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10 Comments
Posted by Mr.Q
the World Newton Family does connect him to many of the early Pulp and comic heroes though.
Posted by fesak

Very nice series of lists. This one should really have Fantomas on it imo.

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

good old Uncle Sam. Great List. 

Posted by feebadger

I love these lists. Just fantastic work.

Posted by Kamen Rider Kajiki

You have Fantomas but not the Nyctalope? He's like the sci-fi granddaddy of Doctor Mid-Nite! And he's a superhero who pre-dates Zorro by 8 years

Posted by Liberty
@Kamen Rider Kajiki: I know of him.  I even created his page on Comicvine.  Who would you remove from the list to ad him?
Posted by Kamen Rider Kajiki

I would choose Marlene Aurlene. Mainly because she's the only character I barely heard anything about, until recently

Posted by Liberty
@Kamen Rider Kajiki: That may be but Aurlene is based on long standing legend and has a much larger literary history.  It is always tough on these smaller lists.  There are always some that could be substituted for others but I couldn't replace those two with each other based on one person's knowledge.  I really tried to pick the best twelve.  I even added Fantomas when Fesak suggested it but I can't switch those two.  Know what I mean?
Posted by Kamen Rider Kajiki

@Liberty: Yes I can see, And I agree. Aside from that 1 character I knew barely anything about its an solid list. Thanks for giving the option though. Look forward to your future lists. :)

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Uncle Sam, F YEAH!