Greatest 12 Characters of the 1930's
Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!
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.
These are the top dozen heroes that had their first appearance between 1930-1939. 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.
The 1930's saw the beginning of the superhero comics as we know them now. Characters like Superman and Batman became legends. Many of the first heroes were nothing more than detectives with masks. After Superman however their powers grew and all new worlds were created.
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Heroes of the 1920's
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Heroes of the 1940's