Greatest 12 Characters of the 1980's
Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!
SynopsisThis 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 characters to come out between 1980 and 1989. 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 The 1980's was an odd decade for comics. It was before the boom of the 1990's and things were getting stale. This is when things got shaped up and changed. The Watchmen series literally changed how comics were made and ushered in a more violent era in comics. The Crisis of Infinite Earths also happened in this decade and it was so impact it turned the DC Universe into parts like the Bible. You had Pre-Crisis, Post Crisis in the comic world becoming just about as important as A.M., P.M., B.C., D.C., A.C, D.C, and New Testament, Old Testament.
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1970's