Greatest 12 Characters of the 1920's

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

 Thank You, Mr. Burroughs
 Thank You, Mr. Burroughs


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 characters who appeared in between 1920 and 1929.  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

 An Old Evil Reborn
 An Old Evil Reborn
Comics as we know them today didn't start until the 1930's and before that were comic strips and pulp magazines.  The comic book even started out as reprints of comic strips.  This was also the Golden Age of detective stories.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1910's

Here is the next list

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1930's

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great list
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Posted By Mr. Dead Pool

Nice list man

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

Wow I forgot about some these characters. Great list. 

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Posted By cbishop
@Liberty: Dang, really?  How have I never heard of him? lol  I usually have at least a passing familiarity with older characters with that kind of media spread.  Wow.  I learned something new today. :^D
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Posted By Liberty
@cbishop:   He was the subject of 20 novels, 12 films, and the subject of his own comic series.
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Posted By cbishop

Never heard of Bomba the Jungle Boy.  What makes him special?

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Posted By Mr.Q
That is not dead which can eternal lie, 
and with strange eons even death may die... 
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