Greatest 12 Characters of the 1990's

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

 DCAU the 1990's Greatest
 DCAU the 1990's Greatest
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 to first appear between 1990-1999.   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.  

 Hell's Spider-man
 Hell's Spider-man
New Stuff 

The 1990's came on the heals of the well loved Watchmen series.  This brought a more violent comic era for good or ill.  The 1990's sported the last huge comic boom.  DC Comics alone saw the death of Superman, Batman break his back, Hal Jordan became a villain, Aquaman lost his hand, Blue Beetle was put into a coma, Booster Gold lost his arm and his power,  Fire lost her power, Ice died and on and on and on.  The 1990's greatest characters were mostly just spin-off characters of more popular ones the preceded him. 
Here is the past list 
Greatest 12 Characters  of the 1980's  
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Characters  of the 2000's

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