Greatest 12 Characters of the 1870'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 greatest characters in comics from 1870 to 1879. 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.
In the 1870's most the characters are either from novels or they were real people who became a part of folklore and were written about in books like dime novels. There are also characters from dime novels. The most intriguing is Black Bart. (See why below)
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1860's
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1880's