Greatest 12 Characters of the 1900'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.
This is a list of the greatest 12 characters to appear between the years of 1900 and 1909. 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.
Lyman Frank Baum's characters are featured heavily here. Before you dismiss this out of hand these stories offer more than a casual fan could ever realize. Oz has a thick full world with tremendous heroes and villains. If you have ever been acquainted with the Dark Side of Oz you will know what I am talking about. You may be a fan of the big Hollywood musical but to see what the characters really were and have become you may become a bigger fan. If you were not a fan. Than looking into this kind of stuff will change your mind. Also, note that I could not add every character form the books as there were to many. I even merged the trinity that is the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1890's
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1910's