Greatest 12 Characters of the 1940'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 top dozen heroes who came out between 1940-1949. 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.
The 1940's were the biggest boom in comics. This was the Golden Age of comics and the characters are viewed with almost reverence by fans still today. This especially true of the years between 1940 and 1941. As a matter of fact all the characters on this list are in those two years.
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1930's
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1950's