Greatest 12 Characters of the 1950'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 to come out between the years of 1950 and 1959. 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 1950's was an odd time for comic books. They were suffering from after the boom of the 1940's. They tried many things to keep their companies afloat. DC drastically changed the look of some of their superhero characters. They also broadened their base of books. They added many more western, space, military and horror comics for example.
Here is the past list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1940's
Here is the next list
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1960's