Obscure French pulp hero from the 1920's. Remained obscure till resurrected by the "Tales of the Shadowmen" series of books.
From thief to proto superhero.
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (US: /kɑːlˈjɔːstroʊ, kæl-/, Italian: [alesˈsandro kaʎˈʎɔstro]; 2 June 1743 – 26 August 1795) was the alias of the occultist Giuseppe Balsamo (pronounced [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈbalsamo]; in French usually referred to as Joseph Balsamo).
A pre-cursor to such pulp heroes like the Shadow and Spider; Judex prowled the Paris streets in his crusade against crime in and around 1914.
A mysterious man, captain of the submarine the Nautilus. First appeared in Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The novel is first created by Arthur Bernede (1871-1937) and the comic book is followed by many sequels, TV series and animations. It's creation is inspired by the desire to make a character to rival the popularity of Fantomas, Judex, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The protagonist of Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
Nicknamed the empereor of crime and described as the Aeneid of our time by the french critics of the 1910's, Fantômas popularity is not to be denied and his criminal mind has yet to find a equal. He made his first appearance in a 1911 novel and has since influenced the world (James Bond Gadgets, Pink Panther, etc) with his magnificence. Public Domain Character.
Robur is a scientific genius who creates the greatest air ship in the late 1800's.
Arsène Lupin is the ultimate Gentleman and crook.
Nycalope is a hero from pulp novels who can see in the dark and has an artificial heart.
A French pulp hero who could very well be the first paranormal investigator/mystical-based superhero.
The "American Sherlock Holmes" who few Americans have ever heard of but is well known in Belgium and France.
French journalist and detective.
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