Well in my search for the first superheros I was interested but also kind of disappointed in the way it was hard to tell if the early ones were really superheroes or villains. So here’s what I found. Brief descriptions of some of the ones I found so far.
First Spring-heel Jack 1878. The only power I could find for him was that he could jump real high. Thus I suppose the name Spring-Heel Jack he first appeared in Penny Dreadfuls written by George Augustus Sala.
Hugo Hercules came next In 1902 he was first in American comics written by Wilhelm Heinrich Detmev Korner. Which only ran from September 1902 to January 1903 but is widely seen as one of the earliest superheroes. He had superhuman strength. Continue reading