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Beck, Charles Clarence

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists

1910 – Born on the 8th of June in Zumbrota, Minnesota.

         – Studied at the Chicago Academy and the University of Minnesota.

1933 – Joined Fawcett Publications as a staff artist.

1939 – Beck was assigned to draw a character created by writer Bill Parker called "Captain Thunder".

         – After one issue, Captain Thunder’s name was changed to Captain Marvel.

1941 – The popularity of Captain Marvel allowed Fawcett to produce a number of spin-off comic books and Beck to open his own New York City comics studio.

1966 – Beck produced infrequent work for comics, a few issues for the short lived Milson Publications and a handful of issues of the new revival of Captain Marvel entitled Shazam.

1967 – Beck created a new character named Fatman the Human Flying Saucer that appeared in three comic books.

1989 – Died on 22nd of November in Gainesville, Florida of a renal ailment.

1990 – He was recognized for his work with formal nomination as a finalist for the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

1993 – He was also inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame.