Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Beck, Charles Clarence (C. C. Beck)

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 79 years of age.

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.


Page last updated: 2:06am, 30th Jul '07