Beck, Charles Clarence
Born: Jun 08, 1910 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 79 years of age.
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.
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