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C. C. Beck Signed Photo Lot (3) Shazam – COA JSA
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C. C. Beck, was an American cartoonist and comic book artist, best known for his work on Captain Marvel at Fawcett Comics and DC Comics. He was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997.
In 1973 he was the initial artist for DC Comics’ revival of Captain Marvel, titled Shazam! due to trademark issues. Beck left after the tenth issue due to “creative differences” regarding plotlines. Subsequently at the invitation of E. Nelson Bridwell, Beck submitted a script for a new story “Captain Marvel Battles Evil Incarnate.” After Bridwell returned it with extensive editorial changes Beck attempted to draw the rewritten version but became so dissatisfied with it that he tore up the artwork he had drawn thus far and returned the Bridwell draft to DC.
Presented is a collection of C.C. Beck autographed items. The highlight is a hand-colored portrait of Shazam! A small square clear space was reserved for his signature and a lightning bolt on the portrait. Also included, is a typed signed letter by the artist apologizing for his turtle-look-alike photo. He signed the letter and autographed the black and white photo in blue ballpoint with the date 1973 and of course, trademark lightning bolt.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker