Captain Marvel’s greatest artist was born 111 years ago…
The late, great C.C. Beck — the original Captain Marvel’s first artist — is easily one of comics’ best known illustrators, born 111 years ago on June 8, 1910.
This year, our 13 COVERS birthday salute focuses on the Big Red Cheese’s revival in DC’s 1970s Shazam! title.
Now, Beck famously disliked this take on Captain Marvel but I have to admit a certain affinity for it given it’s how I was introduced to the World’s Mightiest Mortal when I was Young Dan. (I also got a kick out of the fact that he was my Dad’s favorite superhero.)
Anyway, Beck left the series before he could do 13 COVERS, so I’ve added a couple splash pages for kicks.
— 13 COVERS: A C.C. BECK Birthday Celebration — 2020 Edition: WHIZ COMICS. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A C.C. BECK Birthday Celebration — 2019 Edition. CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES. Click here.