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Carl Burgos
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1916
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar., 1984
Franklin Square
Nassau County
New York, USA

Comic book artist. He joined Funnies Inc. in 1939 and, along with artist Bill Everett and art director Lloyd Jacquet, helped supply Timely Comics with the contents of the Oct. 1939 issue of Marvel Comics #1. This issue, one of the most important of its day, and still considered a rare prize among collectors, introduced Everett's Sub-Mariner. Burgos' contribution to the issue was the debut of his most famous creation, The Human Torch. The popularity of the character resulted in his own title, The Human Torch, in the Fall of 1940, in which he first teamed up with his sidekick, Toro. Both titles would run for Timely, which changed its name to Atlas, until 1949. His contributions ended when he joined the Air Force in 1942. Upon his return from the war he branched out to advertising, sporadically working in comics until 1954, when Atlas revived their super-hero line. He drew several Human Torch stories, as well as many covers. His comic book artwork ended in the mid-60's. He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1996. 
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Unknown
 
Created by: Sean McKim
Record added: Jul 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93234392
Carl Burgos
Added by: Sean McKim
 
Carl Burgos
Added by: Sean McKim
 
 
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