One of the last living comic book creators who worked for Marvel in the 1950s, Vic Carrabotta, has passed away at the age of 93.
How Did Vic Carrabotta Die?
At the age of 93, Victor “Vic” Carrabotta, one of the few surviving comic book creators who worked for Marvel in the 1950s and whose work appeared in the first issue of Journey Into Mystery, has passed away.
Vic Carrabotta Cause of Death
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Who was Vic Carrabotta?
Vic Carrabotta, an American comic book artist and advertising creative director, was born on June 24, 1929, and his career began in the early 1950s.
His comic book art includes a lot of pieces for Atlas Comics, Marvel Comics’ forerunner from the 1950s.
Vic Carrabotta Early Life
Carrabbotta was either born in the Eastchester area of the borough of The Bronx or the Eastchester suburb of New York City.
He first attended Catholic primary school before moving on to Manhattan’s High School of Music & Art and the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (later named the School of Visual Arts). Carrabotta, who has been drawing since elementary school, became friends with professional comic book artist Jerry Grandenetti when he was a teenager.
Jerry Grandenetti lived close by and taught Carrabotta how to ink, which is the process in which the pencil artist’s work is enhanced with ink for aesthetic and print-reproduction purposes.
Carrabotta worked in construction after serving in the US Marine Corps from 1948 to 1951, where he played with the Marine Band.
When Carrabotta tried to break into the comic book industry, he was rejected by several publishing houses, notably by Stan Lee, the editor-in-chief of Atlas Comics, the forerunner of Marvel.
Carrabotta’s first assignment for Marvel
Carrabotta’s first task for Marvel was a horror story (Martin Goodman, the company’s owner, loved to employ a variety of names for his businesses, thus until the 1960s, Marvel didn’t have a set name).
However, Atlas is the name that people most frequently connect with in the 1950s. Marvel first appeared in an early 1952 issue of Astonishing #13, in a brief horror story titled “The House on the Hill.”
The first edition of a brand-new anthology called Journey Into Mystery had a Carrabotta story titled “Haunted!” the following month (82 issues later, the series would introduce Thor)…
Before the implementation of the comics industry’s self-censorship Comics Code, Carrabotta contributed to early issues of such Atlas anthologies as Adventures into Terror, Journey into Mystery (including issue #1), and Strange Tales.
Later, he wrote science fiction and fantasy suspense pieces for magazines like Journey into Unknown Worlds, Marvel Tales, Mystic, Uncanny Tales, and others. One of the few Atlas artists, Carrabotta routinely signed his work, which made it easier to compile his bibliography.
Vic Carrabotta Wife, Children
Carrabotta has had two marriages.He’s got six kids. He and his family resided in Westport, Connecticut, for the final years of his advertising business.
However, after getting remarried and moving to Columbia, South Carolina, after the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist assault, he and his new wife fled the New York metropolitan area.
He later spent three years in Los Angeles, California, where he worked on the movie posters for the Pirates of the Caribbean series.