Fletcher Hanks

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Fletcher Hanks, Sr.
Born (1887-12-01)December 1, 1887
Died February 1976 (aged 88–89)
Manhattan, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Pseudonym(s)
  • Hank Christy
  • Barclay Flagg
  • Bob Jordan
  • Charles Netcher
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Fletcher Hanks, Sr. (December 1, 1887 – February 1976, in New York City) was a cartoonist from the Golden Age of Comic Books, who wrote and drew stories detailing the adventures of all-powerful, supernatural heroes and their elaborate punishments of transgressors. In addition to his birth name, Hanks worked under a number of pen names, including "Henry Fletcher", "Barclay Flagg", "Bob Jordan", and "Hank Christy". Hanks was active in comic books from 1939 to 1941.[1]

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Little is known of the life of Fletcher Hanks. He was born on December 1, 1887[2] and grew up in Oxford, Maryland. His father, William Hanks, was a Methodist minister,[1] and his mother, Alice Fletcher Hanks, was daughter of English immigrants; they married c. 1885.[3] Fletcher himself married Margaret c. 1912.[4] In 1910, his mother paid for her son to take the W. L. Evans correspondance course in cartooning;[1] as early as 1911 he described himself as a cartoonist[5]

Hanks had four children: William, Fletcher Jr., Alma, and Douglas.Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).

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