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Blue Beetle / Cuidera
The Evanier obit of Cuidera does not say what this paragraph claims it says:
- However, Cuidera's claims to have created the Blue Beetle character have now been shown to be unfounded. An obituary about Cuidera authored by Mark Evanier based on communications with the family of the late Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski now confirms that he [Wojtkoski] and not Cuidera actually created the Blue Beetle character in 1939. As Mr. Evanier states in Cuidera's obituary, "At the time, he [Cuidera] was working under Eisner, who later got confused as to which was which. In truth, Cuidera was probably still at Pratt when the first, four-page Blue Beetle story appeared." Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski was forced to sell the rights to the Blue Beetle character to help support his family shortly before he went into the service in World War II.
The obit can be read at http://www.povonline.com/2001/News082601.htm . All it says about Blue Beetle is:
- At times, Cuidera would claim to have created the character but the timing of its first appearance makes this assertion questionable, at best. In any case, he soon migrated to Quality Comics, run by a man named Everett Arnold, known throughout the industry as "Busy" Arnold. But most of Cuidera's early work was done in the shop of Will Eisner who was in partnership with Arnold, and it was there that Cuidera's most enduring feature, Blackhawk, was created. -- Tenebrae 14:48, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Mr. Wojtkoski's US Army discharge papers (which have now been made available for review by his surviving family members to a number of comic book websites) dated April 10, 1946 state in section 22 entitled "Civilian Occupations" that he created he "originated and drew Blue Beetle."—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jdg family (talk • contribs) .
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Thanks for adding the personal information; I assume you're a family-member?
Wikipedia requires citations for everything, though. Did this information perhaps appear in an obituary, with a newspaper name and date that you could provide? Otherwise, the information has to be removed. While you might be a family-member, you might just as well be a prankster -- it happens all the time on Wikipedia. (Remember the highly publicized article about the wrestler who killed his wife?)
Thanks for any additional info. --Tenebrae 18:24, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
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