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TIMELY CONFIDENTIAL When the Golden Age of Comics was Young

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TIMELY CONFIDENTIAL When the Golden Age of Comics was Young

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Recommended. By Allen Bellman. One day in 1942, a kid who liked to draw responded to an advertisement in the New York Times. He carried his portfolio to a young, upstart publishing company, landing a job on the spot. That company was Timely Comics, which would become Marvel Comics. Allen Bellman participated in the early years of popular characters like Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. Profusely illustrated with unpublished photos and art, plus FIVE COMPLETE Golden Age stories by Bellman (all from Lev Gleason titles) and a complete illustrated bibliography.

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One day in 1942, a kid who liked to draw responded to an advertisement in the New York Times. He carried his portfolio to a young, upstart publishing company, landing a job on the spot. That company was Timely Comics, which would become Marvel Comics. Allen Bellman participated in the early years of popular characters like Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. Profusely illustrated with unpublished photos and art, plus FIVE COMPLETE Golden Age stories by Bellman (all from Lev Gleason titles) and a complete illustrated bibliography.

One day he left the comics field and never looked back. Five decades later, an intrepid Golden Age comic book collector located him.

Allen received a hero’s welcome from comic book historians, and now appears at conventions nationwide! Herewith, his circuitous journey back to comics.

In the pages of Timely Confidential, Allen recalls:

Growing up in Brooklyn, and commuting to the McGraw-Hill building (and later the Empire State Building) every morning to work at Timely Comics

Friction between different divisions among artists and writers

Brushes with celebrities

Publisher Martin Goodman's failed expansion into Broadway plays

Allen's departure from the comic industry in the 1950 and a second career as a graphic designer and photographer

And his return to the world of comic book fandom nearly six decades after leaving the field

For a briefer look at Bellman, he's cover-featured in the just-out new Alter Ego #154.

 

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Item Code TIMC
Publisher Bold Venture
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781979903035
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 166pg
Color Full Color
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