- Full Description
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 Profusely illustrated with unpublished photos and art, plus FIVE COMPLETE Golden Age stories by Bellman (all from Lev Gleason titles) and a complete illustrated bibliography.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.
- Additional Information
Item Code TIMC Publisher Bold Venture Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781979903035 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 166pg Color Full Color