Allen Bellman

Golden Age Legend Allen Bellman is best known for his work with Timely / Marvel in the 1940s-1950s on titles and characters such as Captain America, The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson, Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies, Vampire Brats, Suspense and so much more. He created the back-up crime feature Let’s Play Detective and also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas. In the 50s Allen also did work for Lev Gleason.

Mr. Bellman started working for Timely (Marvel) Comics in 1942 and was a mainstay during the Golden Age of comics until 1954. He started his career doing backgrounds for Captain America before joining the Timely staff as a full time artist. Mr. Bellman is full of amazing stories from the Golden Age, which he loves to speak with fans about. He is one of the few remaining pioneers of the comic book industry and to hear him speak about Timely in the 1940’s, working with the likes of Stan Lee, Syd Shores, Mike Sekowsky and the rest of the bullpen is a rare treat. Not only does Mr. Bellman love to speak about his work, he continues to draw to this day. He recently created a new Let’s Play Detective strip for 3 Boys Productions, program guide covers for a recent convention in Ohio and covers for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Florida Supercon program guides.

Allen Bellman is the subject of the new book, Timely Confidential: When the Golden Age of Comic Books Was Young, which chronicles Allen’s career!

Allen Bellman will be appearing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon.


Allen Bellman charges for autographs on your item at his booth. He does not charge to autograph prints and art for sale at his booth.


Allen is currently accepting pre-show sketch commissions for pick up at the show! Please contact allenbellman@aol.com for details and to make arrangements.


Allen Bellman’s schedule will be posted here about two weeks before the show.