A story by Golden Age legend Allen Bellman, who worked on Captain America in 1942, will appear in Indie Comics Magazine #3, announced Editor Gary Scott Beatty. Indie Comics Magazine #3 is scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2011 Previews catalog and available ONLY through Previews.
Bellman became a staff artist at Timely and, while still a teenager, drew backgrounds for Syd Shores' Captain America in 1942. He later worked on The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and many more.
Let's Play Detective was Bellman's comic book creation. He also contributed to Atlas pre-Code horror, crime, war and western titles.
In the '50s Bellman moved to work for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is also a photographer whose work has appeared on hundreds of books and in museum exhibits. He can still be seen at conventions and still accepts commissions. In 2007 he received the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Comic Arts at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
Allen Bellman's story and work can be seen at allenbellman.com.
Bellman's Indie Comics Magazine story is his first new comic book work in 50 years, said Terry Cronin of 3 Boys Productions, the publisher who provided the story. "We're lucky to be able to offer this in print," said Beatty. "This is the first time this has appeared in pamphlet form."
Each issue of Indie Comics Magazine features full stories from many independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work. Indie Comics Magazine #3 features a space dragon cover painting by Susan Van Camp.
Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators. No huge overprint, no digital version, no back issue sales, August's Previews under Aazurn Publishing is the ONLY way comic readers can get Indie Comics Magazine #3! Visit Indie Comics Magazine online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.