BROWARD (CBSMiami)- May is Jewish-American Heritage Month in Broward County and Tuesday, the county commission honored a South Florida comic book legend.

Allen Bellman, 94, is an illustrator who was given a proclamation for his contributions to Jewish heritage.

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Bellman is a pioneer of the comic book industry.

He contributed to title characters like the ‘Human Torch’ and ‘Captain America.’

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Broward County honors comic book legend, Allen Bellman, for Jewish-American Heritage Month. (CBS4Miami)

He remembered when he got his first job at Marvel Comics.

“I was all of 18. I fought with my dad. It was Columbus Day,” said Bellman. “I was afraid of competition. I was only a kid.”

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Bellman said his career and this award are a dream come true.