(1990)

Harvey Pekar, 1976 Series
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Price:
3.50 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Pekar
Editing:
Harvey Pekar
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["In the 90s I'm gonna be harder on everybody... the vast inert masses ain't buying my comics..."] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Colors:
Joe Zabel
Letters:
Gary Dumm?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey steps up to the plate.
Keywords:
autobiography

Bob Wachsman Tummler (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Alan Moore
Inks:
Alan Moore
Letters:
Alan Moore

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Bob Wachsman
Synopsis:
Bob tells how he's nagged to close the window.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist Alan Moore is better known for his writing.

The Man Who Came To Dinner And Lunch And Breakfast (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Carol Sobocinski
Inks:
Carol Sobocinski
Letters:
Carol Sobocinski ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Zigmund Dobrowolski; Herschel
Synopsis:
Herschel knows he's onto a good thing.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is drawn in the style of Art Spiegelman's Maus.

A Tribute To Bill Marks (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Batman (cameo); Chester Brown
Synopsis:
Harvey talks with Chester Brown on the phone about the reputation of publisher Bill Marks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Squirrel (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner
Synopsis:
Harvey and Joyce come across a squirrel that's been severely wounded by a car.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Twilight Zone (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Bill Knapp
Inks:
Bill Knapp
Letters:
Bill Knapp

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Sue; Customer
Synopsis:
Harvey and another guy chat after exiting the second hand book store.
Keywords:
autobiography

Weekend (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joe Book dealer; Policeman
Synopsis:
And the weekend was going so well.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The story is told with the panels going across two pages.

The Greenhouse Effect (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Mark Zingarelli [as M.A. Zingarelli]
Inks:
Mark Zingarelli [as M.A. Zingarelli]
Letters:
Mark Zingarelli [as M.A. Zingarelli]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Man in Short Sleeve Shirt; Harvey Pekar; Man with Mustache
Synopsis:
Harvey's friend grows dope.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Short Changed (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Mark Zingarelli
Inks:
Mark Zingarelli
Letters:
Mark Zingarelli

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Greengrocer
Synopsis:
Harvey is almost over-charged.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Disjunctions (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner
Synopsis:
The contrast between Harvey's concerns and a letter he receives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Explosion (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Spain; Vito; Super; Super's wife; Vito's wife
Synopsis:
Vito's a creative guy.

Wounded In Action (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Toby hurts his hand.
Reprints:

A Lull at the Convention (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Frank
Synopsis:
Harvey chats with a comic dealer taken to court by the city on charges of selling obscene material.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The case referenced is the one against the Friendly Frank's store outside of Chicago.

Intermission (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Stack
Inks:
Robert Stack
Letters:
Robert Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
A restroom encounter
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Toby Saves The Day (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Wesolowski
Inks:
Ed Wesolowski
Letters:
Ed Wesolowski ?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Female Co-Worker #1; Female Co-Worker #2; Harvey Pekar; Man with Glasses; Eddy; Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Harvey's keys get stuck in the elevator lock.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Festering (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Herschel; Jack; Whitey; Al Cohen; Mr. Pekar; Mrs. Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey's college days.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar. The story reads across two pages rather than one.

Sour Grapes (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Rick Taylor [as Richard G. Taylor]
Inks:
Rick Taylor [as Richard G. Taylor]
Letters:
Rick Taylor [as Richard G. Taylor]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; John Zubal
Synopsis:
Harvey is annoyed about hearing of a bargain picked up by another book collector.
Keywords:
autobiography

Somewhere In Pennsylvania (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey joins in a bookstore conversation.
Reprints:
  • from Northwest Extra! #10 ?
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The art is printed landscape rather than portrait.

Short Story - Long Money (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Devese
Synopsis:
Harvey almost loses a cheque.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The art is printed landscape rather than portrait.

War Baby (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Colors:
Joe Zabel
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey meets someone who recognises him from Late Night With David Letterman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["In the 90s I'm gonna be harder on everybody... the vast inert masses ain't buying my comics..."]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Bob Wachsman Tummler
    American Splendor
  3. 2. The Man Who Came To Dinner And Lunch And Breakfast
    American Splendor
  4. 3. A Tribute To Bill Marks
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Squirrel
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Twilight Zone
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Weekend
    American Splendor
  8. 7. The Greenhouse Effect
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Short Changed
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Disjunctions
    American Splendor
  11. 10. Explosion
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Wounded In Action
    American Splendor
  13. 12. A Lull at the Convention
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Intermission
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Toby Saves The Day
    American Splendor
  16. 15. Festering
    American Splendor
  17. 16. Sour Grapes
    American Splendor
  18. 17. Somewhere In Pennsylvania
    American Splendor
  19. 18. Short Story - Long Money
    American Splendor
  20. 19. War Baby
    American Splendor
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