(1977)

Harvey Pekar, 1976 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
1.15 USD
Pages
60
On-sale date
1977-03-31
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Print run of 5,000. This information is from one of the issue artists, Brian Bram, who found the printer ("a large offset printer in the suburbs east of Cleveland") and did the initial press checks.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Is average dumb?
Keywords
autobiography

Rollins On Mars (July 21, 1976) (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Brian Bram
Inks
Brian Bram
Letters
Brian Bram

Genre
drama
Characters
Rollins
Synopsis
The Viking probe is about to land on Mars.

The Harvey Pekar Name Story (Table of Contents: 2)

American Splendor / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
About Harvey Pekar's name.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Guerrilla Theatre July '74 - On the Corner (Table of Contents: 3)

American Splendor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Woman Who Chants; Nora; Janie; Freddy; Movie Theatre Manager; Sid
Synopsis
Harvey walks to the theatre, meets with Freddy and helps Sid move his rug.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

On the Corner... A Sequel June, 1976 (Table of Contents: 4)

American Splendor / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Freddy; Sid; Driver
Synopsis
Sid recalls a night where he hitchhiked and came across a beached sea creature.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

May 4-5, 1970 (Table of Contents: 5)

American Splendor / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Brian Bram
Inks
Brian Bram
Letters
Brian Bram

Genre
biography
Characters
Mr Lucarelli; Carl Alosci; Dr Gand
Synopsis
Why Leo didn't make it show business, what happened at Kent State and the complexities of Italian-American society.
Keywords
autobiography

Hustlin' Sides (Table of Contents: 6)

American Splendor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre
biography
Characters
Jack; Millie; Olga; Ralph; Mr Wilson; Dominic; Supervisor
Synopsis
Music fanatic Jack scrimps on everything but records and needs to find $150 to cover auction winnings.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Based on commonplace revelations from later strips, Jack is very obviously standing in for Harvey Pekar.

Vignettes #1: The Keep On Truckin' Orchestra Debuts In Cleveland (Table of Contents: 7)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Characters
Keep on Truckin' Orchestra; Neighbour
Synopsis
On The Beach At Waikiki isn't everyone's favourite.

Vignettes #2 (Table of Contents: 8)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Synopsis
Bitchy comments on the street.

Roller Coaster to Nowhere (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gary Dumm
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Rocco Tolocco; "Little Teddy" Jacopetti; Tall T; Elaine; Elaine's Friend
Synopsis
An unsuccessful night on the pull at the fairground.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

A Memory (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gary Dumm
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvye Pekar; Customer
Synopsis
Harvey recalls an incident from his youth.
Keywords
autobiography

Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gary Dumm
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Characters
Ozzie Nelson
Synopsis
How Ozzie Nelson might view his life.
Reprints

Zoology (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Brian Bram
Inks
Brian Bram
Letters
Brian Bram

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Are a deer's horns made of wood?
Keywords
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Greg Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His most Catholic Majesty...
Synopsis
How the exiled Rodiguez family might have plotted to return to power in Spain while in Buffalo.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Rollins On Mars (July 21, 1976)
    American Splendor
  3. 2. The Harvey Pekar Name Story
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Guerrilla Theatre July '74 - On the Corner
    American Splendor
  5. 4. On the Corner... A Sequel June, 1976
    American Splendor
  6. 5. May 4-5, 1970
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Hustlin' Sides
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Vignettes #1: The Keep On Truckin' Orchestra Debuts In Cleveland
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Vignettes #2
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Roller Coaster to Nowhere
    American Splendor
  11. 10. A Memory
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb
    American Splendor
  13. 12. Zoology
    American Splendor
  14. 13. ["His most Catholic Majesty..."]
    American Splendor
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