(1979)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Bob, how about if I trade you for this scroll-label Jean Goldkette 78 for that old Allen Eager...
Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Harvy and Robert trade records, each believing the other has come off worse.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Visualize, Actualize, Realize (Table of Contents: 1)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (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; Rollins
Synopsis
Rollins offers some philosophical advice on how to get ahead.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Young Crumb Story (Table of Contents: 2)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 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
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar; Marty Pahls; Liz; Dana Crumb; Bob Armstrong; Dave
Synopsis
Harvey writes about how he met Robert Crumb and how both of them got into underground comics.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved (Table of Contents: 3)

American Splendor / comic story / 6 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
Harvey Pekar explains how he quit collecting jazz records and used the money he saved to publish American Splendor.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

An Argument At Work (Table of Contents: 4)

American Splendor / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gerry Shamray
Inks
Gerry Shamray
Letters
Gerry Shamray

Genre
biography
Characters
Herschel; Librarian; File clerk; Supervisor
Synopsis
Herschel lets his anger get the better of him at work after a secretary turns down his request for a date.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar. In early American Splendor stories he frequently uses stand-ins for stories about his workplace.

Out of the Past (Table of Contents: 5)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gerry Shamray
Inks
Gerry Shamray
Letters
Gerry Shamray

Genre
biography
Characters
Herschel; Steve Svoboda; Herschel's father; Rudy Svoboda
Synopsis
Someone Herschel knows from years ago is to be treated in the hospital where he works.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar. In early American Splendor stories he frequently uses stand-ins for stories about his workplace.

Ridin' The Dog (Table of Contents: 6)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 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; Sun Ra
Synopsis
A conversation with Sun Ra on the bus.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

'Lamar Washington' who comes up in the conversation is a pseudonym for Albert Ayler. Pekar later revisited this encounter in Dark Horse Presents #102 in the story titled "Sun Ra."

Jack the Bellboy Meets Stewball (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Jack The Bellhop; Stewball
Synopsis
Jack's hustling albums again.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Walkin' an' Talkin' (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Mr. Wright
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Comments overheard from co-workers.

Lunch With Carmella (Table of Contents: 9)

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; John; Carmella; Charlie Graham; Rose Rizzo
Synopsis
Harvey recalls Carmella, whom he once worked with, and tells John about her.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Sid's Detroit Job Interview (Table of Contents: 10)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Sid; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Sid remembers applying for a job in Detroit.
Keywords
autobiography

Going To Work (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gerry Shamray
Inks
Gerry Shamray
Letters
Gerry Shamray

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Driver
Synopsis
Harvey is offered a lift from a guy who is studying welding.
Keywords
autobiography

The Kissinger Letter (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
The story of a letter that was sent to Henry Kissinger, and the reply the sender got back.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Library Story (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters
Mary Gordon

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Librarian; Poet
Synopsis
A frustrated poet tries to have the librarian look at his work
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

This is the same story as that presented in issue 3 drawn by Gary Dumm.

Disc Topics (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Record dealer
Synopsis
Harvey cops a bargain.
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

back cover

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey Bob, how about if I trade you for this scroll-label Jean Goldkette 78 for that old Allen Eager..."]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Visualize, Actualize, Realize
    American Splendor
  3. 2. The Young Crumb Story
    American Splendor
  4. 3. How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved
    American Splendor
  5. 4. An Argument At Work
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Out of the Past
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Ridin' The Dog
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Jack the Bellboy Meets Stewball
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Walkin' an' Talkin'
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Lunch With Carmella
    American Splendor
  11. 10. Sid's Detroit Job Interview
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Going To Work
    American Splendor
  13. 12. The Kissinger Letter
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Library Story
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Disc Topics
    American Splendor
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