(1981)

Harvey Pekar, 1976 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
2.25 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Editing
Harvey Pekar
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
Gerry Shamray
Inks
Gerry Shamray
Colors
Gerry Shamray?
Letters
Gerry Shamray

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Socialist
Keywords
autobiography

Definitions (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Patient; cleaner
Synopsis
A friendly greeting solicits a surly response.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Ripoff Chick (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Freddy; Carla Murray; Biker Guy; Co-worker; Chicago buddy
Synopsis
Harvey sees a woman and sparks a memory of how they were ten years previously, and the relationship starts again.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Young Ideas (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Joe; File clerk
Synopsis
Joe wants to know how Harvey makes out with women at work.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Cold World (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Sixty-One-Year-Old Man; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
A 61 year old guy asks Harvey about the chances of a job, and tells his story.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Working Man's Nightmare (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey has a nightmare.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Noah's Ark (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Work colleague
Synopsis
A colleague believes the actual Noah's Ark has been located.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Pitch Lady at the Supermarket (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Pitch Lady
Synopsis
The woman whose job it is to talk to customers about the supermarket specials.
Keywords
autobiography

Read This (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Record Trader (Lou Kallie)
Synopsis
Harvey remembers a guy he used to trade records with and helps him move his collection
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The record trader isn't named in this issue, but there's another story about him in issue 14 (Passport To Pimlico).

Junk Shopping (An Allegory) (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
Herschel; Ruth; John
Synopsis
Herschel bags some bargains at a garage sale.
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar.

Once Again to Oregon (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Chemistry teacher
Synopsis
Harvey's flight companion to Oregon is far more interesting than he anticpated.
Keywords
autobiography

Eating Potato Chips in Oregon (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Harvery Pekar
Pencils
Gary Dumm
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Different states, different potato chips
Keywords
autobiography

Prelude, Party & Post-Party (Table of Contents: 12)

American Splendor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Herschel; Jane Levy; High School Teacher; New Yorker journalists; Ruth
Synopsis
Harvey puzzles on and off for years about a girl he liked in high school.
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar.

Talk Show (Table of Contents: 13)

American Splendor / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Danny Thompson
Synopsis
Harvey has Danny tell a story about a teenage prank.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Chopin (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Gesundheit; Harvey Pekar
Reprints

Cyclical Theory (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey is glum.
Keywords
autobiography
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Definitions
    American Splendor
  3. 2. Ripoff Chick
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Young Ideas
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Cold World
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Working Man's Nightmare
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Noah's Ark
    American Splendor
  8. 7. The Pitch Lady at the Supermarket
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Read This
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Junk Shopping (An Allegory)
    American Splendor
  11. 10. Once Again to Oregon
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Eating Potato Chips in Oregon
    American Splendor
  13. 12. Prelude, Party & Post-Party
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Talk Show
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Chopin
    American Splendor
  16. 15. Cyclical Theory
    American Splendor
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