(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

[no title indexed] (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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the 90s I'm gonna be harder on everybody... the vast inert masses ain't buying my comics...
Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey steps up to the plate.
Keywords
autobiography

Bob Wachsman Tummler (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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
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Series Information
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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