American Splendor (2006 DC) comic books
Written by Harvey Pekar Art by Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm Cover by Glenn Fabry Following the success of his critically praised, top-selling graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returns to Vertigo with an all-new 4-issue AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey says, "ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff." First appearing in 1976, AMERICAN SPLENDOR rose "from the streets of Cleveland" to change the way comics readers and creators viewed the potential of their medium. The series won an American Book Award and became an Oscar-nominated film. In Vertigo's AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Harvey is joined by an all-star roster of artists from both indie and mainstream comics. The first issue features QUITTER artist Dean Haspiel illustrating "The Day's Highlights," while Ty Templeton (BIGG TIME, BATMAN ADVENTURES) portrays Harvey's account of his relationship with his parents after the events of THE QUITTER. Also in this issue, AMERICAN SPLENDOR veterans Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm depict Harvey's struggles with an acerbic flight attendant and Hilary Barta (TOMORROW STORIES) shows us what Harvey considers a "delicacy." Now, three decades after his self-published debut, Harvey Pekar proves that while his life has changed, his ability to find the exceptional in the everyday has only grown better with time. On sale September 6 ? 1 of 4 ? 32 pg, B&W, no ads, $2.99 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.99.
Written by Harvey Pekar. Art by Dean Haspiel, Chris Samnee, Eddie Campbell, Richard Corben, Leonardo Manco, Chris Weston and Chandler Wood Cover by Haspiel Seven new stories from the ongoing adventures of the ultimate everyman, featuring an all-star roster of artists including Eddie Campbell (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, From Hell), Richard Corben (SWAMP THING), Chris Weston (THE FILTH) and Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER). Harvey battles rebellious toilet bowls, overbearing snowfalls and uncooperative eyeglasses, among other adversaries, in this ad-free issue. ? 2 of 4 ? 32 pg, No ads, B&W ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.99.
Written by Harvey Pekar. Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli. Art by Dean Haspiel, Rick Geary, Steve Vance, Hunt Emerson, Josh Neufeld, Zachary Baldus, Ty Templeton and Gary Dumm. From the streets of Cleveland, Harvey Pekar creates a portrait of everyday life spanning decades past to the not-too-distant future. Childhood fistfights, early morning medical worries and the unsettled demographics of Pekar's venerable city come together in these eight all-new, ad-free stories, illustrated by some of the most inventive artists in comics. ? 3 of 4 ? 32 pg, B&W ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.99.
Written by Harvey Pekar. Art by Dean Haspiel, Gilbert Hernandez, Hilary Barta and others. Cover by Hernandez. Harvey Pekar is never at a loss for something to say about any topic. In the concluding issue of this groundbreaking miniseries, illustrated by an all-star roster of comics' finest artists, Harvey visits Chicago, offers his thoughts on the World Cup, and returns to battle another renegade bathroom fixture, among other adventures. ? 4 of 4 ? 32 pg, No ads, B&W ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.99.