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American Splendor (1976 Pekar) comic books

  • Issue #1
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 1

    Cover pencils by Gary Dumm, inks by Greg Budgett. 101 Ways To Pick Up Girls, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Gary Dumm, inks by Greg Budgett. A Fantasy, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Robert Crumb. How I Spent My Summer Vacation: 1972, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm; Marv cops off with his friend's girlfriend as they visit, and she invites him to California. The Rank, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Lad Jeric (layouts) and Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm. Remembering Be-Ins, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Brian Bram; A look back from 2010 to how the 1960s be-ins weren't all they may have later seemed. Love Story, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Gary Dumm, inks by Greg Budgett. 52 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #6
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 6

    Cover art by Gerry Shamray. Ripoff Chick, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm; Harvey sees a woman and sparks a memory of how they were ten years previously, and the relationship starts again. Young Ideas, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Michael T. Gilbert; Joe wants to know how Harvey makes out with women at work. Cold World, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gerry Shamray; A 61 year old guy asks Harvey about the chances of a job, and tells his story. Read This, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm; Harvey remembers a guy he used to trade records with and helps him move his collection. Once Again to Oregon, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gary Dumm; Harvey's flight companion to Oregon is far more interesting than he anticpated. Prelude, Party & Post-Party, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gary Dumm; Harvey puzzles on and off for years about a girl he liked in high school. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #7
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 7

    Cover pencils by Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm. The Day Before The Be In, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Greg Budgett; inks by Gary Dumm; Harvey goes out shopping, meets with his friend Joe and complains about the LP record he was sent for reviewing. A Dialogue, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sue Cavey; Harvey contemplates his marriage falling apart. Alice Quinn, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sue Cavey; Harvey meets a woman he's not seen in twenty years. Spring Sunday Twilight, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Jack Millie; Jim comes to visit. Boston, November 1980, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Kevin Brown; Harvey meets an anarchist with whom he's been corresponding. From Hospital To Library, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Rick Dahl; Harvey meets an outpatient who gives him a lift and pours out his heart. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 8
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    Cover pencils by Greg Budgett, inks by Gary Dumm. Pickled Okra (Okry), script by Harvey Pekar, art by Robert Crumb; A guy makes all kinds of extravagant claims for the picked okra he's trying to sell. Jury Duty, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sue Cavey; Harvey's experiences as a juror prompt him to consider the justice system. Grubstreet, U.S.A., script by Harvey Pekar, art by Kevin Brown; Harvey, down on his luck, gets Wallace Shawn to visit Cleveland for a film festival showing of "My Dinner With Andre." American Splendor Assaults the Media, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Robert Crumb; Harvey rants about his difficulty getting published in The Village Voice. Old Cars and Winter, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sue Cavey; The problem of old cars breaking down during Cleveland winters. I'll Be Forty-Three on Friday (How I'm Living Now), script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gerry Shamray. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #9
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 9

    Cover art by Sean Carroll. A Semi-Bummer Weekend, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sean Carroll; Jon comes to visit, but Harvey feels his stay doesn't go very well. a Short Visit, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Barry Hoffman; Harvey has neglected to visit a colleague who was taken ill. Who Are You Kidding?, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Sean Carroll; Harvey and Toby talk about the Toto song "Rosanna" and the Saturday Night Live character "Rosanna Roseannadanna." Free Ride, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gary Dumm; Herschel starts getting lifts to work from Mr Klein, but comes to dislike him. A Harvey Pekar Story, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Val Mayerik; Jon has a Harvey Pekar experience. One Of Life's Pleasures, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Philip Fried, inks by Bill Knapp; Harvey asks which hospital in Cleveland has the best cafeteria. The Garfield Monument, script by Harvey Pekar, art by M. Sonoda. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #10
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 10

    Cover art by Val Mayerik. The Bird Man, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Bill Knapp; A guy is selling wind-up birds at the Coventry Street fair. Double Feature part 1: Footloose, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Bill Knapp; Harvey and Toby get into work early and discuss the movie Footloose. Double Feature part 2: Revenge Of The Nerds, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Bill Knapp; Harvey witnesses an altercation at the flea market. A Marriage Album, script by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner, art by Val Mayerik; Harvey and Joyce relate how a correspondence blossomed into a relationship. Obsessive-Compulsive (Lost Glasses), script by Harvey Pekar, art by Bill Knapp; Harvey was wearing his glasses when he came in, but can't find them now. Violence, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Val Mayerik; Harvey's experiences with violence from teenage days to present, and a recent mugging. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #11
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 11

    Cover art by Val Mayerik. A Matter of Life and..., script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Val Mayerik; Harvey recalls his deteriorating behaviour in a shipping clerk job he had. Common Sense, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Val Mayerik; Harvey rides the bus while a bus driving instructor spouts out his "common sense." Time Flies... Time Drags, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Bill Knapp; Harvey has to drive back to Cleveland from Washington when he's not feeling too well. At The Bindery, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Val Mayerik; Harvey goes to collect the latest issue of his comic. Public Utility, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Joe Zabel; Harvey smells gas in his apartment. Interviewing The Interviewer, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Gary Dumm; A woman who's sent to interview Harvey tells a story about holidaying in Yosemite and crashing a press call for Queen Elizabeth. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #13
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 13

    Cover art by Gary Dumm. Sweet Like 'Oney, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Frank Stack; Frank and Harvey discuss Ollie North. My Struggle With Corporate Corruption And Network Philistinism, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Joe Zabel, inks by Gary Dumm; Harvey has been invited back on the David Letterman show and is determined to turn the discussion to political matters. Inky: The Not So Cool Cat, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Paul Mavrides; Inky is a record critic. Alterations, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Val Mayerik; The trials of clothes shopping. President's Day, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Joe Zabel, inks by Gary Dumm; Mentioning he has to work on President's Day leads Harvey into literary criticism. I Don't Wanna Seem Judg-Mental, But…, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Rebecca Huntington; Harvey meets a musician friend. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.25.

  • Issue #16
    American Splendor (1976 Pekar) 16

    Cover pencils by Joe Zabel, inks by Gary Dumm. Bat, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Joe Zabel, inks by Gary Dumm; Harvey's relationship with a divorced woman is falling apart, and there's a bat loose in the house. Self Justification or Anticipating the Critics, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Frank Stack; Harvey is asked why he portrays black people so negatively in his comics. Watching The Media Watchers, script by Harvey Pekar, art by Jim Woodring; Harvey has written an article castigating lazy primetime news reporting. Easter Island, script by Harvey Pekar, pencils by Joe Zabel, inks by Gary Dumm; Sarah has a disappointing trip to New Mexico, remembers Harvey from years back and arranges to meet him. 60 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.95.