American Splendor

 AME2   (Harvey Pekar)

™ and © Harvey Pekar

The spirit of independent publishing is alive and well deep within the pages of American Splendor. Written and published by Cleveland based author Harvey Pekar, American Splendor turns the “simple” complexities of everyday life into highly addictive, hard to put down short stories.

Ethical issues such as social prejudice, personal insecurities and street violence are at the core of every self-contained story—each reading more like a day in the life journal entry rather than the standard comic book fare. But perhaps the most personal tales, the ones most likely to have caught the attention of comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics, are the ones relating to Pekar’s bout with cancer. So touching are these stories, in fact, that they act as the precursor to the writer’s graphic non-novel, Our Cancer Year.

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#1

  5/1/1976
  $1.00
  $63.00
No copies available
52 pages; Nudity; Color cover, B&W interiorsHarvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Greg Budget, Robert Crumb, Lod Jeric, Brian Bram

#2

  5/1/1977
  $1.15
  $73.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Greg Budget, Robert Crumb, Brian Bram

#3

  5/1/1978
  $1.50
  $20.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Greg Budget, Robert Crumb

#4

  10/1/1979
  $2.00
  $20.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Gerry Shamray, Robert Crumb, Michael T. GIlbert

#5

 
  $2.00
  $20.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Gerry Shamray, Robert Crumb, Greg Budget

#6

 
  $2.25
  $15.00
No copies available
ca. 1981Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Gerry Shamray, Michael T. GIlbert, Greg Budget

#7

 
  $2.50
  $15.00
No copies available
ca. 1982Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Gerry Shamray, Greg Budget, Robert Crumb, Sue Cavey, Jack Millie, Kevin Brown, Rick Dahl, Sean Carroll

#8

 
  $2.50
  $15.00
No copies available
ca. 1983Harvey PekarGary G. Dumm, Gerry Shamray, Greg Budget, Robert Crumb, Sue Cavey, Kevin Brown

#9

 
  $2.50
  $15.00
No copies available
ca. 1984Harvey PekarSean Carroll, Kevin Brown, May Midwest, Barry Hoffman, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, Philip Fried, Mitchell Sonoda, Robert Crumb

#10

 
  $3.00
  $19.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarJoyce Brabner, Val Mayerik, Bill Knapp, Mitch Sonoda, Joe Zabel, Gary Dumm, Bill Crook

#11

 
  $3.00
  $8.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarSpain Rodriguez, Val Mayerik, Greg Budget, Gary Dumm, Bill Knapp, Ed Wesolowski, Joe Lintner, Joe Zabel, Joyce Brabner

#12

 
  $3.00
  $8.50
No copies available
David Letterman cover/appearance; ca. 1987Harvey PekarEd Wesolowski, Robert Crumb, Frank Stack, Spain Rodgriguez, Val Mayerik, Joe Zabel, Gerry Shamray, Drew Friedman, Gilbert Clark, Gary Budgett

#13

 
  $3.25
  $26.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary Dumm, Drew Friedman, Frank Stack, Joe Zabel, Paul Mavrides, Val Mayerik, Donald Simpson, Rebecca Huntington, Ed Wesolowski, Greg Budget

#14

 
  $3.50
  $56.00
No copies available
David Letterman exploitation issue; ca. 1989Harvey PekarGary Dumm, Joe Zabel, Drew Friedman, Paul Mavrides, Frank Stack, Alison Bechdel, Donald Simpson, Laura Darnell Dumm, William Fogg, Ed Wesolowski, Rebecca Huntington, Stephen Destefano

#15

 
  $3.50
  $17.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary Dumm, Joe Zabel, Alan Moore, Carole Sobocinski, Chester Brown, Bill Knapp, Mark A. Zingarelli, Spain Rodriguez, Frank Stack, Robert Stack, Ed Wesolowski, Richard G. Taylor

#16

  11/1/1991
  $3.95
  $6.00
No copies available
 Harvey PekarGary Dumm, Joe Zabel, Jim Woodring, Spain Rodriguez, Frank Stack, Robert Stack, Carole Sobocinski

#17

  7/1/1993
  $4.95
  $8.00
No copies available
Published by Dark Horse ComicsHarvey PekarGary Dumm, Joe Zabel, Joe Sacco, Jim Woodring, Frank Stack, Carole Sobocinski, Paul Mavrides, John R. Stats, Alex Wald, Gerry Shamray

Book #1

  3/1/1986
  $0.00
  $99.00
1 copy available for $35.00
Collection published by DoubledayHarvey PekarRobert Crumb, Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Gary Dumm, Gerry Shamray