American Splendor

American Splendor

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American Splendor by Harvey Pekar was a revolution in the American comic book industry in the 70's. It was the first comic that drew attention to the graphic novels telling the own autobiographical story of Pekar in his hometown of Cleveland. Harvey Pekar counted with the best artists of the underground comic books scene including Robert Crumb, Kevin Brown, Greg Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray.
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  • Alan Garcia
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a must have for any serious comics fan. This is hilarious. It grabs you and never lets go. So sad that Harvey is no longer with us!"
  • Aaron Taylor
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "My brother is having foot surgery and is going to have a lot of down time soon. I know he likes to read graphic novels so I wanted to find him something interesting to read. I looked for the best graphic novels for everyone and found the book "American Splendor". I was completely blown away by this book from author Harvey Pekar. Being the first comic that drew attention to graphic novels, this autobiographical tale is a must read for any graphic novel fan. My brother will love it."
  • William Jensen
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "American Splendor by Harvey Pekar is the perfect graphic novel with a dark theme. Reading this comic opened my mind to a whole new world of reading."
  • George Schneider
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "good"
  • Jorge Luis Núñez
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "This is a great gift for those who are interested in comics. There isn't much content to be enjoyed by a general audience as the scope is so narrow. If someone is interested in a topic such as this, it would be a great gift!"
    Lisa Rodriguez
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Best of American Splendor. it's a classic. any guy will enjoy this gift, bring back those childhood memories. "
  • Larry Burke
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I like it! Hilarious! By the 20th page I was really feeling for the main character - so little spoken yet enough for the reader to really understand the feelings, emotions, agenda, and plight of all of the characters."
  • Anna Cheng
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I wouldn't say that American Splendor was mindblowing. I read it and I didn't see what all of the hype was about. But then again, I am not a huge comic book fan. I don't plan on reading it again."
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