American Splendor #1

Writer: Harvey Pekar Artist: Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett, and Gary Dumm Publisher: Vertigo Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Sep 11, 2006

    All of the artists who contributed to Pekars stories in this issue have done an excellent job in rendering realistic complexity to Harvey and all of the characters throughout. Dean Haspiel continues his outstanding over-the-top emotional work from The Quitter, the aforementioned Ty Templeton astonishes with his realism, Hilary Barta does a Mad Magazine-clone for Delicacy, and longtime Pekar collaborators Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm bring back the classic American Splendor in Northwest Airlines Goes Socialist. Both Delicacy and Northwest Airlines are great social commentaries about airlines, Americans, and the state of the world today. Basically, theyre the same stories that Pekar has always told, and comic fans should be grateful that hes still around to tell it like it is. Yeah, American Splendor doesnt have fairy tale characters, a futuristic war-zone, or feuding gods, but it does have real-life sensibility you dont see from the Big Two anymore. Check out Vertigos f Read Full Review

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