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American Splendor: Unsung Hero

American Splendor: Unsung Hero

Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Writer: Harvey Pekar

Artist: David Collier

Publication date: August 2002 - October 2002

Status: Completed

Views: 8,502

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Few authors are able to capture an honest snapshot of everyday life the way Harvey Pekar can. From ruminations on jazz musicians to back problems and traffic tickets, Pekar writes in a clear, unsentimental voice that not only explores the mundane, but celebrates it as well. This time out, Pekar focuses his sharp literary eye on Robert McNeill, an ordinary man who's lived an extraordinary life. McNeill recounts his time spent as a G.I. in Vietnam, on a tour through that surreal and horrific landscape that even now, thirty years later, we're struggling to define. Unsung Hero is a tale of cynicism and endurance, tempered by McNeill's distinct sense of humor and Pekar's touching wit.

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