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'American Splendor,' Pekar's Comic Vehicle

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'American Splendor,' Pekar's Comic Vehicle

'American Splendor,' Pekar's Comic Vehicle

'American Splendor,' Pekar's Comic Vehicle

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The big screen's latest comic-book hero is Harvey Pekar, a not-so-mild-mannered former file clerk from Cleveland. Pekar is the author and central character of American Splendor, a sardonic comic turned into a film of the same name. Mark Urycki of member station WKSU reports.