AS 1: 1950 — Our Story Begins
American Splendor‘s prologue (0:00 to 1:24) opens in the year 1950. It’s Halloween and an 11-year-old Harvey Pekar refuses to be a superhero.
Josh & Dean introduce themselves and the show before diving into the scene, with memories of past Halloween costumes, as well as LaGuardia High School, which both hosts attended. A spirited discussion of Harvey Pekar, the man and the legend, and his influence on Dean & Josh. Plus, some background on Josh’s career as a nonfiction cartoonist.