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.

AS 1: 1950 -- Our Story Begins

Josh’s high school Halloween costumes

Dino’s high school Halloween costume

Dean Haspiel 1984 Halloween costume
Senior year

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