HEADS, HANDS AND FACES
DATES: Wednesdays, 7 – 10pm, March 12 – April 23 2014
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Strange Tales II #3 by Ty Templeton
While Harvey only produced one short story for Marvel Comics, it was lovely of them to include this image in the issue the story appears.
If you are unfamiliar with the work of Mr. Pekar, there is a treasure trove of brilliant comics by him. Not to mention the wonderful film, American Splendor starring Paul Giamatti. While it’s rare that you will find me recommending a movie before the comic, it truly represents some of the best Harvey Pekar stories done faithfully. Not to mention the film features Harvey as himself during interview sequences. The movie is an excellent introduction to American Splendor and if you like what you see, then I strongly recommend checking out the trade paperbacks collecting American Splendor as well as the original graphic novel, Our Cancer Year.
We miss you Harvey.
By Chris Sims
Here at ComicsAlliance, we’ve grumbled more than a couple of times about the persistent, legally mandated “Batman Created By Bob Kane” credit that appears on every single Batman story. The truth of the matter is that Batman was at best a collaborative effort between Kane and writer Bill Finger, who sadly remains unknown to many fans to this day. But what if — and this is a really big “what if” — that credit was actually accurate?
As Bill Finger’s 100th birthday approaches, that’s the question cartoonist Ty Templeton, artist of Bill the Boy Wonder, has set out to answer in a strip that shows Batman in the form that was actually created by Kane, and it’s not exactly a familiar site.