HARVEY PEKAR 1939-2010 Harvey Pekar was the first writer I brought into Vertigo. My first week on the job. Needless to say, I was pretty excited. Now it’s six years later and suddenly, Harvey is gone.
Comic book legend Harvey Pekar's death yesterday has been reported on by many mainstream news outlets.
Best known for his legendary autobiographical AMERICAN SPLENDOR series, which was published independently and also by Vertigo in recent years, Harvey Pekar was a unique and definitive voice in the industry that will never be replicated. We’d like to take a moment to share one of Pekar’s contributions to DC. A page from a story titled “Bizarro, Shmizarro,” which was collected in the BIZARRO WORLD HC and features art by frequent collaborator Dean Haspiel. We send our condolences to the Pekar family and his many friends and fans around the world. – Dan DiDio and Jim Lee