American Splendor Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill (American Splendor)
Few authors are able to capture an honest snapshot of everyday life the way Harvey Pekar can. From ruminations on jazz musicians to back problems and traffic tickets, Pekar writes in a clear, unsentimental voice that not only explores the mundane, but celebrates it as well. This time out, Pekar focuses his sharp literary eye on Robert McNeill, an ordinary man who's lived a...more
Personally I caught just one mistake. A panel depicting a soldier reaching for a dead man’s firearm read:
I grabbed one of the M-16 rifle ...more
Overall, it is a shame because accompanied with stronger art this could have been among his best works.
Themes inlcude Racisms, view from the bottom, tactics for avoidingcombat, relationships with Vietnamese civilians, "bullet with my name", and nightmares.
Chapters separated by personal photos of the Marine.
In 2003, the series inspired a critically acclaimed film adaptation of the same name.