American Splendor #1 (DC/Vertigo)
"The first issue of writer Harvey Pekar's long-running independent comic to
be distributed by a huge company turns out to be, thank goodness, a typical
issue of American Splendor, which means it's terrific: a moving remembrance
of his parents toward the end of their lives; a joltingly authentic showdown
between Harvey and his willful teenage foster daughter. As always, Pekar
makes mundane reality seem like the highest drama."