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Uncle Sam
     

Uncle Sam

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by Steve Darnall, Alex Ross (Illustrator)
 

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With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Superman: Peace on Earth), Uncle Sam is the story of a star-spangled vagrant guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-travelling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and

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With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Superman: Peace on Earth), Uncle Sam is the story of a star-spangled vagrant guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-travelling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and thoughtful look at America's checkered past.

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The Village Voice
Uncle Sam sends the top-hatted patriot on a journey of wrenching revelation. Ross chillingly animates a lawn jockey, paints an unflinching, ghastly portrayal of a lynching, and uses the painfully clashing colors of azure sky against bloody corpses to highlight the cruelty of the Indian Removal Bill of 1832. Enraged at what has been wrought in his name, Sam grows to Brobdingnagian proportions and challenges his cynical contemporary doppelg�nger to a fight, using federal buildings in Washington as a boxing ring -- a wild invention that allows this synthesis of man and culture to regain his original ideals. Uncle Sam is a warning about the hubris of empire; if our society must now be seen through the scrim of 9-11, a citizen could do worse than give it a serious read. — R.C. Baker
Kirkus Reviews
This truly subversive graphic novel—more explicitly radical than anything else from DC Comics in recent memory—almost makes up for the years of muscular patriotism and jingoistic violence that have long defined most of the company's product.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563894824
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Vertigo Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 10.15(h) x 0.35(d)

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