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Uncle Sam (1997)

by Steve Darnall (Writer), Alex Ross (Illustrator)

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Series: Uncle Sam

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Written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross Art and cover by Alex Ross "The most eloquent use of a super-human archetype for a great many years, Darnall and Ross have with UNCLE SAM produced a luminous and moving study of America's iconographic landscape . . ." - Alan Moore Alex Ross illustrates a vibrant, hallucinatory tour of modern America as seen through the eyes of a homeless man who may be the living spirit of America in this new hardcover edition of a Vertigo classic. With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross, UNCLE SAM is the story of a star-spangled vagrant clad in red, white and blue, guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-traveling 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. Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 - 7.0625" x 10.875", FC, 128 pg, $19.99 US Mature Readers… (more)
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Read this back when it came out in 1998. A surreal, hallucinatory trip through the historical, emotional, and philosophical landscape of America as seen through the eyes of the Eisner-created DC Comics character Uncle Sam. Recommended reading for anyone unafraid of a little introspection on a national level. ( )
1 vote smichaelwilson | Jan 22, 2020 |
A disturbingly honest history of the United States', faults, follies, and all, as told by and through Eisner's World War II superhero Uncle Sam. The best writing comes near the end: "I tried my best to make people take pride in facing their problems. You're telling them to take pride in ignoring them. ... You're the spirit of a nation, all right. But it's not America." ( )
1 vote BruceCoulson | Jan 23, 2014 |
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Darnall, SteveWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ross, AlexIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Nikolavitch, AlexTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross Art and cover by Alex Ross "The most eloquent use of a super-human archetype for a great many years, Darnall and Ross have with UNCLE SAM produced a luminous and moving study of America's iconographic landscape . . ." - Alan Moore Alex Ross illustrates a vibrant, hallucinatory tour of modern America as seen through the eyes of a homeless man who may be the living spirit of America in this new hardcover edition of a Vertigo classic. With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross, UNCLE SAM is the story of a star-spangled vagrant clad in red, white and blue, guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-traveling 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. Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 - 7.0625" x 10.875", FC, 128 pg, $19.99 US Mature Readers

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