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National Comics (v1) #1 [A Story]

"The Coming of Uncle Sam"
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National Comics (v1) #1 [A Story]
Universe:   Earth-Quality 
Editor: Will Eisner
Writer: Will Eisner
Penciler: Dave Berg
Inker: Will Eisner
Cover Artist : Lou Fine
Cover Date : July 1940
On Sale Date: April 1940
Story Arc: -
Pages: 9
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 21 Users Rated: 15
 
 
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When the forces of democracy and freedom are threatened, count on your Uncle Sam to charge in and put dictators in their place!
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Buddy Smith First Appearance
  Buddy Smith next appears in National Comics (v1) #2 [A Story].
 

  Uncle Sam First Appearance
  Uncle Sam next appears in National Comics (v1) #2 [A Story].
 

 
Supporting Characters
  Cobra First Appearance
  This is Cobra's only appearance.
 

 
Other Characters
  Ezra Smith First Appearance
  This is Ezra Smith's only appearance.
 

  Franklin Delano Roosevelt First Appearance
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt next appears in Feature Comics #41 [A Story].
 

  Scar First Appearance
  This is Scar's only appearance.
 

  Snyle First Appearance
  This is Snyle's only appearance.
 

 
 
Group Appearances
United States Military
This is United States Military's only appearance.
 
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  owenneil Says:    
  2017-12-09 00:44:05  
  I donít even know what to think of this one. Where did this come from?  
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-12-11 09:05:10  
  I imagined him as an insane homeless guy with a twisted perception of reality. Made this really enjoyable to me. Too bad about that child "Uncle Sam" abducted.  
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2018-02-12 17:44:23  
  Hey, Uncle Sam! If I remember correctly, he's actually a lot more important to the DC Universe than you might expect. Asx a character, he's kind of silly. This was released in April 1940. That means Quality/DC's Uncle Sam predates Timely/Atlas/Marvel's similarly flag draped Captain America by several months. CMRO has his debut in December 1940.

It was a little weird to read "...until 48 states became united under one flag" then I realized Alaska and Hawaii wouldn't become states for another NINETEEN years when this comic was released.

I notice the President is walking around in almost every panel. I wonder if they just didn't want the added complication of having him in a wheelchair or if it wasn't public knowledge to kids (and comic readers) at the time that FDR was wheelchair bound.

I like the running sight gag with him losing his hat. If you're going to draw a character with a ridiculous look, the least you can do is have some fun with it.

And yeah, it's pretty weird how everybody just cheerfully smiled as Uncle Sam totally jumped away abducting a child.
 
 
 

  LadyWindermeresFangirl Says:    
  2018-04-25 13:44:03  
  Is this the same Dave Berg that did MAD Magazine's "The Lighter Side of..." for so many years, does anybody know?  
 
 

  Older and Wiser @ LadyWindermeresFangirl (original post):    
  2018-04-27 06:09:01  
  Yup!

Dunno what book all the rest of you were reading, but I dug this.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2018-05-05 14:32:49  
  Yeah, I enjoyed this one as a goofy, fun period piece. As @Ice implied, there was something of a surge of patriotic heroes to go with the rise of super-heroes just as the war in Europe was growing more and more fierce. You can read this as super-hero fare or a parody, it works either way; I credit the storytelling skills of Will Eisner. 3 stars  
 
 

  Neskit Says:    
  2018-07-11 12:44:08  
  This was a lot more fun then it had any right to be. I enjoyed this quite a bit. The thought of an unstoppable happy force just walking through wrecking the place brings me to giggle.  
 
 

 
 
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