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Uncle Sam and Britania


Patriot

Uncle Sam


Nick Name

Embodiment of the Human Spirit

Spirit of Liberty


Civilian ID
Samuel "Sam"
Occupation

Adventurer

Patriot


Legal Status
Ethereal entity merged with various patriots.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States of America
Group Affiliation

All-Star Squadron

Freedom Fighters


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
6' 2"
Weight
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
White
Known Powers

Merger with mystical patriotic being enabling super-human strength, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerability, longevity and limited time and dimensional travel.


Accessories
Snappy red, white and blue suit
Common Enemies

Communist

Crooked politicians and leaders.

Nazis

Exploiters of the weak and powerless.


Regularly Appearing

Freedom Fighters

National Comics

Uncle Sam


First Appearance

National Comics #1 (July, 1940)


Note: National Comics was originally published by Quality Comics, not National Periodicals (DC Comics).


National would acquire the stable of characters from Quality after the publisher went out of business in 1956.


Creator

Will Eisner


Note: Although Will Eisner introduced Uncle Sam to comics the image of the character was based upon the 1917 "I Want You For U.S. Army" recruitment poster of World War I, created by James Montgomery Flagg.


Origin

An American Revolutionary War soldier named Sam was gunned down while diverting Hessian mercenaries away from a wagon train of supplies for General Washington's troops at Valley Forge. As he lay dying, a vision of the spirit of American appeared as a bearded white-haired man wearing a suit fashioned after the Star Spangled Banner. Sam's spirit rose from his body and they became one.


Through the decades he has reappeared to help Americans in times of national turmoil, either by fighting on the battlefields of foreign soils against oppression or on the home front to protect liberty as Uncle Sam.


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