The Philadelphia Daily Inquirer gives the new Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters title a thumb’s up:
“Everybody wants to believe in America,” said Jimmy Palmiotti, who is co-writing the series with Justin Gray. “Uncle Sam is a classic, iconic character that embodies the spirit of America, and in our series… he gets all his powers from the people that believe in him and what he represents.”
In other words, the more people that Sam gets to believe in him and American ideals, the more formidable he will become.
It is one heck of an idea and it is executed beautifully. Gray and Palmiotti keep the book dark and twisted enough to prevent it from becoming syrupy.
I almost didn’t pick this book up; in fact, it wasn’t until my second trip to the comic shop over the weekend that I bought it. But I’m glad I did. The first big scene alone, where Dollman poses as an action figure, was worth the price of admission.