Happy birthday, Uncle Sam!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. Warren says:

    Not historically true. The image we know as Uncle Sam came from the then derisive image of Brother Jonathan, the country bumpkin kin to the"great "John Bull" image of England. Thomas Nast put the finishing touches on the image, making it one of pride as opposed to derision, Sam Wilson had little if anything to do with the symbolic character. And as to the WW1 poster "Uncle Sam Wants You for thebUnited States Army" By the great James Montgomery Flagg, well, he stole the image from a British recruiting poster showing Lord Kitchener admonishing the same to British men to join their Army.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      You are correct about the creation of the image, but the man who was first dubbed Uncle Sam was Samuel Wilson. Wilson didn't look anything like him, though.

  2. Karol Wilson says:

    Uncle Sam's poster is quite funny. I found its comic book as the leader of the Freedom Fighters quite humorous.Recovery Bull Software