:characters_of_dc: Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters :characters_of_dc:

Hello All and welcome to all members of the @CharactersOfDC
to our August session. I apologize for the lateness of this post but real life has been hectic the last week or so what with the storms and flash floods we’ve had here.

Anyway this month we will be exploring a team that doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of attention. I am, of course, talking about Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters. This team from Earth-X fights for the America of their earth on which the Nazis have won a prolonged version of WW2.

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A Bit of Information

CREATORS: Len Wein & Dick Dillin

FIRST APPEARANCE: Justice League of America (1960) #107

For a more in-depth look here are some links.

As always what we will be reading as well as a discussion point will be posted every week in August on Mondays starting with Monday August 8.

COMING UP

SEPTEMBER: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld

OCTOBER: Solomon Grundy

NOVEMBER: C Of DC Anniversary: Revisiting Jason Todd

DECEMBER C Of DC takes a hiatus until April 2023.

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The first appearance of Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters happened during one of the annual summer crossovers between the Justice League of America of the mainline DC universe and the Justice Society of America of Earth Two.

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These characters are so odd. And they’re odd in that distinctly Bronze Age way, where you’re not sure how seriously you should take it…

Never can get enough of the best Robin. :wink:

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I remember reading this as a kid, and just thinking another Justice League knock off to fight the Justice League, but what was different was it was a combined team of JLA/JSA
That they fought, so a bit different. I would’ve probably had a third issue and a longer finishing fight, it ended a bit abruptly .

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This week’s reading is from the 2006 Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters series.

* UNCLE SAM & THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS (2006) 1-4

This was not the first time this team had a series. Their first series, entitled simply Freedom Fighters, debuted in April 1976 and the team members were: Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, The Ray, Black Condor, The Human Bomb and Doll Man.

For more details here is a link for those who are interested.

Here is our Week Three session.

* FREEDOM FIGHTERS (2010) 1-4

Week Four is here!

* Freedom Fighters (2018) #1-4