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Oni’s Uncle Slam Gets One Shot To Win You Over

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 1 - 2008

Oni Press is throwing Ande Parks and TJ Kirsch’s hats into the political race this fall with their book, Uncle Slam Fights Back! Hit the jump to see just what type of insanity ensues in this political satire.

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Forget John. Don’t even think about Barrack. And push Hillary out of
your brain. Bill too, while you’re at it… Because there’s a new
champion for the American people and his name is Uncle Slam! Part
soldier, part machine, and all patriot–Uncle Slam is coming to the
rescue in this funny and biting one-shot that isn’t going to take
anything else sitting down. It’s about time that UNCLE SLAM FIGHTS BACK!

“Uncle Slam is an idealistic innocent. He believes in the American
Dream, but his vision of that dream is a little warped,” said creator
Ande Parks. “Our story features Uncle Slam fighting a giant robotic
version of the evils facing our nation… terror, immigration, and gay
marriage, on the stage of the Republican Convention! What could be more
American than that?!”

“With all the drama already in full swing from the primaries and the
guaranteed tension that’s going to mount right before the 2008 election,
we think UNCLE SLAM is the breath of satiric relief the comic
community’s going to need,” commented Oni Press Editor in Chief James
Lucas Jones.

When asked about working on UNCLE SLAM, artist T.J. Kirsch responded, “I
was excited from the start to work with Ande Parks and Oni on Uncle
Slam. Who wouldn’t want to draw a comic starring an out-of-touch
patriotic superhero and his robo-dalmatian? These characters have great
personality and I hope that comes through.”

UNCLE SLAM FIGHTS BACK will leave our hero in a better place than we
find him,” concluded Parks. “Our story helps Slam remember what he
really used to fight for; the promise of a country where a man could
wake each morning certain that he would be greeted by a safe, warm house
in a safe, warm neighborhood with safe, warm potential at every corner.
Oh, and a safe, warm, perfectly fried corndog.”
UNCLE SLAM FIGHTS BACK! The biting political satire hits stands just in
time for the 2008 convention season. With 48 black-&-white pages of
madcap comedy for only $4.99, this is a “not-to-miss” title leading up
to this year’s election.

Sounds cool. I’m in. Hey, you read the promo. We can’t let them win, man. We just can’t.

1 Response so far
  1. Nelson Ribeiro Said,

    I can’t wait to see this book! T.J. Kirsch is an awesome artist and a great guy! He already has the Super-Star Diva mentality needed to succeed in the comic book industry! And I’m not just saying this because he’s my friend (I’m saying it because he pays me to!)
    Seriously, T.J. Kirsch’s art will not disappoint!

    Posted on July 7th, 2008 at 5:21 AM

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