Uncle Sam's Everytown

Move over Metropolis and Gotham! Now for a fictional comics city no one ever talks about! Everytown, U.S.A.!
The "map" appeared  in Uncle Sam Quarterly #1 (1941) and is apparently meant to be Sam's stomping ground, though he really traveled all around the country and abroad. I think my favorite part of Everytown is its industrial sector...
...a factory next to a river, with a farm across the way. I know this kind of pollution was just known as "Industry" in the 40s, but it feels contemporary to me somehow.

Everytown is timeless, really. It's everywhen.

5 comments:

American Hawkman said...

With Uncle Sam having his own pocket dimension in modern accounts, this becomes a more fascinating interpretation.


Siskoid said...

Is there a connection between that dimension and the America Shade the Changing Man visited in the Mature Readers series?

American Hawkman said...

Another thought worthy of exploration.

Anonymous said...

I had this very same idea for a RPG campaign on which I am working. The characters will be playing legacy characters from the golden, silver and modern age in DC. One of the characters wanted to play a character that has the same 50s all-American attitude all the way through (although he is playing three different characters). When I learned of Everytown, I thought that it could be a community that is located in the Heartland and therefore the attitudes there are the same as they were in the 50s.

Siskoid said...

That's pretty cool!

 

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