Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters: Brave New World - Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray

Uncle_samWho the heck is Uncle Sam? Yeah, I know the whole "I Want You" poster, but how did he become a DC superhero, what exactly are his powers, and why should I care? Unfortunately none of these questions are answered in this story that--and I rarely say this--had just too much going on. Something about an alien race infecting the Freedom Fighters. Maybe Renato Arlem's art threw me as it was so dark (in color) and scratchy looking that it irritated my eyes.