The MS-QOTD is a complex beast, involving thoughtful contemplation on the issues of the day, balancing the sublime and the gross into the ideal meringue of pop culture goodness, balancing hopes, dreams, hearts and minds to philosophically address the most pressing issues of our shared hobby.

Then, sometimes, we just wanna see people fight.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) slings it’s mighty shield, asking: Uncle Sam Versus Captain America… Who wins?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Lee Goldberg
    July 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    Uncle Sam. Hands Down. He can grow to gigantic size, has super-strength, and is powered by the very patriotism that Captain America inspires. So it’d be like the energizer bunny fighting a battery, the more inspiring Captain America is, the stronger Uncle Sam becomes.

  2. Georgedubya
    July 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I’m a big fan of Cap, but Steve’s going to get his butt kicked by Sam if it comes to blows. I’m not sure these two would even be willing to fight each other though.

  3. The_Bear_Jew
    July 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    Uncle Sam!

  4. Kevin Flythe
    July 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Yeah, much as I love Cap, I gotta go with Uncle Sam here. As someone already pointed out, Cap’s very patriotism is his downfall, as it empowers his enemy in this battle.

  5. B.V.K.
    July 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm — Reply

    I guess it would depend on what time of year it is. If it was around Fourth of July when everyone is feeling very patriotic I saw Uncle Sam, if its around tax time I gotta Captain America due to a weakend Uncle Sam patriot power. Baring that I gotta go shield over no shield, because you can throw a shield so yeah. Shield!

  6. TaZ
    July 5, 2012 at 10:48 am — Reply

    Uncle Sam. Sam’s a “gestalt” of all of what is good about America spiritually. He’s everything Steve Rogers is an more.

  7. July 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm — Reply

    Well, Captain America has a super soldier serum in his blood and an indestructible vibranium shield. But Uncle Sam is immortal and can grow really giant. Gotta give the point to Uncle Sam here.

    Which is not to say they wouldn’t realize they were totally on the same side, and go out fighting crime and punching nazis.

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