Buddy Smith

Real Name

Buddy Smith

First Appearance

National Comics #1 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Will Eisner

Golden Age Origin

Buddy Smith was a young boy who Uncle Sam (Quality) came upon during his first appearance. Buddy was crying because his dad, Ezra Smith, was killed by the murderous Purple Shirts, a crypto-Nazi gang. Uncle Sam defeated the Purple Shirts because he felt sorry for the boy. Then, Uncle Sam effectively adopted Buddy Smith who became his sidekick. Buddy had no superhuman abilities, but he was brave and scrappy.

Buddy and Uncle Sam

Golden Age Appearances

  • National Comics #1-45

See Also


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