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Sammy is the central motivator of the comic-book projec, and is intensely ambitious. Although he cannot draw well, he is the inspiration of the project that becomes Empire Comics. He is a leader of men and the idea man who creates the character, the Escapist. Until Joe turns up, Sammy lacks the power to turn his dreams into reality. Yet, Sammy, despite being a leader has physical and character flaws. He finds out that he is homosexual, in a time when there are big penalties for not conforming with normal role models. Indeed, later in the book, Sammy is accused of promoting homosexuality covertly in his comic-book characters. Sammy marries Rosa and has a chance to live a "normal" married life.

In the beginning of the story, Sammy is presented as a fairly short young man, with weak legs due to the effects of...

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