The New Sad Sack is a book based on the Sad Sack Comics written during the golden age. Sad Sack is an American comic strip and comic book character created by Sgt. George Baker during World War II. Setting in the United States Army, Sad Sack depicted an otherwise unnamed, private that experiences some of the absurdities and humiliations of military life. First appearing as a comic strip in Yank, The Army Weekly by Sgt. George Baker the main character "The Sad Sack" was never given a name, the term sad sack being an Army term for misfits who just didn't not seem to belong in the Army, but because of the war effort where showing up in the thousands, and were referred to as sad sacks of _______. As originally depicted Sad Sack never spoke, and just stumbled as best he could through one military situation after another.Immediately popular there was even a hardcover collection of the strips published before the end of the war.After the war, Sad Sack was bought to the world of comics by Harvey Comics and his adventures became less military oriented and more kid oriented.