Review: Über #4
As a fan of movies one of my favorite actors was Paul Newman. There was no one quite with the flair and intelligence that Mr. Newman brought to characters on the movie screen. Who could forget his portrayal of lone pool player Eddie Felson in The Hustler, which he reprised years later in The Color of Money. Then there is his portrayal of John Russell in Hombre, as a fast shooter who is shunned because Native Americans raised him.
As much as I enjoyed his classic movies, it was his later movies which caught my eye. Who could forget his inspired turn as an Irish gangster in Road to Perdition. Then there is his incredible performance of General Groves in Fatman and Little Boy which showed a man focused on winning the war, as he famously says in the film:
We could give this country the biggest stick in the playground, and I intend to do that.
In the fourth issue of Über, this is exactly what Churchill hopes to do now that he possesses the technology to create his own “battleships.”
We catch up with Stephanie shortly after Churchill ordered her to start building his HMH troops, as Patrick being the first one, undergoes the excruciating procedure. We also find out where the German battleships have been, as they are sent to Paris, which lies defenseless, to draw out the Allies. As the war heats up, it appears Stephanie is having even worse troubles then she had with German ones, they are prematurely dying, as each HMH troop thus far, is missing the durability. By issue’s end, it looks as if they finally found answer to the German battleship problem, in Patrick, as he becomes the most powerful HMH troop.
Overall, full of training montages and war reels, but one that leaves the reader hopeful for a big showdown next issue. The story by Kieron Gillen is fun, gritty, and action-packed. The art by Canaan White is enthralling and vivid. Altogether, an issue that will more than satisfies readers of this book.
Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Canaan White
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.6 Overall: 9.45 Recommendation: Buy