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Review: Über #5

Growing up watching movies, the very first time I watched anything resembling Kaiju was King Kong. I watched everything from the very first black and white movie to the most recent one and each one transported me to that first time. The mere fact that something like that could exist was phenomenal. Eventually, I found out about Godzilla through his Japanese movies. Those became an instant obsession for myself as well. Since then not too many subgenres can keep me captivated like those movies.

Godzilla was little bit more prolific than King Kong as the kaiju’s movies were a huge sensation in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s. One of Godzilla’s best movies, after the hilarious Son Of Godzilla, was his face off against King Kong. The movie by today’s standards may seem outdated but the effect it created was major. In the fifth issue and conclusion to the first arc of series of Über we get an epic battle between Colossus and Sieglinde.

The reader is taken to Paris, as the Allied forces are briefed about Sieglinde and the powers she carries, as this is no weapon they have ever seen before. Soon after, the very first Panzermensch, Matthias Scholtz, gets incinerated by one of the HMH, as the science Stephanie smuggled finally pays off for the British. In turn, Sieglinde, hears about this and wants to even the odds, which is a trap set by the HMH, where she faces off against Colossus. By issue’s end, not all things go as planned, as the fault here was one’s ego.

Overall, an excellent end to the first story arc. It’s one which gives hope for some characters while meaning the end for others. The story by Kieron Gillen is intense, fun, and brimming with hope for future arcs. The art by Canaan White is striking and lifelike. Altogether, an issue that will keep you on for the next story arc.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Canaan White
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.65 Recommendation: Buy