Review: Über #7
The term “heat of battle” has been used in every war movie ever made but it has come to be used in other venues. As a football fan plays in various games are described in such terms by various announcers. The truth of the matter is that it describes the primal need of human beings while fighting. As to whether actual thinking goes into each action or pure aggression takes over. It is even more primordial when it comes to a matter of life and death. When a gun is pointed in your direction is usually when one’s true nature takes over.
I remember the first time I saw a kid in my neighborhood shoot someone on my block. The look in his eyes still haunts me. I can tell it was the first time he had ever pointed the gun and the first time he shot someone as the hardened look he had before he pulled the trigger faded away once he knew the depth of the destruction it caused. This happens all the time in a war zone. With no time to pause, every second to act can mean if you live to breathe another day. In the seventh issue of Über, the action heats up in the Pacific leaving hundreds of bodies along the way. The Japanese Ubers take center stage.
We are taken to a room full of Japanese generals, who even though it seems all is lost, a German officer, inserts himself into their hierarchy by giving them the blueprints to create the Miyoko, the Japanese version of Panszermach. We also catch up with Chuck and Razor, as they search for the missing Miyoko, while they reminisce of better days in the war, before the arrival of these superhumans. The missing Miyoko that Chuck ad Razor were looking for, had been found by a platoon of Allied soldiers, who decimate instantly using their powers, leaving no witnesses to the power of their devastation. By issue’s end, though they have subverted the Miyoko for now, not everyone leaves unscathed, and anther character has been forever changed because of them.
Overall, another pulse pounding issue that embraces the carnage of war and shows that there is no victor when war takes place, just survivors. The story by Kieron Gillen is fierce, smart, and features wall to wall action. The art by Canaan White is engrossing and vivid. Altogether, an excellent issue that proves this universe is both interesting and complicated.
Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Canaan White
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy