Review: Über #10
As well known as Captain America is as a comic book character, it’s still interesting to see how people are still discovering the character. His most famous visage these days is Chris Evans’ onscreen representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What most war comic enthusiasts usually like about the character is his origin story and his adventures with the Howling Commandos. These stories capture how we imagine the world was in this well glamorized era.
I always wondered if someone ever tweaked Captain America’s origin, how twisted could it be? Comic book fans got see a different version when he was revealed to be an agent of HYDRA or the more recent mash-up between Doctor Strange and Captain America. I always wondered how it would be if the experiment which made Steve Rogers Captain America made him a monster instead? In the tenth issue of Über, we get to see America’s entry into the superhuman powers race.
In the issue we catch up with England, as Churchill convenes his War Cabinet, anticipating Germany’s and Japan’s next moves, as he feels something is burgeoning, but doesn’t know what it is. We also find Stephanie enhancing the superhuman formula, something that would be superior to the other countries existing warships. We find the German warships in rare discussion between each other, as they try to figure out which of one of them will heading to the frontlines, as Klaudia has an eerie feeling she will be next. By issue’s end, Stephanie has found a recruit and Klaudia may be seeing her last moments alive
Overall, it’s an excellent issue that accelerates the story as pieces on this chessboard have gone to sudden death. The story by Kieron Gillen is intelligent, entertaining, and riveting. The art by Canaan White is alluring and luminous. Altogether, one of the better issues in this series.
Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Canaan White
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy