Review: Über #11

Growing up as a fan of Kaiju movies, I always loved the big fights between the creatures. Those movies felt like watching each of the monsters wreak havoc in everything they see, leaving scorched earth wherever they walk. The movies ultimately come down to both of these gigantic monsters battling until one died or was beaten. Often these movies were subtitled or badly dubbed but they were pretty easy to follow. The plot was pretty clear. That flaw didn’t take away from what made them so enjoyable, the fights and how they destroyed everything in their path. It was also interesting to see how the humans react to kaiju that came their way.

There was something both intriguing and ridiculous about these movies. In the 11th issue and end of the second story arc of Über, we get the big fight readers have been waiting for.

We catch up with Sieglinde as she continues her onslaught on London, effectively Germany’s second Blitz on the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Churchill looks for help from Stephanie, as England’s own Ubers are decimated within minutes of deploying. As defeat nears, Churchill ensures the royal family’s safety and England’s ultimate saving grace. By issue’s end, Siegmund provides Hitler a most unwelcome surprise.

Über #11 isan excellent issue that grinds this arc to its ultimate conclusion that both satisfies and entertains the reader. The story by Kieron Gillen is smart, well-paced, and intense. The art by Canaan White is beautiful. Altogether, a fitting bookend to an intriguing story arc.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Canaan White
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy