Review: Über #12

How does one carry on when change occurs beyond recognition? Some assume that our future is dictated by our past. We see all that came before and assume that we will repeat the cycle. The reality is, the cycle can be broken, as each individual can change their own destiny.

Take for instance familial skirmishes where one family has no idea why they even hate each other but just do. This all can be helped if someone from each side tried to mend things and actually have a true dialogue. These things happen when generations die off and history is lost with them.  In the 12th issue and the beginning of year 2 of Über we find all three nations rudderless without the men who lead their nations but their bloodlust even more heightened.

We catch up with Stephanie shortly after the massacre in London, as the RAF assess their casualties which includes Churchill. We soon find out that Stephanie has been using  what she learned from the Germans to create a different type of warship in Bletchley. As her ambitions become reckless, almost killing Bletchley, Alan attempts to stop her ,knowing no good can come from extreme measures. By issue’s end, some unexpected news gives Stephanie and Alan pause. Something that will change everything.

Overall, it’s quite an introspective issue that dives into the motivations of one of the main characters Stephanie. The story by Kieron Gillen is gripping and smart. The art by Gabriel Andrade is luminous and elegant. Altogether, an entertaining issue in this saga of superpowered humans in World War II.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Gabriel Andrade
Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy