When I first started reading about World War II, it was in the middle school, in fact, it was the fifth grade. This is where I first found out the “axis of evil” and how the United States came into the war. I also found out Nazi death camps and how they conducted their first experiments were on Black South Afrikaans. I remember, my fifth-grade teacher, told us about her grandfather who was part of the resistance in Italy under Mussolini’s reign.
The more I read, the further I got into lessor known stories and how the rest of the world was affected, by the war. This lead me to into different conspiracies and half truth that has surrounded this period, which includes how Hitler died. As many assassination attempts were made on his life by the Allies and by his own men, it makes you wonder how true the last account was. In the first issue of Über, we catch up with our protagonists, but open on said Dictator.
The issue opens on Hitler, right before he takes a cyanide pill, as he describes his tuition of being disheartened, where traitors and constant failures surround him, but one of his Generals stops him before it’s too late. We also catch up with General Sankt shortly after finding out what happened at the labs and the bloody mess that was left behind. We soon find out that Stephanie, all along, has been a British spy, working to infiltrate Hitler’s plan for the “Battleships”, by killing Schultz, the first one. By issue’s end, Siegfried meets Hitler and carries out his own version of “mass extinction”.
Overall, a great first issue, as it ramps up on the action, which make sit both gory and suspenseful. The story by Kieron Gillen is thrilling and suspense laden. The art by Caanan White is unnerving and vivid. Altogether, this issue gives you an unflinching look at war especially when superpowers are involved.
Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Caanan White
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy