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    Default Uber: is anyone else reading this?

    Anyone is reading it?

    It's easily one of my favorite comics published right now. While I usually stay away from Avatar Press publications because of their excessive use of violence in them, the premise of alternate take on WWII with militarized superhumans involved got my attention from the moment it was announced and I didn't want to miss it.

    And Gillen definitely delivered. You can tell that he put a huge amount of hours into researching historical background, but what's equally impressive is how strict he is with the pseudo-technical aspect of the Ubers. This allows the readers to try predict the outcome of upcoming battles depending on various strategies. All this without ignoring a human part of the comic.

    Surprising enough my favorite character is Sieglinde. While my enthusiasm for her is a little diminished by her allegiance, there is something about amazonian beauties that draws me to them. And then there is something satisfying in witnessing a housewife (or at least I'm guessing from her origin that she would be one) showing herself to be more capable than her male companions and overcoming any odds. I was quite already surprised that she won against HMH Colossus and just as much surprised that the writer let her survive the eleventh issue. That probably will change soon.

    Siegmund's actions were unexpected and made the year two of Uber completely unpredictable, at least for now.

    Siegfried is simply insane.

    There is not much to say about Maria yet, even after the current (13th) issue, but she reminds me a lot of The Female from The Boys. Though if I was to speculate about her transformation I would say that Russians accidentally made the first Zappy Battleship.

    As for Cohen, she clearly is a determined woman who wants to help win the war, no matter her personal costs. But I'm surprised that they decided to go with strength instead of zappy aspect of transformation. One would assume that an ability to kill your enemies from a far distance would be a lot more useful, especially with already existing Heavy Tank Men capable of protecting her physically, if only for a moment.

    Stephani I don't like as a person, but she has my respect for the fact that she somehow manages to not become a total wreck after everything she witnessed.

    Alan Turing rocks.

    Razor may be a fascinating character once he gets his powers.

    From what was already announced there will be one more issues about events happening shortly after the conclusion of the 11th, then in the 15th we will learn what happened to Sieglinde (will she somehow survive for the third time?) and what news is everyone hearing about (a simple information that Sieglinde was killed or managed to escape wouldn't be enough to shock Stephani). Then we will get spy action with a new kind of Ubers. And lastly the atomic bomb in the 18th issue. My guess is that it will not just be not enough to stop the Battleship, but whoever will be caught in the blast will do something unexpected with all of the released energy. Create something?

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    i'm reading it and it's really, really good. in fact, it's the best book i've ever read from Gillen. highly recommend this.

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    I grabbed the first trade and have from 6 on but have not started on it yet maybe this will have to be bumped up and read this weekend.

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    Über is an Anglo-American comic book series written by British author Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Canaan White and Gabriel Andrade. It is published monthly by Avatar Press, which released the first issue in April 2013. The comic depicts an alternate World War II in which the Third Reich develops powerful superhuman soldiers in 1945, preventing its imminent defeat and forcing the Allied nations to counter with superhumans of their own. The series is notable for its extreme violence, its depiction of wartime moral ambiguity, and the major roles it gives to historical figures such as Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Heinz Guderian.

    It really rocks!!

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    Spoilers for the 15th issues.

    And Sieglinde once again survives. If only she was on the right side of this war.

    Addition of two more levels of Ubers will probably change a lot of things in upcoming months. There is a question whether it's possible to be more powerful than a Battleship too. Could be that Maria is someone like that considering her unusual appearance (a normal body size) and abilities (creation of the Catalyst). And even if there isn't a level above a Battleship, I predict one more upgrade for Ubers that will give them ability to fly and call them Aircrafts.

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    Fantastic book, I'm really enjoying it as well. Not sure why it doesn't get more attention.

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    Sieglinde surviving was a surprise to me, since it seemed that the original plan to retrieve her was what was successful. No additional commands were needed to make certain she was picked up.

    As for more powerful than a Battleship, there was omnious talk that Britain developing their own Battleships would not be important once "she" was online. They either have something confirmed more powerful, or maybe a specialized Blitzenmensch Battleship to deal with normal Battleships.

    Was Maria creating more Catalyst? I thought she was just creating pseudo-food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
    As for more powerful than a Battleship, there was omnious talk that Britain developing their own Battleships would not be important once "she" was online. They either have something confirmed more powerful, or maybe a specialized Blitzenmensch Battleship to deal with normal Battleships.
    Can you point what a dialogue you are referring to? But my guess is that they were talking about an atomic bomb since it definitely should be enough to kill a Battleship.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
    Was Maria creating more Catalyst? I thought she was just creating pseudo-food.
    In 9th issue there is the Catalyst growing on her bed in the scene where she finally activates her powers and escapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestin View Post
    Can you point what a dialogue you are referring to? But my guess is that they were talking about an atomic bomb since it definitely should be enough to kill a Battleship.
    Sadly, no, I cannot. Just worked my way through most of my issues - it was a case of me forgetting that Klaudia is Sieglinde. Right before the Collossus vs. Sieglinde fight, the Germans mentioned that they had nothing that could match Claudia yet. I misremembered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestin View Post
    In 9th issue there is the Catalyst growing on her bed in the scene where she finally activates her powers and escapes.
    Sadly, I cannot find me issue of her by herself. Definitely a possibility of being special - I would have counted her as an accidental Blitzenmensch, though some sort of tender-supplier might be a possibility as well.
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