Uber is a comic-book where enhanced metahumans have made World War II bloodier and more vicious than it already was. The ubermenschen in the series have hollowed out gore-filled craters through Europe and the Soviet Union, leaving Paris and London smoking ruins. Now they’re coming for the United States. No wonder Alan Moore likes this book.
The concept of superheroes blossomed during World War II, growing off the fantasy that super-strong men and women could end all the conflict in a matter of hours or days. Uber posits the opposite: that superpeople would have made everything much, much worse.
Set in 1945 close to the end of WWII, Uber imagines a Germany on the brink of collapse suddenly becoming the dominant aggressor thanks to its deployment of newly created superhumans. There’s an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to fund Uber’s next volume, which brings the series’ military drama to American shores.
Uber is written by Kieron Gillen (art by Canaan White, Gabriel Andrade and Daniel Gete), best known for stellar runs on Marvel’s Darth Vader, Young Avengers, and X-Men and ongoing fan favorite The Wicked + The Divine. But he’s also written a lot of other cool stuff, including video game journalism from the aeons when thunder lizards roamed the Earth. From 12:00 pm to 1:00pm ET, he’s graciously agreed to answer your questions about Uber, Darth Vader and maybe even WicDiv slash-fiction. Be nice and maybe he’ll stay a bit longer.