Universal War One is a six-part French comic book limited series written, penciled, and inked by Denis Bajram. The first issue, The Genesis, was initially published in France by Soleil Productions in 1998. Due to its popularity, it was translated and released in English by Marvel Comics. The genre is military science fiction, and the series deals with such ideas as time dilation and time travel.

2098 - There is a growing tension between the United Earthes Forces (a NATO-like organisation) and the wealthy corporations known as the CIC: Colonisation Industrial Companies. But, suddenly, THE WALL appeared, cuting the solar system in two. This wall is so big, so dark, so mysterious. A squadron of officers waiting for martial court must understand its secrets. At any cost.

The whole plot was crafted by Bajram beforhand, thus leaving no inconsistancy between the six books despite the ''time travel'' used by the heroes.

More information can be found [[http://uw1.bajram.com/US-series.html here.]]

A sequel series titled Universal War Two started in 2013.

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'''Tropes used include'''

* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler: Balti.]]
* AntiHero: the main characters (except two) are criminals waiting for a trial in martial court.
* AnyoneCanDie: it starts happening in issue #1.
* ArtificialGravity: all space travelling ships use anti-G engine, most of the plot [[IncrediblyLamePun bend]] around them.
* AttemptedRape
* AuthorFilibuster: in issues #5 and #6, various characters (Kalish, Kate and Admiral von Richtburg) expose the author's political view on "american capitalism".
* BackStory: each comic issue starts with a 3-pages backstory focusing on one of the main characters.
* TheBattlestar: the Gengis Khan.
* BerserkButton: Mario is usually a coward, but he becomes berserk on a few occasions, when one of his friends is killed.
* BigBad: Paul Thin, aka [[spoiler: Mario.]]
* TheBigBoard: in the HQ room of the Gengis Khan.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: The main characters are all anti heroes of some sort. And The UEF isn't liked by most non western country (as shown in Milorad's and Amina's backstories), but at least they don't [[spoiler: cut planets in half.]]. Can also be considered a Grey and grey morality as there are some empathetic figures in the CIC.
* BrokenAce: Balti.
* BurialInSpace: [[spoiler: Balti.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: the main cast, special mention to Mario.
* ChekhovsSkill: Mario's engineering degree.
* CoolStarship: the Gengis Khan and some other spaceships have a really cool design.
* CrazyPrepared: the author, who wrote the whole cycle before starting to draw, and claims that he's had the wireframe for two more cycles from the beginning. It backfired on 9/11 (see word of God below).
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Amina. And Milorad. [[spoiler: and Mr thin. though it's also Marios's dark and trouble present.]]
* DeusExMachina: one of the few examples where a ''deus ex machina'' ending is justified by the plot. Also counts as a sequel hook, given the potential implications.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: 'Balti' prefers to die in a trapped corridor because he thinks it is the only way to avoid a TemporalParadox.]]
* DumbIsGood: subverted, the most intelligent man, Kalish, is a good guy, [[spoiler:while the dumbest, Mario, becomes evil.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: after the fall of the United Earthes.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: litterally.
* EarthShatteringKaboom played straight with The rings of Saturn in the first book. [[spoiler: And later planet Uranus and the Earth. Not an actual kaboom though: the wormhole tech isn't shwto broduce any sound.]]
* TheEmpire: the Colonisation Industrial Companies.
* TheFederation: the United Earthes.
* GeekPhysiques: Kalish (fat).
* TheGeneralsDaughter: inverted. The reason why Capt. Williamson leads a squad of 7 people is because she saved the admiral's daughter, who is also part of the squad.
* GratuitousEnglish: French graphic novel/comic book, english title...most in universe english is justified in the US dominated setting though.
* HeroicBSOD: Kalish, after [[spoiler:the destruction of the Earth. And later when he achieves teleportation, and realises the potential uses of such an invention.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Balti, combined with DrivenToSuicide]]
* HurlItIntoTheSun: inverted, the BigBad sends a space station into the sun, not to destroy the station but to destroy the sun !
* MadScientist: there is a double subversion: [[spoiler: the scientist who invented the SpaceStation that generates the wormhole is the only one to care about a possible TimeParadox, so he kills the fools who want to 'go home' even if it may destroy the universe. He seems to be the OnlySaneMan. However, when Kalish explains him there is no way to create a time paradox, the scientist refuses to listen and kills himself, showing that he is in fact insane.]]
* MultinationalTeam: in the main cast, there are two Americans, a German, a Columbian, a Serbian, a South African and a Bahraimi.
* OneManIndustrialRevolution: Kalish.[[spoiler: Also, Mr thin, AKA Mario. He didn't actually invent anything, but he was able to help other people invent antigrav tech, resulting in the setting.]]
* OurWormholesAreDifferent
* TheProfessor: Kalish, and his buddies in Harvard.
* SceneryPorn: Denis Bajram wanted the set to be epic and it shows.
* ScienceHero: Kalish.
* StableTimeLoop: the whole plot is axed around this trope.
* StarshipLuxurious: most starships are huge, with plenty of empty space.
* SupportingLeader: Admiral von Richtburg.
* TimeTravel: in fact, [[spoiler: Kalish discovers how to travel through Time and space.]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: the story is set 100 years into the future, but the society and technology is almost the same as today. The only major scientific advantances are atomic fusion and anti-gravity. No [[{{Robot}} intelligent robots]], no [[{{Transhuman}} cybernetics]]. The society ? Ruled by a U.N./NATO expy. And they bombed Serbia, like NATO did in the end of the 1990ies. [[spoiler: the fast progress in thos two areas are due to a stable time loop, justifying a setting with huge spaceships but little other advanced technologies.]]
* TwistEnding: who is the BigBad ?
* UniverseBible: each issue's title refers to an event of Literature/TheBible and each chapter starts with a quotation of the fictional ''Bible of Canaan''.
* UnsufferableGenius: Kalish. He is a misanthropist who is largely superior in intelligence to everyone else. He gets better over the course of the story.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Mario.]]
* WordOfGod: the comic issue [[spoiler: in which New York (and the Earth) is destroyed]] was released soon after September 11th attacks. Some readers thought this was a very bad joke. The author had to write a note, explaining it was just a coincidence. sinced the whole scenario for the 6 books were wrtten ahead of the first books' publication.
* WrongTimeTravelSavvy: most of the cast, mostly [[spoiler: Balti, the CIC station's scientist.]]
* ZergRush: the 4th Fleet (dozens of cruisers and hundreds of [[SpaceFighter space fighters]]) launches an attack against the 'Wall' [[spoiler: and is nearly destroyed.]]
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