Comic books and military sci-fi are a great combination that used to serve has an introduction for younger readers to stories about future wars on distance planets with badass weaponry, hot female soldiers, and terrifying alien foes. Today, with the influx of Japanese Manga into the Western comic market, Western comic book creators are turning that much beloved style to jazz up Western comics...or ruin them, depending on your opinion. One of the children of this fusion of the Western and Eastern is Gear School,published by Dark Horse in 2007 in a micro-graphic novel format by the Spanish team of Adam Gallardo, Nuria Peris, and Sergio Sandoval. Since the release of the first graphic novel, there was a second volume in 2010, and an nine minute live-action short called Gear School: Plug and Play. This is one of those comics I discovered on the Dark Horse website, and was attracted to the concept prior to the founding of FWS, partly because of its similar to my first MSF novel that is stuck in rewrite hell (I'm so sorry Sarah!). FWS will be reviewing the second volume of Gear School in a future review blogpost...when I quiet spending money on DVDs and my cat (who is very sick at the moment)! Gear School was published in 2007 in the small trade paper book format by Dark Horse with 96 full color pages, and is still in print and available for about $5.
The PLOT of Gear School
The UGLY and Creepy...
Should You Read Gear School?
What Could be Done with the concept of Gear School
Wasn't There a Live-Action Movie?