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Gear School by Adam Gallardo
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Sep 27, 11

bookshelves: graphic-novel-fantasy-sf, graphic-novel-teen
Read in September, 2011

The story was enjoyable, although it felt like he had watched too many episodes of Evangelion in a row before writing it. The basic concept, that mankind is at war with an alien enemy and that the training for human combatants has to begin early, is a familiar one. In this case, the aliens seem to be able to do whatever the author says, when it's needed, and not a speck more. From what is shown in the first book, I don't know why the aliens haven't won yet, but the action is quick and interesting. The character development looks like it has potential, but this volume is slender, and there isn't room for much. Still, the possibilities are there.
The artwork was a little creepy, and cost the book a full star. The central character and her friends are supposed to be 13. When in normal clothes, she looks at least close to that age. When she's in training uniform, the artists add inches to her bust measurement and draw a skintight outfit which lovingly caresses her anatomy in ways which suggest that she wears no undergarments.
Geez, she's 13 years old, for goodness sake!!! Nuria Peris and Sergio Sandoval are the artists, names to remember if they ever come to trial...

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