Gear Station 1A NM Image Comics Michael Turner Cvr Janak Alford Dan Fraga 1st p


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Gear Station (2000) #1A

Published Mar 2000 by Image
Michael Turner cover
(W) Janak Alford & Dan Fraga
(A) Dan Fraga
(Color) Scribble (CGI) GEAR23
Full color, 32 pages

Magical battles, secret societies, timeless romance and underground fight clubs, combine to make this an ultimate tale of epic proportions! Witness the Gear Station, an ancient device with unimaginable power, secretly guarded by the mysterious Dominion of Souls. Peer within the city of Domain, see a betrayal, sparked by a jealous love, which will ultimately change the lives of this world forever. Meet Bryce, a reluctant young hero, who holds the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy in his hands. Arthur, former bodyguard to the monarch who’s undying love for the princess fuels his quest for justice. Yoshi, master of the ancient ways of majic and former teacher of the Steamlords, who had to return to his old ways of battle. Darwin, half human half fairy, who’s attitude gets her in a spot of trouble. Come see how this all comes together in The Gear Station #1. See the amazing technology of GEAR23 CGI in action as one of Image’s first Computer generated comics hits your store!

In the comics boom of the mid-’90s, a number of new creators burst onto the scene. Dan Fraga was hired fresh out of high school in 1991 to draw for Rob Liefeld’s line of comics at the then-newly launched Image Comics. He disappeared from the comic shelves around the turn of the century, but now he’s popping up in the most unlikely of places: directing a television show for comedian Ricky Gervais.

To jog your memory, Fraga made his comics debut in the pages of Youngblood, and went on to do his own creator-owned work like Black Flag and Gear Station as well as work for the Big Two on everything from What If? to Superman. But in 2000 Fraga segued out of comics to become a storyboard artist for films like Transporter 2 and the second Fantastic Four movie. In 2010 a gig doing storyboards for an MTV series called The Hard Times of RJ Berger led to the producers expanding his role to direct animated scenes for the show. That in turn got him the offer to direct Ricky Gervais’ self-titled animated show based on his pre-recorded podcasts.

“While the show is from preexisting podcasts, Ricky worked with us to make sure that what we did coincided with what he wanted for the show,” Fraga said in an interview with “He was a fun guy to work with and had great notes.”

In addition to directing this show, Fraga says that he’s working on a pilot for Adult Swim as well as a novel.

BM: THE GEAR STATION was a series you did for Image. It was unique at the time utilizing CG backgrounds behind hand drawn art. Was that a book you would have liked to have done more with?

DF: Yes, and still will when the time is right.

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.