Gear (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Legion of Super-Heroes volume 4 #117 (1989)
Created by Tom Peyer
Tom McCraw
Scott Kolins
In-story information
Alter ego I.Z.O.R.
Team affiliations Legion of Super-Heroes
Abilities Ability to turn parts of his body into tools and interface with computers

Gear (real name: I.Z.O.R.) is a fictional character a superhero in the DC Comics universe. The character is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Gear is a Linsnarian, a race composed of organic machinery beneath humanoid shells. The Blackstar Juvenile Correctional Facility captured him for use in maintaining their systems. For quite some time, he pretended to be servile, while programming some of his machinery to disable the systems keeping the inmates contained and powerless upon his deactivation[volume & issue needed]. On the arrival of the Legionnaire Sensor on the station, he was convinced by her to move prematurely, and was severely damaged in the process, activating his failsafes.[volume & issue needed]

However, Brainiac 5 successfully repaired him[volume & issue needed], and Gear remained on the Legion Outpost space station until most of the Legion was lost in a rift and the team was forcefully disbanded as a result[volume & issue needed]. R.J. Brande then made contact with many of the remaining Legionnaires, including Gear, and put together a plan to construct a "Legion World" - an artificial planetoid to house a revived and expanded team, which Gear and Invisible Kid designed and helped to construct.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Gear is composed of organic machinery, and can transform parts of his body into tools and interface with computers.

External links[edit]

  • Gear at the Comic Book DB