Gears Of War #9 Retail Variant (2009) DC Wildstorm comic book. Written by Mike Capps and Joshua Ortega; Art by Liam Sharp. Following a distress signal from the overrun city of Jilane, Delta Squad is dispatched to investigate with the help of a unique "scout" named Alex. The team, with the help of Sigma Squad, will explore one of the darker elements of the Gears universe, and to tell this unique and harrowing tale, series writer Joshua Ortega will be joined by Epic Games president Mike Capps! Further exploring the world of the sensational hit video game!