Criminals Fight or Die in Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro’s Original Series “Cluster”

Jan 31, 2015

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What would you sacrifice for freedom? This February, characters in BOOM! Studios’ new series Cluster are asked just that—and don’t have much of a choice.

Created by the team behind the latest run on BOOM!’s Sons of Anarchy comic series, writer Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered) and artist Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes) tell a story set in a distant future where humans have discovered life on other planets. Faced with a shortage of manpower, and in order to protect their colonies across the galaxy from other species, Earth’s government has resorted to offering prisoners a chance to shorten their long sentences in exchange for serving as an interstellar soldier. More and more soldiers are needed as wars continue, so small crimes are met with long-term punishments. But when a group of prisoners-turned-soldiers are marooned on enemy soil, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.

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“It feels great to finally be able to share Cluster with the comic book industry,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “This is a series we’ve been working on for a while and we’ve just been champing at the bit to see it on ‘stands. Pairing Ed with Damian is a perfect creative match. We’ve seen the type of crime-infused stories they’re capable of on the Sons of Anarchy comic book. Now we get to see them take that sensibility off world for a truly hard-hitting sci-fi series!”

Cluster #1 arrives in comic shops on February 4th with a main cover by James Stokoe (Wonton Soup, Orc Stain) and a 1-in-99 “Jackpot” variant cover by Simon Roy (Prophet.) Also available are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Trevor Hairsine (Divinity, Ultimate Six), and a retailer incentive cover by Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight).

Cluster #1
Boom! Studios
Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Damian Couceiro
Release date: 2/4/2015

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