The team behind BOOM! Studios’ Sons of Anarchy are collaborating on a brand new hard hitting sci-fi series this February. Cluster from Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro will take us to a distant future where prisoners are offered reduced sentences for serving in their planet’s interstellar military.
Check out the official blurb below for more information, then feast your eyes on some of the impressive cover variants.
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January 5, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 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.
“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) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141166. 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)
In addition, as part of BOOM!’s ongoing 10 Years celebration in 2015, if orders for Cluster #1 surpass 10,000 copies when retailers’ Final Order Cutoff (FOC) closes, a special 10K variant cover by Brandon Graham (Prophet) will be unlocked and shipped with the main covers in a 90/10 split.
The FOC deadline for retailers is Monday, January 12th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
Cluster #1 Main Cover by James Stokoe (L), Chase Cover (1:99) by Simon Roy (R)
Cluster #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Declan Shalvey (L), 10K Cover by Brandon Graham – Unlocks if orders surpass 10,000 copies (R)