From BOOM! Studios, and the creative team of Ed Brisson (writer) and Damian Couceiro (artist), Cluster is a compelling, action packed and fun story about a group of small time criminals sentenced to defend one of Earth’s colonies as inmates in the Tranent penal colony located on the planet Midlothian.
The story follows Samara Simmons who loses someone close to her in a traffic accident and is sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor as soldiers in the defense of Midlothian against an alien army called the Pagurani who desire the planet for themselves.
In essence, Cluster deals with both a prison story and an off world alien war in which space faring humans are pitted against monstrous and unfriendly adversaries both within and outside of their surroundings.
On the one hand Samara who tends to be a loner has to deal with prison life in which not having friends to watch your back can be deadly, while also having to worry about fighting a war on a far off alien planet in which you need friends in order to save your ass from the deadly aliens.
The art is quite fun, with a story that keeps the reader quite interested in an action packed and compelling story that continues to take the characters from one harsh environment to another.
I am looking forward to the next issue and would recommend that this series and its premier issue be added to any science fiction loving comic book reader’s ongoing monthly comic list.
Written by: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art, and he currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator. Tye also serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County and is also the Media Chairperson for the Osceola County Bar Association. Tye also has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine and you can visit Tye on Facebook as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to TBourdony@scifipulse.net.