Independent comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today that the first issue of Ed Brisson and Damian Couciero’s Cluster has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back to the printer for a second edition.
Numbers for the first issue of Cluster will not be out until early March when Diamond Comic Distributors releases sales figures for the month of February.
The second printing will release the second week of March with a variant cover by Damian Couciero.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
February 18, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the first issue of its new series about prisoners-turned-soldiers, Cluster, has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand.
Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of Cluster #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
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.
Praise for Cluster #1:
“Brisson adds another successful launch to his diverse resume with Cluster #1…a character-driven science fiction story that makes for an entertaining and engaging beginning.” – Comic Book Resources
“Cluster is a strong debut that looks to get even stronger.” – Newsarama
“Creators Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro have crafted a sci-fi action romp with a fresh look and a fresh approach.” – IGN
“Cluster #1 is the kind of classic sci-fi that gives you those nostalgic fuzzies from growing up watching Starship Troopers and Pitch Black.” – Bloody Disgusting
“Cluster is a series that sci-fi fans need to be following.” – All-Comic
“Cluster #1 is awesome, simply awesome with great characters and rocking action. You would be making a mistake missing this one.” – Rhymes With Geek
“Cluster #1 delivered in a huge way this week and will not leave readers disappointed.” – Geek Sushi
“Fans of old-school, hard-boiled action are in for a treat…” – Adventures in Poor Taste
“From prison brawls to battlefield brawls, this is one hell of a visual treat. Put aside one of your Big Two books this week in favor of Cluster #1, you’ll be pleasantly satisfied.” – Geeks Unleashed
Cluster #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Damian Couceiro and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of DEC148594. Orders close on February 23rd, and it is anticipated to be in stores on March 11th.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.