“You have all of these corporations that are running everything, and there's no more governments other than on Earth,” Compton said. “Everything else is governed by corporations. And so you have to have a governing body that kind of polices them. That's pretty much what I built the story around.”
The lead character of the comic book series is Captain John Nadir, an IPC space marshal.
“I liked the play on words, and I decided I wanted an Arabic character,” Compton said. He was also inspired by Faran Tahir's turn as Captain Robau in 2009's “Star Trek.”
“If they ever make a movie, he's got to play the role,” Compton said.
“Nadir's Zenith” is available at area comic-book stores and online at indyplanet.com. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/NadirsZenith.