The space police are an autonomous group in “Nadir's Zenith,” hired by the corporations that govern space. The comic, set in the year 2112, looks at mankind's quest to the stars, which has increased at a record pace since the discovery of hyperspace technology. In deep space, corporations make up the off-world governments; they are policed by the Intergalactic Peace Corps.
“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.