Schlock Mercenary

Now four years in the runnning, Schlock is the best sci-fi space drama comedy webcomic that I read everyday…
Right now, Schlocktoberfest 2004 is going down, which means that probably a main character or two will die. Eek! Howard (the author) never pulls his punches, and we’ve seen beloved characters die over the years.

Try starting at book 2 or 3 (there’s a little pulldown box menu beneath the comic), and learn to love the Schlock. 🙂

Edited because I’m a pour typeist 🙂

12 Responses to “Schlock Mercenary”

Bah, read from the beginning!
Iz wunderbar

Owen - October 18th, 2004 at 12:01 pm

I read a few months’ worth — rather addictive 🙂

Sorry your li’l buddy, Shlock, got knocked off, Andrew. Really amazing that the author would do that to his main character and central comic relief.

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 10:53 am

You know, I thought it was “Schlock” (with the c), since I did take a semester of German and all.. but your repetition of the word without the c in your post made me think otherwise. Luckily the comic strip site agrees with my original suspicion.. We’re really going to have to do something about your German skills.
(But, no, I refuse to learn any French — that’s just a lost cause :-P)

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 11:04 am

Pourquois? Le langue francais est un langue tres bel. Aussi, il est parfait pour l’amour.

Owen - October 19th, 2004 at 11:39 am

Le langue francais est over-rated. I mean, speaking of l’amour, saying “Ich liebe dich” just sounds so much better than “Je t’adore.”

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 2:04 pm

Saying “ich liebe dich” sounds like a Turrettes patient with phlegm.

Owen - October 19th, 2004 at 3:52 pm

Yeah, it seems Spockesque, with the “a second childhood beats senility.” Hm. He did seem childlike and attracted to killing enough as it was though…

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 6:10 pm

So objective.

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 4:05 pm

Retracing from that tangent…

Don’t you think Schlock might still be alive? I mean, he’s still got his head apparently… And I saw that they had another character before live on with only his head… Guess we’ll find out in a strip or two.

Teisha - October 19th, 2004 at 4:07 pm

But Schlock’s brain isn’t in his head, it’s distributed throughout his entire structure… As the author noted, most of his “brain” has been destroyed already.

I’m predicting a “Return of Spock”-esque story, where the newly growing Schlock must be reintroduced to his former life. That is, provided he doesn’t become a primal killing machine (spoiler: check out his origin story). Given that it’s schlocktoberfest, either is possible.

Paradoxdruid - October 19th, 2004 at 4:39 pm

The new storyline is different.. but getting increasingly interesting.. What is Petey up to? Hmmm…. Check out Schlock, you unbelievers!

Paradoxdruid - January 3rd, 2005 at 4:32 pm

I just wanted to share part of yesterday’s comic:
“Our teraport is fine! The _universe_ is broken.”

Teisha - January 13th, 2005 at 3:23 pm

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