Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler is epic science fiction being told four panels at a time. And here, for the first time, the complete print editions are available in an electronic format!
The Tub of Happiness--$16
Welcome to Tagon's Toughs, a mercenary company whose newest recruit is almost as much trouble as the new owners. They want to revolutionize space travel. Schlock just wants just wants to hurt people and break things.
This massive volume takes the reader through the first seventeen months of the hit comic strip Schlock Mercenary, and includes concept sketches, commentary, guest art, and a bonus story previously only available in print.
If you've been waiting to devour this strip from the very beginning, there's no better time to grab your big spoon and dig into The Tub of Happiness.
The Teraport Wars--$16
Sergeant Schlock lost his eyes, and thanks to a quirk of amorph biology, he needs to steal new ones. Naturally he asks Tagon's Toughs to help. Then an offer for real employment arrives and the company finds itself in a battle for galactic domination.
This second volume picks up where The Tub of Happiness left off, and features all of the original strips and footnotes along with concept art, commentary, guest art, deck plans, and a bonus story previously only available in print.
Gird up your annie-plant, grab an obligatory fiddly-bit and prepare for The Teraport Wars.
Under New Management--$9
The future is not apocalyptic. The future is not utopian. The future, as fate would have it, is hilarious. Meet Schlock, Legs, Tagon and the rest of the mercenaries of Tagon's Toughs, a small company dragooned into government service by the rotund General Xinchub. The scary fat man is going to pay them to hunt down their friends.... unless they give him a reason to blow them up without paying them at all.
This third volume of the hit comic strip Schlock Mercenary includes footnotes, margin art, deck plans, and a bonus story previously only available in print. It is a must have for fans and a perfect primer for everyone else.
The Blackness Between--$9
"Captain, I found some numbers that don't add up. They don't do this in a very scary way." Captain Tagon, Sergeant Schlock, and the rest of Tagon's band of mercenaries have finally caught up with their quarry. Now all they need to do is convince them to come along quietly. It may not matter, though, because something ancient, invisible, and very, very powerful has noticed these noisy interlopers.
The fourth Schlock Mercenary volume is chock-full of footnotes and sketches, plus an exclusive bonus story explaining how Schlock got rich escaping from the circus.
To celebrate the event, Baen will be offering all four titles in a discount bundle for only $45—a savings of $5! Offer expires February 14, 2012, so buy early and buy often. A great gift for the John Ringo fan who has everything (remember, these were the inspiration for the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Troy Rising series).
(Also please note because these books are art intensive they will be offered in .pdf format only, to maximize your reading pleasure. Instructions for use on all reading devices are included in each file.)
These files are larger than our normal Ebooks in an attempt to do justice to Howard Tayler's art.
- The Tub of Happiness: 298 MB
- The Teraport Wars: 204 MB
- Under New Management: 66.4 MB
- The Blackness Between: 65.4 MB