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Schlock Mercenary: The Tub of Happiness Perfect Paperback – December 8, 2007
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Howard Tayler is the author and artist for the online comic strip Schlock Mercenary. New comics can be found daily at schlockmercenary.com
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It is a thick book, and even though I have read it online several times, still took quite a bit of time to leaf through
This book introduces Schlock, a polysilicate amorph (a sentient ball of peaty, hairy clay) with a handheld plasma cannon and a taste for chocolate and destruction-- not necessarily in that order. He joins Tagon's Toughs, a mercenary company commanded by Captain Tagon (a bag of no longer potable water, aka human) just as it's bought out by Breya Andreyasn, a marketing wizard who plans to use the mercenary company to market a revolutionary new starship drive.
The results of that business venture will turn civilization on it's head and end in the deaths of thousands of reptilian attorney drones.
The artwork is unretouched from the original airing, which means it's considerably rougher than Howard Tayler's more recent work. But the humor is there as strong as ever. I've read the book several times, and I still laugh out loud at many of the jokes.
I can hardly wait for the release of book 2 (book 3 (Under New Management) and book 4 (The Blackness Between) have already been released) And then whatever future books are released. Schlock Mercenary is grand fun for anyone who loves science fiction, comedy, or watching an anthropomorphic big pile of poo blow things up.