Scud: The Disposable Assassin re-hits comic store shelves

Posted on 20 June 2011
By Andrew Marr
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Scud is the story of a robotic assassin who discovers that if his target dies, so does he.

So our hero does what any sane robotic killing machine would do, he mortally wounds the monster putting it on life support and enters the world of freelance assassination to pay the hospital bills.

Originally launched in 1994 the series ran for 20 issues before wrapping up on an all mighty cliff-hanger.

Over a decade later the comic was given a proper ending in the form of a four-issue continuation to tie up the loose ends.

Scud: The Whole Shebang collects the entire series of adventures from the robotic assassin created by Rob Schrab, as well as super-sweet extra one-off stories from his sidekick Drywall.

The world that Schrab has created is truly unique and quite frankly, fantastically weird.

The writing is extremely funny and is only matched by the incredible amount of detail held in each frame.

This is one of those rare comics where style and substance are held in equal abundance and offers the reader a chance to hurtle into this insane robo-hitman world, guns blazing.

Don’t be put off by the mammoth task of getting through this 764 page epic journey of carnage; this is no Crime and Punishment.

Using robots and gangster movies as a frame of reference, Schrab created a comic steeped in early 90s pop culture that is still a joy to read.

You will continue to look back at this book not just for the laughs but for the excellent black and white artwork.

Scud: The Whole Shebang is out 28th June 2011 through Image comics.