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Schlock Mercenary

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Welcome to the 31st Century! Humans entered the galactic age over 900 years ago, and now do business with all manner of alien folk.

Enjoy your daily fix on the go, with features not available on the web.

* Bigger than ever - Strips 28% larger than online.
* See the future with strips available 3 days ahead of the web with a paid subscription.
* Create your own bookmarks - which can automatically follow you through the archives.
* Panel based viewing, as the Artist intended.
* Pan and zoom to see more detail on the interesting bits.
* Special iPhone only artwork.
* Simple navigation through the archives.
* Read Howards Blog in the app.
* Links to Schlock online communities.

Re-read your favorite books, or chapters with our simple archive navigation.

The official Schlock Mercenary reader application gives you access to all the strips since the beginning of the strip.

Note: An Internet connection is required to download content. A monthly subscription can be purchased from within the app.

What's New in Version 2.9.0

Updated for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
Bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

It works

Summary: If you just want to read the latest Schlock comic, then download this app. Nonexistent multitasking is annoying while reading the archives.

On my 3GS.

The app works well. I can read any schlock comic I want, provided I know when it was published or where it is in the books. The app remembers which is the last comic I have read, so there is a big button on the start screen which takes me to the latest comic which I have not read.

Also neat: once a comic is downloaded, it gets stored locally until you clear the local archives. That means off-line viewing of comics which you have already read (bookmark your favorites).

I have two complaints. The app does not support multitasking, so if I'm reading through the archives and leave the app, I have to reload the app and find my place again (unless I use a bookmark, which updates automatically, but that doesn't solve the reload problem.) This would not be much of a problem were it not for the second problem, which is the ad placement. With the ads right next to the "next" button, I accidentally press ads all the time, which pushes me to the app store and I have to reload everything.

One time, I was able to just switch, so this may just be me, but putting the ads somewhere else, supporting in-app ad frames, or changing button placement would still be nice.

That said, the app is free, and if you just need to read the latest comic, it's great.

Awesome Comic and great app

I've been reading this comic for 4 years and it is hi-larious. Howard's movie reviews are spot on too. The app works great and is super convenient since I'm rarely in front of a computer screen any more.

A great way to kill a few minutes (or hours...)

This is a well-crafted Web comic, and I continue to be impressed at the depth of story Howard squeezes onto my iPhone screen.

Schlock Mercenary
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 2.9.0
  • Size: 8.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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