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SCUD The Disposable Assassin

DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
edited March 2008 in Graphic Violence
http://www.robschrab.com/scud/index.html
http://www.robschrab.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scud:_The_Disposable_Assassin

An awesome looking comic that I never been able to find. It apparently started coming out back when I was still learning to ride a bicycle and then kind of fizzled away.

After a million years, issue 21 is finally coming out some time this summer hopefully. An omnibus or whatever, with all 21 issues, is planned, along with an action figure.

Watching Rob's Vlogs is pretty cool.

So does anyone have the old Scud issues? Just how awesome are they? etc

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2007
    i've found one trade of this. it's excellent. scud has to have a temporary replacement arm until a proper one can be acquired, so they just graft a human arm to his body, but then it turns out the arm was from a werewolf, which takes over scud's brain and makes him speak in shakespearean english for the rest of the night

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It looks like Scud and Earthworm Jim should have had a crossover.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I have the second trade.

    It is the most fucked up thing I have ever read.

    When the omnibus comes out it is so bought. Maybe pre-ordered.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It is already June. I hope we get some info soon.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I just need a release date for the omnibus because fuck it is already bought.

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    graizurgraizur __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Scud T shirts were cool at the very beginning of the trendy obscure shirt trend. Even before Crazy Eddie t-shirts.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    This is one of the books that I miss the most from my old collection which I sold off before moving in with my ex-girlfriend almost a decade ago. Stupid stupid stupid, I had every issue of Milk & Cheese, and Preacher up until that point too, stupid stupid stupid.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    There was also a game of it for the Sega Saturn at one point, for what it's worth.

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    spidahspidah Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I bought all the Scud stuff when it came out, and I was young as hell. Maybe this is why I'm so scarred today.

    Always wondered why such a good series had no end. Scud's popularity was about to blow up around that time, but then nothing happened.

    It was perfect for a movie...Rob put in soundtrack suggestions for every comic, too.

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    PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    So beyond dropping $4 a book at conventions is there anyway to read this series?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    If you have patience, there is an omnibus coming out at some point, some time after 21 comes out. 21 is supposed to come out this summer.

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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    How did I miss this? SCUD!!!! I have all the original releases and a couple alternate cover art copies, plus the Drywall one shot and Scud: Tales from the Vending Machine. Didn't get into the Nostroid stuff. He's a cool guy, I met him once after seeing the Dead Ailwives. This is so cool. I need to go change my pants.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Oh man, I loved SCUD, even though I don't have all the issues. I didn't feel like paying 8-12 bucks at the last con I was at. An omnibus sounds incredibly awesome.

    I especially loved how they gave suggested voice talent and soundtracks for the issues. It sounds kinda cheesy but it really helped me get into it.

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    TalleyrandTalleyrand Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Damn! I've heard about SCUD for a long time and I decided that they would be some of the first things that I would blow any extra cash on ebay for. Then I checked out his blurb on his extended hiatus only to get bombarded with spoilers. Fuck!

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    spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I love SCUD and La Cosa Nostroid, they are both made of awesome. I even played the game on the Saturn, and even though it sucked so incredibly bad, I had a smile on when I played it. The Vending Machine books are awesome, especially when someone buys a SCUD and tells it to kill itself. Oh man, such pain in my sides never existed.

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    WwenWwen Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I was looking up information on this not long ago. I have most of the books except for a couple of the later ones. I'll have to pick up the end of the story I guess. I was quite fond of the werewolf arm that made him talk all Shakespearian when there was a full moon. Hippy haiku brother trucker.

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    MinkyUrungusMinkyUrungus Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Yeah, I only knew about the game YEARS ago and I so badly wanted to play it. Man...


    Does anyone know if it was any good 'cuz maybe I'll just eBay the gods-damned thing. I actually do remember it having some pretty shitty ratings, but re-GARD-less...

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
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    Hopefully coming in February!

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
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    Hopefully coming in February!

    Of what year?

    One would assume 2008, but given the age of this thread (and what it references), it feels like a fair question.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    2008.

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    VirralVirral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    So according to wiki... issue 21 is coming out, and then he will release an omnibus with issues 1-21. And then there will be issues 22-24 to finish off the story? Wierd and annoying...

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Didn't they make a video game out of this?

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Didn't they make a video game out of this?
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    There was also a game of it for the Sega Saturn at one point, for what it's worth.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I was under the impression that issue 21 was the final issue. Don't believe everything you read on a wiki, especially if it is unsourced.
    Schrab recently, announced that the Scud finale will be four times the original length. The Book was to be a 32 page conclusion, instead the ending chapter will be over 111 pages long making it Schrab's biggest comic project to date.

    Rob Schrab told fans that "he just couldn't make this another issue. I want Scud to go out with a bang."

    Because of this and with Schrab producing, directing and writing the Sarah Silverman Program for Comedy Central, the Complete Scud Book will not be out by the 2007 ComicCon but will be for Comic Con 2008

    Four Issue Series Finale

    The final installment of Scud will be released as a four-part mini series to be published by Image Comics, with covers done by guest artists.

    1. 21 - Ashley Wood (February 2008) "Return of the Over-Used Muse"
    2. 22 – Jim Mahfood (March 2008) “Challenge of the Over-Used Muse”
    3. 23 – David Hartman (April 2008) “Retaliation of the Over-Used Muse”
    4. 24 – Doug Tennapel (May 2008) “Death of the Over-Used Muse”

    The Oversized One-Volume edition of Scud will then be released in June 2008. [citation needed]
    scud wiki

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    VirralVirral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, there has been some stealth editing since my post to change comments about the omnibus being #1-21 to #1-24. Presumably the older stuff was in there from before they announced it had to be split into four issues.

    That makes more sense, it would have been incredibly wierd if they had released extra issues after an omnibus.

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    MAD!MAD! Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    SCUD was such a cool book. never got to many issues, they were always so hard to find.

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    Terminal RabbitTerminal Rabbit Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Thought I would share my "free" issue of Scud. I read about it in Wizard and sent Rob Schrab a letter asking for a free copy. The book was $4.50 and told them it might suck and then I would be out my allowance for the week... This is what arrived!

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    VirralVirral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Thats possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen. And it payed off in spades, cause you're spreading the word :)

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Totally jawsome.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    They'd totally tear people new assholes on the letters page.

    It was like the internet. Except, their letters page.

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    Terminal RabbitTerminal Rabbit Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Virral wrote: »
    Thats possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen. And it payed off in spades, cause you're spreading the word :)

    Hehe thanks! 14 years late but its the thought that counts right?

    I gota say Scud has to be one of my favorite all time comics. Benjamin Franklin as a zombie witch doctor... O_o

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    VirralVirral Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I like the look of it. Once the omnibus is out I'll pick it up I think.

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    MinkyUrungusMinkyUrungus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Also ALSO...Rob Schrab is...I think...a producer on the "Sarah Silverman Program." So my question earlier (months ago, I think) is answered. It HAS to be good. Cool.

    Benjamin Franklin as a...Holy shit.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    That dosen't even begin to cover the weirdness of Scud.

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    DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I have the Saturn game. It is not so good.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Wow. I loved Scud years ago, I can't believe it's finally coming back.

    And an action figure would be great, I made several attempts as a kid to make my own.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Yeah, I guess the last issue is getting turned into a big four-part thing? I kind of forgot about this until now. A lot of crazy stuff this past year. I was browsing CBR and saw this:
    SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN: THE WHOLE SHEBANG! TP
    story ROB SCHRAB, DAN HARMON & MONDY CARTER
    art & cover ROB SCHRAB

    "BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND ENDî
    Scud is programmed to destroy a basement monster but he will self destruct if he does, so the robotic assassin puts the wounded creature on life support and becomes a freelance assassin to pay for the hospital bills.

    Collects SCUD # 1-24, plus the super-sweet one-shot DRYWALL: UNZIPPED

    JUNE 25 764 PAGES BW $19.99

    Whoa. Is that an error? 764 pages for 20 bucks?

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It's 4 parts and at least part 1 has been out for a while.

    I'm waiting for the omnibus.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm thinking that is what The Whole shebang is. It sure sounds like the omnibus, but the price has to be wrong.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Maybe because it's B&W? Or softcover maybe? No idea.

    I'm buying it regardless.

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