If you’re looking for a starting point for Schlock Mercenary, we recommend starting with Book 10, The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse.
“I bet I can turn this tank into a longshoreman…”
Their first job for their new employers is a glorified delivery run, and when things go wrong Tagon’s Toughs can honestly point at the mess they did not make and say “this was not our fault.”
As with any public mess, however, it only gets messier as it gets more public, and a celebrity journalist is looking to pin the blame on someone. Like perhaps the company of violent sociopaths whose job it was to deliver the groceries.
Like all Schlock Mercenary books, Longshoreman of the Apocalypse introduces the key characters and concepts early on so you don’t need to read the previous nine books to catch up. You can if you’d like, though. We’re not the boss of you.
Schlock Mercenary ran daily for twenty years, so the archives are deep. We’d love for you to read all of them, but we do counsel a bit of caution before you dive in.