Along with your usual smattering of brain munching goblins, boneheaded barbarians and delusional psychiatric patients, Issue 7 of the 100% Biodegradable anthology features a new ongoing series - Death Duty, by John Freeman (Dr Who Magazine, Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Alan Burrows (2000ad, Starblazer, Commando).
'In a war-torn future, crime and disloyalty to the Terran Empire are punished with conscription into mercenary law enforcement squads: soldiers consigned to do or die in order to prove their commitment to the common good. The average life expectancy for a recruit is four months, hence the street slang for the job: Death Duty.
Dissidents in the Terran Empire are put on the infamous "List" - tracked down by Death Duty squads and terminated for their rebellion with extreme prejudice. For most of the Dutymen, exactly who they kill doesn't matter - until one of their number, Travis Wilson, begins to question the missions they're assigned and goes AWOL - a wanted man.'
What the reviewers are saying:
"A brilliant mix of dry humour, action, and story driven narrative." - Robert Bagley, A Place To Hang Your Cape
"The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the galaxys greatest comic!" Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
"Good old fashioned sci-fi escapism, and the art of Tony Suleri is worth the entrance fee alone" Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier