Death Duty: Renegade is available now in digital or print from DriveThru Comics http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/226483/Death-Duty-Renegade.
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.
Those who serve out a full year are entitled to a bonus and financial rewards for their work – and even the opportunity of early amnesty.
Of course, very few survive what is known as DEATH DUTY: the average life expectancy for a recruit is four months…in some cases, much less!
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.
Described by some as ruthless assassins working with the worst of intentions, Dutymen - and women - see themselves as simply being paid to kill to keep the Empire safe. For most of them, 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.
Death Duty: Renegade, the first in a trilogy of stories starring Travis Wilson and Rourke (Rourke created by John Freeman and Liam Sharp) is written by John Freeman (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd Megazine, Black Ops Extreme) with David Hailwood (100% Biodegradable, TOXIC), drawn by Brett Burbridge (Octal, 100% Biodegradable) and lettered by Ken Reynolds (Cognition, Sliced Quarterly)
DEATH DUTY: RENEGADE collects the first full length Death Duty strip first published in 100% Biodegradable, and includes the “lost” first episode planned for an unpublished WarWorldz anthology comic, drawn by Alan Burrows (Dan Dare, Commando).
Edited by Dave Hailwood, the Death Duty: Renegade collection is published by Crucible Press, a new comic imprint established by the team behind the comics website downthetubes.net, in partnership with Biomekazoik Press.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
“ A ripping yarn that’s hitting all the right beats”
- A Place to Hang Your Cape
"Death Duty has a real throwback feel to it, like a cross between David Lloyd and vintage Alan Grant.”
- Pipedream Comics