Trivia / Schlock Mercenary

In the Mallcop storyline, three QR codes are shown:

  • Here — which says:
    UID=ADMIN PASS=DEFAULT CMD=SLEEP[600sec noprompt fnord]
  • Here — which says:
    UID="ADMIN" PASS="DEFAULT" CMD="sleep, 600sec, noprompt, fnord"
  • and Here — which says:
    fnord UID=*** PASS=*** CMD="overwrite daylog, prev 28800 sec, sleep, 6000sec, noprompt" fnord

  • Contest Winner Cameo: Lieutenant Pibald and Corporal Pontucci are modeled after winners of a contest on the Schlock Mercenary forums.
  • Defictionalization:
  • Schedule Slip: Completely and absolutely averted. The strip was a couple hours late—once. Because the comic's server farm exploded.
  • Science Marches On: The Milky Way is consistently depicted as a regular spiral; fortunate, since a barred spiral would have made this strip a bit more blatant.
  • The Wiki Rule: Ovalkwiki.
  • X Meets Y: While reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy, the author had this to say:
    Sergeant Schlock can totally be described as a blobby cross between Groot and Rocket, with "I want to eat that" substituted for "I want to steal that."