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Terminal Lance #327 “Bursting Bomb”


Indulge me for a moment, if you will…


Someone wants us to believe that this rank, Master Gunnery Sergeant, has what is known as a “Bursting Bomb” in the center of it. Someone is either in a total lack of control of their mental faculties or they’re full of shit. Don’t just take my word for it, I have proof.

Exhibit A)


I spent 4 years as an 0351 Infantry Assaultman, and a large and understated part of our job is demolitions. I can tell you with absolute confidence that this is what an exploding bomb looks like.

Exhibit B)

pineappleA pineapple.




You’re not fooling anyone, you have a fucking pineapple on your collar. Stop trying to bullshit us about it being a “Bursting Bomb.” It’s not a goddamn bomb, it’s a goddamn pineapple. I’m not some kind of tropical fruit botanist, but I spent three years living in Hawaii and I can tell you a fucking pineapple when I see one. This is a fucking a pineapple.


It’s got fucking leaves for shit’s sake! That’s not explosions bursting out of it, they’re leaves growing out of it.

Someone needs to officially come out and set the record straight. Maybe the newly minted Commandant, General Dunford, can make this one of his first orders of business. This deception needs to end.

On another note, this isn’t the Master Guns’ first appearance in Terminal Lance. You might remember him all the way back from 2010 in the second comic strip I ever did, SNCO Syndrome. Why is Abe working in an office? Well at the time I was with the battalion S3, under the command of a Master Gunnery Sergeant shortly before I finished out my last months at ComCam before my EAS. I guess I thought it would be fun to make this strip a kind of pseudo sequel to the original, with our blonde-haired, eye-wear clad friend making his return from the PX.

Continuity really has no place in this comic strip, so if you’re expecting it you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

Especially when The White Donkey is completed.




Infantry Marine turned Combat Artist turned animator turned bestselling author turned dad.

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