Terminal Lance “Attack of the Rona”

April 24, 2020

Coronavirus continues its rampage across the US while Marine leadership ponders powerful decisions like whether or not Marines should risk their lives in a deadly pandemic for a weekly regulation haircut. New science has come about suggesting that Marines are actually immune to coronavirus due to their abnormally high, constant blood-alcohol content, disinfecting the lungs and other parts of the body.

As it turns out, all of those bad decisions may have actually been good ones.

[this is a joke]

As you can probably tell lately, we’re trying some new things! Specifically, new format for the comic, the addition of color, and posting the comic as a native post on the extensive Terminal Lance social media network. Times are achanging, but you can still come here and check out the latest comics with the latest ramblings beneath it, if you’re a Terminal Lance purist like that.

On the artwork, the main reason Terminal Lance was always black and white is that, frankly, I was not very good at color for a long time! However, with my more recent work, like my upcoming full-color graphic novel “BATTLE BORN: LAPIS LAZULI,” or the full-color TERMINAL LANCE BESTIARY OF THE MARINE CORPS, color is something I’ve grown much more comfortable with and have a lot of fun doing. I consider this a transitional or experimental phase in Terminal Lance history, but I’m excited for the things cooking in the back… Stay tuned.



Terminal Lance “Shamrock Sloshed II”

March 17, 2017

I’m going to assume that by the time this comic goes up, most of you will already be drunk*. That’s okay, because today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and it is an international day of alcohol consumption unlike the world has ever known.

*But really, it’s a serious problem and you should get help.

Being a hispanic Jew, I don’t have a lot of valuable insight on Irish holidays, but alcohol and the Marine Corps go together like peas and carrots. That is, peas and carrots that were vomited up due to indulgent binge drinking the night before. Of course, as often pointed out, the Marine Corps was founded in a tavern (Tun Tavern oorah Semper Fi devil dogs), and naturally, Marines love to drink.

As an aside, it’s always interesting for me to do these comics about binge drinking when I know full-well the consequences and issues surrounding the problems that veterans and active service members have with alcohol. Alcohol is actually a serious vice in both the active duty military and veteran community, abused in all of its forms as a coping mechanism for trauma and depression (coincidentally leading to more trauma and depression).

It’s not like we don’t all know this–and I’m certainly not about to tell you not to enjoy your Guinness tonight.

Though, I’m more of a Moscow Mule guy, myself.

Still, drink responsibly and send me awesome videos from the barracks.