Terminal Lance Solid #9

January 4, 2018

You’ll remember from The White Donkey that Garcia was quite fond of Abe’s sister.

Gray Fox was always my favorite character in the Metal Gear Solid series. Naturally, because he’s a cyborg ninja, but also because his backstory and character arc is complex, leading to many twists and turns and an emotional climax during the final Metal Gear REX fight. Of course, a lot of Metal Gear Solid is convoluted and mostly insane, but once you get past that you can really get sucked into it.

Unusually timed update, but we missed a couple of days to travel so I’m trying to get us caught up on time. Stay tuned for the final part of Terminal Lance Solid!



Terminal Lance Solid #8

January 2, 2018

I have to admit, I always wanted to be experimented on and turned into a cyborg ninja. I mean, who doesn’t? At the very least, I was hoping to be part of some kind of super soldier Marine program like Captain America. I was sadly disappointed to find out when I enlisted that secret government black projects that transformed regular people into hardcore badasses wasn’t particularly commonplace, despite what you see in movies and video games.

Uncle Sam, if you’re reading this, I will still totally volunteer to be turned into a cyborg ninja or something. Just hit me up.

As for Garcia, I have to agree that his name does sound better than Deepthroat. If you’re confused by any of this, I suggest catching up on both Metal Gear Solid and the Terminal Lance graphic novel “The White Donkey” for context. We’re nearing the end of this MGS-inspired ripped-off adventure, and I’m hoping to get things back to normal around here by the end of the week. Look forward to the conclusion of Terminal Lance Solid soon!



Terminal Lance Solid #7

December 29, 2017

The Chief Warrant Officer is the only rank in the Marine Corps more adept in the dark arts of skating than that of the Lance Corporal. In the Army, the skating arts are known as “shamming,” and they are passed down from successive generations. Skating is essentially defined as the absolute avoidance of any and all work and responsibilities.

Lance Corporals quickly become masters of these skills, with their wings being clipped upon reaching the rank of E4 Corporal. The weight of NCO-hood on their shoulders prevents them from living in the shadows as they once did. It’s not that being a Corporal is particularly special, it’s just that most people get the fuck out either right before they pick up (me) or shortly after, as it conveniently comes around the 4 year mark for most MOS’s.

Apologies for the delays, holiday travel got me in the ass, but we’re back in the beautiful US of A and ready to rock and roll for the new year. The 8 year anniversary of Terminal Lance is fast approaching, so these next few pages may be posted ahead of the regularly scheduled Tuesday and Friday update days to wrap this thing up.

Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2018.

It can’t be any worse than 2017.



Terminal Lance Solid #6

December 23, 2017

You’re witnessing here the power of the Chief Warrant Officer. They are a unique, sometimes mythical creature in Corps culture because they are rarely seen (intentionally) and revered as really the only experts of anything in the Corps.

No one really knows how Chief Warrant Officers came to possess such unbridled power, but it’s believed that they are fallen angels of sorts. They were once enlisted Marines, but have ascended too high, learning secrets and ancient magicks in the process.

Fear them, for they fear nothing.

Have a Merry Christmas, Marines.



Terminal Lance Solid #5

December 19, 2017

CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Marines are a unique bunch. Like a lot of MOS fields, they pride themselves on their unique duties within the context of the Corps at large. However, because of the distinct lack of chemical attacks happening against Marines in the wild, their main obligations are running the infamous gas chambers of the Marine Corps.

The gas chamber is annual training done to insure that Marines understand how to use their issued gas masks in a real, practical environment filled with CS gas (tear gas).

Well, that’s what they tell you anyway. Really, it’s just a small brick room where the CBRN Marines get to haze you once a year to feed their sadistic urges.

This comic was meant to go up on Friday, but I lost a day to the travel gods for the holidays. Stay tuned to find out if Abe can best the Chief Warrants Officer!



Terminal Lance Solid #1

December 1, 2017

Kept you waiting, huh?

CBRN Chief Warrant Officer Quigley has taken the base hostage and is held up in the chemical weapons depot. He is threatening to unleash CS gas across the entire base! We have to stop him!

My favorite Metal Gear Solid game is probably the first one just because I find it to be the most iconic. Shadow Moses, cyborg ninjas, evil twins, government plots–the game has it all and doesn’t get bogged down into an esoteric slog like the second game. As well, the music from the PlayStation original is top notch (far better than the Gamecube remake from years later).

It goes without saying that I’m a huge Metal Gear Solid fan. It’s informed a lot of my work over the years; from the art of Yoji Shinkawa, to the weird (but awesome) writing of Hideo Kojima. So I figured, what better way to commemorate the 500th comic of Terminal Lance than with a 10 part Metal Gear Solid series for the holidays! This will run until the end of December and regular comics will resume in the new year. This isn’t the first time we’ve done a 10 part comic series, but it’s been a bit since the Revenge of the Dependapotamus.

On an unrelated note, I want to mention that we have an awesome new Christmas sweater and shirt on the official TL store. Click here to spread some Terminal Lance cheer for the holidays. Order by December 16th to receive before the holidays!