Terminal Lance “Inauguration 2017”

January 20, 2017

I’ve asserted and maintained over the years that Terminal Lance remain apolitical, and I don’t think this strip changes that. As well, today is obviously a historic event worth paying mind to, regardless of who you voted for. This is also the first time since starting Terminal Lance that a new President has taken office. While we were definitely doing our thing in 2012, Obama’s presidency has presided over the entire life of this comic since it launched in 2010.

One passage from President Trump’s inaugural address that stood out to me was this:

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

I don’t think it’s a far leap to reach the most logical conclusion here…

We’re starting a galactic empire, you guys.


The only question that remains is will Marines be turned into Stormtroopers or will they gain the title “Space Marine.” This is an important distinction, and I think maybe we can all agree that Marines (having earned the title) should keep their Marine moniker.

My vote is for Space Marines, and the Army can be Stormtroopers. The Navy will take over command of Star Destroyers any other potentially massive super weapons and the Air Force will manage our expansive fleet of TIE Fighters.

“Air Force” doesn’t really make sense in space, since there’s no air, but you guys can be renamed to “Vacuum Force,” because of the vacuum of space.

Hey, I don’t make the rules.



Terminal Lance “Lord Mattis III”

November 22, 2016


You’re goddamn right.

It goes without saying that literally everyone wants General Mattis to be the next Secretary of Defense. Despite going against tradition, General Mattis is by far the best choice in the history of Defense Secretary for the job. Hell, I would have (and many others) voted for him if he would have ran for president this year. We might not get a President Mattis, but a Secretary of Defense Mattis is the next best thing.

Regardless of how you feel about Trump, General Mattis is as good as they get. Additionally, this would make the Marine Corps very well represented in Washington, with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff being former Commandant Marine General Dunford (also known as your friend’s scary father).

General Dunford

General Dunford

The world outside of the military community is just now learning who General Mattis is, despite his legendary status amongst the ranks. If you’re reading this and still trying to figure him out, just know that he’s legit as fuck. He is one of the genuinely most intelligent, well-respected men in the history of the armed forces for being pragmatic, firm and real.

Plus, I’ve gotten a couple of photos with him over the years, and he reads Terminal Lance. (Please don’t murder me for this comic, sir)


Max and General Mattis

In other news, if you want to win a FREE laptop, the fine folk over at Dell Camp Lejeune have teamed up with Terminal Lance to put on a CONTEST! Here are the official rules:



  • Terminal Lance and Dell are holding a Black Friday comic strip contest for TL!
  • The winning strip will be featured on on November 25th, as well as a FREE Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series 2-in-1 laptop!
  • To enter, draw, paint, scratch or create a comic strip and email it to Terminal Lance at with the subject “BLACK FRIDAY.”
  • The comic strip MUST be military-related and MUST utilize the prompt “Black Friday.” TL Creator Max will select the winning strip!
  • This contest is open ONLY to American Active Duty, Active Reserve and IRR service members. Open to all ages over 18.

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