Cover image for Terminal lance : ultimate omnibus / created by Maximilian Uriarte.
Terminal lance : ultimate omnibus / created by Maximilian Uriarte.
First edition
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
x, 337 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"This is a work of fiction"--Preliminary pages.

"The world's most popular military comic strip" -- Cover.
Collection of comic strips that examine and characterize the often absurd epxerience of being a United States Marine infantryman.


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The ultimate collection from Maximilian Uriarte, author of The New York Times bestselling THE WHITE DONKEY and creator of the world's most popular military comic strip.

The eagerly awaited Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus will finally deliver the complete collection that fans of the military's most popular comic strip have been clamoring for.

With over 500 strips, the collection will feature hundreds of the serialized comics published on, with additional comics previously published only on Marine Corps Times newspaper, and new, never before published comics. The Omnibus will also include Uriarte's signature blog entries and previously unpublished bonus material.

Covering a wide range of topics, including the rules governing the wearing of military uniforms, the most popular (and the most disgusting) MREs, the difficulty of keeping a long-distance relationship alive across thousands of miles, and the struggles marines face upon returning home, Terminal Lance Ultimate Omnibus provides a hilarious and deeply intelligent look into every aspect of life for American marines.

Author Notes

Maximilian Uriarte is an infantry Marine and Iraq veteran and creator of the hit comic strip "Terminal Lance." He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 at the age of 19 and served for four years. During his first deployment to Iraq in 2007 he served as an MRAP turret gunner and dismount of India Company's "Jump" platoon in the Zaidon region southeast of Fallujah. In 2009 he was deployed to Iraq again as a billeted Combat Photographer and Combat Artist. In 2010 he created the popular comic strip "Terminal Lance" while still on active duty. The strip is now published in The Marine Corps Times and has grown immensely in popularity, with 450,000 Facebook followers and one million unique hits per month.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this hefty and frequently hilarious compilation of strips about "the often absurd experience" of being a U.S. Marine, Uriarte (The White Donkey) satirizes everything from the endlessly proliferating and sadistically enforced dress code rules to the fury of "Angry Facebook Veterans" bemoaning gays and women in today's corps. Uriarte, who created the strip in 2010 after multiple deployments to Iraq and currently publishes it in The Marine Corps Times, aims his humor squarely at his fellow Marines. The acronym-dense three-panel strips are peppered with politically incorrect barracks humor, swearing, and references that will send most POGs ("person other than grunt") to Google. Sidebar commentary and a character glossary from Uriarte provide context. A winking self-awareness and compassion for the daily drudgery of the grunt's life makes this collection more than a mere peek into a troop's insider experience-he's poised to become a Bill Mauldin for the social media generation. Agent: Katherine Boyle, Veritas Literary Agency (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.