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Turn Signals on a Land Raider is a Warhammer 40000 comic with a rather unique concept.

The story features Kren and Frep, two crewmen of a Land Raider tank for the Space Marine chapter: "The Emperor's Pointy Sticks."

Only, they're actual Warhammer 40,000 gaming models, not a real army of the Emperor's finest. Even so, all the equipment actually works, so coming under a withering barrage of fire means you have to worry about getting hit by the dice as well as the bullets.

Which is just as well, as the Emperor's Pointy Sticks aren't exactly the most fearsome army of Super Soldiers.

Unable to publish the comic due to copyright reasons and with his sponsorship having come to an end, the comic ended on Monday 3 August 2009, with the 667th strip, after six years.


Turn Signals on a Land Raider provides examples of:

  • After Action Reports are often given of how many of the opposing units were taken out by the Emperor's Pointy Sticks by their commander. Usually, just 1.
  • Amusing Injuries: It's impossible to count the number of times Kren and Frep had been blown up, burned, or eaten alive, only to come back at the next game.
  • A-Team Firing: Played straight by the Emperor's Pointy Sticks. They sure do seem to roll quite a few ones...combined with More Dakka (Often through the Beam Spam route) for comedic effect many times. Lampshaded almost every time.
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever: Doubly Subverted in one strip where Frep takes on a Epic 40,000 titan model (he's the giant, but the titan is STILL a titan...) and played straight whenever a to-scale titan is featured.
  • Author Avatar: The space marine terminator captain looks VERY similar to how the author depicts himself in the comics...
  • Awesome McCoolname: Super Jackhammer Carrier Tank.
  • Axe Crazy: Mary, arguably. The orks too.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Frep is complaining how Steven Colbert used "Freem" and should be sued for Copyright Infringement, Kren points out the whole comic revolves around the concept [1]
  • Butt Monkey: Poor Harkon...
  • Catch Phrase: "Its LIONS!", * FREEM*
  • The Chew Toy: The entire Emperor's Pointy Sticks chapter. Especially Fren, Krep and the Land Raider Jack.
  • Crack Pairing: In 40k fluff, I think anyone knows why the pairing of a daemonette and a SM qualifies for this. Subverted in that it actually WORKS In-Universe since they're all Punch Clock Miniatures.
  • Doppelganger The Pointy Sticks of the Emperor. Of course, they're no better......
  • Dumb Muscle: Frep says Harkon is one of these here.

 Frep: Seven feet of genetically engineered killing machine; brain the size of a walnut.

 Krep: Kommandos? With burnas?! From any side of the table!?!!?

Ork: Who's got the "no new Codex blues" now?

 Random Marine:"Emperor protect my pants!"

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