Due to the age of publications, certain works listed are no longer in print. Print-on-demand services are available for some titles upon request.
Volume 1, Spring 2019
Destination Unknown is the first graphic novel used to explore the future of the Marine Corps written and illustrated by Marines. The stories in this graphic novel explore such topics as Marine-manned satellites, laser communication, and artificial intelligence (AI) selecting potential recruits and assisting Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) operations in real time.
Volume 2, Fall 2020
Destination Unknown volume II is the second graphic novel exploring the future of the Marine Corps written and illustrated by Marines. The stories in this volume explore topics such as the response to an engineered virus, a microchip with a secret purpose found on board a Navy ship, the psychological issues that drone pilots face, and the use of supercomputers to speak to Commandants past.
Volume 3, Spring 2022
Destination Unknown volume III is the third graphic novel exploring the future of the Marine Corps written and illustrated by Marines. The stories in this volume touch on the psychological impacts from human-machine teaming, artificial intelligence systems gone astray, the future of medicine and trauma management, gender integration in Marine Corps boot camp, life on an arctic military outpost, and even a story about a robotic infantry dog.
Volume 4, Winter 2023/24
Destination Unknown, vol. 4, continues the series’ tradition of using military writers and artists to generate new ideas on national security and military strategy through graphic representation. This is an educational project “by the warfighter for the warfighter” in every regard. Behind the scenes, the journey in making this graphic novel is as important as the unique military stories being told. The stories within this volume go right at the operational and strategic questions that the Marine Corps is wrestling with today, and they illustrate today’s Marines and their partners in the U.S. Department of Defense and beyond preparing imaginative solutions to tomorrow’s problems.