We are in for a treat as co-creator of the British book Tank Girl writer Alan Martin is gearing up for war with artist Brett Parson on Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1, the new series coming on the ‘morrow in April or May (we hope).
What exactly is going on with this new Tank Girl series for Titan, you ask?
Well . . .
Straight from the press release's mouth:
Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes this shiny new Tank Girl tale from series creator, Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson! Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane cross-country skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for two Tank Girls?! Strap yourself in, folks; It's gonna be one helluva ride!
Check out the variant covers and a couple of preview pages for Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1 below.
The art looks impactful, unique, and edgy, just as it should be.
The writing is right back at its best, as the “Tank Girl Folk Hero OR Total Idiot” portends.
I for one, being a child of the 80’s-90’s loved the cult film Tank Girl, and though it did not do justice to Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett’s vision in the Tank Girl books I would later enjoy, it did introduce the brash set of grizzly characters and kick ass female anti-heroes, which are still in far too short a supply today.
The books are excellent voyages into a Mad Max-esque post-apocalyptic desert world, an Aussie culture straight from the UK to the Outback of Australia.
And surviving there is an oh so bad Rebecca Buck who lives in her tank, thus the alias Tank Girl (get it), and she takes on various missions proving to have a good heart, most of the time.
Her reputation is dicey at best, while she is often undergoing many fun forms of fornication with her mutant kangaroo boyfriend, Booga, and steering close to booze, bullets, and substances as they cross her path.
Tank Girl is a throwback to punk and is shaped by surrealistic art and even beat philosophies, like stream of consciousness, that show up in collages, endearing words, and innovative layouts within the comic books.
We can only speculate as to the crux of strife and crisis in this new storyline...we know one Tank Girl is a lot...but two?
Someone has the outlaw Tank Girl’s very own tank, won in a dubious kangaroo card game, but can this woman fill the shoes of Buck while driving the treads?
How will the world withstand two of these sarcastic, egotistical and charismatic heroines when they meet?
“New Series Coming with Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1” was written by R.J. Huneke
Artists looking at art.