21st Century Tank Girl #1

After a
break of 20 years, artist extraordinaire Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping
back on the Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to
bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging
hellion!
Writer:
Alan Martin
Artists:
Brett Parson
Craig Knowles
Jamie Hewlett
Jim Mahfood
Jonathan Edwards
Philip Bond
Warwick Johnson-Cadwell
Publisher:
Titan Comics
I’m in an odd situation. I’m completely
unqualified to review this, in that…well I’ve spent a lot of my life try (and
failing) to understand the appeal of Tank Girl. Perhaps it’s because I was born
too late to experience her impact on popular culture. It could be the simple
subjectiveness of humour. But apart from admiring the artwork on some of the
comics, I’ve just never gotten ‘it’.
So let’s create a list of things that I
liked and from this comic:
1.                 
The artwork – wonderfully
mischievous.
2.                 
The boobs- very perky.
3.                 
The Nazi killer called Adolf-
delightfully bloodthirsty
4.                 
There aren’t enough people in
comics called Lance.
And those things I disliked:
1.                 
Not enough kangaroo person
cock.
2.                 
Not enough hot tank on tank
action – those shafts!
3.                 
That was two penis jokes, I
should get fired.
4.                 
Lance died – boo!
So as you can see, it’s perfect for those
that like Tank Girl! And not great for those who don’t! Unless you like Nazi’s*
or people called Lance! Or if you hate people called Lance and want to watch
them get eaten by Nazi’s.
Was that slightly chaotic and a bit
incoherent, with small vignettes that seem smashed together and that have
almost nothing linking them? Than now you know what Tank Girl is like. If you
enjoyed this or even if you didn’t, Tank Girl is almost certainly better than
this.
*You shouldn’t like Nazi’s. They’re history’s
monsters.
21st Century Tank Girl is
available from 
Titan Comics

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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