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Preview: The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #4

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #4

Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
CVR A Brett Parson
CVR B Chris Wahl
CVR C Alan Martin Bookshelf Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
32pp, $3.99, On sale: April 11, 2018

TANK GIRL TAKES A TRIP!

The final in a series of four stand-alone stories!

An old friend turns up, presenting Tank Girl with a problem that can only be solved by taking a dive, deep into the rabbit-hole of her own subconscious!

Prepare to freak out, man!

Preview: The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #3

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL #3

Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
Cover A: Brett Parson
Cover B: Chris Wahl
Cover C: Bookshelf Variant by Alan Martin
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: February 7, 2018

Tank Girl goes undercover and Sub Girl goes under the covers in this spy-thriller epic! The gang find themselves at the mercy of Australia’s nastiest crime syndicate, and there’s only one way out – acting like a bunch of stupid secret agents!

Preview: The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #2

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL #2

Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
Cover A: Brett Parson
Cover B: Chris Wahl
Cover C: Alan Martin Bookshelf Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 20, 2017

SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS!

Tank Girl and the gang are back in the second installment of four brand-new, epic, stand-alone stories! The gang spend a farcical weekend at one of Jet Girls numerous stately homes. Tea is drunk, crumpets are dunked, antique dresses are worn, a secondary character dies in excruciating pain, more tea, and a startling revelation about one or more of our heroes ancestries is revealed!

Review: The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1

The first issue of writer/co-creator Jamie Martin and artist Brett Parson’s new Tank Girl series The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 is breezy, violent, a little too reliant on scatological humor, and best of all, a standalone story. Unlike the past few Titan Tank Girl books, Martin and Parson lose the convoluted time travel narratives or emotional beats featuring supporting characters like Jet Girl and Sub Girl and just cut loose with action caper spoof where blood and shit literally hit the fan. Martin plots a basic story about Booga the kangaroo’s old, actual pirate buddy Bart Anchor getting released prison and planning a heist against a rich jerk, who keeps all his money at home because of an accident with a bank vault and his groin area. This guy also covered Tank Girl’s face with her knickers back in grade school so the heist/vengeance spree/armed robbery is “personal” too.

But from anyone who’s watched enough Johnny Depp movies, trusting an eye patch wearing pirate is a bad idea, and Tank Girl ends up a captive of a rich, torture obsessed Trump-ish looking fellow, who resents her from back in the day.  And it somehow becomes a possibly unneeded Die Hard parody even though the vaguely Eastern European henchmen commenting on each other’s almost perfect hair and feebly swearing revenge are pretty hilarious. Jamie Martin throws in one really funny plot twist and peppers the story with plenty of violence and hit and miss jokes that go off like bullets from Tank Girl’s friends’ automatic clips.

No one will really be able to top Jamie Hewlett’s art style except for perhaps Philip Bond, but Brett Parson’s sexy zany anarchic pencils and inks certainly comes close. He draws very attractive, stylish characters that can sure rock the ol’ undercut, but also has a real knack for the ridiculous and Garbage Pail Kids gross out gags that are perfect for this story, which climaxes in a giant plumbing related explosion. Parson also has never met a running visual joke that he didn’t like, and the one for this issue is Tank Girl’s friends wearing underwear on their heads to go with their Mission Impossible/every turn of the millennium action movie ever jumpsuits in solidarity with her grade school bullying. My favorite scenes that he draws are when he isn’t trying to be cute and clever with homages and just goes a little apeshit. For example, when Tank Girl’s friends barrel through a 20 mile per hour zone in a giant tank to rescue her, or mow down nameless goons with assault rifles on surfboards in a scene that probably didn’t to be a double page splash, but somehow totally worked.

Even though it relies a little too much on bathroom and fart jokes reminiscient of late period Dana Carvey or Adam Sandler movies, The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 fully embraces its new anthology style, genre spoof format, and Jamie Martin and Brett Parson cut loose with the outrageous personalities of Tank Girl, Booga, Jet Girl, Sub Girl, Barney, and a character whose only purpose is to randomly quote Shakespeare. Also, Parson is a dirty, sexy, funny, and violent artist, and his mastery of all these characteristics makes this book worth picking up even if you’re not a die hard Tank Girl fan.

Story: Jamie Martin Art: Brett Parson
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Titan is Celebrating 30 Years of Tank Girl! Kicking Off With New Series!

In 2018 we’ll be celebrating 30 riotous years of Tank Girl and Titan Comics has announced that Tank Girl and her ragtag bunch are back, in The Wonderful World of Tank Girlthe first of four brand-new, epic, stand-alone adventures!

The first adventure, entitled “Tank Girl Strikes Again” is written by Alan Martin with art by Brett Parson and serves as the perfect introduction to this madcap world.

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl follows Titan Comics’ smash success Tank Girl Trilogy (Two Girls, One Tank, Gold, and World War Tank Girl).

In “Tank Girl Strikes Again,” our anti-heroes try to pull off their biggest caper ever, but, thanks to Booga’s gormless plotting, they barely escape with their lives. This is Tank Girl on true classic, chaotic, idiotic form!

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 is available to order from August’s Diamond Previews catalogue now. Attached is all covers with solicitation information below.

  • The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 Cover A: Brett Parson – AUG171988
  • The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 Cover B: Chris Wahl – AUG171989
  • The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 Cover C: Bookshelf edition by Alan Martin – AUG171990
  • The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 Cover D: Brett Parson Artist Edition – AUG171991