Comic Book Review: Tank Girl #1

Is the world big enough for 2 Tank Girls?  That is the question series creator Alan Martin will be answering in his new Tank Girl Series.

If you were a fan of the previous Tank Girl comic series then you will not be disappointed.  In the first issue of this new series we are introduced to Art Gallery Owner Magnolia Jones who has acquired the famous Tank owned by Tank Girl. Combined with her boring life and her fascination with Tank Girl she decides to ditch her lavish threads for a more punk lifestyle.  This leaves us with our trio of outlaws Tank Girl, Booga, and Barney out to find a new Tank for their newest escapades.

Alan Martin storyline does a great job going back and forth between Tank Girls and Magnolia story.  The tone of this comic is in line with the previous Tank Girls storyline right down to the language and jokes made.  Martin creates Magnolia who is a lost alone woman that is looking for more in life.  Once she acquires the most famous tank in history she decides to change her appearance and go for a joy ride in the Tank.  Magnolia seems to be in love with the lifestyle more than anything else almost like an older person have a second opportunity at their youth. 

Then there is Tank Girl who returns from a trip to find out that Booga and Barney let her precious Tank to be stolen.  Instead of being mad and sulky she decides it’s time to get anew tank.  Low on cash and ammunition the trio go and visit Decaf Dave who gets high off of Decaf Coffee.  With some valuable information from Tank Girl heads out to steal an armored truck full of money only to find out she has been set up with the US Army after her and her friends.  This story ends with both Tank Girls meeting up both evading the Army and Police leaving us to wonder how they are going to get out of this predicament.

Where this issue succeeds is in the artwork.  The artwork and lettering of Brett Parson in this series keeps the feel and vibe of Tank Girl going in this new series.  Brett Parson’s work is what I really enjoyed from this comic.  

Overall, if you are a fan of Tank Girl you won’t be disappointed.  If you have never read anything previously from this series this is a worthy investment to pick up.

Published By: Titan Comics

Writer: Alan Martin

Artist: Brett Parson

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