Advanced Art Preview: 21st Century Tank Girl #1! Jamie Hewlett Returns!
June 10 sees the glorious return of co-creator Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) to the character that made his name! Brace yourself for the debut issue 21st Century Tank Girl #1 by Alan Martin, Jamie Hewlett, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Philip Bond, Jonathan Edwards, Brett Parson, Jim Mahfood and Craig Knowles!
21st Century Tank Girl #1 STORY BY: Alan Martin ART BY: Jamie Hewlett, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Philip Bond, Jonathan Edwards, Brett Parson, Jim Mahfood, Craig Knowles COVER BY: Jamie Hewlett PUBLISHER: Titan Comics PAGECOUNT: 32 COVER PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE DATE: June 10
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!
Featuring riotous 100% original content from Hewlett & Martin along with contributions from a host of series stalwarts and newcomers, get your head down, put your hands over your private parts, and prepare for a chaotic collection of strips, pin-ups, and random carnage!
21st Century Tank Girl #1 comes with 2 covers by Jamie Hewlett to collect and is available to order from the April edition of Previews.
Tank Girl was my first comic. I was around 12 or 13 years old and I
remember being totally captivated by her brazen IDGAF-ness. It seemed very important to me at a time when
I was just starting to go through that rite of passage into womanhood, the one
where grown men catcall you on the street and make you feel scared and shrink
into yourself. Tank Girl was not
scared. Tank Girl took up space. Tank Girl wore a bra top if she felt like it and
just go ahead, I dare you to catcall her.
I’ll always appreciate my mom’s endless patience with my adolescent attempts
to reinvent my wardrobe, and in many ways my attitude, in Tank Girl’s image (maybe
not with bra tops, but still…).
All of this is to say, I basically wanted to be Tank
Girl. So it’s kind of crazy that 2 Girls
1 Tank is about an art gallerist named Mags who acquires Tank Girl’s tank and
decides to become Tank Girl. (Before I worked at comiXology, I was an art
historian. IS THIS ABOUT ME? Signs point to yes.)
I really like Brett Parson’s art (he also worked on 21st
Century Tank Girl). I know, I know, you
love Jamie Hewlett. I know. Me, too. But Parson does an excellent job
keeping the anarchist vibe of Hewlett’s Tank Girl in play while giving it his
own style. Stubborn Tank Girl purists should
still check this book out, though. Alan
Martin’s writing is just what you want in a Tank Girl book. It’s good, smart, vulgar fun, with lots of action
and irreverence and friendship. Or at
least, I’m hoping things end with Tank Girl and Mags becoming BFFs.
Vasiliou is a Digital Editor at comiXology.
She drives an SUV, which is not quite a tank but pretty close plus she
swears a lot so maybe there is still hope for her becoming Tank Girl…?
IT’S OUT TODAY! Yay, oh yay. ISSUE #1 of TWO GIRLS, ONE TANK hits the racks right about now. You might be thinking that this means I’ll stop going on about it…but you’d be wrong. OUT NOW! IT’S BRILL! IT’S SKILL! GO GET SOME!
Another pic by Brett Parsons. I love this guys work. Reminiscent of the Playboy pin ups up the 60’s and 70’s but with a cute and innocent quality. Check out his work (more than just pin ups) at blitzcadet.com.