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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.

COVER A - JAMIE HEWLETT
ORDER CODE:  APR151704    

COVER B - JAMIE HEWLETT
ORDER CODE:  APR151703   

Tragically Shipped

Our party is part of a wagon train, very Wild West setting. Bandits attack using pistols and crossbows. The party jumps into action, but so do many of the NPCs traveling with us. Two NPCs, a wagon train organizer named Iam and a guitar-playing bard named Guy, team up to punch out one of the pistoleros.

DM: The gunfire spooked another wagon team, and the horses go wild. <rolls> And it runs right over Iam.

Sorceror: What?!

DM: Yeah, he and Guy were celebrating, jumping up and down after knocking the bandit out, and the horse just plows right over Iam. It stomps on his back, and you see his head go under a wheel, and then… well, his head’s not really there any more.

Party: <mouths agape>

Druid: Jesus man.

DM: <Going into the next round> Guy seems really broken up over Iam’s death. He grabs his guitar and goes charging after another nearby bandit by himself. You think maybe he and Iam had something going on.

Druid: I KNEW IT! I totally shipped them!

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA

Stan Jones, a former Death Valley Ranger skyrocketed to fame and fortune with his song “Ghost Riders in The Sky” which became a number one on the “Hit Parade.” Here we see an image of the gone but not forgotten 20 Mule Wagon team across a spectacular Death Valley sunset with the Devil’s Golf Course in the foreground.

It’s always amusing how we see the teams brag or get competitive with each other for events in the past. 

Like in here in the opening of the Kyuugi Taikai, Team B Captain Yukirin states that they want to win this time as revenge for losing in the Onawa Matsuri before.

However competitive atmosphere rises when Lovetan from Team A taunts Team B. (Funny how she’s saying this to her former team.)

Lovetan: B in ‘biri’* won’t win! 
Yukirin: B is not for ‘biri’!

*A/N: biri means ‘last place’ 

Speed Wagon then teases Team A that they would be called “A is in ‘Ahho A’, ‘ahho’ meaning ‘idiot’.

But of course the sports minded Team K can’t help but brag and boast for their team’s win with full confidence.

Sayaka+Team K: K is for ‘Katsu wa* K’! K is for ‘Katsu wa K’!

*katsu wa = victorious/winning 

Kana however wants to defend Team B’s pride with her own statement.

Kana: B is for ‘Victory B’!
Speed Wagon: She said it! Wait a minute! There’s no B in victory! Victory starts with V!
Team B members: (to Kana) Victory has V! Not B!
-Kana realizes her mistake-

Oh Kana. 

Most of you might know that the Japanaese alphabet has no V. So when Japanese say English words that contain a V, the V would normally be replaced by B in Japanese since it sounds similar, which was what got Kana confused.

As expected from the original baka of AKB. XD

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Also I can’t help but want to rewatch this bit over and over again…

As expected from Team K, just hilarious. No wonder why they’re my favorite team.

Captain Sayaka leading the chant, Miichan dancing and doing the ‘K’ pose in the back, and Yuko…looks like she’s doing some kind of oshiri wiggle dance there. XDD

[My Japanese is not very good, so the translations might not be 100% accurate.]