Original Tank Girl Comics Getting Color Collection For 30th Anniversary

Tank Girl turns 30 this year. Take that in.

It was three decades ago that Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin’s manic, punk outlaw debuted in Deadline, eventually becoming a symbol for the resistance against oppressive Thatcherist policies in the United Kingdom. The character came to the United States in 1991, gaining popularity with the manic, irreverent nature. The popularity led to a 1995 feature film, that while initially unsuccessful, has gained a cult following. Titan Comics currently publishes Tank Girl comics, and this year celebrates the 30th anniversary with prestige editions of those early strips in full color.

Here’s the full press release from Titan Comics.

TITAN PUBLISHES ORIGINAL JAMIE HEWLETT AND ALAN MARTIN TANK GIRL COMICS IN FULL-COLOR!

CELEBRATE TANK GIRL’S 30th BIRTHDAY WITH THE NEWLY COLORED CLASSIC STRIP!

30 years ago, the dynamic partnership of Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz) and Alan Martin created the first Tank Girl comics in the classic black and white magazine, Deadline.

Titan Comics are proud to announce that in April 2018, as part of their year-long Tank Girl 30th anniversary celebrations, they will present those punky, manic, seminal strips in glorious color with Tank Girl: Full Color Classics 1988 – 1989 – just as Hewlett and Martin would have liked them three decades ago.

Compiled into six indispensible collector’s comic books, these prestige editions come packed with rare and unseen artwork as well as photos from the early days of the Martin and Hewlett partnership.

“We are exceptionally excited to go back and revisit the roots of Tank Girl. There was no choice to release the comics in full color back in the day, but if we had, this is precisely how we would have envisaged them,” said Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin. “We’re also having a great time searching through the archives and finding unseen artwork and photos, which will give enlightening and contemporary context to the strips. This is a whole new light shining on the origins of our comics, just in time for her 30th Anniversary. We hope you will enjoy going back in time as much as we have!”

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Tank Girl, Titan Comics are proud to add Tank Girl: Full Color Classics 1988 – 1989 to other publications celebrating 30 riotous years, including the Free Comic Book Day edition of Tank Girl in May 2018, Tank Girl: The Way of Tank Girl gift book (ISBN: 9781785864636) in April 2018, The Wonderful World of Tank Girl (ISBN: 9781785862076) in May 2018, and more to be revealed.

Tank Girl: Full Color Classics 1988 – 1989 is available to order now through Diamond’s February Previews catalogue.