The Wonderful World Of Tank Girl #1 – Review
Tank Girl is always one of those comics that asks you to strap in for the ride. After serious comics beg to be taken seriously, it’s good to pick up a comic that just wants you to read it.
Part 1 (of 4)
Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 25
BRAND NEW STORY! Tank Girl Strikes Again!
Tank Girl and the gang are back, in this, the first of four brand-new, epic, stand-alone stories!
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!
Like I said in the opening of this review, sometimes you just need a comic that’s fun. Tank Girl is best when the story being told is small and not a grand, sprawling epic. Fortunately, this comic is one of those types of stories. The characters stay consistent and true to themselves. If there’s a flaw it’s that there’s a twist that just gets tossed out and resolved in one panel. The final twist in the story is not a problem for me, as it’s totally within Tank Girl’s character.
While my favorite Tank Girl artist will always be Jamie Hewlett, Brett Parson might just be the close second, and does so by honoring enough of the Tank Girl aesthetic without sacrificing his own personal style. At times it may not appear frenetic enough, but it retains its appeal all the same. Parson has made this his Tank Girl and its obvious that he’s not trying to recreate the classic Tank Girl by Hewlett.
The comic is good, as long as you take it for what it is and this type of humorous story is to your taste. Tank Girl isn’t for everyone, but with the wide spectrum of what makes comics good, it complete deserves its long legacy.
Rating: 8.0 (out of 10)