Tank Girl turns 30 this year. Take that in.
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.
One of the great series to come from Titan Comics' eruption into the US Market has to have been new Tank Girl stories from original co-creator Alan Martin. First we got Solid Sate Tank Girl, then 21st Century Tank Girl which featured the return of original co-creator Jamie Hewlitt. Most recently, we've seen Two Girl, One Tank with artist Brett Parson. Coming In September will be the next installment, Tank Girl: Gold. Parson will return as artist, with other great artists providing variant covers.
Tank Girl become something of a phenomenon in the early 1990s. Eventually, she got the full movie treatment, which was panned by critics who really didn't get the essence of Tank Girl. She was born in the punk rock culture of late 1980s and the rise of anti-Thatcherism, especially as Britain's ultra-conservative government sought to legislate against homosexuality. Somewhere along the line, this mindset that had spread across the pond lulled and Tank Girl went with it, and her American adventures became more plot and continuity driven as her creators went on to bigger things. Well, they're back.