Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hold on to your koala bears!

TITLE: Tank Girl One (Graphic Novel)
AUTHOR: Jamie Hewlett & Alan C. Martin
PUBLISHER: Titan Books
PUBLISHED: April 28, 2009 (as an anniversary edition)

FROM GOODREADS: She’s back to wreck her own unique brand of havoc! From the depths of the outback she charges, astride her fabulous tank! Run for the Hills! It’s... Tank Girl!

Join everybody’s favorite beer-swilling, chain-smoking, kangaroo-worrying lunatic as she blitzes her way through a dazzling array of bizarre adventures, including bounty hunting, delivering colostomy bags to Australian presidents, kangaroo boxing... and many more outrageous and mind-warping thrills! Marking the 20th anniversary of Tank Girl, with a new introduction from Alan Martin, and rarely seen material from Jamie Hewlett, this is the start of the ultimate collection. Presented for the first time, in chronological order and in glorious black and white - the way nature intended!

Warning: Adults only!

Tank Girl is everything I like in a female role - cocky, confident, independent. She is also more than slightly vulgar and while that didn't put me off at all, it is a warning for anyone else reading this book. I recall watching the movie years and years ago and it might be worthy of trying to find a copy to watch again now that I have finished this. The book gave some back info on the writers and how Tank Girl evolved, which was extremely informative and interesting. The artwork is great, but I do feel the frames are extremely congested and sometimes downright busy. Because of this, it took a while to complete this book and even though I could have finished it in one sitting, I didn't because of visual overload. There is lots to Tank Girl's story and the dialogue is intense. I was slightly surprised at the complexity of this graphic novel. I have Tank Girl Two on my shelf and will be getting to it in the next few weeks. This is a must for any Tank Girl fan or anyone who likes a strong female lead.


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