Long before tough women who kicked ass and took names were all the rage in popular culture, there was the one and only Tank Girl. Debuting in 1988, the British comic book character who, as her name suggested, rode around in a tank and had crazy adventures, was created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, and almost instantly became a cult sensation.
Tank Girl actually became so popular in the late ’80s/early ’90s underground scene, that she also became a symbol of the growing empowerment of women in punk rock culture. One can even say Tank Girl was the godmother of the entire Riot Grrrl movement of the ’90s (sorry, Courtney Love). The comic became so popular it inspired a movie in 1995; although it tanked (no pun intended), the film would go on to become a beloved cult phenomenon.
Now, just in time for her 30th anniversary, Tank Girl is making her big comeback in The Wonderful World of Tank Girl from UK Publisher Titan Comics. is the first of four brand-new, epic, stand-alone adventures. The first adventure, entitled Tank Girl Strikes Again, is written by Alan Martin (Tank Girl’s co-creator) with art by Brett Parson (Tank Girl Trilogy), and serves as the perfect introduction to the character and her crazy world.
Source: Nerdist Comics