Written by Alan Martin | Art by Rufus Dayglo, Sofie Dodgson | Published by Titan Comics
Review by Baron Fortnightly
A holiday. A hold-up. A murder. A car chase. A mound of dog poo. A very large vodka. A fistfight. A kick in the groin. An earthquake. A mutant surfer. A lorry heist. A thousand pairs of panties. A tiny moped. And a gang of killer kangaroos after Tank Girl’s scalp. That’s what Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising is in a nutshell.
What Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising also is, is part of the new Titan Comics Humble Bundle – where you can get all four issues of this Tank Girl mini-series, along with all 6 issues of Tank Girl: Carioca for only $1/80p.
Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl originally appeared in Deadline magazine in 1988, and became very popular with the counterculture crowd, especially those involved in the punk scene, as a symbol of the growing empowerment of women, and she was also adopted as a gay and lesbian icon. This support led to the Deadline strips being collected and published in books across Europe, South America, Japan and the United States.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Tank Girl, being more a fan of Hewlett’s artwork than the character, which is probably why I didn’t really enjoy this particular set of books – it’s just not my bag. The colours by Sofie Dodgson work with the character and setting, and the majority of Dayglo’s artwork has a Tank Girl feel to it, although some pages look a little unfinished. If you’re a Tank Girl fan you’ll probably enjoy this book, if you’re new to the character I would suggest starting with her earlier adventures.
Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising is available as part of the new Titan Comics Humble Bundle now.