Tank Girl: Skidmarks (Tank Girl (Unnumbered)) Paperback – 30 Jul 2010
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'Absurdly entertaining from start to finish, Skidmarks is an excellent foray into Tank Girl's universe for die hard fans and newbies alike.' --Geeks.co.uk
'If you're looking for something different, a blast from the past or a glimpse into the future - however you choose to look at it - you can do worse than Tank Girl: Skidmarks.' --Crave Online
'Writer Alan Martin and artist Rufus Dayglo really knocked this one out of the park, I really can't think of anyone I know who wouldn't get a great big kick out of this, so - get off your asses and pick up Tank Girl:Skidmarks today!' --Comics Cavern
About the Author
Alan Martin is the co-creator of Tank Girl (along with artist Jamie Hewlett). He lives in the UK.
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Alan Martin is still doing the writing, so the new Tank Girl is very much in the spirit of the original, however, since Hewlett has no further interest in drawing comics, art duties have been taken over by the amazingly talented Rufus Dayglo.
In this book, Dayglo apes Hewlett's style so successfully that if Hewlett's name had been on the cover, I'd have been none the wiser. He even does parts of the book in color, and parts in B&W with those obnoxious zipatone dots, just like Hewlett used to do. The only giveaway that it's not Hewlett is, Dayglo appears to have done the finished art in pencil, darkened in Photoshop to look like ink. This was not entirely successful on the fat lines, which look a little washed-out. Also, Dayglo doesn't draw penises all over everything like Hewlett used to do, which, as much as I love Hewlett's art, is a habit of his that I never really liked.
I have mixed feelings about Dayglo imitating Hewlett. On the one hand, Dayglo is stepping into an existing creation with an established look. I get that. On the other hand, I'm glad Frank Miller didn't ape Neal Adams when drawing The Dark Knight Returns. I was looking forward to seeing what spin an amazing talent like Dayglo would put on Tank Girl, and I didn't really get to see that.
But these are minor nits. Skidmarks is still the same crazy, stupid, rollicking good time we all remember and love from the nineties. Overall I recommend this book.