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Tank Girl: v. 1 Paperback – 26 Apr 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; New edition edition (26 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840234350
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840234350
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 422,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Hewlett and Martin's Tank Girl is one of the most righteous graphic novels of all time." -- Enigma Magazine, Issue 12

...an anarchic British comic that took a blowtorch to Batman and kicked seven shades out of Superman. -- Maxim 1 Sept 2002

Finally! The original comics of the anarchic firebrand that was Tank Girl gets colleced up into one big-ish book -- HotDog Issue 25 June 2002, reviewer Tom Hawker

About the Author

Jamie Hewlett has worked on a wide variety of comics projects, including Fireball and 2000 AD's Hewligan's Haircut, and is now a household name owing to his design of the Gorillaz virtual pop group, soon to get their own show on MTV UK.


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By A Customer on 10 April 2003
Format: Paperback
We love heroines in comic books - there's something special about them. That's cos there's precious few of them. Sure, many an author has introduced important female characters into a story, but they're often the love interest, the driver, the sidekick, of the lass holding the gauze for when the male hero gets a gash.
Tank Girl turns this rule on its head, presenting us with a tough, no-nonsense, hard-drinking, chain-smoking, kangaroo-shagging, tank-driving take-no-s**t b**ch. She's shaven-headed and doesn't wear that many clothes either. All in all, not your average female hero. That's what makes her so charming.
However, the comic strip itself is a tougher proposition than you might imagine. This first volume is definitely essential for any British comic fan, but having read it (and you must) you may be left thinking: 'do I want to get them all?'
While the stories are bright, brash and gleefully stick two fingers up at the establishment, they can become a mite tiresome. While the stories are inter-connected, the narravtive of them collected together meanders more than Tank Girl when she's drunk as a skunk. The artwork, too, is often brilliant but feels overstuffed, like the writing.
This is why Tank Girl is so great in some respects: it's dynamic, off-the-cuff, brash and entertaining. But only in sporadic bursts. Taken in small doses, it's out of this world but Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett have freely admitted they made it up as they went along and in a couple of hours. What we are left with is a pretty odd beast, not just in terms of story and character, but in form also. It's all over the place.
In the end, it's a wonderful mess, that doesn't know what it wants to be and is glad about it. But it's all style in the end and not for kiddies either.
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By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the first collection of tank girl stories published in this snazy new full colour edition. This collects all of jamie hewletts and alan martins first tank girl works from the days of atomtan threw the days of deadline included in this edition that was not included in the penguin edition is a guide by who else but Alan Martin himself fantastic first but remember this isnt just for xmas its for the rest of your life............. on whole this is one of my favorites - peace out - Simon
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By A Customer on 30 Aug. 2003
Format: Paperback
I'm not the biggest fan of comic books in the world but you have to admit Tank Girl is totally brilliant! She has no shame! The graphics are brilliant, totally off the wall and the stories don't even take themselves seriously, it's just a bit of completely f**cked up fun!
I would recommend this to anyone who likes that kind of stuff, non conformist and all that, or into graphics. I first read tank girl when I was twelve and it didn't do me too much harm, although kangaroo lovers(no not in that way, you've been reading too much tank girl!) or comic book purists might want to give this a miss, it seems to break most conventions which i guess is interesting or something.......go tanks!
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Every comic lover on the planet needs a copy of this book. Each page is lovingly hand crafted by the comic-book worlds funkiest due, the immortal Hewlett and Martin. I like it a lo'.
Oh yeah, it has now been reprinted in lush colour, so sell your grandmother and buy it now!
Snoogans!
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...Jamie Hewlett's drawings are again magnificent, with details that you only notice after looking at the pictures many times, and the preposterous, profane, prolific plots cooked up by Alan Martin make this another great collection of tank girl stories and adventures, not to be missed, get it if you can!
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