Tank Girl is back, this time under Eric Powell’s (best known for The Goon) own indie company, Albatross Funnybooks. This time, as ‘King Tank Girl!
This is latest phase since the original subculture post-apocalyptic punk icon, co-created by Jamie Hewlett (pre Gorillaz’ fame) and Alan Martin, took on comics story form in the British magazine Deadline from 1988 to 1995. Afterwards, Tank Girl bounced through various publishers including DC, Image, IDW, Titans with many other artists and writers taking on new stories, along with a the 1990’s film, and possibly a new reboot in the works starring Margot Robbie.
The news was released early though though ComicBook.com, where Eric Powel planned the unveiling of her new publishers this year’s recently cancelled San Diego Comic Con. The reason now, being the modern day taking a very apocalyptic turn, seems like a good time to surprise fans.
So now, the donkey is out of the bag, and here we go with ‘King Tank Girl. This time, with original co-creator Alan Martin writing, and Brett Parson on the art, a team that worked well together on previous Tank Girl comics for Titan Publishing. This next storyline will focus on the early years of Tank Girl.
‘King Tank Girl is planned launch in the fall, if we make it that far.