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Tank Girl
Two Girls One Tank #3


Writer: Alan Martin
Artist: Brett Parson
Publisher: Titan Comics
RRP: UK £2.65, US $3.99, Cdn $4.99
Age: Mature readers
32 pages
Publication Date: 03 August 2016

Don’t ask how, but we’ve got Sub Girl back. She was dead, and now she’s not. For the first time in twenty-three years, the gang feels complete…” With the team back together, what better way to celebrate than by breaking out the big guns and shooting the crap out of a heavy-metal militia? How about all that plus cake? It’s a welcome home party – Tank Girl style…!

The celebrations for the return of Sub Girl into the fold include a visit to a Westworld-style venue – except that instead of cowboys, this theme park is populated by mechanical 1980s rock stars. If they had been from a different musical genre or era, writer Alan Martin could have called the place Go West World or Westlife World.

Since last issue, we now know that Magnolia Jones is actually Sub Girl, but the mystery surrounding her isn’t over just yet. Though her friends remember her well, the girl herself cannot clearly recall her old life. She also behaves rather oddly at times, adopting a surviving cyborg from the theme park, for example, and subsequently eating some of its partially cooked flesh – eww!

Tank Girl decides to reunite Sub Girl with her old vehicle, in the hope of jogging her memory, and the episode builds towards a surprisingly serious cliffhanger ending. It’s a case of two girls, one sub…


Richard McGinlay

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