'Tank Girl' Returning With New Publisher This Fall
Ahead of a planned big screen reboot produced by Margot Robbie, Tank Girl — the anarchic comic book character co-created by Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett — is moving publishers, with the news that future titles featuring the character will appear from indie publisher Alabtross Funnybooks.
The character, who first appeared in the British magazine Deadline in 1988, has had a storied career when it comes to publishers, having appeared in series from DC, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and, most recently, Titan Comics.
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Now, tales of the post-apocalyptic Australian anti-hero (and supporting cast, including kangaroo boyfriend Booga) will be published though Albatross, the publisher set up by Eric Powell to publish his own series The Goon, beginning with the series King Tank Girl by Alan Martin, Hewlett’s partner in creating the character, and artist Brett Parson, who has previously worked on World-War Tank Girl, The Legend of Tank Girl and Tank Girl Forever.
Talking to ComicBook.com, which broke the news, Powell said, “Alan Martin and Brett Parson have been doing some amazing Tank Girl stuff lately, and Brett just did a run of The Goon for us […] they kind of approached me and were like, 'Hey, we're looking for another home for Tank Girl, would you be interested?' And, you know, of course I was interested because it fits right in with everything we've been doing. It's a character that I think sets beside all the comics we have very, very nicely.”
Powell also revealed that the announcement of Tank Girl joining Albatross was initially planned for a very specific later date, before events occurred to change plans.
“So this was supposed to be our big announcement that was launching in July. Our big Comic-Con push,” Powell admitted. “Comic-Con is now canceled and we're scrambling to try to figure out when our releases are actually gonna happen. But, since it's the apocalypse, I thought everybody would like to know that Tank Girl is coming to Albatross Funnybooks.”
King Tank Girl is scheduled to launch in the fall.
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