That’s What She Read #3 : The Power of Tank Girl

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Tank Girl; she’s this badass post apocalyptic hero with a kangaroo sidekick/husband and most importantly a tank. She kicks ass, swears a lot and saves the planet. Her “real” name is Rebecca Buck which I also find kinda awesome. I first discovered her a few years ago when a friend made me sit down and watch the 1995 movie adaptation featuring Lori Petty as the sassy warrior that is Tank Girl. These days I am reading her adventures in this beautifully assembled three part graphic novel entitled The Power of Tank Girl.

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Each of the three stories throughout this book are unique to one another, each showing quite a different era of Tank Girl both in illustration and narrative styles. I also love the little poems and illustrations between each story. It’s a far cry from my normal reads but it really took me back to when I used to read the Wonder Woman comics and I really felt that sense of escapism reading these stories on my flight from Portland to Chicago. Tank Girl probably isn’t the female role model of the century but she’s a hero girls in their twenties can admire and relate to.

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