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Tank Girl Armadillo!: A Novel (Tank Girl)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  190 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
She’s back! Join everybody’s favourite beer-swilling, chain-smoking, kangaroo-lurving lunatic as she embarks on her first ‘proper’ literary excursion. Violence! Time travel! Midgets! Yes, tremble in fear at Tank Girl: The Novel!

Tank Girl and Booga have launched an all-out assault on the town of Chankers, starting with the church. But what prompted this attack? Could it hav
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Titan Books
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Raina Madison
Apr 22, 2012 Raina Madison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-shelf
Our beer guzzling, chain smoking, roo shagging anti heroine is back in a whole new light.

I love Tank Girl. She came into my life at about age twelve and has always been there, even in her long absence from comics. I'll admit that though I highly enjoyed the latest series 'The Gifting' it did feel like something was missing with the absence of Jamie Hewlett's art. When I picked up Armadillo I assumed I would find the same hole Mr. Hewlett left. I couldn't have been more mistaken.

In this medium th
Apr 29, 2009 Morgan added it
I can't believe I didn't seek this out sooner. As a fan, nay, disciple of Tank Girl, I was aware that Martin had released a text-only novel about the heroine and her coterie that had starred in his seminal comic work with artist Jamie Hewlett.

Hewlett moved on to bigger and better things (he illustrates the Gorillaz), taking his allegedly hammer-shaped penis with him.

Anyway, I didn't dare to believe that I could enjoy Tank Girl without Hewlett's incredible illustration. I hadn't realized the exte
Nov 06, 2014 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I obsessed over Tank Girl when I was younger. Friggin' loved her. Drew her all the time. Read the first trade-paperback collection so many times, I'd just about memorized it. I even watched the film more time than I care to admit. (Though, truthfully, it's been a long time, and I really want to see it again.) However, I digress.

With this novella and "bushel," I was taken a bit aback. In the first trade-paperback, there are single images of Tank Girl: her laying atop a cow/bull, her standing in a
Aug 30, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it
The 1980s saw a significant shift in 'alternative' comics, led most obviously by the sheer literary wonder that is Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez tales of LA's barrios and Mexican village life. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic 'alternative' comics took a different thoroughly (e)sc(h)atological turn with the arrival of an angry, take no prisoners fantasy figure of a woman lead character who must have led Robert Crumb to a new understanding of his own scatology..... Quite simply, Tank Girl, ow ...more
Mar 31, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, crime, sci-fi
To be honest in many ways a lightweight read but a fun one for all that...the main tale Armadillo is a novella in many's quirky fun and constantly twists and turns though luckily it's not overtly in depth so you can always keep pace.
What follows are blue prints for comic strips...short tales and bits of prose from the Tank Girl universe..I'm happy enough to have picked this book up it didn't take up much of my time and did what it was supposed to do inasmuch as it entertained.
Jul 07, 2015 Casey rated it it was amazing
Who knew Tank Girl would be just as great in text? Or that I'd enjoy a poem about tormenting a Simply Red fan? Now I'll have to give the rebooted comics a shot.
James Bell
May 14, 2014 James Bell rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Glad she's back
Feb 25, 2014 writegeist rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't love Tank Girl? At least of those who know who the heck she is, of course. She's a tough livin', pistol-packin', tank-drivin' maniac with a talking kangaroo for a boyfriend. But she's more than that. This chaotic collection of stories, poetry, interviews, and snippets of dialog from comic books that were never completed is a crazy blend of post-apocalyptic Western pastiche and a full-on collision with a freight train full of heavy artillery. A quick, fun read, but not for the faint-h ...more
Mark Farley
Jun 23, 2013 Mark Farley rated it it was amazing
The thing that always bothered me about graphic novels is that they finish too early and as great as they look inside, I always was left feeling bereft so I never really got into them. But I do think they look great and one that I did enjoy was Tank Girl (along with the consequent film) and I loved the main character for her no nonsense, bratty attitude. This though, has everything I wanted being in a long form novel. It really kicks ass and I hope they more like this.
Mike Jozic
Aug 09, 2012 Mike Jozic rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant (although perhaps less so for non- Tank Girl enthusiasts). I wasn't sure if Martin could capture all the manic energy and chaos of a TG adventure through his prose but this baby doesn't skip a beat. Far as I'm concerned, if TG continued on in this format I would be just as happy as when one of the series' amazing artists are illustrating it. So much fun!!
Apr 19, 2008 D.J. rated it liked it
The prose adventures of Tank Girl (and a few comic scripts, used and unused) -- fairly well-done (should be, after all we're talking about the creator of the character here), but somehow lacking a lot of the oomph without pictures to go along with ...
Dec 27, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
For being based off a nut-case comic book, this was truly a superb novel full of lots of explosions and all around epic-ness.
Oct 03, 2009 Gloria rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've ever read a book of a comic character that actually was any good.

Fucking brotherfuckers.
Dec 08, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it
For fans only... otherwise you'll just think Alan Martin's a complete lunatic.
Kat Young
Jul 27, 2010 Kat Young rated it liked it
completely insane, but hilarious if you have a dark/sick sense of humour :)
Feb 18, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
Fun stuff and a nice transition from comic to novel...
Amy Cremmen
Jul 08, 2011 Amy Cremmen rated it really liked it
Just wicked, that's what it is. Bloody wicked.
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“Sittin’ in a café in dark glasses sippin’ coffee dunkin’ doughnuts while it’s sunny thinking guns guns guns and I’ve got pockets full of bullets and a suitcase full of money and a fuckin’ awful headache and a police rifle that fires dummies and I’m listening to Barney because she really wants to tell me all the fifty million reasons why she’s feelin’ fuckin’ funny and she wants to kill her mummy and she wants me to kill her daddy but there really is no logic to the way we’re spending Sunday because we don’t know where we’re going and we’ve been drinking since last Monday and Booga’s sharpening sticks and he’s looking like a monkey and I’m waiting for my tank and I know it will look chumly because Dobson is my man and he’s part of my fuckin’ family and when I see him next I’m gonna buy him half a shandy.” 2 likes
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