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Deadline was a comic magazine published from 1988 to 1995 by Deadline Publications (known as Cardrest Ltd. before the mag's second issue). Lasting for 69 issues - published on a quasi-monthly, 11-a-year basis - it is best known for introducing the character Tank Girl.

Created by Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon Deadline was first published in October 1988.[1] In 1991 Dark Hiorse began publishing a US edition.[2]

The "Tank Girl" strip became popular enough to spawn a film, released in 1995. This was not well received and its commercial underperformance was a factor in Deadline's death in 1995.[3]

Strips included...

  • "Beryl the Bitch"
  • "Cheeky Wee Budgie Boy" (Phillip Bond)
  • "Hugo Tate" (Nick Abadiz)
  • "Johnny Nemo" (Brett Ewin)
  • "Sharp" (Steve Dillon)
  • "Tank Girl" (Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin)
  • "Wired World" (Phillip Bond)

References

  1. Kibble-White, Graham (2005). Ultimate Book of British Comics. London: Alison & Busby. pp.102-3. ISBN 0-74908-211-9
  2. Kibble-White, Graham (2005). Ultimate Book of British Comics. London: Alison & Busby. p.104. ISBN 0-74908-211-9
  3. Kibble-White, Graham (2005). Ultimate Book of British Comics. London: Alison & Busby. p.105. ISBN 0-74908-211-9
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