Banzai Girl

 BANX   (Sirius, 2002-2004, 2007)

™ and © Sirius

This comic book, a throwback to the barely gone and hardly missed “Bad Girl” comics (Chaos! Comics, we knew ye entirely too well), is memorable if for no other reason than that it immortalizes the epithet “thongbreath” and proves that you can ride a bicycle wearing high heels, if you really try. Otherwise, you get what you paid for with Banzai Girl: anime fantasy sleaze with the novelty of it having been written and drawn by an attractive young woman (Jinky Coronado).

Which is sad, if true, since the lead spends her time straining to get into awkward poses, all the better to see her chest straining to burst out of her white Catholic School Girl uniform shirts (but don’t worry; thanks to computer coloring, it looks like she’s been laminated into her clothes). In fact, thanks to David Campiti and the gang at Glass House Graphics, the whole comic book shines as if it’s been dipped in clear nail polish. The result being that even the most innocuous scenes have a soft-core porn feel to them. Ew.

— S.A. Bennett

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#0

  1/1/2002
  $5.00
  $25.00
1 copy available for $24.99
Preview Book #1676; Cover by Wunan, Michael KelleherJinky CoronadoWilson Tortosa

#1

 
  $2.95
  $2.25
1 copy available for $3.50
 Jimmy CoronadoWilson Tortosa

#1 (2nd printing)

  11/1/2003
  $2.95
  $0.80
No copies available
Encore editionJimmy Coronado 

#1 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Jimmy CoronadoWilson Tortosa

#1 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Jimmy CoronadoWilson Tortosa

#2

 
  $2.95
  $2.50
1 copy available for $4.50
 Jimmy CoronadoWunan, Andre Vazzios, Mike Kelleher

#2 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Jimmy CoronadoWunan, Andre Vazzios, Mike Kelleher

#3

  2/1/2003
  $2.95
  $1.75
1 copy available for $2.95
 Jinky CoronadoJinky Coronado

#3 Variation A

  2/1/2003
  $2.95
  $1.10
No copies available
 Jinky CoronadoJinky Coronado

#4

  5/1/2003
  $2.95
  $3.25
3 copies available from $2.95
Includes pinupJinky CoronadoJinky Coronado

#4 Variation A

  5/1/2003
  $2.95
  $1.10
No copies available
Includes pinupJinky CoronadoJinky Coronado

Annual #1

 
  $3.50
  $1.50
2 copies available from $1.50
ca. 2004Jinky CoronadoJinky Coronado, Wilson Tortosa

Book #1

 
  $9.95
  $9.00
1 copy available for $9.00
Published by Arcana; ca. 2007Jinky CoronadoJinky Coronado, Wilson Tortosa