On Sale This Week: Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter #1 (Sneak Peek)

Freeway Fighter #1 - Cover A: Simon Coleby & Len O’Grady

Freeway Fighter #1 – Cover A: Simon Coleby & Len O’Grady

Out this week from Titan Comics is the hotly-anticipated Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter, written by Andi Ewington with art by Simon Coleby. Inspired by the classic Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, if you’re a Mad Max fan then this book will surely resonate with you.

Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Fighting Fantasy brought together choice-driven storytelling with a dice-based role-playing system to create a world in which ‘YOU are the hero!’ The series sold over 18 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 languages.

In the new comics series, an unknown virus has wiped out over 85 per cent of the world’s human population. Former I-400 Driver Bella De La Rosa is one of the 15 per cent – living every day as if it were her last.

Now, 18 months after the collapse of civilisation, faced with a new world order where violence and chaos rule the Freeway. She must hone her racing skills and survive any way she can!

If you’re in London at the weekend, don’t forget there’s a special signing to mark the titles’ launch  at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 1.00 – 2.00pm.

At the special signing will be Gamesmaster Ian Livingstone, artist Jim Burns, editor Jonathan Green, and creators Andi Ewington, Simon Coleby and Orlando Arocena.

Freeway Fighter #1, Signed Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Jim Burns Variant, available at the Forbidden Planet signing on 20th May 2017

Freeway Fighter #1, Signed Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Jim Burns Variant, available at the Forbidden Planet signing on 20th May 2017

The event will be marked with the release of a stunning special Forbidden Planet variant cover by top SF artist Jim Burns (above), but two other variants to look out for are the Diamond special, also by Jim Burns – and one for fans of the original, best-selling game – the “Fan Appreciation” Variant, which is simply, just great fun.

At the signing you’ll have the chance to lay your hands on the Freeway Fighter #1, signed Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Jim Burns Variant, cover – pre-order it now

Forbidden Planet Official Site

IAN LIVINGSTONE’S FREEWAY FIGHTER #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Andi Ewington
Artist: Simon Coleby
Colorist: Len O’Grady
On Sale May 17, 2017

A new story based on the cult-followed series of game books written by Andi Ewington (ExMortis, Sunflower) with art by Simon Coleby (Judge Dredd, The Royals)

Speed into the world of danger, death and fast cars!

Cover A: Simon Coleby & Len O’Grady (Above)

Freeway Fighter #1 - Cover B by Ben Oliver

Freeway Fighter #1 – Cover B by Ben Oliver

Freeway Fighter #1 - Cover C by Orlando Arocena

Freeway Fighter #1 – Cover C by Orlando Arocena

Cover Incentive: Robert Hack

Freeway Fighter #1 - Diamond Variant by Jim Burns

Freeway Fighter #1 – Diamond Variant by Jim Burns

 

Freeway Fighter #1 - Fan Appreciation Variant Cover

Freeway Fighter #1 – Fan Appreciation Variant Cover

Freeway Fighter #1

Freeway Fighter #1

Freeway Fighter #1 - Credits

Freeway Fighter #1 - Page 1

Freeway Fighter #1 - Page 2

Freeway Fighter #1 - Page 3

Freeway Fighter #1 - Page 4

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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