Warwick Fraser-Coombe has just released a collection of Revenger: Friendly Fire, the powerful follow up to Revenger: The Shadow Constabulary, which he launched back in 2015.
Longtime readers of downthetubes may recall Tony Esmond’s enthusiastic review of the first book, a mature readers graphic novel dripping with action and mayhem, all beautifully drawn but pulling no punches when it comes to “grindhouse” violence.
The Shadow Constabulary is also a savage commentary on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the plight of the servicemen and women returning home to find themselves often ignored by the society they fought for.
In Friendly Fire, a 60-page graphic novel, following a murderous rampage against organised crime that was led astray by corrupt government agencies who had subverted his agenda to their own ends, Roger Blandy, the psychotic and completely delusional vigilante known as the Revenger, has tortured and killed a British Member of Parliament and gone on the run.
Now, wanted as a terrorist, he finds himself hunted by the establishment he once served, his enemies and a host of international intelligence groups.
Estranging himself from his family for their own protection, Roger has fled underground and vanished. Wandering the streets of London as an anonymous homeless man, he continues to wage a secret war against his former handlers known as The Shadow Constabulary.
Today is his Daughter’s Birthday…
• Both Revenger: The Shadow Constabulary, and Revenger: Friendly Fire are available direct from Warwick Fraser-Coombe here – please note, these titles are only UK orders, due to ongoing issues with international shipping caused by Brexit | Mature Readers Only
All images © Warwick Fraser-Coombe
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.