Press Release & Preview: Fighting Fantasy’s Freeway Fighter comes to Titan Comics!

ca-freeway-fighter-original We just had to shout about this the moment the news came in – especially as we’ve got interior art to share! Well we loved the old Fighting Fantasy Books back in the day, and of course are entirely pleased that Wizard / Icon Books returned them to print. But a story with original creator, the legendary Ian Livingstone from the fab Titan Comics? Stop everything, hold onto your Mad Max, hit the nox and get shouting! Full press release, preview pages and Youtube video below… ca-freeway-fighter-wizard-books

 

From Titan Comics:

 

TITAN COMICS TAKES FREEWAY FIGHTER OUT FOR A SPIN TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF FIGHTING FANTASY!

New post-apocalyptic road-trip series based on the world famous “Fighting Fantasy” gamebook roars into comic stores in May 2017!

 

Critically acclaimed writer Andi Ewington (Just Cause 3, The Six) teams up with original creator Ian Livingstone and artist Simon Coleby for FREEWAY FIGHTER – a furious, mini-series road trip like no other, speeding from Titan Comics in May 2017.

Spinning out of the legendary Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson in 1982, the post-apocalyptic Freeway Fighter distinguished itself by deviating from the usual mix of orcs, goblins and cave-trolls. 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 is translated in over 30 languages. ff-logo

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

“I’ve always wanted to see Fighting Fantasy books in comic book form,” says Fighting Fantasy co-creator, Ian Livingstone.“ It’s been a pleasure working with Andi Ewington and the artists who have got the Interceptor roaring down the post-apocalyptic road with Bella at the wheel, burning rubber to survive!”

“I was thirteen when I held a copy of Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter in my hands,” says writer Andi Ewington, “Little did I know, as I stared in awe at the detail in the Jim Burns cover, that this book would herald my love of the post-apocalyptic for years to come.”

FREEWAY FIGHTER #1 thunders into comic stores and digital devices in May 2017, just in time for the 35th Anniversary of Fighting Fantasy. Keep your eyes on the road for more announcements spinning out from this brand-new story soon.

 

NB. Interior art also by Len O’Grady with Jim Campbell

 

Preview Pages

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Youtube Trailer