The variant covers for issue #3 of Ian Livingstone's FREEWAY FIGHTER have been released, and they are as awesome as you would expect - particularly because two of them focus on the villain of the story, who will be very familiar to fans of the original Freeway Fighter FF gamebook.
Art by series regulars Simon Coleby and Len O'Grady
Forbidden Planet are pleased to welcome Gamesmaster Ian Livingstone, artist Jim Burns, editor Jonathan Green, and creators Andi Ewington, Simon Coleby and Orlando Arocena, bringing us the first leg of a furious three-way road trip.
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.
Freeway Fighters #1 (Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Burns Variant) 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 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!
Stepping away from the usual mix of orcs and goblins, FREEWAY FIGHTER is a road trip like no other. Dare you take it? If yes, turn to paragraph 132!
Creators Ian Livingstone, Andi Ewington and Simon Coleby are all interviewed, so if you want to get the inside track on the most anticipated Fighting Fighting comic of all time, pop into your local newsagent or order your copy today.
With 20 weeks to go until Fighting Fantasy Fest 2, it seems timely to announce some of the guests who have confirmed their attendance*.
Guests of Honour Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone will be in attendance at the event, talking about the Fighting Fantasy series, which will be celebrating its 35th anniversary at the even. Ian will also be signing his new book Port of Perilas well as the Freeway Fighter Comic.
Artists Russ Nicholson - one of the artists that really helped define the look of the Fighting Fantasy world, Russ illustrated eight FF gamebooks, including the seminal The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. He also illustrated all of the FF novels, the young FF Goldhawk series, and two of the three original AFF books. More recently he contributed extra illustrations to Tin Man Games' adaptation of Warlock.
Alan Langford - the illustrator of six FF gamebooks, including Island of the Lizard King and Creature of Havoc, Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 will be Alan's first convention.
Tony Hough - the illustrator of four FF gamebooks, including Night Dragon and Bloodbones, Tony was also a guest at the first Fighting Fantasy Fest.
Jim Burns - the artist behind the covers of not one, but two different editions of Freeway Fighter. Jim's classic 'red corvette' cover has also been used as a cover variant for the Freeway Fighter Comic.
Peter Darvill-Evans - author of three FF gamebooks, including Beneath Nightmare Castle and Spectral Stalkers, Peter was responsible for starting Virgin Publishing's Doctor Who New Adventures line of tie-in novels, after the popular TV show went off air in 1989.
Jamie Thomson - co-author of three FF gamebooks, including Talisman of Death and Sword of the Samurai, Jamie was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 for the novel Dark Lord: The Teenage Years.
Jonathan Green - author of seven FF gamebooks and YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, Parts 1 and 2.
And that's not all! More guests will be confirmed in due course.