Titan Comics will launch Freeway Fighter from writer Andi Ewington, Ian Livingstone, and artist Simon Coleby. It will be a four-issue series setting out in May 2017.
Freeway Fighter spins out of the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks created by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson back in 1982. The gamebook distringuished itself with 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.
The new series will see an unknown virus wipe 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.”
Take a look at what you can expect:
Freeway Fighter #1 hits comic book shelves everywhere this May on the 35th Anniversary of Fighting Fantasy.