Freeway Fighter #1

Freeway Fighter #1

Writer: Andi Ewington Artist: Simon Coleby Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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New story based on the cult-followed series of game books written by Andi Ewington (Exmortis, Sunflower) and illustrated by Simon Coleby (Judge Dredd, The Royals) speed into the world of danger, death and fast cars! Comic series regularly promoted on the official fighting fantasy Facebook page - over 3,000 fans!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Mar 8, 2017

    For comic fans reading this, if you like strong female leads, dystopian worlds and badass vehicles, Freeway Fighter is definitely a comic you'll be wanting to pick up. Unfortunately, you're going to have to wait until May 17th, you poor bastards" Even then, there's a good chance your local comic shop will sell out of them before you get there. I'd get down there ASAP and pre-order it if I were you" Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 8, 2017

    You also get a fantastic introduction to the comic by Ian Livingston who talks about his inspiration and how he developed the original Freeway Fighter as a game book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Apr 11, 2017

    Overall,Freeway Fighter #1 is the start of a story that has potential to be absolutely fantastic " you just need to open the first page. It's based on a Fighting Fantasy book from 1982 and it should certainly entertain with ease. The cliffhanger brilliantly grabs the audience to bring them back for the second issue. This fast paced comic deserves your attention, as the story immediately grips the reader and the art brings it all to life. It also helps carry the weight of some of Bella's actions, as we realise it's a dog-eat-dog world that she inhabits. If you're looking for something away from the mainstream, pick up Freeway Fighter #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 26, 2017

    If you are interested in Freeway Fighter, head over to the interview section where we catch up with writer Andi Ewington and artist Simon Coleby. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 14, 2017

    An excellent first issue that delivers the dystopian car-addicted future well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 22, 2017

    It's not exactly sunny, but it's exciting and powerful stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 13, 2017

    Freeway Fighter #1 is out in about a month which gives you time to pre-order it from your shop and hop on board what feels like the start of a badass story that takes the original roleplaying game and infuses it with other elements that have been added to the genre since. Strap in for an entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 9, 2017

    This is a great book that gives us a nostalgic throwback to the '80s when the Fighting Fantasy books were being released. Fans of the original series are going to love this issue, and it's the perfect story to get new readers into it, too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Allan Bevan-Haines May 10, 2017

    Freeway Fighter #1 introduces familiar settings and themes, but with a fresh character and new story. As introductions go, this is a nigh on perfect attention grabber from the outset. However, with themes and concepts not exactly being ‘original' it remains to be seen whether Freeway Fighter can carve its own niche and set itself apart from the obvious similarity with Mad Max.If any of in the themes above are of interest, this us a must read upas soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 10, 2017

    Freeway Fighter #1 is an exciting start to the series and just gives enough to be intriguing. De La Rosa has potential as a character and I'm looking forward to learning more about her. This issue is beautifully drawn and suitable for a dystopian future. Not much is given about the current world other than the need to survive. But I'm hopeful next issue will get into more of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 18, 2017

    Given even more of a keen geek edge with an intro from Livingston, letters from British scribes like Al Ewing and James Peaty about the game's importance to them, and a wonderfully dorky character sheet variant cover, Freeway Fighter #1 makes for a grand return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 20, 2017

    I've never read or played with the original Freeway Fighter books. Fortunately, you don't need to have that background in order to enjoy this series. It drops you right into the action, introducing a terrifying post-apocalyptic world with a strong woman doing what she has to in order to survive. Yes, it's easy to make comparisons to Mad Max, but that's certainly not a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 15, 2017

    Ultimately, as a Max Max analogue, Freeway Fighter does its job admirably. Theres something impressively unapologetic about the way it pays homage to its inspirations, and while this is definitely a first issue that places style over substance, the groundwork has been laid for what should hopefullybe an enjoyable series. Im also quietly keeping my fingers crossed that this new title does well, opening the door for even more Fighting Fantasy adaptations down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Tyler May 31, 2017

    The story transitions in a broad stroke from past to present, but this reviewer feels that, while this is only the initial setup of a larger picture, the tale was a little short. This may be a bias as dystopian tales have always held a personal soft spot, but I feel that more pages could have been leant toward the story itself and less to variant covers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhoDooTV May 8, 2017

    This looks to be the start of an Amazing run of GameBooks adaptations to comics for Andi Ewington! A solid start, and we believe it's only getting better! Freeway Fight #1 review https://youtu.be/SEN4K6Ty83w Andi Ewington interview https://youtu.be/tcY0EQpKwAU

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