Writer: Andi Ewington
Artist/Ink: Simon Coleby
Color: Len O’Grady
Lettering: Jim Campbell
After the world is ravaged by a deadly virus, a professional racecar driver-turned-scavenger struggles to survive the day to day harshness of a violent and desperate post-apocalyptic world.
Based on the 1985 Fighting Fantasy work of the same name, and including a special introduction by the original author, Freeway Fighter taps into the dingy feel of a Mad Max-esque dystopian world. Simon Coleby translates this quite well to the page, while Len O’Grady’s colors compliment the wasteland scenery with an atmosphere filth and despair.
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.
However, the inclusion of character sheets for the Freeway Fighter role-playing game was a nice touch for those who wish to explore the broader universe by checking out the source material.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.