This week was a tremendous one for Fighting Fantasy fanatics like myself. Andi Ewingtons comic version has had issue one released, a bunch of which (there are several covers) arrived to my workplace the other day and I managed to snap this brag pic.
So how has it turned out? In one word, fantastic! The comic is true enough to the gamebook published in 1985 and focuses on the post apocalyptic life of an ex car racer. Society has collapsed and vicious road thugs and motor gangs haunts the highways. Even this first issue has a couple of lovely Easter Eggs draughted in to the frames by the ultra talented Simon Coleby, and Len O’Grady on colours. I hear there are 5 of which I think I have spotted 4 (I refuse to do spoilers at this early stage). The first issue is basically about setting the scene and characted development. We get to see just how rough the world has become and it leaves you on a cliff hangar ending ready for issue 2. My only blast is it ended too soon for a monthly comic. It needs a couple more pages in it.
The front of the book also contains a foreward by Ian Livingstone CBE himself pictured below with an equally handsome Me. He writes about his inspirations behind the book and why he wanted to go more futuristic with book 13 in the Fighting Fantasy book series when his usual mediums are sword and sorcery epics.
Current production is at the cover art for issue four stage so if you love a good post-apocalyptic yarn, get on over to forbiddenplanet.com and order your copies TODAY!
Freeway Fighter Comic:
Pro’s – good production team delivering polished material on time.
- Con’s – bit too thin for a monthly comic. Half a dozen more page sides should do it.
#keeptheban Ok so the Prime Minister is in favour of bringing back fox hunting. Here is my views.
While I see arguments both sides , the opposition complaining about street infestation or farm threats, there is such a thing as pest control. Oddly enough I know a farmer who love the foxes on their land, wtg Ms Burford!
To have many mouths chew something living apart in the name of sport is like a scene from The Walking Dead. #TheresaMay , would you like to be eaten alive? Proper licenced pest control is the way. And as humane and pain free as possible. We are human beings, not crocodiles and sharks. (And at least they do it for food, not to put a smile on Lady Snot’s face)
Above: Chris Packham
Not long now before I become a daddy. Excitement is building and we have lots of baby stuff ready. Hoping September comes round just as fast as well. Want to be with my Vic n baby up in Kintyre. Ive built one of two websites I was hoping to. Now Scottishwebs.com will be my site of choice. Hope it throws some money our way. A few little tweeks and one more page and it’ll be fully active. Will start work on the localised site as well in due course.
Been a while since I posted here. So much has happened. Had a busy but fun time taking furniture up to Scotland, growing ever closer to becoming a father and of course, the next few month are going to be rather political. There are so many left wing and right wing parties nobody seems to be listening to the middle ground. Only the Green party, and soon the SNP come remotely close to a perfect party for me. I think the Greens will win my vote next time round, but they oppose Trident.
Will be working on two websites over the oncoming months in hope it’ll bring some pennies to the table when im unemployed. Should have about six months of savings to tide me over so finding at least 20 hours of work will be so important.
The wizard aurora site seems to be taking off nicely now as does its sister site. Ive been viewing baby care vids and bits to get jenned up ready for bump to put in a show. Been a nice four days off and missing vic already despite her having left only yesterday. Spent a bit of time at the lodge packing my possessions and also discarding any crap I dont need anymore. Considering what I did have four years ago I have much less now. It packs all into a medium sized wardrobe. Its good though, cos you cant take it with you. Just a few bits for emergencies of to keep me busy after retiring in decades to come.
Well it’s all official now. The time capsule I hid last year with Moo is now a pukka registered tinful of history. Question is will it be found beforehand? I think it’s in a pretty secure location. Only accidental discovery by decorators or builders will surely get that, unless the entire buildings knocked down.
Inspired by this id really love to do three more. One for me, Vic n the kids and another especially for our as yet unborn baby.
The biggest challenge is keeping it a secret from all those not involved. I wonder whom the lucky person who finds it will be? Especially with me resigning this year and us relocating to Cambeltown. Good luck and whomever you are!
Queen are my favourite band of all time. There are so many great tracks over their albums i defy anybody not to know one of them. We all have our favourite songs but each band member Rodger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon each wrote many of the tracks so here I am going to list my top three favourite songs by each member.
John Deacon –
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want To Break Free
You’re My Best Friend
Roger Taylor –
A Kind Of Magic
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Brian May –
We Will Rock You
Tie Your Mother Down
Who Wants To Live Forever
Freddie Mercury –
Somebody To Love
Death On Two Legs (Dedicated to …)
Interestingly enough… about two thirds of my personal top ten favourite queen tracks are in that lot. Missing little nuggets like Breakthru and Scandal. Enjoy your Easter!