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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Advertising comics (2) - Road Maniax, issue 1

Published in late October 1995 by Fleetway Editions Ltd. this was a 2 issue mini-series promoting the Hot Wheels 'Road Maniax' brand (it seems to have been called 'Road Wars' in the USA - ebay shows items or sale under both brand names)




'Road Maniax' story illustrated by Jon Haward, script by Ian Rimmer and lettering by Tom Frame. Some good art by Jon Haward here, not as good as his 'Fear Pavilion' work but a cut above nonetheless.


'Taking Liberty' story illustrated by Peter Richardson, script by Ian Rimmer and lettering by Tom Frame. All the usual stylised ultra-violence that we saw in 'Streets of rage' is again all present and correct here


'Of machine and men' story illustrated by Barrie Mitchell, script by Ian Rimmer and lettering by Tom Frame. I'm used to seeing Barrie's work on football strips, so it's a very pleasant change to see him illustrating something different and something more adult.


Overall, this 24 page comic features art by 3 top-drawer names and is well worth tracking down.














5 comments:

  1. Well this one certainly brought me out of the woodwork! Jon (mispelled!) and Peter Richardson! What a great discovery.

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    1. Cover is by Jon as well, and he did the centre spread as well

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  2. Never heard of it Richard, Thanks!

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  3. where I can find the complete comics scan?

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    1. I got mine from ebay, so that's your best bet

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