Updated on 16 October, 2021
Welcome to the first official book in a new five-part comic series, FNAF Comic! This series is centered around the awesome arcade game Five Nights at Freddy's. The world that you enter into is a twisted fairytale world, where you find yourself trapped in the minuscule apartment of Freddy Freeman, a boy who unfortunately has been transformed into a monster-being, a blood thirsty freak who feeds on human blood. Five Nights at Freddy's is written and illustrated by David Lissler, who previously worked with Hasbro in the children's book Beanie Babies. This is the second book in the series. The first book, Five Nights at Freddy's was a huge critical and commercial success, selling more than a million copies in its first three weeks on sale.
You will spend some time catching up with the various characters in the game, like Freddy and his buddies. The action within the game is quite intense, and if you thought the first game was gritty, you'll be quite surprised at how dark and creepy it can get. If you haven't played the original, try it; it's definitely worth the investment. I know I always get nightmares when I think about the monster-creature feeding on my pet and then turning into a monster and chomping down on me. That's just not something that I want to imagine, especially not being saved by a superhero who didn't even save me!
Anyway, you're probably wondering how this comic came to be, and it's actually pretty simple. David Lissler wanted to do an original graphic novel, but wasn't sure how, and so he got a small computer-generated art project together and started playing around with it. The result of this tinkering was this story-a science-fiction type of thing about Freddy Freeman and his quest to find the Queen of Blood. Naturally, Five Nights at Freddy's took on a completely different feel once it was animated, and now it's a great adventure-adventure with a lot of cool twists and turns.
So, why should you read this particular comic? Well, I think if you're a big fan of superhero type things, this one might be a good fit for you. I mean, it has the word "super" in it (which to me seems kind of strange), yet it still manages to make you look and feel like a superhero, minus the heavy handedness. It's kind of like a mix between the X-Men and Spider-Man, in a way.
Another reason I recommend this to people is because the writing is just amazing. I'm not just talking about Lissler's art, which is fantastic. I'm talking about how these writers can tell a story from only a few panels, how they can give emotions through simple drawings and shapes, how they can work with a minimal amount of background, and so forth. It's almost indescribable, which I can understand. But still, you'd be surprised.
The characters in the game are also great. They're unique and compelling, which is why I love them so much. What I mean by that is that, while they may be twisted and generic, there's no other game out there that features similar, powerful characters that manage to pull of an entire game's plot using just a handful of panels.
Aside from the story, I find that the game itself is fun to play. Like anything else, it can get boring sometimes, but I've never encountered a game that didn't manage to keep me engaged. Some may try to be more complex than others, but they all fail for the simple fact that they don't make use of their player's imagination. That's why I love it. You'll never read a comic the same way again.
If you have a few minutes to spare, you should definitely check out F nounaf Comic. It's a great game and it makes an excellent example of how you can successfully draw in a story through sheer imagination. You can download the game here.