In a transfer that ought to maybe not be stunning given their fascination with Marvel comedian ebook author CM Punk, the UFC is entering into the comedian ebook enterprise, tapping Dave Dwonch (Vamplets, Thoughts Palace) to put in writing the corporate’s first-ever comedian ebook, one which boldly makes use of a title befitting a sequel in UFC: Return to the Octagon. Dwonch teamed with artist Jason Federhenn (The Harcourt Legacy) and colorist Brad Simpson (Intercourse) on the ebook, which Dwonch lettered himself, proving writers can do precise work too!
The ebook debuted ultimately evening’s UFC 232, and stars not an precise UFC fighter (let’s face it, their egos are sufficiently big with out turning into comedian ebook superheroes), however quite the fictional fighter featured in UFC’s brand, Mike Mercury, who leaves the Earth and his daughter behind to combat an area struggle in opposition to intergalactic baddies “The Ring,” solely to return (ah, now the title is sensible) eight years later when the menace turns to Earth.
In an interview on UFC’s web site, Dwonch describes the story:
The wheels actually hit the highway after I can perceive what a personality’s emotional motivations are. This ebook has motion, journey, a sci-fi aspect, however what I dropped at the desk was the extra private story between a father and a daughter who’ve an estranged relationship. You don’t see that talked about in lots of super-hero comics and I believe being a hero means being an excellent guardian.
The sci-fi parts actually converse to the standard comedian ebook fan however this story is deeply rooted in MMA as properly. Mike may need this super-powered armor, nevertheless it’s solely good at far vary and his enemies are grapplers. The check of any hero is whether or not they’re going to step as much as the problem. So whereas he may need stumbled upon this swimsuit, as somebody who practices MMA he’s capable of rise to the event.
UFC’s web site describes the comedian’s launch as being EX-X-XCLUSIVE to UFC 232, however the UFC does like cash, so presumably, this will probably be out there to individuals who weren’t there stay in some type finally. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Dwonch suggests we may see actual UFC fighters showing in future points, relying on fan response.
With this primary difficulty, we didn’t vital need to detract from the story with the flash of getting cameos with fighters and whatnot. We form of needed to develop a narrative that might stand by itself. Hopefully, if there’s constructive fan response, we may proceed on after which add these parts that you’d possibly anticipate from a comic book like this.
Take a look at the quilt and a few preview pages beneath.
(Final Up to date December 30, 2018 9:39 am )