Super Pro K.O. at Comic-Con International
I read “Super Pro K.O.” today to prepare for an interview with the writer/artist Jarrett Williams, and I definitely recommend it. It mixes a manga style with wrestling tropes, and as Annette mentioned to me, it reminded her of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. I think that’s an interesting mix of influences that turns into a compelling debut graphic novel!
Here’s how Oni describes the book:
Joe Somiano is late to his first match in Super Pro K.O.!, and has no clue what awaits him in the rowdy ring! A seasoned sumo wrestler, a jolly luchador, a flambouyant tag team, suspicious executives, and a drunken Heavyweight Champion all stand between him and the superstardom that is his destiny. If the huge egos, clothesline take-downs, and broken chairs across the head donâ€™t squash Joeâ€™s dreams, he may just come out on top. But if he’s going to take home the champion’s belt, he’ll need to bring his best moves against the likes of S.P.K.O.! stars Tomahawk Slamson, Yoko No-No, Mr. Awesomeness 2, and many more in this grand slamma jamma event of a graphic novel!
You can check out a preview of the book at Oni’s web site, and stay tuned to Nerdage for an interview with Jarrett Williams!
- Matt Price
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