Cagefighters from the Rock
Cagefighters from the Rock / Pic: Supplied

The world of MMA meets the world of comics in “Cagefighters from the Rock”. A 12-episode comic book series is written by podcaster Mike Radich, with artwork by Martin Coccolo (DC Comics The New 52 Green Lantern), and cover by Dan Panosian (Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier).

Cagefighters from the Rock features three world champion MMA fighters seeking to avenge the murder of their coach, and in so doing, bring about the downfall of a two-faced escaped criminal masquerading as the mayor of Empire City.

The trio of MMA fighters consists of mixed martial arts legend Jon Kang, the best female fighter on the planet Rhian “RJ” Jennings, and the future of MMA, “Razor” Roger Neal. They train at one of the best MMA gyms in the world, the fictional Rock Street Gym aka “The Rock”.

The villain is escaped criminal Brad Chaney who seeks revenge against the man who sent him to prison, Jason Larkin, the mayor of Empire City. He kidnaps Larkin, and, with the aid of plastic surgery, takes his place. Chaney then sets out to destroy the city and Larkin’s reputation.

The Plot

With the help of their fighting abilities, their courage and resourcefulness, and the timely messages sent by a mysterious figure who goes by “A Friend”, the Cagefighters begin to foil Chaney’s plans-despite the fact that they’re making their reports to a man they believe to be Larkin but is actually Chaney himself, who is trying to misdirect the investigation. The Cagefighters must not only block Chaney’s sabotage attempts, but also end his double masquerade.

Crowdfunding Campaign: Launching on Indiegogo on October 24, the campaign goal is to reach $140,000 in order to fund the creation of all 12 issues. Additional information can be found on the official page on Facebook.