UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the debut of its first-ever comic book, Tales of UFC: ‘Return to the Octagon®’ to commemorate the brand’s historic 25th anniversary. Copies of this limited print edition will be available at The Forum during UFC® 232: JONES vs. GUSTAFFSON 2, which takes place on Saturday, December 29.
Tales of UFC: ‘Return to the Octagon’ is written by, best known for penning titles such as Infinite Seven, Vamplets (with Gayle “My Little Pony” Middleton), Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab and the NFL Rush Zone comic series. The short story also features art by Jason Federhenn (The Harcourt Legacy) and colors by Brad Simpson (Marvel’s Vengeance, Dynamite’s Captain Victory and Galactic Rangers, as well as Dark Horse’s Catalyst Comics).
“I’m honored to collaborate with UFC on their first comic, and thrilled that this might be some of their fans first comic as well,” Dwonch said. “We’ve really created something special here, and I can’t wait for readers to find their newest hero in the pages of Tales of UFC!”
This first issue begins in 2008, as Mike “The Takedown” Mercury is drafted into a war against an intergalactic crime syndicate known as “THE RING.” Outfitted with hi-tech alien armor, Mike leaves his world behind, including his eight-year old daughter Maxine, to save the universe. A decade later, THE RING has now set its sights on Earth, with Mike returning home to continue the fight.
Limited quantities will be available at all UFC merchandise kiosks throughout The Forum.