Comics or Manga about tournament fighting?
May 7, 2008 3:53 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend comic-books or manga that feature tournament-fighting or gladiator-fighting as the central setting/plot?
posted by robotdog to media & arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically, I am looking for comics and manga that have stories that are similar to movies like Bloodsport, Karate Kid, the Rocky movies, Gladiator, etc...
...ideally they would feature an aspiring fighter and their quest to win the tournament or escape their slavery or some-such.
I am primarily looking for books that have this idea as the central concept to the entire title... i.e. I am not so interested in the fact that maybe there is an issue of X-Men that features a boxing match.
Planet Hulk is an okay match as it is collected as a TPB... but not a perfect match b/c it isn't really as focused on gladiator fighting as the synopsis makes it sound.