Ridgewood, New Jersey (USA): Joe Antonacci, creator of “Joe Palooka” and its sister series, “Legion of Combat,” is extremely proud to announce that Team Palooka and Authentic Sports Management (ASM) have agreed to feature the respected fight team known as the “Blackzilians” in upcoming issues of both comic book series.
“I’m excited to have fighters the caliber of the Blackzilians featured in our comic book!” exclaimed “Joe Palooka” creator Joe Antonacci. “We don’t have all the plot details nailed down yet, but we guarantee fight fans that it will be excited when they follow some of the best fighters in the world through our comic books. To have top-ranked UFC competitors in a book like ‘Joe Palooka’ or ‘Legion of Combat’…there is no way fans will be disappointed.”
The Blackzilian team includes a virtual “who’s who” of MMA fighters, including former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Suga” Rashad Evans, UFC welterweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, UFC middleweight Jorge Santiago, rising UFC lightweight Michael “The Menace” Johnson, Strikeforce lightweight star JZ Cavalcante, and Strikeforce competitors Danillo and Yuri Villefort, among others. All these fighters are represented by ASM, which is a top MMA management company.
The “Joe Palooka” comic series tells the story of Joe Palooka, an MMA fighter who competes in “Legion of Combat,” which is a sister comic publication. “Legion of Combat” will feature Joe Palooka in team matches between fighters representing countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Russia, Japan, China, and other nations.