Released: July 2010
Super Pro KO! is a clearly a book that’s designed by a wrestling fan for anyone who grew up (at least in part) on heady Saturday morning cocktails of pro-wrestling and cartoons. Big kids everywhere are sure to enjoy the litany of insane manoeuvres and characters on display in Williams' bold, dynamic visual style. Very much informed by the conventions of shōnen manga, the star of the book, Joe Somiano, is (unsurprisingly) a young rookie aspiring to reach his dreams by ascending the ranks of professional wrestling. Labelled as the first volume of a series, things sure are going to be tough for the green contender as there are a whole host of bizarre "testosterone"-fueled (wink wink) lunatics between him and a shot at the SPKO title.
Yoko No-No and Tomahawk Slamson go at it in the comic's opening bout.