Okay so I have this idea for the Fight Club. It's a little drawn out and rough but here's what I got; feedback is encouraged.
Basically we should separate each fight into two episodes. The first episode is the introduction to the following:
I. Poster Ad (Details publishing date of actual fight and the number of fights that have ever been held, hoping the number gets big)
II. Character Title Cards (Introduce fighters participating in combat with a brief description under their portrait)
III. Fight Club Greeting (Welcome guests to Fight Club while introducing our wonderful guest announcers and referee)
IV. Stage Introduction (Has the guest announcers give an overview of the arena where combat will commence with emphasis on it's construction and composition )
V. Weigh In (Essentially Brief character bios outlining their origins as a character, their strengths and their weaknesses in combat)
VI. Trash Talk (The two characters are introduced by the referee and are allowed a few panels to interact with their adversary)
VII. Closing Thoughts (The announcers give their final opinions on any aspect of the fight that will later take place)
VIII. Comic Ads (Announcers give a quick shout out to both comic series that the characters hearken back to with a closing statement reminding guests to catch the event)
Now this might seem like a lot but I'd like to outline why this first episode consisting of these eight elements is important
Basically the only way this kind of project will see long term success is if everyone who has characters involved, as well as the people who decide to read these fights feel like what they are participating in is Legitimate. It will be hard to get creators to give us access to their characters if they feel like it's something hodgepodge or won't paint their character in a positive light and it will be hard to have an engaged audience if they think this is some kind of project that could collapse at any second.
This kind of intro prior to the fight is meant to get everyone involved prepared for the Massive, Amazing, Only gonna find it here kind of event that is going to take place. It is the context that makes this whole fight club idea exciting.
Things like the Comic Ad or the Trash Talk Sequence give time for the authors to show the life that inhabits their story and to have readers directed to the origin of their being which will hopefully get people reading their comic and give readers even more investment into the fight.
Finally I want to address the fact that I have not talked about how the fights will take place and what are the roles of the creators taking part.
I have ideas for the layout of the paneling for how a fight takes place but I would like to leave that in a more developed explanation; I spent a lot of time working on the content for the first episode. I want the participation to be taken care of right away as it lets us determine how many people are going to be involved with each fight. From the looks of it, We are looking at 5 Guests per fight. I also have ideas for how we go about recruiting creators and their characters but like I said I wanted to get this out of the way first since the idea is so nebulous at the moment.
So, I would immensley appreciate any and all feed back on my proposal and with enough support, I will go in to laying out the format of the second episode which would be the fight itself!