Oh. One critically important thing. When I said "You know, you could actually write a decent comic about the crew and stagehands of an underground fighting ring.", I did not mean you _should_, or that I was referring to you, Gail. I was using the 'you' in the sense of 'one could'.
I'd think you specifically should _not_ write one for DC, at least in the tone I see it, because it would overlap significantly with Secret Six's tone and interactions. Not that you'd do poorly (the opposite, in fact), just that they'd probably wind up being similar. (If you do so, or have done so and it has not been published, I note that I copyleft all claims I have on the concept, god knows it's not new, and have no standing for any stupid 'fangirl claims author stole her idea' complaints. (end boilerplate))
I was just thing about Secret Six and Marvel's version of the fighting ring (Thing comics, the Grapplers: Songbird being a survivor of that plotline.)
I think I'm going to post something to noscansdaily about underground fighting rings and comics and superheroes. It shows up _all over the place_. Soon I Will Be Invincible, the Dog Pound in Blue Beetle, here... I think it's because it gives a chance for interaction before and after fights, and even during fights, because the fight isn't a desperate struggle, but rather a goal in and of itself. The fight scenes themselves can challenge artists in a different way, as they seek to tell a different sort of story.