Street Fighter (comic book)

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Street Fighter
Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki #3
Guest cover art by Adam Warren
Publication information
Publisher UDON
Schedule Monthly
Genre
Publication date August 2003 – August 2010
January 2013 –
Number of issues 54 standard issues, 2 graphic novels
Creative team
Writer(s) Various

Street Fighter is an American comic book based on the Street Fighter franchise and published by UDON under license from Capcom. This series draws not only on the established Street Fighter canon, but also occasionally addresses various continuity retcons, and even draws from fanon and non-official sources as well.

Main series[edit]

Street Fighter (2003-2005)[edit]

Spans issues #0 through #14. Follows various storylines set around different series characters. Various writers and artists contributed to each issue working separately on independent short stories that occasionally tied into the main storyline. Some plot points featured in this series include:

Street Fighter II (2005-2006)[edit]

Spans issues #0 through #6. After a break of several months, UDON's second Street Fighter series began under the title Street Fighter II, because the events slowly approach those of the Street Fighter II video game. The main story follows Ryu as he searches for Akuma, who has just killed his master. Ryu wants to avenge his master Gouken without succumbing to the Dark Hadou, the dark power buried in his style of martial arts that Akuma has embraced.

Street Fighter II: Turbo (2008-2010)[edit]

Spans issues Street Fighter Remix #1 through #12. The second Street Fighter tournament begins in earnest as fighters from all over the world compete to see who is the "World's Strongest". This is a continuation of UDON's Street Fighter II series.

Super Street Fighter (2013)[edit]

In late January 2013, Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation graphic novel was released which represented a continuation from the previous story of Street Fighter II: Turbo, after a four-year skip.[1] The story happens in the time period of the Street Fighter III video game.[2] A second volume titled Hyper Fighting[3] is scheduled for release later in the summer of 2014.[4]

Street Fighter 2014[edit]

A new Street Fighter comic series was published in 2014, starting with issue #0 on Free Comic Book Day in May.[5]

Spin-offs[edit]

Mini-series[edit]

Street Fighter Legends (2006-2010)[edit]

  • Street Fighter Legends: Sakura (2006) - A four-issue mini-series that focuses on the life of Sakura Kasugano and the events that happened since she and Ryu parted ways at the end of Street Fighter #14.
  • Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li (2009) - A four-issue mini-series that follows Chun-Li as a young police officer, portraying the events that lead up to her father's disappearance.
  • Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki (2010) - A four-issue mini-series that follows the young ninja Ibuki as she tries to balance a normal Japanese high school life with her secret ninja life.

Street Fighter IV (2009)[edit]

A four-issue mini-series based on the Street Fighter IV video game that follows the events of a new fighting tournament sponsored by the enigmatic S.I.N. organization.

Graphic novels[edit]

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma (2013)[edit]

The Street Fighter Origins: Akuma graphic novel, released in September 2013, follows Akuma and Gouken's early history before Akuma was consumed by the Satsui no Hadou.[2] Other Street Fighter Origins graphic novels are planned for the future.[4]

One-shot stories[edit]

Street Fighter: Deep Scars (GamePro exclusive) (2003)[edit]

A four-page comic created exclusively for GamePro October 2003 magazine. It expands upon the battle between Ryu and Sagat, from which Sagat received his large scar over his chest.

Street Fighter Summer Special (2004)[edit]

A short story about Chun-Li.

Street Fighter Remix (2008)[edit]

Contains prequel stories for Street Fighter Turbo, Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li, Street Fighter III. Even though Street Fighter III series haven't been released yet, this could be a prequel story for Super Street Fighter series started in 2013.

Street Fighter IV (Target exclusive) (2009)[edit]

A one-shot comic that was only available when the Street Fighter IV game was purchased at Target stores in the United States. The all-new story showcases the new case of fighters facing off against their classic counterparts.

Ultra Street Fighter IV (Volume exclusive) (2014)[edit]

A six-page back-up story made exclusively for Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin, which is a reprint of the previous Street Fighter IV mini-series.[6]

Manga[edit]

Street Fighter II: Ryu (1994)[edit]

Main article: Street Fighter II: Ryu

Titled simply "Street Fighter II" in USA. Written and drawn by Masaomi Kanzaki. Released by Tokuma Shoten. It has 3 volumes. [7] The US version has been released in 8 issues by Tokuma comics (U.S. imprint of Tokuma Shoten) and rearranged in left-to-right reading format.[8]

Super Street Fighter II Cammy Gaiden (1994)[edit]

A manga revolving Cammy. Written by Masahiko Nakahira. It contains total 7 chapters, the first 6 were first published in English in Game On! magazine, and then later in a trade paperback from Viz. Nakahira released an 7th chapter in the Street Fighter II Movie film book "Gekijouyou Animation Street Fighter II".

Street Fighter Alpha (1995)[edit]

A manga about Street Fighter Alpha series. Written by Masahiko Nakahira.

Street Fighter: Sakura Ganbaru! (1996)[edit]

A manga series written and illustrated by Masahiko Nakahira. The story follows Sakura Kasugano in her quest to become a street fighter and meet Ryu. It has 2 volumes.

Street Fighter III: Ryu Final (1998)[edit]

A manga adaption to the Street Fighter III series. Written and drawn by Masahiko Nakahira. It has two volumes. In 2008, a translated version was released by Udon.

Street Fighter III: The Twin Dragon (Manga)[edit]

A manga adaption from the Street Fighter III: Ryu Final manga series. It has only one volume, and was the franchise debut of Yun and Yang. The story starts from the restaurant where the two worked, until they looked for a challenger who was passing through. The characters also included Street Fighter EX characters Allen Snider and Kairi, whose appearances were based off Arika's artwork of them.

Other comics[edit]

Street Fighter Malibu comics (1993)[edit]

Malibu released 3 issues of Street Fighter comics before they were forced to cancel the series due to Capcom's dislike of the comics. In third and final issue, they included explanation of why the series were canceled and wrote what they would have done in the future with each character.

Street Fighter Brazilian comics (Escala) (1994-1996)[edit]

When Malibu comics were canceled, the franchise has been picked up by Brazilian publisher called Escala. They continued from where Malibu left of (issue 3), but they began a new story from issue 6 and even renamed the title into "Super Street Figther II" from issues 6-13. Escala released 17 issues.[9] In addition to the 17 issues released, there was an extra edition issued, with more pages and three complete stories.[10]

Street Fighter: The Battle for Shadaloo (1994)[edit]

This comic book was based on the 1994 Street Fighter live action movie and it was released by DC comics.

Street Fighter Zero 3 Brazilian comics (Trama) (1998-1999)[edit]

A manga based on Street Fighter Zero 3. It has 4 issues.

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Official Comic Adaptation (1994)[edit]

A manga adaptation of the 1994 animated movie was authored by Takayuki Sakai and serialized in the monthly CoroCoro Comic in 1994, later republished in a single tankōbon collected edition. An English adaptation of this manga was published Viz Communications as a six-issue comic book in 1996.[11]

Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (1998)[edit]

Street Fighter EX 2 Plus is the title of a manhua by a Hong Kong artist who drew the previous Street Fighter II since 1992. This comic was published after the release of the first arcade version of Street Fighter EX 2.

Street Fighter Zero 2 HK (Hong Kong)[edit]

The original comic was only printed in Hong Kong and was prevented by Capcom from being released in Japan, due to permissions. Based off the popular artworks of Hui King Sum based on the legendary Kung Fu Comic styles. Xu Jing Sheng is the artist and editor of the series, Ong Ewe Ho is in charge of translations for other countries in Asia, and Lee Chung Hing handled the storylines of characters such as Ryu, Ken, Adon, Sagat, Guy, Birdie, Nash, Chun-Li, Sodom, Gen, Zangief, Rose, Rolento, Dan, Dhalsim, Sakura, Akuma, Gouken, Goutetsu, Balrog and M.Bison.

Trade paperbacks[edit]

Main series[edit]

  • Street Fighter Volume 1: Round One - FIGHT!
  • Street Fighter Volume 2: The New Challengers!
  • Street Fighter Volume 3: Fighter's Destiny
  • Street Fighter Volume 4: Bonus Stage
  • Street Fighter Volume 5: Kick it into Turbo!
  • Street Fighter Volume 6: Final Round

Spin-offs[edit]

  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 1: Sakura
  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 2: Chun-Li
  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 3: Ibuki
  • Street Fighter IV

Compilations[edit]

  • Street Fighter: The Ultimate Edition
  • Street Fighter II: The Ultimate Edition
  • Street Fighter Legends: The Ultimate Edition

See also[edit]

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