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[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[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[edit]

Spans issues Street Fighter Remix #0 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[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[edit]

  • Street Fighter Legends: Sakura - 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 - 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 - 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[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[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)[edit]

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

Street Fighter IV (Target exclusive)[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)[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]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street Fighter Comics Return with New Generation". Ign.com. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b Oxford, David (2012-07-19). "UDON Bringing New Street Fighter Comics to Shelves This Fall". Marios-hat.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Udon Ent. to Release Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 6, Darkstalkers Artbooks". Animenewsnetwork.com. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  4. ^ a b "FCBD 2014 Interview with Writer Chris Sarracini and Artist Joe Ng About Street Fighter #0". Freecomicbookday.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Street Fighter #0 & Les Miserables Headline UDON’s first-ever Free Comic Book Day!". Udonentertainment.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  6. ^ "UDON Winter/Spring 2014: Graphic Novels". Udonentertainment.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 

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